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VICTORY BIBLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Building Academic Excellence with Biblical Character Since 1984
VBCS CODE OF CONDUCT and DRESS REQUIREMENTS 

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     The testimony of Christians is very important in today’s world, and this is the reason for our Code of Conduct. VBCS upholds high Christian character as the goal of every student.  Students are taught respect, honesty, obedience, compassion, diligence, and appreciation.  We want our students to think on “whatsoever things are pure, lovely, and of good report.”  Students are not permitted to listen to ungodly music in word, sound, or appearance of performers; nor to watch ungodly television, videos, cable, or movies, or to participate in ungodly video games.    Computer use and other online activities must be guided by the morals and virtues found in God’s Word.  The use of, or participation in, tobacco, drugs, alcohol, profanity, racial slurs, dancing, attending movie theaters, immoral practices or gambling are not permitted.  All parents seeking enrollment for their children, and all rising 8th-12th grade students seeking enrollment in our school will be required to sign a statement committing themselves to upholding our Code of Conduct at all times.  In addition, students who possess negative attitudes toward the school, any of its policies, staff, or spiritual matters may not be asked to reenroll.
        We desire for our students’ appearance to communicate the right values and attitudes towards God and a healthy respect for the educational process and themselves.  This is encouraged by a neat, clean, and not too casual appearance.  To achieve this, the following dress code is established.  Students must arrive and depart from the school campus dressed according to this code during normal school hours of 8-5 or during other special school activities. 
Girls - Modesty, proper hygiene, and appropriate femininity are the governing guidelines for the following dress requirements.  Jr./Sr. High girls will wear   
1.  Dresses, skirts, or jumpers -
2.  Tops -
3.  Flat footwear or footwear with heels one inch or less that
a.
Necklines must fall 3 inches or less from the colarbone during  any normal activity and must not show cleavage during any normal activity.
b.
Garment length must completely cover all front and back midriff areas during any normal activity.
c. Garments should have at least 1½ extra inches of fullness around the body.
d. No garments should be transparent or overly thin.
e. All garments must be worn with proper foundation garments underneath.
f. Tops with tail-type hems must not hang below other outer clothing.
a.
Must be clean, neat, and securely on the foot throughout all normal activity (shoes must stay on the heel and not flip off).
b.
Must be worn with socks that rise above the ankle, or with hose or tights.
4.  Accessories and hairstyles
a. All jewelry must not be gaudy or excessive in number.  (No body piercings; no tattoos; no dangling earrings; no more than one ring per hand; no fad wrist-wear or other accessories; no charm
bracelets; no excessive hair accessories.)
b.
Book bags, purses and other objects brought to school should uphold the school’s Dress Code and Code of Conduct.
c.
Hair should be kept clean and odor free.  Fad hairstyles or styles developed solely to communicate a message, make a point, or gain unusual attention are not allowed.
Boys - Modesty, proper hygiene, and appropriate masculinity are the governing guidelines for the following dress requirements:
1.  Pants or slacks (no shorts) 
a. Must always be neat in appearance.
b. Jeans may be worn if they are not labeled, frayed, torn, or faded.
c. Belt loops require a belt.
2.  Shirts
a. Pullover shirts that button and have collars
b. Oxford shirts
c. Shirts must be worn tucked in. 
3.  Closed shoes or tennis shoes
a. Must be clean, neat, and securely on the foot throughout all normal activity.
b. Must be worn with socks that rise above the ankle.
4.  Accessories and hairstyles must be maintained according to our school policy.
a. Boys’ hair to be cut so that it is off the eyebrows, off the ears, and off the collar.
b. Sideburns should be no longer than the middle of the ear.
c.
Book bags, wallets, and other objects brought to school should uphold the school’s Code of Conduct and Dress Code.
d.
Hair should be kept clean and odor free.  Fad hairstyles or styles developed solely to communicate a message, make a point, or gain unusual attention are not allowed.
e.
Boys may not wear necklaces, bracelets, earrings, fad wrist-wear or other types of jewelry.  Body piercings and tattoos are not permissible.  One watch and one finger ring that meet our dress code is acceptable. 
f. Boys are to look, dress, and act like godly young men at all times.
Clearly Not Allowed For All Students-
1. Unisex or opposite sex clothing
2. Acid-washed, frayed, or faded denim or denim-type clothing (Un-faded, neat denim may be worn)
3.
Pictures, logos, writing, or other promotions or excessive brand labeling promotions on any clothing or objects used for school
4. Ungodly, message-bearing clothing, hairstyles, or school objects
5. Fad clothing or objects
        For all our students, if there is ever any question as to whether something is acceptable or unacceptable, the school administration will have complete and final authority determining what meets acceptable dress requirements.  All clothing must not interfere with the educational process or classroom environment.
a. Hemlines and slits should reach the floor when the student is kneeling.
b. Garments should have at least 1½ extra inches of fullness around the hips.
c. No garments should be transparent or overly thin.
d. All garments must be worn with proper foundation garments underneath.
e. Garments may not be torn, have holes, be frayed, or be stylistically faded.