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Standard Dress
This code applies to Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, (Fridays) and other designated days.
Pants:
Boys will wear solid color, flat-front or pleated dress pants or shorts, khaki-style pants or denim conservative jeans.  No frays, holes, fading or added items (such as sparkles, pictures, patches, etc.).  Pants of any kind may not be excessively tight or excessively loose fitting.  Pants must be worn at the waist line.  Shorts may not be shorter than the knee.  All shorts must have belt loops and worn with a belt.  Shorts cannot be made of stretch material or be gym-like shorts.  (All shorts worn in High School Gym must be purchased through the school.)
Girls will wear solid color, flat-front or pleated dress pants or shorts/capris, khaki-style pants or denim conservative jeans.  No frays, holes, fading or added items (such as sparkles, pictures, patches, etc.).  Pants of any kind may not be excessively tight or excessively loose fitting.  Pants must be worn at the waist line.  Shorts may not be shorter than the knee.  All shorts must have belt loops and worn with a belt.  Shorts cannot be made of stretch material or be gym-like shorts.  (All shorts worn in High School Gym must be purchased through the school.)  Girls may also wear conservative, solid-color knee length skirts.  No dresses.
Shirts:
Boys will wear any solid color polo shirts, golf shirts or conservative Oxford-style cloth shirts.  Shirts with buttons should be buttoned to at least the second button from the top.  At no time should undergarments or the midriff be exposed.
Girls will wear any solid color polo shirts, golf shirts or conservative Oxford-style cloth shirts (no frills, lace or puffy shirts).  Shirts with buttons should be buttoned to at least the second button from the top.  At no time should cleavage, the midriff or any undergarments (including camis) be exposed. 
Shoes:
The school does not prescribe a specific style of shoe.  Shoes must be clean, odor-free and in good condition. 
Students are not allowed to wear sandals of any kind.
Shoes should be safe to wear on tile floors. 
Solid color socks (or nylons - girls only) must be worn daily and must be seen above the shoe. 
Coats/Jackets
A school-issued hoodie must be purchased from the office to wear on cold days.  (No other sweaters or jackets.)
 
Casual Dress
This code applies to Fridays and other designated days. 
Students must follow the standard dress code outlined above; with the exception that students may choose to wear a t-shirt with a Bible verse properly presented on it (Scripture Shirts).  T-shirts with Christian logos are also allowed.  T-shirts from Christian churches and/or colleges will also be allowed (as long as they do not communicate controversial messages).  All t-shirts must be pre-approved by the Administration and will not be allowed if a Bible verse or God's Word is misrepresented or the shirt is inappropriate in any way.  If a student does not have a Scripture Shirt and would like to wear one, please contact Mrs. Meyers in the Bookkeeping Office and she can direct you to various websites where you can purchase one. 
 
Gym Days
Gym uniforms will consist of CAWNY logo t-shirts and shorts.  Gray, solid colored sweat pants may be worn over shorts in cooler weather.  Athletic-style shoes must be worn in gym class.  
Click here to read information on ordering gym uniforms.
 
Senior Monday
Seniors may purchase class sweatpants and sweatshirts at the beginning of the year.  They may be worn on Mondays throughout the school year.
 
Hair
Boys are expected to have their hair cut so the back length does not come over the collar.  Sides may be no longer than the earlobe – boys must be clean shaven.  Students must keep their hair out of their eyes at all times in the classroom.
Extremes in hair styles and colors, faddish, unnatural or multicolored hair coloring or cuts are not acceptable.  Hair must be kept neat and clean at all times.
 
Other Guidelines
(not to be deemed a conclusive listing)
Clothing may not have holes by design or obvious tears or patches. 
Ripped, frayed or cut-off clothing may not be worn. 
Hats, caps, hoods or sunglasses may not be worn inside the school building.
Girls may not wear dresses or skirts with slits that come above the knee.
Students may not wear athletic, yoga, sweat, cargo or camouflage pants. 
Students may not wear leggings or "jeggings," even if they have pockets.
Undershirts must be plain with nothing showing through the main shirt or blouse.  (The undershirt cannot contain colors, writing or pictures of any kind.)
Once again, only CAWNY-issued hoodie are allowed to be worn in the school building.  Other jackets, sweaters, gloves or other outdoor clothing should not be worn during school hours. 
Students may not have tattoos, permanent or temporary. 
Students may not wear sweatbands, dog collars and/or similar neck, wallet or wrist chains.
Students may not wear buttons or pins that are not school-related.
Girls may only have ear piercings.  Boys may not have earrings or other body piercings. 
Nail length should not interfere with school activity.  Boys may not wear any polish.
Students may not wear fishnet or unconservative stockings.
 
Consequences to Violating the Dress Code
The standard consequence for violating any of CAWNY's rules is detailed in the Parent/Student Handbook, under the heading, Code of Conduct.  However, the dress code has its own additional consequences as detailed below:
In order to maximize all students' progress in each class and to minimize the distraction of dress code violations, the following plan will be enacted after a student is reminded that they should already be in dress code.
1 - if the student gets into dress code, they will be sent back to class and given the appropriate level of discipline (as detailed in the Parent/Student Handbook), to be determined by their number of dress code violations.
2 - if the student is not able to get into dress code, they will be given clothes to wear.  They will be sent to class and given the appropriate level of discipline (as detailed in the Parent/Student Handbook), to be determined by their number of dress code violations.
3 - if the student refuses to comply, they will sit in a Principal-approved location to do school work until they are willing to comply.  Parents/Guardians will be contacted in order to help the student get into dress code and back to class as soon as possible.  The student will be given the appropriate level of discipline (as detailed in the Parent/Student Handbook), to be determined by their number of dress code violations.