A few excerpts of the elementary requirements from the Elementary Handbook are listed below. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but enough to give an idea of what is expecting when attending an FCS elementary class.
The student body attends chapel one day each week. Chapel may include a variety of speakers who challenge and inspire students to practice the truths of God’s Word. The King James Version of the Bible will be used by students, faculty and guest speakers throughout FCS.
Dress and Hair
Uniforms are required for students attending Friendship Christian Schools. Elementary students without the complete uniform or with a uniform worn incorrectly will receive a uniform infraction. Infractions result in the student not being allowed to go on privilege/field trips. Elementary Students will be allowed 5 uniform infractions before the loss of a field trip. Uniform infractions will start over every semester. Middle school/ High school students without the complete uniform or a uniform worn incorrectly may receive demerits.
Boys: Boys must maintain a haircut that includes a neat trim (fairly close) on the sides and back. Hair must be short enough that it does not touch the collar of the uniform shirt and it cannot touch the top of the ear nor be combed behind the ear. Hair must be combed off the forehead in such a manner that it is not touching the eyebrows. Dyed or faddish haircuts are not acceptable. Black or brown belts must be worn with uniform pants or shorts (elementary only) with the end of the belt securely tucked in belt loops. All shorts must come to the top of the knee. Boys will not wear necklaces, bracelets, earrings or other faddish jewelry. Shirts will be buttoned and tucked in at all times. Tattoos and body piercings are not acceptable.
Elementary boys must wear black, tie, sports shoes and black ankle-high socks.
Girls: All uniform skirts should be long enough to reach the floor all the way around when kneeling. Elementary P.E. uniform shorts are to touch the top of the knee. Girls in the elementary grades should not be wearing make-up. Jewelry must be simple and conservative. Earrings may be worn only in the earlobe. Excessive ear piercing is not permitted. Faddish hair styles are not acceptable. Shirts must be buttoned and tucked in at all times. Tattoos and body piercings are not acceptable.
Elementary girls are required to wear black, tie, sports shoes and black ankle-high socks. No platform shoes.
Uniforms must be kept in good repair at all times. Stained or torn uniforms are unacceptable. Ragged, faded or outgrown uniforms must be replaced. Missing buttons, torn seams or loose hems must be repaired before the uniforms may be worn to school.
When a young person wears a school uniform outside of school, he becomes a representative of FCS away from the campus. Therefore, the school uniform must be worn properly at all times which include the necessary accessories such as uniform shoes, belt, and shirts tucked in at all times. The uniform jacket is the only one students will be allowed to wear on campus.
The dress standard at all school functions must be modest. Students are expected to wear “uniform style” clothing to any off-campus, school-related activity unless otherwise notified. This includes spectator sports, games, Spirit Days and school programs. There are to be no objectionable slogans on clothes. Clothes should fit properly not being too tight and the appropriate length. All dresses, skirts, and shorts are to be at least knee- length.