Dress Code

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 our school designated supplier.  Uniform specifics can be found at the end of this handbook.  The Dress Code is designed for these purposes:

  • To train students to dress in a conservative, traditional, and modest fashion.
  • To create a positive disciplined environment in the school.
  • To assist students in concentrating on academic achievement rather than on clothing competition.
  • To eliminate immodest or inappropriate fashions.
  • To help reduce peer pressure.
  • To help parents and students with financial stewardship.
  • To create a positive image in the community.
  • To provide an opportunity to show and teach respect for authority.

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.

Students in grades 7-12 will have the option to purchase an Adidas polo shirt from the athletic department as they are available (This optional additional to the 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.   

General Dress Code Guidelines

  • Shoes, backpacks, or lunch boxes may not display characters (i.e. Spiderman,  Cinderella).
  • Uniform items approved for FBCA may be worn interchangeably Monday-Friday. Blue jeans (denim shorts or skirts) are permitted for Friday along with any FBCA shirt.
  • Hair must be:
  • styled in a socially acceptable manner with no extremes in cut, style, or color (i.e. blue, green, pink);
  • students may not wear spiked hair that is more than 1 inch long.
  • Boy’s hair should not hang over the top of the eyebrows, ears or the top of a collared shirt; neat, clean and well-groomed;
  • Moderate make-up and artificial nails are allowed for girls in 7th grade and
  • Jewelry: ◦Girls may not wear more than 2 earrings per ear.
  • Earrings are not permitted for boys.
  • Body piercing, tattoos and gages are not permitted.
  • Bizarre styles, fads, badges, pins, emblems, hairstyles, etc. which are calculated to call attention to the wearer are not permitted.  Hats should not be worn inside buildings.
  • Boys must be clean shaven.  Boys will be asked to shave if they come to school with facial hair.  Sideburns should be no longer than the bottom of the ear.
  • Modesty is required at all times.

GENERAL UNIFORM GUIDELINES – GIRLS AND BOYS

All regular uniform

  • Shoes, belts, socks, tights, hose, and jeans may be purchased elsewhere.
  • Pants must be properly fitted; baggy, frayed, or ragged pants are not permitted.
  • Jeans must be solid blue or black regular denim jeans or long denim shorts.  No other slacks or shorts are permitted.  Baggy or frayed and ragged jeans, and jeans with designs, writing, stains, holes, or patches, are not permitted.
  • Friday shirts, windbreakers, hoodies and sweatshirts may be ordered through the school.
  • Tights: navy blue, red, hunter green, black, or white – no other colored tights are allowed. Leggings should be a neutral color with no lace.
  • Hair bows, headbands and barrettes are not required but may be worn.
  • Shorts, jumpers, skorts, and skirts should not be more than 3 inches above the crease of the knee.  All of these garments should be hemmed and not frayed.
  • Shoes do not have to be a solid color as long as they are not distracting. Character shoes, sandals, open toe or heel shoes, or shoes with distractions such as lights, wheels, or superhero characters, are not acceptable.  Boots are permissible for high school students.
  • Socks:  solid color navy, red, hunter green, white, black, or khaki.
  • T-shirts worn under uniform shirts should be solid color with no writing.
  • While in school, students may only wear  school designated uniform, sweaters, FBCA windbreakers – elementary, FBCA navy jackets, or FBCA hoodies.  During cold weather, a heavy coat or jacket may be worn to and from school but not while school is in session.
  • Returning students are to be in correct uniform on the 1st day of school.
  • New students must be in uniform within one week of acceptance

Kindergarten thru 6th grade dress code information can be found in the elementary handbook.

7th – 12th Boy’s Uniform  (Regular Uniform from – Monday – Thursday)

  • Polo shirt – red, green or navy, short or long-sleeved
  • Navy or Khaki twill slacks or walking shorts
  • Belts must be navy, black, or brown standard belts.
  • Athletic shoes required for junior high -see General Uniform Guidelines
  • Socks: solid color white, navy, or black

7th – 12th Boy’s Uniform (Friday & Field Trip Uniform)

  • Any FBCA T-Shirt, FBCA sweatshirt, or FBCA hoodie
  • No other t-shirt, sweatshirt, slacks or shorts are permitted.
  • Solid blue regular denim jeans or long denim shorts. Baggy, frayed or ragged jeans, bell bottoms, and jeans with designs, writing, holes, or patches, are not permitted.
  • Belt
  • Athletic shoes required for junior high – see General Uniform Guidelines
  • Socks: solid color white, navy, or black

7th-12th Grade Girl’s Uniform (Regular Uniform– Monday – Thursday)

  • Polo shirt – red, green or navy, short or long-sleeved
  • Blouse – white oxford – long or short sleeved
  • Pants or Capris – navy or khaki twill
  • Walking shorts/Culottes -plaid, navy or khaki
  • Skirt – navy or khaki
  • Belts must be navy, black, or brown standard belts.
  • Shoes – see general guidelines

7th – 12th Girl’s Uniform (Friday & Field Trip Uniform)

  • Any FBCA t-shirt, FBCA sweatshirt, or FBCA hoodie  (Click here to purchase Hoodies and additional T-shirts or contact Booster Club)
  • Solid blue denim jeans or long denim shorts or capris (not too tight).  No other t-shirt, slacks or shorts are permitted.  Baggy, frayed or ragged jeans, bell bottoms, and jeans with designs, writing, holes, or patches, are not permitted
  • Belts must be navy, black, or brown standard belts.
  • Athletic shoes – See General Uniform Guidelines
  • Socks:  solid color white, navy, red, black, or hunter green

Uniforms and P.E. Clothes

  • Pants will not be required to have “FBCA” embroidered on the pocket. Pants are to be purchased from Cielo Vista Uniforms or Land’s End.

