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Dress Code

Hawaiian Mission Academy is committed to partnering with parents to teach students how to honor Christ at all times.  Students' appearance is no exception.
The HMA staff  and administration will determine if a student is in compliance with the dress code.  More importantly, it is the parents' responsibility to make sure that their student is dressed appropriately for school.  The HMA dress code applies anytime during school hours and school events.  School uniforms are enforced anytime during school hours.

Proper classroom attire will include the following:

1. Monday through Thursday all students must wear a collared shirt or blouse. Shirts/blouses must be buttoned up. Jackets and sweatshirts are not a substitute for a collared shirt.
2. On Fridays students will be allowed to wear any HMA T-shirts, such as athletic shirts and Camp Erdman class shirts. P.E. shirts are not allowed.
3. Please see the general dress guidelines on requirements for shorts/pants or skirts for the girls. 
General Dress Code Guidelines

The HMA dress code guidelines will apply anytime during school hours, and for any and all activities sponsored by the school outside of school hours, such as: 
- school field trips, picnics, community service, vespers and banquets
- students association or class-sponsored events
- religious weekend events
- athletic department games

1. All clothing should be neat, clean, modest, in good repair, and of appropriate size and fit. Frayed cuffs violate the principle of neatness and are a sign that the pants are too long or too baggy. 
2. All shorts and pants must fit and ride at the natural waist, either with or without the support of a belt. There should be no exposed underwear. Sweat type pants, sport shorts, and surf shorts are not allowed. Denim jeans are allowed, but must be neat, clean and in good repair. Dyed, baggy or frayed cuff denims will not be allowed. 
3. Writing on shirts that does not dishonor God is allowed (Phil. 4:8-11). Clothing with slogans or designs suggesting ideas or behaviors out of harmony with Adventist beliefs are not acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to, any promotion of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, profanity, the occult, sex, violence, skulls, and rock groups.
4. Hair should be neat, clean, and well groomed. Extreme and unusual hairstyles or unnatural hair color, such as blue, pink, or green, is not permitted. 
5. Jewelry such as earrings (and transparent studs often left in earlobes), studs, necklaces, chains, rings, bracelets, and anklets are not permitted. 
6. Body piercing or tattoos should not be visible. 
7. Underwear, including bra straps and boxers, may not show at any time, even when bending or stretching. 
8. Hats and caps should be removed during prayer. 

Girls' Dress Code
1. Shorts, dresses and skirts (as well as slits) should be no shorter than six inches from the floor when measured a the side from a kneeling position. (For an accurate measurement, please have another person measure your skirt for you.) Shorts and pants overall fit cannot be skin tight to include leggings and/or jeggings.
2. Blouses/Shirts/Tops:
   a. may NOT be strapless. No exposed bra straps.
   b. should be appropriate, modest, and of sufficient size for proper coverage. 
   c. must cover the midriff at all times, even when a student stretches or bends.
3. No black lipstick, black nail polish, heavy or excessive makeup may be worn. 
4. For swimming or beach activities, bathing suits shall be modest. 

Boys' Dress Code
1. Any shirt worn must have sleeves, be neat and of an appropriate size and length. 
2. For swimming activities, boys' swimwear shall be the boxer type. 
Banquet Dress Policy

Attire: Clothes for all students and non-HMA guests should be neat, modest, and appropriate. Jewelry, such as bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, chokers, studs, and other conspicuous ornaments may not be worn and are subject to confiscation with no guarantee of return.

Girls shall avoid:
1. Clothing that is too tight or too short (Dresses should be no shorter than mid-thigh). 
2. Clothing that reveals cleavage and or midriff.
3. Clothing with front or back lines lower than the normal bra line. 
4. Strapless outfits
5. Sheer or see-through clothing
6. Sports shoes or jeans

Boys shall wear:
1. Properly fitted dress slacks, fitting at the waist. Belts should be worn with slacks that have belt loops.
2. A nice sweater or dress shirt is required. Shirts with tails should be tucked in.
3. Sports shoes or jeans are not allowed.

Caps or hats, other than formal or dress hats, are not allowed. Suits and tuxedos are optional.