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Dress Code

Elementary School Girls & Boys

Shirts/Blouses:

  • Collared shirts only.
    • Boys – solid, striped, plaid. Must be long enough to tuck in and stay tucked in. Must be tucked in at all times.
    • Girls – solid, striped, plaid or floral
  • FCS/Paladin logos are acceptable
  • Other emblems on the front no larger than 3”x 5”

Items NOT accepted:

  • Oversized shirts (in length or width):
  • Any shirt that does not have a collar (i.e. t-shirt)
  • Collared shirts with a revealing or low neckline
  • Sleeveless shirts

Pants/Shorts

  • Solid color in appropriate size
  • Colors: khaki, khaki green, navy, grey, brown, black
  • Boys – pants or shorts
  • Girls – pants, walking or long shorts, capris
  • Acceptable styles include corduroy and cargo style pockets
  • Must be worn at the hips or waist

Items NOT accepted:

  • Pants with colors or designs on pockets or legs
  • Jeans of any color
  • Contrast stitching or rivets
  • Oversized pants (in length or width)
  • Oversized pockets
  • Pants or shorts with frayed hems
  • Cut-off shorts
  • Gym shorts or sweatpants
  • Plaids
  • Denims
  • Tight fitting pants
  • Jeggings

Skirts/Dresses/Skorts

  • Skirts, dresses and skorts – length must be no shorter than the top of the knee
  • Jumpers – solid color with collared skirts underneath
  • Dresses – polo style can be solid, striped or plaid in any color

Belts

  • Must be worn with all pants, shorts, etc. That have belt loops
  • Must be solid color
  • No letter or decorations
  • Plain belt buckle
  • Must fit appropriately – extra length may not dangle from the waist

Shoes and Socks

  • Tennis shoes, dress shoes or boots (1” heel or lower)
  • No shoes with wheels
  • Toes and heels must be covered
  • Solid socks (Elite socks acceptable)
  • Tights, pantyhose and leggings in SOLID colors

Hair/Headwear

  • No hats in the building
  • Hair color must be natural and non-distracting
  • Hair length for boys must be above the eyebrows, above the lobe of the ear and off the collar in the back

Jewelry

  • Accessories may not be distracting or disruptive
  • Tattoos and body piercing (nose, eyebrows, tongue, etc.) are prohibited
  • No earrings for boys
  • Earrings for girls should be reasonably sized

Outerwear

  • Students may wear their choice of outerwear to school
  • NO outerwear may be worn inside the building
  • All outerwear must be stored in classroom specific cubbies or hooks

Inside Wear for cooler Temperatures

  • Hoodies and sweatshirts must be spirit wear with Paladin logo or solid spirit wear colors (white, grey, navy or maroon)
  • Fleeces or sweaters worn inside the building must be either spirit wear, solid color, two-tone or stripes (hoods are acceptable)
  • Emblems, designs, or insignias or fleeces or sweaters no larger than 3 x 5 card are acceptable on front
  • Back or sleeves must remain solid
  • Proper dress code must be worn underneath

ES Field Trip Dress Code

  • Long or short sleeve navy blue polo with the FCS crest
  • Khaki shorts, skirts or pants with belt
  • Jeans may be authorized for certain trips
  • Tennis or dress shoes (no open-toed sandals)

Friday Spirit Wear

  • Friday spirit wear is a privilege and not a guarantee. This privilege will be rewarded based on the students’ ability to follow dress code policy during the week.
  • Any student who has a dress code infraction during the week will not be permitted to wear spirit wear on Friday and is expected to follow the regular dress code policy
  • Shirts may be untucked

Spirit Wear

Spirit wear is defined as anything purchased from the FCS spirit store (located at the Paladin center); approved field trip or activity shirt (must have the Paladin logo or FCS crest)

  • Homemade spirit shirts must be approved by an administrator in advance
  • The blue FCS field trip shirt with logo is appropriate for Friday Spirit Days
  • Blue jeans, skirts or shorts that fit appropriately and do not contain any holes, rips, designs, colors, patches, or frayed edges (colors and designs my be on pockets only)

Items NOT accepted: Athletic shorts or pants

Middle School Girls

Shirts/Sweaters

Solid and patterns (ex. stripes, plaid or floral) on blouses, button down, crew neck, collared shirt or sweaters are acceptable. FCS crest/logo or other emblems no larger than 3x5.

