Trends and fashions vary from one year to the next and significant advertising pressure is focused on young people to adopt the latest fad. Sometimes, even Christian young people can be caught up in styles that represent philosophies and lifestyles that are not Christ-like.
Because we are more concerned about matters of the heart than outward appearance, we have chosen to require specific uniforms for all students enrolled at FBCA. Our goal is to keep the focus on the child, not the clothing. These uniforms are to be purchased from Parker School Uniform Company. Uniform specifics can be found at the end of this handbook. The Dress Code is designed for these purposes:
The cooperation of the student and parent is necessary in maintaining the standards of the dress code. A student’s appearance is a family responsibility. Therefore, any actions taken by FBCA to enforce the dress code will be primarily directed toward the parent, even though such action will impact the student himself.
Dress Code Compliance: Dress code compliance is about attitude. We believe that dress standards will be required throughout life. It is our goal to teach compliance and encourage cooperation because it simply is the right and appropriate course of behavior. Students who “fight” the system are learning habits which will have negative outcomes on into adulthood. Therefore, dress code violations will be addressed as noted in the Conduct System.
Free Dress Days: On “free dress” days students should wear clothes that maintain modesty. Shirts must have sleeves, cover the midriff area and show no cleavage. Shorts and skirts should not be shorter than 3 inches above the crease of the back of the knee. Shoes should follow the regular uniform guidelines with the exception that flip flops may be worn. Pants/jeans should follow regular guidelines and not be too tight or have holes. Pajamas, sweats, and slippers are not permitted, but caps are allowed (facing forward).
Administration reserves the right to make the final decision concerning dress and hair codes on “free dress” days.
Update for 2015-16: For the 2015-16 school year students in grades 7-12 will have the option to purchase an Adidas polo shirt (This optional additional to the PARKER UNIFORM POLOS). The colors offered will be red, white, and royal blue. They will have the school logo and school name. A sample will be available in the School Office. (Click here for more detail)
General Dress Code Guidelines
General Uniform Guidelines-Girls and Boys
All regular uniform shorts, shirts, pants or trousers, sweaters, and navy FBCA jackets must be purchased through Parker School Uniforms.
Kindergarten thru 6th grade dress code information can be found in the elementary handbook
7th - 12th Boy’s Uniform (Regular Uniform from PARKER School Uniforms – Monday - Thursday)
7th - 12th Boy’s Uniform (Friday & Field Trip Uniform)
7th-12th Grade Girl’s Uniform (Regular Uniform from PARKER School Uniforms – Monday - Thursday)
7th - 12th Girl’s Uniform (Friday & Field Trip Uniform)
FBCA students wear: