Pine Grove Academy Dress Code K-8
“Obedience to small things creates a spirit of obedience in all things, and thus
invites the blessings of heaven.”
— Elder Kim B. Clark
Pine Grove Academy does not require uniforms, but does have a strict dress and grooming
standard. This standard helps maintain a positive and moral atmosphere allowing for serious
academic learning and God’s spirit to be felt. Although trends may change, the standard of
dress and grooming will remain the same.
Clothing should be clean, modest, and in good condition.
Avoid appearing sloppy or inappropriately casual.
Hair should be clean and neat avoiding any unnatural hair colors.
No hats, hoods, animal headbands, bandanas, or sunglasses.
Out of respect, outerwear such as jackets, sweatshirts, & hoodies should be removed in class.
No flip flops.
Jeans or other bottoms should not have holes or rips of any kind.
Shorts, dresses, and skirts should be a modest length no more than 3 inches above the knee.
Shorts or leggings should be worn under skirts and dresses.
No athletic bottoms: basketball shorts, running shorts, bike shorts, yoga pants, or exercise pants.
No joggers in sweat or athletic material.
No sweats, warm-ups, or pajamas.
No leggings unless they are worn under a dress or long shirt/tunic.
PGA polos & quarter zip tops may be worn any day.
No graphic t-shirts, hoodies, or sweatshirts.
Solid colored t-shirts as well as t-shirts that have a stripe or simple pattern are approved. Use
your best judgment. Classy, nice t-shirts with no words & pictures are approved. Avoid tie-dye
print & appearing overly casual.
Sweaters, dressy blouses, shirts with a collar and dresses are all approved.
Sheer or lace clothing need a sleeved shirt underneath.
No tank tops, sleeveless, halter tops, hoodies, or midriff tops.
Modest dresses can be worn & can have a pattern.
**Thursday is school spirit day--Pine Grove Academy graphic t-shirts and hoodies can be worn on
Thursdays only! **
*** The dress code is not strictly enforced in the Jr Explorers and Explorer classes. PreK and
Kindergarten students may have special needs to be considered, like sensory issues, and
therefore the expectation is not as strict.***
Consequences and discipline procedure for dress code violation:
First offense: The student will receive a written note about the dress code violation.
Second offense: The student will talk with a staff member to make sure they understand dress
code policy and then the student will be asked to call a parent to bring them a change of clothes.
Third offense: The student will be asked to call a parent to bring them a change of clothes and
the student will need to copy the dress code policy in their best handwriting.
Fourth offense: The student will be asked to call a parent to take them home for the day. They
may return when they are ready to follow the dress code.
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in
you? … The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”
1 Corinthians 3:16–17