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Schools of Logic and Rhetoric Dress Code

 

The mission of Trinity’s dress code is to uphold a high standard of neatness and modesty of appearance free from distraction and conducive to a beautiful learning environment that makes room for comfort, student choice, and individual expression.

Students not in compliance with the dress code will be required to change into clothing that is compliant. Student drivers will be required to go home to change and return to school in a timely manner. Parents will be notified of the need to bring clothing to school or that their child will go home to change.

Trinity reserves the right to make decisions about the appropriateness of clothing and appearance not outlined below. The cooperation of parents and students in adhering to both the letter and the spirit of the dress code is expected and appreciated.  

Casual dress pants and casual dress shorts – any color or pattern 

  • No rips or frayed hems
  • No cargo or athletic styles, elastic waist (for boys), denim, jeans, jeggings, or leather
  • Shorts no shorter than the longest fingers when arms are extended straight down the sides
  • Material no more than 2% Spandex
  • Not excessively tight or loose fitting
  • Must sit at waist
  • Belts must be worn with all pants and shorts

Casual dress skirts – Any color or pattern (girls only) 

  • No shorter than the longest fingers when arms are extended straight down the sides
  • No denim or leather
  • No rips or frayed bottoms
  • Not excessively tight or loose fitting
  • If the skirt has belt loops, a belt must be worn
  • Solid color leggings, tights, or hosiery may be worn under a skirt

Casual dress shirts – Any color or pattern with a collar 

  • All shirts must have a fold-down collar and be worn buttoned; only the top button can remain unbuttoned
  • Acceptable styles include short or long-sleeved Oxford style, Polo/golf style, turtleneck or mock turtleneck
  • Not excessively tight or loose fitting
  • All shirts must be tucked in and long enough to stay tucked in
  • Logos must be smaller in size than a credit card
  • No Hawaiian styles

Casual dress sweaters or fleece – Any color or pattern 

  • Must be worn with collared shirt and the collar must be visible or folded over the sweater
  • Acceptable styles include long sleeve or sleeveless V-neck, cardigan (open front, zipper, or buttons), crew neck, quarter-zip or full zip
  • Logos must be smaller in size than a credit card

Indoor Jackets – Any color or pattern 

  • Must be worn with a collared shirt
  • Acceptable styles include: blazer, leather, suede, Harrington, varsity, bomber, or vest styles.
  • Logos must be no larger than credit card size
  • No heavy winter jackets, overcoats, or shells

Footwear – Any color or pattern 

  • Acceptable styles include athletic shoes, sneakers, dress shoes, loafers, Oxfords, dress sandals, Birkenstocks, or boots
  • No athletic sandals, slides, slippers, crocs, or flip flop sandals
  • No snow, rain, or Ugg-style boots

Jewelry

The administration reserves the right to determine whether particular jewelry is appropriate to wear to school. Messaging or symbolism that is incongruent with the school’s mission and values is not permitted.

Boys

    • No visible piercings or tattoos
    • No nail polish

Girls

    • Piercings can only be in ears (no gauges)
    • No visible tattoos

Hair 

  • Hair which is dyed or otherwise changed in color must be a naturally occurring color for human hair.
  • No hairstyles that are designed to attract attention such as punk styles, mohawks, shaved heads, etc.
  • No hairstyles that symbolize messages that are incongruent with the school’s mission and values.
  • Hair must not cover or fall in the eyes.
  • Boys must be clean-shaven (sideburns should not fall below mid ear.
  • For boys, hair must not fall below the collar or below the ear.

P.E. Uniform

Students taking PE must wear the designated PE uniform.

  • Uniforms can be ordered prior to the start of school and periodically throughout the school year
  • Students must wear athletic shoes for class.

Titan Wear Days

Acceptable tops include:

  • Titanwear – Hoodies, Sweatshirts, T-shirts
  • Trinity Club – Hoodies, Sweatshirts, or T-shirts from Trident or HOBCAB
  • Plain tops in Trinity colors (purple, yellow, white, or black hoodies, sweatshirts, or t-shirts)
  • Standard dress code approved tops

Acceptable pants include:

  • Jeans
  • Standard Dress Pants


Dress Down Days – Once per month 

  • Sweat pants or shorts, athletic pants or shorts, cargo pants or shorts, denim jeans, shorts, or skirts (neither excessively tight nor loose and not exceeding the longest fingers when arms are extended straight down the sides)
  • T-shirts (must not contain messages or graphics incompatible with Trinity’s mission or values)
  • Hooded or non-hooded sweatshirts (must not contain messages or graphics incompatible with Trinity’s mission or values)
  • Special Days may be designated to wear other specified clothing (Examples – College Team Day, Spirit Week, Dress Up Day, Work Day, etc.)
  • No Yoga pants or pajama pants

Formal / Semi-Formal Dance

Any clothing for girls or boys deemed inappropriate by a chaperone will have to be changed or covered.  Parents can be called to bring other clothing or to take their children home.

Girls

  • Dresses may be long or short; if short, no higher than the longest fingers when arms are extended straight down the sides.
  • The back of the dress must be no lower than mid-back.
  • If the dress has a slit at the hem, it may be no higher than the longest fingers when arms are extended straight down the sides.
  • No cleavage may be seen.
  • Dresses may not show any midriff area.
  • Dress shoes (no tennis shoes, flip flops, Crocs, etc.).
  • A dressy pantsuit can be worn to dances, except for the Spring Formal. Dresses are required for the Spring Formal.

Boys

  • Dress pants, collared shirt, belt, and tie
  • Suit and tie
  • Sport coat and tie
  • Dress shoes (no tennis shoes, flip flops, Crocs, sandals, etc.)
  • No shorts
  • A sport coat and tie or suit and tie is required for the Spring Formal.

School Sponsored Events

Athletic events, field trips, retreats, fall festival, plays, musical performances, or other extracurricular events

  • Students are expected to wear clothing which is neat, clean, and modest.
  • The administration reserves the right to use wisdom in judgment to determine the appropriateness of students’ attire
  • Students can be asked to change clothes or leave the premises if it is determined that attire is inappropriate.
  • Students in choir, band, or instrumental ensemble may be required to wear black dress pants, black dress shirt, and black dress shoes for performances at the discretion of the Director of Fine and Performing Arts. 

Examples of Inappropriate Dress: Clothing not listed in this dress code may not be worn at school. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Rompers
  • Dresses
  • Yoga pants
  • Revealing / immodest apparel
  • Pajamas
  • Sweatpants or warmup suits (unless on dress down days)
  • Tank-tops, T-shirts, or athletic tops (even when worn over a collared shirt)
  • Athletic shorts
  • Hats or headwear
  • Denim or jeans (except on Dress Down or Spirit Days)
  • No blankets