Be Aware: Crew neck shirt must cover collar bone. Button down- only up to two buttons unbuttoned.

Dont's:

  • oversized shirts (in length or width)
  • revealing or low neckline
  • scoop, sleeveless, strapless
  • V-neck
  • form-fitting or tight tops
  • see-through or lace tops
  • tie-dye shirts
  • visible undergarments (i.e. bralettes, sports bra) also,no outside layering of those items
  • repeating logos as a pattern
  • sleepwear

Shorts/Pants

Solid color in appropriate size, must be worn at the waist (no low-rise).

Shorts must be no shorter than three inches above the knee.

Don’ts:

  • No tight or form fitting pants or shorts
  • No jeggings or skinny pants (Look for material that has less than 5% stretchable material and moves freely when worn)
  • No oversized pants or shorts
  • No pants with frayed hems, cut-off shorts, gym shorts, or sweatpants.
  • No sleepwear

Dresses/Skirts Dresses

Skirts or skorts must be no shorter than the top of the knee (patella) or three inches from the floor when kneeling (even when worn with leggings).

Don’ts:

  • No tight or form fitting dresses or skirts
  • Neckline of dresses must meet the same guidelines as a shirt or blouse
  • Dresses must have sleeves.
  • No sleeveless, strapless, V-neck, tie-dye, see-through or lace material.
  • No outside layering of tube top, spaghetti straps or tank tops for any layers
  • No repeating logos as a pattern.
  • No sleepwear.

Footwear:

  • athletic
  • dress shoes
  • boots
  • sandals
  • leather flip flops

Don’ts:

  • No slippers
  • non-leather flips-flops
  • house shoes
  • slides
  • shoes with heels more than 2 ½ in

Outerwear

Students may wear their choice of outerwear to school. In the building, hoodies, sweatshirts, or fleeces must be either spirit wear, solid colors, stripes or two-tone. Proper dress code must be worn underneath. No emblem/logo larger than 3x5 is permitted.

Spirit Wear

Friday Spirit Wear must be FCS approved and include F, FCS or Paladins on the item. On Fridays, jeans may be worn. They must fit appropriately and not be form fitting or contain any holes, rips, designs, colors, patches or frayed edges (color and designs may be on pockets only).

Hair/Jewelry

No hats are allowed. Hair color must be natural and non-distracting. Accessories may not be distracting or disruptive. Tattoos and body piercings (except for ears) are prohibited. Earrings should be reasonably sized.

Middle School Boys

Shirts/Sweaters

  • Solid, Striped or plaid collared shirts/sweaters or button downs are acceptable
  • FCS crest/logo or other emblems no larger than 3x5 are allowed on shirt front.
  • All shirts must be tucked in at all times and worn with a belt.
  • Crew neck sweaters may be worn without a collared shirt under it.
  • All other sweaters must have a collared shirt under it.

Don’ts:

  • No repeating logos as a pattern
  • No sleepwear

Shorts/Pants

Solid color in appropriate size.

Don’ts:

  • No oversized or tight pants
  • Shorts or pants with frayed hems, cut-off shorts, gym shorts, or sweatpants are not allowed
  • Shorts must not be shorter than 3” above the knee and all shorts/pants must be worn at the waist.
  • No repeating logos as a pattern.
  • No sleepwear

Footwear:

  • athletic
  • dress shoes
  • boots
  • sandals
  • leather flip flops

Don’ts:

  • No slippers
  • non-leather flips-flops
  • house shoes
  • slides

Outerwear

Students may wear their choice of outerwear to school. In the building, hoodies, sweatshirts, or fleeces must be either spirit wear, solid colors, stripes or two-tone. Proper dress code must be worn underneath. No emblem/logo larger than 3x5 is permitted.