  • All shirts and blouses are to be purchased from Cielo Vista Uniforms.

  • Parker uniform attire from previous years may be worn one more year (2019-20), but it must have the First Baptist emblem on the shirt, jumper, or dress.  Cielo Vista will put on the Emblem for $8 each.

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Cielo Vista Uniforms

4010 Fairmont Parkway Suite 104A
Pasadena, TX 77504
Office phone: 832-379-3414

Highly encourage booking an online appointment via website:

Click Here to go to Cielo Vista Website

Hours Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm, and Friday 10am-4pm

Seasonal Summer Hours

June – September Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-1pm

REFUNDS & EXCHANGES: We offer exchanges on products in new condition with attached tags. Refunds are only available if a child withdraws from school and uniforms are in new condition with attached tags.

Land's End Uniforms

  1. Visit landsend.com/myschool
  2. Create an account or sign into your existing account
  3. Search for your school by name or Preferred School Number: 900191537
  4. Use the True Fit® tool to find your child’s right size

or

  1. Call our customer service representatives 24/7 at 1-800-469-2222
  2. Reference your school number:  900191537
  3. Reference your child’s grade level, gender and size
  4. Place your order

P.E. Clothes Friday T-Shirts and Hoodies

FBCA students are permitted to wear blue jeans on Fridays along with any FBCA shirt.  Each year, one (1) newly designed t-shirt is distributed to each student at the beginning of the school to be worn on Fridays.

(You can also purchase Booster Club T-shirts and Hoodies or special seasonal orders from the athletics department.)  Check with the athletic department.

Additional  FRIDAY t-shirts for the students and the parents, PE t-shirts/shorts,  hoodies in red and/or blue can be purchased through the ACE T-Shirts Store in Pasadena (2.6 miles from school).  The school office will not carry any inventory in stock.

ACE T-SHIRTS
2120 Catalina Drive
Pasadena, Texas 77503
281-479-7765

www.AceTshirts.com

HOW TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL FRIDAY T-SHIRTS, HOODIES and PE CLOTHES

  1. Go to the ACE T-shirts store during their open hours (M-F 9:00-5:00) and purchase your items.  Please note that not all the items in all sizes and color maybe available on hand.  Submit a form of call/email sales@Acetshirts.com to have the items ready when you arrive at the store.
  2. Simply send an email to sales@acetshirts.com with the items you wish to purchase and indicate the size(s) or call 281-479-7765 and speak to the sales associate.  Stop by the store at your convenience and pick up your order.

*** Payments are due at the store.

ITEMS AVAILABLE:

Elementary Friday Shirts  $15
Secondary Friday Shirts  $15
PE T-shirt $10
PE Shorts $15
PE Crew Neck Sweatshirt $12
PE Sweatpants $15
Hoodie (Red or Blue) $20

If you have any questions, please contact the school office.  The proceeds from the shirt sale will benefit our school.

FBCA UNIFORM DRESS GUILDELINES FOR PRE-K 3 and PRE-K 4

Pre-K students at First Baptist Christian Academy are required to wear uniform dress. Uniforms may be purchased at local vendors such as Academy, Wal-Mart, Old Navy, and JC Penney. Some of the options provided may be purchased at the official school uniform provider, Cielo Vista Uniforms & More, but are not required.

GIRLS

Tops: Red, Navy, or Dark Green Polo style shirt (long or short sleeve)

Bottoms: Khaki or Navy Blue shorts, pants, skorts

*Elastic waistbands are preferred

Other options: Polo style dress, plaid or navy jumper with white shirt- (must wear modesty shorts)

Shoes: Tennis shoes should be worn every day (no boots, sandals, etc.). Shoes should not have characters or lights.

Socks: solid color white, navy, red, black, khaki or hunter green

Leggings: (free of designs or glitter): navy blue, red, hunter green, black or white

Backpacks: should not have characters or lights.

BOYS

Tops: Red, Navy, or Dark Green Polo style shirt (long or short sleeve)

Bottoms: Khaki or Navy Blue shorts or pants.

*Elastic waistbands are preferred

Shoes: Tennis shoes should be worn every day (no boots, sandals, etc.). Shoes should not have characters or lights.

Socks: solid color white, navy, red, black, khaki or hunter green

Backpacks: should not have characters or lights.

School Spirit Shirts (provided by school at the beginning of each school year) and Jeans may be worn by Pre-K 3 day/week classes on Thursday and Pre-K 5 day/week classes on Friday.

Additional Friday shirts, fleece or rain jacket and sweatshirts may be ordered through the school.