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DRESS CODE 2021-2022

Redeemer students are required to wear approved school uniforms.  These must be purchased from Dennis Uniform Company.  For a complete list of approved uniform pieces, please go to Dennis Uniform’s web site and enter Redeemer’s school code: M3HRED.  Note: Students out of dress code may be restricted from attending classes or special school events until proper school attire arrives.  Additional dress code requirements are listed below.


Uniform Guidelines 

  1. School personnel will make the final decision regarding uniform infractions. Additional requirements may be applied on a case-by-case basis when deemed necessary. 

  2. Polo shirts must be red, navy, or white and worn neatly tucked in at all times. Polos must be the appropriate size. Polos may be purchased from Dennis Uniform, other retailers (plain without any brand logo), or from Redeemer’s online spirit wear store. Shirts must be worn at all times including under sweatshirts. Polo shirts may be worn to school any day, but are required to be worn on Fridays.

  3. Pants & shorts must be an appropriate size and worn at the natural hipline - no sagging. Trouser legs may not be tucked, rolled, or rolled into socks. Pants and shorts for girls and boys must be purchased from Dennis Uniform.

  4. Skirts, shifts, and  jumpers may be no shorter than three inches above the center of the knee. School personnel will be the final judges on appropriate length. School personnel will be the final judge on appropriateness. Skirts must be the appropriate size, may not be rolled at the waistband, and must be worn at the natural waistline. Girls in grades K-3 may wear the Dennis Uniform shift dress or jumper. Girls in grades 4-8 may wear the Dennis Uniform skirt or skort.

  5. Shoes must be non-marking rubber or leather-soled with no metal plates, arches, or toes. NO boots (including Ugg-style boots and rainboots), sandals, backless, toeless, or roller shoes are allowed. Tie, velcro, and slip on tennis shoes and flats are ok. Shoes must be worn properly and cover the foot. Shoe heels/soles may not exceed one inch in height. All students participate in PE classes and must wear secure, supportive shoes. Regulation uniform shoes are required at all times including special and free dress days. 

  6. Socks must be worn with all shoes. Socks may be plain white, red, navy, or black. “No-show” socks are not permitted. 

  7. Solid colored tights or leggings in white, navy, red, or black may be worn under skirts and jumpers. Solid color only, no patterns. Sweatpants are not allowed under skirts/jumpers.

  8. Undergarments may not be visible at any time. Girls should wear shorts under skirts and jumpers. 

  9. Redeemer spirit wear shirts may be worn to school Mondays - Thursdays only. Spirit wear t-shirts may be purchased from either of Redeemer’s online spirit wear stores. T-shirts from school-related events (e.g. DC trip, yearbook staff, cheer, etc) are acceptable. Scouts may wear organization uniforms on meeting days.

  10. Full uniform must be worn on Fridays for Chapel. T-shirts, hooded sweatshirts and spirit wear is not permitted on Fridays. Polos with Redeemer logo, logo hoodless sweatshirts, and logo fleece jackets are allowed.   

  11. Only official Redeemer School sweatshirts, fleece, and jackets may be worn. Outerwear may be purchased from Dennis Uniform or from Redeemer’s online spirit wear store. Winter coats of your choice are allowed during inclement weather only. Winter coats and rain gear may be worn outdoors only. 

  12. Hats, knit beanies, caps and visors, plain or with Redeemer logos, are allowed outdoors only. Winter scarves may be worn outdoors only. Sweatshirt hoods may not be worn indoors. 

  13. No torn, tattered, or otherwise modified uniforms are allowed. Uniforms must be properly laundered and in good repair. 

Free Dress Guidelines  

  • No short shorts, short skirts, saggy pants, ripped or torn pants, pajama pants, tank tops, halter tops, or spaghetti straps are allowed. Tops must be long enough to cover midriff.

  • Clothing must be in good repair and appropriate for a Christian elementary school environment. 

  • Regulation shoes must be worn on all free dress and special dress days (see item #5). 

  • Students may wear approved free dress on their birthday (or half birthday for summer birthdays). 

  • School leadership and faculty may make additional dress requirements for field trips when free dress is allowed. 

Personal Appearance and Hygiene

  1. Boys’ haircuts must be neat, around the ears, no longer than collar length, and above the eyebrows. No fad cuts, tails, shaved heads, extreme spikes, etc. No facial hair (e.g., mustache, beard) is allowed. Hair must be a natural color. Exceptions to this rule permitted with approval from school administration. 

  2. Girls’ hairstyles should be modest rather than extreme, no fad cuts, not covering eyes. Hair must be a natural color. Exceptions to this rule permitted with approval from school administration.

  3. No makeup (including lip gloss) is allowed. Makeup articles and hairspray may not be brought to school and will be confiscated. No perfume, cologne, or scented lotions may be worn or brought to school. Fingernails must be neatly trimmed. 

  4. Nail polish is acceptable, however, no acrylics, gel, or false nails of any kind; polish color should be appropriate for the business of school.

  5. Only girls are allowed to wear earrings. Piercings are allowed in the ears only. Only one pair of earrings may be worn. No double piercings. Earring size may not be larger than a dime. No dangling earrings. 

  6. No visible permanent, henna, or temporary tattoos are allowed. This includes the use of ballpoint pens, markers, etc. 

  7. Students should bathe or shower daily and use an appropriate body deodorant. Clean hair, teeth and fingernails are the responsibility of every student.

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