Spirit Wear

Friday Spirit Wear must be FCS approved and include F, FCS or Paladins on the item. On Fridays, jeans may be worn. They must fit appropriately and not be form fitting or contain any holes, rips, designs, colors, patches or frayed edges (color and designs may be on pockets only).

Hair/Jewelry

No hats are allowed. Hair color must be natural and non-distracting.Hair length must be above the eyebrows, ear lobes and off the collar.
Accessories may not be distracting or disruptive. Tattoos and body piercings are prohibited.


High School Girls

Shirts/Sweaters

Solid and patterns (ex. stripes, plaid or floral) on blouses, button down, crew neck, collared shirt or sweaters are acceptable. FCS crest/logo or other emblems no larger than 3x5.

Be Aware:

Crew neck T shirts must be solid only and any logo on them must be around the size of quarter or smaller.

Crew neck shirt must cover collar bone.

Button down- only up to two buttons unbuttoned.

Dont's:

  • oversized shirts (in length or width)
  • No visible undergarments (bras, bralettes or sports bra are not allowed to be seen).
  • Sports bras are not allowed as a garment. Sports Bras are not to be visible during PE or any part of FCS athletics.

  • No Hawaiian shirts (unless approved for an event)
  • revealing or low neckline
  • scoop, sleeveless, strapless
  • V-neck
  • form-fitting or tight tops
  • see-through or lace tops
  • tie-dye shirts
  • repeating logos as a pattern
  • sleepwear

Shorts/Pants

Pants or jeans must not be sized or worn tightly. They must not resemble jeggings or leggings, they must have space in the pant and not be skin tight.

Solid color in appropriate size, must be worn at the waist (no low-rise).

Shorts must be no shorter than three inches above the knee.

Don’ts:

  • No tight or form fitting pants or shorts
  • No jeggings or skinny pants (Look for material that has less than 5% stretchable material and moves freely when worn)
  • No oversized pants or shorts
  • No pants with frayed hems, cut-off shorts, gym shorts, or sweatpants.
  • No sleepwear

Dresses/Skirts Dresses

Skirts or skorts must be no shorter than the top of the knee (patella) or three inches from the floor when kneeling (even when worn with leggings).

  • Dresses may have straps that are approximately an inch in width. No spaghetti straps or thin straps; and arm opening must not reveal bra or bralette. Have a neckline that is a maximum of 2" below the collarbone at its lowest point (no plunging necklines)

Don’ts:

  • No tight or form fitting dresses or skirts
  • Neckline of dresses must meet the same guidelines as a shirt or blouse
  • No strapless, V-neck, tie-dye, see-through or lace material.
  • No outside layering of tube top, spaghetti straps or tank tops for any layers
  • No repeating logos as a pattern.
  • No sleepwear.

Footwear:

  • athletic
  • dress shoes
  • boots
  • sandals
  • athletic or leather sandals (examples: Chacos, Tevas or Birkenstocks)
  • leather flip flops

Don’ts:

  • No slippers
  • non-leather flips-flops
  • house shoes
  • slides
  • shoes with heels more than 2 ½ in

Outerwear

Students may wear their choice of outerwear to school. In the building, hoodies, sweatshirts, or fleeces must be either spirit wear, solid colors, stripes or two-tone. Proper dress code must be worn underneath. No emblem/logo larger than 3x5 is permitted. Hooded sweatshirts, sweatshirts or pullovers that have zippers or buttons must be worn with a collared shirt. Collared shirt must be worn beneath jackets, v-neck sweaters, zip-up or button up pullovers. If a student removes their classic hooded sweatshirt or crewneck sweater during school hours, they must be wearing a collared shirt.

Jackets are to be solid, may have a stripe(s) or be two-toned.

