There have been a few tweaks to the CCS dress code this year....not tweets, but tweaks!
Scripture has always held Christians to a high standard about life issues, how we are to dress notwithstanding. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 instructs women “to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
1 Peter 3:2-5 tells us, “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful.
Both of these passages make the point that a person's true beauty comes from within and is properly expressed by good deeds rather than showy clothing and jewelry. Most Christians believe that these verses are to advise us to dress modestly and in good taste, according to the standards of the society we live in.
At Calvin Christian School we recognize that styles change as time goes by and so what students want to be allowed to wear has in turn changed over the years. While these changes have resulted in some minor adjustments, the purpose of the dress code continues to be to create an understandable and acceptable standard that serves the entire community. The CCS dress code may be different from any one parent’s or student's level of acceptance, but it provides all parents with a standard set of guidelines for what your child should be wearing when they come to school.
While most of the dress code remains intact, the areas that were tweaked were in regards to shirts and pants. The wording has been changed to say that shirts must be long enough to cover the midriff at all times, and regarding pants; active wear is permitted, however, yoga or spandex bottoms must be paired with a long shirt.
We encourage you to be familiar with the dress code policy in its entirety. It can be found in the parent handbook, as well as on the CCS website. As we continue to live humbly together, seeking to please the Lord with all we do, we move forward with the revised dress code with confidence that it will be easy to understand, reflect our biblical values, and that will be accepted and supported by our community.
~ Mrs. C. Mantel, Teacher grade 7B