Puget Sound Adventist Academy

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Dress Code

Student Attire

It is an established fact that the attire of students has an important influence on the attitude toward learning within any school. Although matters of taste should be left up to students and their parents, we feel a strong responsibility as a school to provide guidelines for parents and students to use in determining what is and is not appropriate. The key guideline is that dress should be professional and modest and never relate to intimidating behavior, or interfere with anyone’s right to learn or teach, or endanger health or safety. Due to current fashion trends, we believe it is important to emphasize the following dress guidelines for our students:

  • Hats/visors, hoods and electronic devices (including ear buds/headphones) are not allowed during class, assembly or chapel. They are allowed outside of those specific times.

  • An adequate coverage of the body is required.

  • Bare midriff, halter tops, strapless tops, spaghetti straps, low necklines, backless tops, or

    otherwise revealing tops, exposed underwear or skin, excessive sagging, holes or tears

    above the knee in pants or shorts are not allowed.

  • Dresses, skirts and shorts must fall mid-thigh or longer (worn with or without leggings).

    Tops worn with leggings must cover to mid-thigh. Leggings, tights, jeggings worn

    without mid-thigh coverage are not allowed.

  • Shorts are allowed for classroom wear provided they are mid-thigh length and not

    excessively tight.

  • Pajama tops or bottoms are not allowed.

  • Footwear must be worn at all times.

  • Sleeveless shirts and tank tops are allowed provided they cover undergarments and the

    midriff is not exposed.

  • Clothing, jewelry, word/graphics on clothing, which interferes with the learning process

    or school climate, or unclean clothing, grooming that may threaten the health or safety

    of students or others is not allowed.

  • Due to changing fads and fashions, there may be changes during the year.