Logo on front may not exceed the size of 3x5.

No large emblems or logos on back or arms of jackets, logos may be small and not exceed 3x5. Emblems and logos for professional and college teams may not be across the chest. All embroidery or printed logos must be 3x5 or smaller.

Spirit Wear

Friday Spirit Wear must be FCS approved and include F, FCS or Paladins on the item. On Fridays, jeans may be worn. They must fit appropriately and not be form fitting or contain any holes, rips, designs, colors, patches or frayed edges (color and designs may be on pockets only).

Hair/Jewelry

No hats are allowed.

Hair color must be natural and non-distracting. Accessories may not be distracting or disruptive. Tattoos and body piercings (except for ears) are prohibited. Earrings should be reasonably sized. Body piercings (except for ears) are prohibited. No nose rings. Earrings should be reasonably sized.

Tattoos are prohibited in accordance with Georgia law, consideration of the permanence of the decision and application by a minor or young adult. If a student enrolls at FCS and has a preexisting tattoo, it must be “covered at all times” when a part of any FCS event, activity, dance, swim event, sport or recreation. If a FCS student chooses to disregard this school rule, the student will meet with HS administration and a disciplinary consequence will be given. To remain at FCS, the same "covered at all times" guideline must be followed.

Special Events Dress Code
You can contribute to the success of FCS special events by honoring the dress code policies. It is important that we represent our families, our school and our Lord in a worthy manner. This dress code applies for the Homecoming Dance, School Dances, the Spring Formal, and for those students who participate in Baccalaureate, Graduation, and in any choral performances.

Students at an event with Special Events Dress Code expectations and not in compliance will be addressed by HS administration.

The dress code for the Homecoming Dance and the Spring Formal applies to any participant in these FCS special events, including non-FCS students. Any specific questions about dress code for a particular event should be directed to the FCS office.
Dresses and skirts must:

  • Have a neat appearance
  • Be modest and in good taste
  • Be a maximum of 3" above the knee, including slits
  • Have a neckline that is straight across in the front. No “sweetheart” necklines
  • Have a neckline that is a maximum of 2" below the collarbone at its lowest point (no plunging necklines)
  • Have straps (this does not apply to prom)
  • Be no lower than the mid-back at its lowest open point
  • Not have cut outs
  • ALL prom dresses MUST have prior approval. This also applies to dates of FCS boys
  • Have a neckline that is a maximum of 2" below the collarbone at its lowest point (no plunging necklines)
  • Baccalaureate dresses must be white
  • If a dress is deemed inappropriate by a chaperone or administrator, consequences will be applied.

    High School Boys

    Shirts/Sweaters

    Collared shirts must be worn Monday-Thursday.

    • They must be tucked in before entering school and remain so for the duration of the school day.
    • Collared shirt must be worn beneath jackets, v-neck sweaters, hooded sweatshirts or pullovers with zip-up or buttons at neck area.
    • The only exceptions are a solid colored classic hooded sweatshirt or a crewneck sweater. Otherwise, the gentlemen must always be wearing a collared shirt.
    • Solid, Striped or plaid collared shirts or button downs are acceptable
    • FCS crest/logo or any other emblems 3x5 or smaller an allowed on shirt front, not on sleeves or back of shirt. All other logos must be the size of a quarter (ex. Nike, Adidas or Under Armor logo)
    • Solid, Striped or plaid collared shirts/sweaters or button downs are acceptable
    • A belt must be warn during school
    • Sweater and sweatshirts must be solid color

    Don’ts:

    • No repeating logos as a pattern
    • No sleepwear
    • No Hawaiian shirts (unless approved by administration for an event)

    Shorts/Pants

    • Solid color in appropriate size.
    • Classic pant, khaki style
    • Classic short, khaki style
    • No jogger/runners, no holes, no patterns or plaid
    • No sweatpants.
    • No fleece shorts

    Don’ts:

