Campus Wardrobe

The standard of dress at MHS has been designed to help maintain a high level of personal character, modesty, and appearance, which are conducive to creating a positive, safe learning environment for our students. We believe that our students’ performance and attitudes are affected by styles of dress and personal grooming. Students are expected to wear clothing as listed below while on campus during school hours (from 7:00am until 3:30pm) or while representing the school off campus. Students found to be in violation of the Campus Wardrobe Policy will be required to go to the front office to obtain appropriate attire and a late pass before returning to class.

The following campus wardrobe guidelines are for all students. All polos, blouses, pants, shorts, skirts, blazers, cardigans, oxford shirts, and ties must be in good condition (no uniform item may be frayed, torn, rolled, pinned, knotted, or altered in any way) and must be purchased from Mills Uniform   (click here).  Please allow at least 5-7 days for delivery.

 

CAMPUS WARDROBE OVERVIEW

(Note: The following is a simplified version of our dress code policies provided for the purpose of giving a general overview; please refer to the "fine print" section for more details as needed.)

The Ladies’ Wardrobe consists of a uniform polo or blouse as well as, a uniform khaki, Navy, or plaid skirt (with appropriate leg wear—see below), navy blue A-line skort, khaki shorts or pants, navy shorts or pants.

The Men’s Wardrobe consists of a uniform polo and kahaki or navy uniform shorts or kahaki or navy pants.

Outerwear Policy: Only official Maranatha outerwear may be worn as part of our Campus Wardrobe. All sweaters, sweatshirts, and cardigans must be purchased from Mills or through a student club or athletic team with prior approval from the Director of Student Services. If there is rain in the forecast, or if the weather is uncharacteristically cold (day’s high temperature below 50 degrees) students may wear waterproof jackets (must be solid black, navy blue, white, gray, red, or khaki in color). Mills uniform top must be worn under all outerwear at all times.

 

CAMPUS WARDROBE (Fine Print)

Undershirts must be solid white in color without any writing, pictures, etc.

College Sweatshirts may be worn by Seniors only.

Waterproof Jackets are defined as garments made from a waterproof material, have a lining, and must be able to be opened at the front either by zipper or buttons. Colors are to be solid red, navy blue, khaki, or black; length should be no longer than above the knee. Jackets with extreme logos, writing or images are not allowed. A Mills uniform top must be worn under jackets at all times.

Shoes are to be athletic or casual in style, closed-toe and closed-heel. No heels higher than 1 ½”, extreme style shoes or boots, slippers, sandals or sandal style shoes are not allowed.

Tattoos that are visible are not allowed.

Headwear such as hats, caps, beanies, and bandanas are not to be worn on campus while school is in session 8:00 am- 3:05 pm daily.  Sweatshirt and jacket hoods may be worn outdoors only if warranted by weather conditions. All hoods must be down while indoors.

WOMEN

Blouses may only have the top two buttons unbuttoned.

Shorts must be no shorter than mid-thigh length when standing and worn at the natural waistline.  Girls will forfeit their privilege to wear shorts after their 3rd violation.

Skirts must be worn with leggings or tights in solid navy blue, black, gray or white (see leg wear below). As a general guideline, skirts must be no shorter than the fingertips at arm’s length when standing and must be worn at the waist. Girls will forfeit their privilege to wear skirts after their 3rd skirt violation and will be required to wear pants or shorts for a period of time to be determined by the Dean of Student Services. Pinning or rolling of skirts is not allowed.

Skorts must be no shorter than the fingertips at arm’s length when standing and must be worn at the waist.

Pants must not be altered to fit “skinny” style.   Girls will forfeit their privilege to wear pants after their 3rd violation.

Leg wear such as tights and leggings are to be solid colors of white, black, gray or navy blue. Leggings must be worn under skirts, but cannot be worn under shorts. Sheer, see-through, frayed, and/or patterned hose and thigh high socks/stockings are not allowed. 

Hairstyles in general principle are to be neat and simple. Extreme hairstyles and hair colors (other than those naturally occurring) are unacceptable.

Make-up/Jewelry/Accessories if worn, are to be simple and in good taste. Heavy make-up or jewelry that is offensive or distracting is not acceptable. Earrings are allowed, but no other piercings are permissible. Plugs or ear stretching implements of any type are not permissible. Any unacceptable jewelry worn to school will be confiscated.

