Teachers maintain the primary responsibility for administering the dress code; and in all circumstances GRACE retains the final authority to determine, in its discretion, whether a student is in compliance with the dress code.
When a teacher encounters a student, who is wearing clothing that the teacher believes is outside of the dress code, the teacher will notify the parent either through an email or phone call. If the student is out of dress code repeatedly with the same type violation, the parent may have to bring a change of clothing for the student, although the student will remain in the classroom until the change of clothing is brought. The teacher may gently remind the student, he/she is out of dress code each time.
When a teacher encounters a student, who is wearing clothing that the teacher believes is outside of the dress code, the teacher will complete a Discipline Referral form. The student will bring the form to the office.
- One copy will be made and kept in student’s file.
- Student will take the original form home for a parent to sign and return it the next day.
- Teacher will return the signed copy to office for it to replace the copy in the student’s file.
The teacher is responsible for collecting the signed copy and submitting it to the Assistant Principal.
Teachers on the Upper Campus should record dress code violations through RenWeb under Behavior within a particular student’s dashboard.
- Click “+ event” and once the incident is saved the employee is taken back to the student’s behavior page. Then locate that particular incident, click the e-mail icon, check the boxes next to the Deans of Students’ names and “email custody.” “Send e-mail “ should be clicked before exiting screen.
- If the violation is one concerning modesty, the teacher should complete the Dress Code Violation form and have the student bring the form immediately to the office for further action. Repeat violations will be considered a failure to maintain a Biblical attitude of respect and obedience toward school authority which may result in further disciplinary action.
- Teachers should not admit a student who is inappropriately dressed to class. Teachers are expected to be unified and consistent in their enforcement of the dress code.
- The GRACE dress code is designed as a guide for parents and students on the proper attire for our students. The biblical principles of modesty, purity, obedience and appropriate respect are the standards applied. As Christians our goal is to glorify God in everything and to be an example to those around us.
- “Whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.” I Corinthians 10:31
- “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” I Timothy 4:12
- “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2