Dress Code Policy
PANTS/CAPRIS: Pants must be cotton twill khaki, navy (elementary only), with either a flat front or pleats. No denim or cargo pants are permitted. Pants must not be worn oversized or too low, but be of proper fit and at a reasonable waist height. They must not be worn tight fitting or of hip hugger or low rise styles.
SHORTS: Shorts must be cotton twill khaki, navy (elementary only), with either a flat front or pleats. No denim or cargo shorts are allowed. Shorts must be worn at an appropriate length and be of a proper fit. The minimum length is 3 inches from the top of the knee.
SKIRTS/SKORTS/JUMPERS/DRESSES: Khaki and navy blue (elementary only), and the prescribed plaid are the options for skirts, skorts and jumpers (elementary only) for girls. They must be a minimum of 3 inches from the top of the knee. The approved plaid is available from Land’s End. Polo-style knit dresses in navy with a solid collar are the only dresses that are allowed.
SHIRTS: Two or three button polo style shirts with a collar may be worn in either short or long sleeve. Cotton, button-down oxford style shirts in long or short sleeves are permitted but must be worn tucked in. Rockford Christian’s approved shirt colors are navy blue, royal blue, black, white, or grey.
SWEATERS/HOODIES: V-neck and crew neck pullovers and vests as well as cardigan sweaters are permitted in the uniform colors of navy blue, royal blue, black, white, or grey. The Rockford Christian spirit wear zippered hooded sweatshirts may be worn in cooler weather. Solid navy fleece, vests or zippered cardigans may also be worn in the classroom. Rockford Christian outerwear may be worn in cooler weather.
SHOES: Students should wear athletic shoes, dress shoes, or sandals with a strap. Athletic shoes are required for participation in PE class. Closed-toe shoes are safest for recess and playground. No flip-flops are allowed.
MISCELLANEOUS: Attention-drawing hairstyles will not be accepted such as colored, spiked, tails or mohawks. Earrings are not permissible for boys. The administration may announce special dress-down or spirit days. On those days, students must be dressed modestly and clothing should be in good condition. Shorts, skorts, skirts and dresses must follow the uniform length of no more than 3 inches above the knee. Leggings are not to be worn as pants at any time. Leggings may be worn with shorts, skorts, skirts, and dresses that meet the uniform length of no more than 3 inches above the knee. Jeans and shorts must be in good repair and without holes.
ALL STUDENTS: Label all clothing, especially sweaters or jackets that may get misplaced.
SPIRIT WEAR FRIDAYS: Students may wear uniform bottoms with RCS spirit wear shirts or shirts in blue and gold.
NO UNIFORM DAYS: Administration may announce no uniform days and occasionally, students may have an opportunity to earn a no uniform day. Clothing must be clean, neat and modest. Students can wear jeans or shorts with shirts or t-shirts with non-offensive graphics or slogans. Jeans and shorts must be in good condition with no holes or tears. Shorts must be a minimum of 3 inches from the top of the knee. Students are not allowed to wear clothing that depicts questionable writing or pictures (such as those promoting tobacco, alcohol, rock groups, skull and cross bones, or violence).
ONLINE ORDERING: To view approved school plaid uniforms and order online, go to the following web site:
Land’s End: www.landsend.com/school School code: 900094376
This information is available in a downloadable PDF here: Dress Code Policy PDF