A higher standard of dress encourages greater respect for one another and results in a higher standard of behavior. Our dress code guidelines indicate appropriate school dress for normal school days. The GCCAS Administration reserves the right to interpret these guidelines and/or make changes to them during the school year. Students are expected to follow these guidelines and every student MUST wear a school uniform. GCCAS will start to phase out maroon and yellow uniform shirts over the next 2 years. Students may wear the current colors, until the uniform officially changes in 2024.
K – 5th students MUST wear the short or long sleeve school polo shirt with the GCCAS logo in blue, yellow or gray Monday – Thursday.
Spirit shirts may be worn on Fridays.
6th – 8th students MUST wear the short or long sleeve school polo shirt with the GCCAS logo in either maroon, blue or gray Monday – Thursday. Spirit shirts may be worn on Fridays.
These are the only shirts permitted to be worn in school. Shirts are to be tucked in at all times. All undershirts MUST be solid in black, navy blue, or white.
ONLY GCCAS spirit sweatshirts will be worn inside the building in cooler temperatures (available for purchase).
K - 5th Grade will wear blue
6th – 8th Grade will wear maroon or blue
Hoods are not to be worn on any students head on campus at any time before, during, or after school.
Other sweaters and outer jackets, coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens must be removed upon entering the building. In severe weather these may be used during outdoor activities as deemed appropriate.
BOYS - ONLY uniform pants or shorts in Khaki, Black or Navy Blue are acceptable.
GIRLS - ONLY uniform pants, shorts, capri pants, skirts, skorts, or jumpers in Khaki, Black or Navy Blue are acceptable.
Garments must fit, so as not to be so tight that movement is hindered, or so loose as to fall down from the waistline.
The following are not permitted:
*Jeans, denim, stretch, spandex, cargo or decorated pants or shorts
*Athletic/ sport-style shorts, sweat/ warm-up style pants
*Tights or leggings in any color
*NO frayed edges or holes of any kind
BELTS: All bottoms with belt loops require a solid color belt in blue, brown or black.
SHOES/ SOCKS: ONLY traditional tennis shoes with laces or Velcro closures are permitted. No boots, dress shoes, flats, heels, sandals or flip flops.
Socks must be a solid in white, khaki/ brown, navy blue or black.
Any student wearing non-GCCAS attire without permission will receive a verbal warning. Said attire will be maintained in the main office and returned to the student at the end of the day. The administration will be the final judge concerning the appropriateness of a student’s clothing.
Makeup: Students in grades K-5th grade may not wear any makeup, not even lip-gloss. Students are permitted to have lip balm (chap-stick). Students caught wearing makeup will be sent to the restroom to remove it. If makeup is still not removed, students will be sent to administration. Fake nails and eyelashes are strictly prohibited.
Students 6th – 8th grade if makeup is worn, it may not cause distractions in any way. No heavy/dark makeup is to be worn.
Hair: Hair must be neat and clean with no "unnatural" colors, i.e. fluorescent, bright green. No hats, bandanas or headbands may be worn.
Essentially, no headwear except hair bows, hair bands, etc., for girls. If there is a question, please ask.
Perfume & Cologne: Boys and girls are not permitted to wear perfume or cologne either, due to students and staff with allergies and asthma.
At no time are students to wear anything offensive, immodest, or deemed inappropriate by the faculty.
Clothing exposing the torso or the midriff, either front, back or sides, shall not be worn. Underwear shall not be visible.
Clothing shall not expose the mid-chest area.
Head coverings shall not be worn in the building unless required for religious observance or health-related reasons.
Mini-skirts, mini-dresses and short shorts are not permitted. Hemlines shall be no shorter than fingertip length.
All pants and shorts shall be secured at the waist.
Garments and/or jewelry which display or suggest sexual, vulgar, drug, gang, weapons, or alcohol-related wording or graphics, or which provoke violence or disruption in the school, shall not be worn.
Wallet chains shall not be worn. Large dangling earrings are not permitted for boys or girls
Boys and girls may not wear body piercings other than earrings or studs in their ear lobes, for safety purposes. Nose rings and other facial piercing are not permitted.
If the appropriateness of attire is questioned, students will be referred to the office and required to change, and the parent/ guardian may be contacted. Disciplinary actions will be taken when violations are repeated.
The general appearance of a student should reflect neatness and good personal hygiene. Any student that violates the grooming and hygiene policy will be sent home. Students may return to school when their appearance is appropriate. Students should be showering 1-2 times per day and students in third through seventh grade should be using deodorant.
Dress Code Violation Consequences:
Teachers will be checking for dress code compliance as each student enters the classroom at 8:00 AM Students must be in the appropriate attire. Any student out of dress code will be required to change into the appropriate attire. A parent or guardian will be contacted to bring the appropriate clothing to school. Students are not permitted to attend class until they are wearing the appropriate required dress code clothing. Continuous dress code violations will lead to a parent conference, suspension, or other administrative action.