    • No oversized or tight pants
    • Shorts or pants with frayed hems, cut-off shorts, gym shorts, fleece shorts, holes, patterns, plaid or sweatpants are not allowed
    • Shorts must not be shorter than 3” above the knee and all shorts/pants must be worn at the waist.
    • No repeating logos as a pattern.
    • No sleepwear

    Footwear:

    • athletic
    • dress shoes
    • boot
    • Athletic or leather sandals (examples: Chacos, Tevas or Birkenstocks

    Don’ts:

    • No slippers
    • non-leather flips-flops
    • house shoes
    • slides

    Outerwear

    Students may wear their choice of outerwear to school. In the building, hoodies, sweatshirts, or fleeces must be either spirit wear, solid colors, stripes or two-tone. Proper dress code must be worn underneath. No emblem/logo larger than 3x5 is permitted.

    • Hooded sweatshirts, sweatshirts or pullovers that have zippers or buttons must be worn with a collared shirt. Collared shirt must be worn beneath jackets, v-neck sweaters, zip-up or button up pullovers. If a student removes their classic hooded sweatshirt or crewneck sweater during school hours, they must be wearing a collared shirt.
    • Jackets are to be solid, may have a stripe(s) or be two-toned.
    • Logo on front may not exceed the size of 3x5.
    • No large emblems or logos on back or arms of jackets, logos may be small and not exceed 3x5. Emblems or logos of professional and college teams may not be across the chest. All embroidery or screened logos must be 3x5 or smaller.

    College sweatshirts

    Seniors may wear a college sweatshirt with logo/name going across the chest, larger than 3x5. This allowance is only for seniors and is to affirm their college selection.

    • Only after they have actually committed to a college and only for that college.
    • Only on Fridays (not Monday – Thursday)

    Underclassmen are not allowed to wear college sweatshirts unless the logo is 3x5 or smaller.

    Spirit Wear

    Friday Spirit Wear must be FCS approved and include F, FCS or Paladins on the item. On Fridays, jeans may be worn. They must fit appropriately and not be form fitting or contain any holes, rips, designs, colors, patches or frayed edges (color and designs may be on pockets only).

    Hair/Jewelry

    No hats are allowed. Hair color must be natural and non-distracting.Hair length must be above the eyebrows, ear lobes and off the collar.
    Accessories may not be distracting or disruptive. Tattoos and body piercings are prohibited.

    Hygiene and hair

    • Facial hair may only be kept if trimmed and not distracting.
    • Use deodorant daily.
    • Accessories may not be distracting or disruptive.
    • Body piercings are prohibited. No earrings, no nose rings.
    Tattoos

    Tattoos are prohibited in accordance with Georgia law, consideration of the permanence of the decision and application by a minor or young adult. If a student enrolls at FCS and has a preexisting tattoo, it must be “covered at all times” when a part of any FCS event, activity, dance, swim event, sport or recreation. If a FCS student chooses to disregard this school rule, the student will meet with HS administration and a disciplinary consequence will be given. To remain at FCS, the same "covered at all times" guideline must be followed.

    Special Events Dress Code
    You can contribute to the success of FCS special events by honoring the dress code policies. It is important that we represent our families, our school and our Lord in a worthy manner. This dress code applies for the Homecoming Dance, School Dances, the Spring Formal, and for those students who participate in Baccalaureate, Graduation, and in any choral performances.

    The dress code for the Homecoming Dance and the Spring Formal applies to any participant in these FCS special events, including non-FCS students. Any specific questions about dress code for a particular event should be directed to the FCS office.
    Proper Attire:

  • Neat appearance and in good taste
  • Slacks (dress or khaki)
  • Button-up shirt and tie (minimum)
  • Jacket suggested, but not required
  • Dress shoes with socks (NO TENNIS SHOES, FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS)
  • Baccalaureate shirt must be a white, button-up with long sleeves. If the attire is deemed inappropriate by a chaperone or administrator, consequences will be applied.


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