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Elementary Dress Code

  • Elementary students will be dressed uniformly.
  • All school dress should be of a solid color: solid polo or oxford shirts paired with solid shorts, capris, skirts, jumpers, or pants, including solid polo dresses.
  • A solid color and weave of crew or v-neck sweater, over polo or oxford, is acceptable.
  • Pants, shorts, (girls’ capris pants, skorts, jumpers and skirts) may be navy blue, khaki, or black.
  • Shorts, jumpers, and skirts may be no shorter than two inches above the knee.
  • No extreme hairstyles or unnaturally colored hair (blue, green, purple), extreme makeup styles, earrings (for boys), body piercings, tattoos of any kind are permitted.
  • Flip-flops or shoes that leave black marks on the floor are not permitted.
  • A particular color and/or style may be designated for special school events or field trips.
  • Fridays or the last school day of the week is considered a CCS Spirit Day. Students may wear any CCS shirt with jeans.


Secondary Dress Code

CCS students are expected to wear clothing that is neat, clean, modest, and culturally acceptable in the Hutchinson area. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their student is in compliance with the dress code when departing for school. When in doubt, don't wear it/allow it.

The student body should encourage each other in submission to all school rules, including the dress code. We believe that a willing compliance with these standards prepares students to submit to greater authorities in their lives. Students are expected to be in dress code during the entire school day and at programs and activities unless otherwise indicated. Students will be sent to the office or home for dress code violations. The administration reserves the right to make changes to the dress code and to make judgments concerning appropriate dress or appearance.
Examples of dress that would not meet these general requirements are:
  • Revealing, tight-fitting clothing (skirts, dresses, shorts, jeans, tight slacks)
  • Revealing shirts (cleavage, mid-section, back, etc. exposed or having the appearance of being exposed)
  • Undergarments that can be seen (including see-through material)
  • Attire with prints, images, messages, or designs with guns, knives, weapons, or immoral or questionable content
  • Sleeveless, strapless, cold shoulder, or spaghetti strap tops or shirts
  • Visible tattoos
  • Piercings other than the ear(s) for girls
  • Piercings for boys
  • Unnatural hair colors (pink, blue, orange, etc.)
  • Outlandish hairstyles and/or drawings or markings in the hair
  • Straggly or unkempt hair, including facial hair. The administration has the right to require a student to cut his hair to an acceptable length.
  • Athletic shorts and pants, including yoga pants
  • Distressed clothing
  • Jeggings


  • All skirts and dresses should be no shorter than approximately two inches above the knee; this includes over leggings or tights. Skirt slits should meet the same requirement.
  • For skirts that contain a sheer material, the sheer portion will not count in the length requirement. Only the solid undergarment will be considered for length.
  • All shorts should be no shorter than approximately four inches above the knee.
  • No undergarments should show.
  • Hats should not be worn indoors without administrative approval.
  • Altered t-shirts are not allowed. This includes modifications to the sides, sleeves, or neckline.
  • No distressed clothing should be worn. This includes fraying or bleaching. A raw hem at the bottom of jeans is acceptable.


  • Hats should not be worn indoors without administrative approval.
  • No undergarments should show.
  • Altered t-shirts are not allowed. This includes modifications to the sides, sleeves, or neckline.
  • No distressed clothing should be worn. This includes intentional fraying or bleaching. A raw hem at the bottom of jeans is acceptable.
  • No ponytails or man-buns. Hair that is consistently in a student’s eyes or longer than shoulder-length is not allowed.
  • Ladies should wear slacks, dresses, or skirts with a dress-code compliant top (not a t-shirt) for the day.
  • Gentlemen should wear slacks and a collared shirt for the day.
  • No coats, outerwear jackets, athletic jackets, or hoodies are to be worn in chapel.
  • No blue jeans or black jeans are to be worn on chapel day.
Athletes should maintain the ideal of neat, clean, and modest, whether practice is during or after school hours, inside or outside. These guidelines should be followed year-round by students every time they are on campus or in a practice session.
  • Shirts are to be worn at all times (gentlemen). Tank tops are permitted, but girls’ undergarments should not be visible. Altered shirts are not allowed. Altered shirts include modifications to the sides, sleeves, or neckline.
  • All practice shorts should be fingertip-length or more. Longer compression shorts are encouraged under sports shorts.
(Winter formal, junior/senior banquet, awards ceremonies, graduations, etc.)


  • Short dresses/outfits shall be no shorter than approximately 2-3 inches from the top of the knee. Skirt slits shall not extend above 2-3 inches from the top of the knee.
  • Strapless dresses/outfits are allowed as long as they fit securely and are appropriately modest.
  • Dresses/outfits shall not expose any cleavage, have plunging necklines, or a low back (low back means any opening below the bra strap).
  • The midriff should not be exposed at all, whether through cut-outs, sheer fabric, or two-piece dresses/outfits.


Are expected to dress appropriately formal for the given occasion.

8th Grade Promotion attire will be chapel dress only.  

  • Ladies are not required to wear collared tops or turtleneck tops at eighth grade promotion.

High School Commencement Attire:

  • Guys wear slacks, collared shirts, and neckties.
  • Everyone wears dress shoes.
  • Girls wear dressy chapel day attire.
  • Decorations or other attachments or accessories will not be permitted on graduation
    caps or gowns, nor shall they be carried or otherwise accompany a student at commencement.

Each student in the senior class is asked to submit to the school one or two senior pictures for use in the senior 
class composite and in the school yearbook. These photos will also be used for professional academic purposes
like awards nominations, the commencement program, and other publicity purposes. Photos are to meet the 
following requirements:

  • Primarily head and shoulders—cropped at the mid-chest line or higher
  • Eyes looking toward the camera
  • No hands or feet in the picture
  • Compliant with the secondary school dress code
  • No strapless attire, low necklines, or spaghetti straps
  • No graphic t-shirts and no hoodies
  • No hats, caps, or props
  • Portrait orientation, not landscape

As students and parents plan senior pictures, ask the photographer to include shots that would meet the above
requirements. Suitable photos should be submitted to the school office manager no later than the first week of 
December of the student’s senior year. Any questions should be directed to the secondary principal.