Dress Code & Uniforms

Print a copy of our uniform requirements for this year to keep as a handy reminder.


Dress Code

What is the dress code?
We require students to be clean and neatly dressed in properly fitting (not oversized or tight) uniforms at all times. Students may wear plain white T-shirts under their uniform shirts provided the sleeves and shirt bottom do not hang out of the uniform shirt.

Girls’ Uniforms:
  • Bottoms—khaki jumper, skirt, or slacks. Jumper and skirt lengths must reach at or below the knee.
  • Tops—navy, light blue, or purple (ULC) polo-style shirt with school initials
  • Shoes—closed-toe (no sandals); heels no higher than two inches

Boys’ Uniforms:
  • Bottoms—khaki dress slacks worn with a belt 
  • Tops—navy, light blue, or purple (ULC) polo-style shirt with school initials
  • Shoes—solid, sturdy shoes (no sandals)


PE Uniform Shirts (both boys and girls):
Students must wear a P.E. uniform to receive credit for the class.
  • Please purchase the P.E. uniform through Hermiston Christian School Store.
  • All grade levels may wear black sports pants, sweats, or black shorts with a minimum inseam of nine inches. We do not permit leggings or spandex unless worn under long shorts.
  • Students may wear any athletic shoe.


Grooming:
  • We require boys to maintain a neat, tapered cut at all times (off the collar and out of the eyes). We do not permit facial hair; sideburns may extend the length of half the ear.
  • We do not permit extreme hairstyles and/or hair coloring.


Accessories:
Boys: We permit watches, rings, and modest neck chains; we do not allow any other jewelry.
Girls: We permit students to wear limited accessories with uniforms; no heavy, dangling jewelry (including beaded necklaces, charm bracelets, belts). Girls may wear conservative earrings; we will not permit more than two earrings per ear, earrings that dangle over ½” below the ear, or earrings that are larger than a quarter in size. Girls should limit the amount of makeup worn and wear only light color tones of nail polish. We do not permit the application of makeup or nail polish at school.


 General Guidelines:
  • Please do not wear perfumes, aftershave, and the like. Many people have allergies, and we need to be considerate of their well-being. 
  • Please obtain permission prior to changing clothes at school.
  • Once you are out of uniform, please leave the school; do not return to the classroom. Please remember to be modest in your choice of attire or you may lose the privilege to change at school.



Why do we need to wear a uniform?
We believe there are many reasons to wear uniforms.
  • As Christian youth, modest, neat attire helps us avoid the stumbling blocks that may arise from wearing immodest or sloppy dress.
  • When we set high standards, we avoid offending others.
  • Uniforms foster better discipline and higher academic standards. 
  • Uniforms improve self-image. 
  • Uniforms eliminate competition in dress between potential social climbers. 
  • Uniforms eliminate the daily decision of what to wear. 
  • School uniforms cost less per year than street wear.
  • Uniforms provide identification for our school’s “esprit-de-corps.”

Uniforms

Where do I purchase school uniforms?

Pre-K uniforms, and slacks, skirts, and jumpers for students in 7th-12th grades may be purchased from any retailer.

We’ve made purchasing uniforms easy for you to order online from these retailers.  The following options are available:


Pea Ridge Embroidery (on Hwy 395 Hermiston)
All sizes of polo shirts, PE shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets are available to purchase locally in the store.
The school logo is required on all shirts.
 
French Toast
www.frenchtoast.com / (800) 373-6248 / Source Code—QS477CE
For classroom uniforms, sizes are child/youth/some junior.
Shirts and PE uniforms are in all sizes.
All shirts must include HCS logo.  Please check the box to add the school logo for $5.00 before submitting your order.

Lands End
School Number: 900190489
Classroom uniforms & PE uniforms: The logo will automatically be added to the uniform pieces that require it. There are also jackets, sweatshirts, and other items available for purchase in our school store.

HCS Spirit Store /  www.hermistonchristianstore.com / (866) 996-5463
Shirts and PE uniforms are in all sizes.



Uniform Requirements

What Should I be Looking for When I'm Purchasing?


SLACKS - SHORTS - SKIRTS - JUMPERS

Pre-K: Any slacks, jeans, shorts, skirts or jumpers. Khaki's are not required.
 K-6: Slacks, shorts, skirts or jumpers must be khaki or navy blue and must be purchased online at FrenchToast.com.
*7-12: Slacks, shorts, skirts, or jumpers must be khaki or navy blue and can be purchased anywhere with the following guidelines: [Slacks, shorts, and skirts (when applicable) must not be capri, cropped, or cargo-style. Must be the correct size and have a natural waistline with no outside jean-style pockets. Skinny, tight, low-rise, hip-huggers, over-sized, or sagging pants will not be allowed. Belts are to be worn with waistband fitting correctly, no lower than just above the pelvic bones. Shorts, skirts, and jumpers must reach the bottom of knee.]
 

SHIRTS

All shirts must have the HCS Logo.  All shirts must fit neatly. Tight, short, or over-sized, baggy shirts will not be allowed.

Pre-K: Polo shirts may be light blue, navy blue, or white. Logo is not required.

 K-6: Polo shirts may be either navy blue, light blue, or white and may be worn interchangeably on any school day. Also, plain, white undershirts may be worn underneath polo shirts. Long-sleeved undershirts can only be worn under long-sleeved shirts, or must match the color of uniform shirt.

7-12: Polo shirts may be either black, purple, or gray and may be worn interchangeably on any school day. Also, plain, white undershirts may be worn underneath polo shirts. Long-sleeved undershirts can only be worn under long- sleeved shirts, or must match the color of uniform shirt.


PE UNIFORMS:

 K-12: P.E. uniforms consist of the purple tee shirt with logo, black knee-length athletic shorts, or loose fitting athletic sweat pants (no tight fitting leggings or yoga pants).

SHOES:
Pre-K: Any sturdy closed-toed shoes may be worn. For safety reasons, roller shoes will not be allowed.
K-12: Closed-toed shoes (for safety). Heels must be no higher than 2”.  For safety reasons, roller shoes will not be allowed.