MEN

Hairstyles are to be neat and simple. Extreme hairstyles and hair colors (other than those naturally occurring) are unacceptable.  Hair should fall no further than the bottom of the collar, above the bottom of the earlobes, and above the eyes. Pony tails are not permitted. Hairstyles judged excessive by the Administration will not be permitted.

Facial hair is to be shaved; no goatees, mustaches or beards are allowed. Sideburns are to be no longer than the bottom of the earlobes.

Jewelry if worn, is to be simple and in good taste. No other piercings are permissible. Jewelry that is offensive or distracting is not acceptable and will be confiscated.  Earrings, plugs or ear-stretching implements of any type are not permissible.

UPRISING SHIRT AND JEAN DAY

On certain occasions, the administration may choose to allow students to wear their Uprising shirts (current year) and jeans (must be blue or black; must be full length—no skirts, shorts or capris; jeans must be in good condition).  Seniors may wear Uprising t-shirts and jeans on Senior BBQ Days. 

SPECIAL DRESS DAY/STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Clothes worn at all student activities, including sporting events and dances, are to reflect an attitude of agreement with Maranatha’s values of modesty and appropriateness. Clothes should be neat, clean and in good repair. Clothing with emblems that exalt groups or movements contrary to Biblical standards is not acceptable.  Requests for permission to wear non-uniform dress shall be submitted to the Dean of Student Services and reviewed and/or granted in his/her sole discretion. This includes non-uniform dress by all groups, clubs, classes, athletic teams, etc. See also Special Dress and Game Day Dress on the following pages.

Women

  • Clothes with low-cut necklines (front or back), open-mesh or sheer fabric are not to be worn 
  • Midriff and stomach must be covered at all times
  • Skirts must be no shorter than the fingertips at arm’s length when standing and must be worn at the waist.
  • On Special Dress Days, skirts cannot be worn during the school day
  • Shorts must be no shorter than the fingertips at arm’s length when standing
  • Policies regarding headwear, tattoos, piercings, and hairstyles still apply

Men

  • Oversized shorts or pants are not to be worn
  • Policies regarding headwear, tattoos, piercings, hairstyles, facial hair still apply

GAME DAY DRESS FOR ATHLETIC TEAMS

Game day dress can be worn on game days or special Athletic dress days.  Students who participate on an athletic team have two options if they choose to wear game day dress. Approved options will be determined after meeting with captains, coaches, and the Athletic Director. Students are to wear the entire school uniform if any of the below options are not possible. The two options are as follows: Team decides the option for all.

  1. Men: Suit and Ties (appropriate colors approved through current Director of Student Services).
  2. Females: Dress in Red or Blue or a team may choose khaki bottoms with white blouse and tie.

GENERAL APPERANCE FOR NON UNIFORM DAYS?EVENTS

Maranatha High School students are expected to dress modestly and in a manner befitting self-respect and the Christian Values set forth by our Core Values.  The Administration reserves the right to discern what is acceptable over any outfit, accessory, hair style, bag, backpack, purse, etc. Chosen by a MHS student during the school day or a school sponsored event.

Senior BBQ Days - Seniors may wear their Uprising Shirts or other MHS club or team T-shirts with full length Jeans.  Jeans may not be low rise, too tight, too revealing, or simply not in good taste.  Jeans may not be ripped, frayed, scuffed, tattered, or frayed. No shorts, leggings, or yoga pants allowed.

Dolla Holla Days - Students must follow the “color” theme choice for the day and wear full length Jeans. No shorts, leggings, or yoga pants allowed.

  • Jeans may not be low rise, too tight, too revealing, or simply not in good taste.  Jeans may not be ripped, frayed, scuffed, tattered, or frayed.
  • Shirts/Tops must be in good condition and not promote “gangster”, “goth”, or offensive statements in relationship to drugs and/or alcohol, gender bias, or anti-Christian statements.  Shirts or tops may not be ripped open at the sides or show the midriff.  Halter, strapless, off the shoulder, tank and spaghetti strapped tops are never allowed.
  • Footwear, such as flip-flop sandals, backless sandals, slippers, heels higher than 1 ½ inches, or other shoes that impair mobility should not be worn on campus for the student’s safety and the safety of others.

Field Trips - Students are expected to follow the guidelines of the supervising teacher for the trip in regards to appropriate attire for the event.  If non-uniform attire is to be worn, students must dress modestly in keeping with the Core Values of MHS.

