The standards for dress and grooming are in keeping with the high Christian ideals which we seek to establish in those who attend Casper Christian School. The code does not attempt to embrace every conceivable situation in the realm of dress, but is meant to provide a reasonable standard for parents, faculty and students. The scriptural support for a dress code may be found in:
1 Timothy 2:9-10 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.
1 Peter 3:3-4 Do not let your adornment be merely outward arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel rather let it be the the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Dress Code Principles
1. The Bible exhorts us to dress modestly, and live not for ourselves only but for Christ and others. Modesty refers not only to avoiding that which is sensual, but also that which calls attention to oneself.
2. The Bible teaches that we should recognize and honor God-ordained distinctions between male and female.
3. Clothing should be appropriate for promoting the goal of academic excellence. It should be of reasonable comfort for the wearer and not a distraction to others.
4. Good stewardship requires clothing to be practical and affordable.
5. A good dress code is easily interpreted by parents, students and teachers.
6. Clothing for school or work should be distinct from clothing worn for play and recreation.
Our dress code is simple and easy, but also very Wyoming! A clean, crisp, casual look is our desired outcome. Remember that the Dress Code tells you what you CAN wear. It is not exhaustive of what you cannot wear. If it is not specifically mentioned in the code as being allowed, it is not allowed. This includes “dress up” attire such as suits or dresses on a regular school day. Flamboyant or “hey, look at me” attire or grooming is not permitted. This includes rhinestones, patches, patterns and pictures.
- Shirts/Tops must have a collar, but may be any color or design. No t-shirts or items with slogans, symbols, advertisements or messages. Shirts must be buttoned to just below the throat.
- Pants can be traditional style denim jeans (blue, black, brown or gray) , khaki/navy/gray casual pants as appropriate for a school uniform or business casual look. No holes, tears, patches, frays or stains. No stretchy or conforming material or styles, even if denim.
- Shorts and skirts must come to the top of the knee and be black, navy, gray or khaki. Shorts must be “dress shorts” defined as having a zipper, button, and pockets. Draw strings are never allowed. Athletic or casual shorts are prohibited.
- No form-fitting or revealing attire is allowed. This includes leggings, jeggings and plunging necklines.
- Shoes or sandals with covered heel must be worn at all times. No flip flops or slippers.
- No hats, caps, or sunglasses may be worn inside the school building.
- Tattoos must be covered.
- Pants must be worn at the waist.
- Body piercing and earrings may NOT be worn at school or school events.
- Hair length must be above the shoulders and out of the eyes. No extreme hairstyles or unnatural hair colors. Hair should be neat and tidy.
- Make-up and painted fingernails are NOT allowed.
- Make-up is allowed. It must be tasteful in color and not distracting, e.g. brights and neons.
- Extreme hairstyles and unnatural hair colors are NOT allowed. Mixed natural hair colors are allowed, but as accents and highlights, not as unnatural patterns. Eyes should not be covered.
- Earrings are limited to 2 per ear. No spacers. Septum piercings are not allowed. A single stud or small loop on the nostril is permissible.
- No spaghetti straps, strapless tops or cleavage revealing attire is ever appropriate at CCS, including school functions off campus or after hours. Violators will be prohibited from performing or participating and will be asked to change clothes or leave the event.
Outer Wear (Winter Wear)
- Hoodies are permissible provided they are devoid of slogans, advertisements or symbols (other than church or Christian symbols). Brand symbols such as the Nike swoosh, Adidas three stripe AND insignias of professional or collegiate sports teams are allowed provided they can be covered by your hand.
- Hoodies must NOT be worn with hood-on inside the building. Habitual violators of this policy will lose the privilege of wearing hoodies.
- A collared shirt MUST BE WORN underneath any outer wear, including sweatshirts. A hoodie does not have this requirement as the hood serves as a collar, though the student must have a collared shirt if they wish to discard the hoodie.
- Any winter jacket is acceptable following the same spirit of style and humility as described above. No “hey look at me” attire is acceptable.
Modesty is not situational. Dresses or gowns worn on formal occasions must display modesty and decency. Dresses should not reveal cleavage nor be shorter than three inches above the knee. These guidelines also apply to guests who attend formal CCS functions.
Friday Spirit Wear
Fridays are designated as days students may wear any school-issued top, including tshirts or sweatshirts. Girls who wish to wear dresses would be allowed to wear them on Fridays as well, provided they meet the requirements listed above for length and modesty.
Students will receive a single warning for the year for dress code mishaps. After that, an infraction will be given out. After two infractions for dress code, the student will receive in-school suspension. If a student breaks the modesty code in attire, they will not be allowed to attend class until they are properly dressed. Either the parents will be asked to bring in a change of clothes, or the student will be sent home to change clothes. It will be an unexcused absence for whatever class time is missed.