“Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?” (1-Corinthians 6:19). This should be reflected in our dress.
The way in which you dress is a sign of your respect for yourself as well as a mark of respect for those with whom you associate. Your personal appearance is important to your own mature development as a person. You should dress to fit the occasion. Lumen Christi is not a fashion center; it is a school. The unique, unusual, and weird distract students from their school work. Neatness and cleanliness are important for self-respect and good health. It is important to remember that the Student Dress Code is a guideline for students, parents, and teachers in order for all concerned to understand what is considered proper dress for Lumen Christi Catholic School. However, at all times the Administration reserves the right to decide whether a student, or group of students, is in proper dress. The Administration also reserves the right to make changes to the dress code, as it deems necessary.
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Prom Dress Code
Before you go shopping, please be sure to read the Prom Dress Code.
We are providing you the outline of our Prom Dress Code early in the year, so that you have this important information before you purchase a special occasion dress for this year’s Prom.
Lumen Christi Catholic High School Prom Dress Code:
The following rules and guidelines apply to LCCHS students and their guests. It is the responsibility of LCCHS students to inform their guests of this code. Students or guests who are not properly attired will not be allowed entry into the prom. Although prom is a very special occasion, we must not forget that we are a Catholic school that believes in modesty as a virtue.
A dress or gown that is appropriately fitting and modest must be worn with dress shoes. Hemlines for dresses must be no shorter than 1 inch above the knee joint (where the knee bends). Slits in the dress must be no higher than 1 inch above the knee joint (where the knee bends). No: plunging necklines, exposed cleavage, visible midriffs, cutouts below the traditional bra line, sheer material allowing skin to show. Spaghetti straps and strapless dresses are allowed provided they follow the other rules listed here. Dresses may be backless provided they are not cut below the middle of the ribcage. No pierced body parts are to be visible except the earlobes. No visible tattoos.
Examples of types of dresses approved for prom are shown above.
A tuxedo or suit must be worn (full-length pants, dress shirt, and tie are required). Dress shoes and socks must be worn. Formal hats may be worn (no baseball caps may be worn). No pierced body parts are to be visible. No visible tattoos.
Appendix 8, Lumen Christi Catholic High School Parent-Student Handbook