  • Females: Dresses and skirts should be modest and at a length that is no shorter than the open hand fingertips when arms are at one’s side.  Shorts must be in good repair, not frayed, torn or scuffed, and the length must be mid-thigh when worn at the natural waistline.  Tops/Blouses should be modest: no low plunging necklines, bare midriffs, halter tops, backless or strapless tops should be worn to a MHS event.  Tights/stockings that are ripped or have runs may not be worn.
  • Males:  Clothing should not be oversized.  Pants should be worn at the natural waistline and not the bottom of the buttocks.  Tank tops should not be worn.  Clothing should be in good condition and not frayed, tattered, or stained.
  • Everyone: Ear stretching implements/plugs or facial jewelry should not be worn at MHS events.  Clothing that is directly related to “gangster”, “goth” or offensive statements in relationship to drugs and/or alcohol, gender bias, or anti-Christian statements.

Sporting Events - Students attending sporting events as a spectator must remember that they represent Maranatha High School and are expected to dress modestly.

  • Females: Dresses and skirts should be modest and at a length that is no shorter than at one’s open hand fingertips.  Shorts must be in good repair, not frayed, torn or scuffed and the length must be mid-thigh Tops/Blouses should be modest: no low plunging necklines, bare midriffs, halter, backless or strapless tops. Tights/leggings/nylons/stockings that are ripped or have runs may not be worn.
  • Males:  Clothing should not be oversized.  Pants should be worn at the natural waistline.  Tank tops should not be worn.  Clothing that is in good repair and not frayed, tattered, or stained should be worn. 
  • Everyone: Ear stretching implements/plugs or facial jewelry should not be worn at MHS events.  Clothing that is directly related to “gangster”, “goth” or offensive statements in relationship to drugs and/or alcohol, gender bias, or anti-Christian statements should not be worn.

MHS Dances - Students are expected to choose modest attire that will represent them as the Christian young men and women that they are.  All attire should be in keeping with the expectations of MHS for Non Uniform Days and Events.  Special Dances such as Winter Formal and Prom have specific guidelines for dress, which will be given to students in the MHS Dance Contract prior to purchasing tickets.  On-site dances require the following attention to dress:

  • Females: Dress and skirts should be modest and at length that is no shorter than at one’s open hand fingertips.  Shorts must be in good repair, not frayed, torn or scuffed, and the length must be mid-thigh.  Tops/Blouses should be modest:  no low plunging necklines, bare midriffs, halter, backless or strapless tops.
  • Males:  Clothing should not be oversized.  Pants should be worn at the natural waistline.  Tank tops should not be worn.  Clothing that is in good repair not frayed, tattered, or stained should be worn. 
  • Everyone: Ear stretching implements/plugs, facial jewelry, or visible tattoos should not be worn at MHS events.  Clothing that is directly related to “gangster”, “goth” or offensive statements in relationship to drugs and/or alcohol, gender bias, or anti-Christian statements should not be worn.

Spirit Week Attire - Maranatha High School students are expected to dress modestly and in a manner befitting self-respect and the Christian Values set forth by our Core Values.  The Administration reserves the right to discern what is acceptable over any costume, outfit, accessory, hair style, bag, backpack, purse, etc. chosen by a MHS student during the Spirit Week Event/Day.  Students must wear closed toed shoes during all events.  Clothing chosen must clearly be in keeping with the theme of the day. Uniform violations can be issued for students who are not participating but choose to wear clothing that is non-uniform that day.

Maranatha High School students are expected to dress modestly and in a manner befitting self-respect and the Christian Values set forth by our Core Values.  The Administration reserves the right to discern what is acceptable over any outfit, accessory, hair style, bag, backpack, purse, etc. Chosen by a MHS student during a school sponsored event.  If a student’s dress is deemed inappropriate for the event, students will be asked to call their parent/guardian and leave the event without a refund being issued.  A detention will be assigned to the student for the following school day. 

CAMPUS WARDROBE VIOLATION PROCEDURES

  • Dress Code Violation warnings will result in detention to be served.
  • Excessive dress code violations can accelerate into an immediate detention per the discretion of the teacher, staff, or administrator.
  • Habitual Uniform Violations will result in Parent conference with the Dean of Student Services.

 

 

 

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