CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL: DRESS CODE
One of the complaints in modern times is how the public schools have turned into more of a "fashion show" than a place of learning. Most parents will tell you that they don't want the way their kid is dressed to be a factor in how they do or are perceived in school. This is why we are moving to uniforms.
Christ Lutheran School expressly does not have a school uniform intended to make all students look the same. We have a dress code that aims to promote a sense of belonging and pride in our school, respect for our educational environment, and to reduce any sense of inequality of personal dress.

"A badge of pride... identity"
Christ Lutheran is certainly not alone in using uniforms. Consider the following article by "The Guardian" discussing the many benefits and potential benefits of using a uniform.

From The Guardian: A shirt, tie and blazer may not be the ingredients for my favourite outfit, but if I were given the choice, I wouldn't throw away the idea of school uniform. Wearing a uniform is a badge of pride, creates an identity for a school and is an important part of being a school student... Read More...

Basic Dress Code
Students shall wear any "polo type" solid color shirt, blouse, jumper, or dress, with or without the Christ Lutheran School logo, with a collar ; as well as "docker type" pants, shorts, skirts, or skorts( knee-length) that are black, brown, grey, olive, navy blue, khaki or burgundy (see photo for examples). Christ Lutheran School shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies (School Spirit items) are encouraged, especially on field trip days. In any area not specifically addressed, the Christ Lutheran School dress code applies including specifically guidelines of modest, non-offensive apparel, and proper appearance which is safe for school apply every school day.

Shoes Any closed-toe shoe is acceptable. Examples are: Tennis shoes, canvas (Keds-type) shoes, leather (dressier shoes).
Shoes to avoid: Open toe shoes such as sandals, thongs, and other shoes that will not protect the toes and will hamper recess and gym-related activities.

Won't this be expensive?
Any parent who follows fashion trends, knows that you can pay $5 for a t-shirt or $50 for a t-shirt. The same is true for Christ Lutheran School's uniform. When doing a very simple search at our local wal-mart, we found that they offered a variety of uniform clothing that ranged from a few dollars all the way to much more. Here are some example links:

- Boys uniform shirts
- Boys uniform pants
- Girls uniform shirts
- Girls uniform pants
- Girls uniform skirts



Other Uniform Resources
Top 10 Reasons For School Uniforms"
Greatschools.org
Kidfashion.about.com


Here is a copy of the letter we sent home on this


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