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School Dress Code


Education is a serious obligation, and it is important that we provide a school environment where learning can take place.  A dress code contributes to an environment that supports a productive and educational atmosphere. Dressing modestly and in good taste contributes to the student’s educational discipline.

All clothing will be neat, clean and in good repair.  Blouses and shirts will be tucked in.  Belts will be worn if there are belt loops.  Dress-up days may be scheduled for special occasions with the approval of the principal.  The principal will also designate non-uniform days.  On such days, students are not required to wear uniforms, but they are to dress in a manner that supports a productive and educational atmosphere.

Our uniform vendors are Lands’ End and French Toast.

GRADES 1-8 

 

GIRLS    
Slacks  

Color: Navy blue or khaki dress slacks (pleated, plain-front, or elastic waist).  No denim, please.  Corduroy is acceptable if the style of the slacks is “dress”.  Corduroy slacks with the heavy side seam resembling jeans do not meet the dress code.

Cargo pants, in the style conforming to our dress code, are permitted only for middle school students – grades 6, 7 & 8.  Cargo pants must be worn at the waist and are not to drag the floor.

Jumpers/skirts   Color: Navy blue, khaki, or plaid.  Our plaid jumpers and skirts are only available from Lands’ End.  Hem length is no shorter than 2 ½ inches above the knee.
Walking Shorts, Split Skirts (skorts), Capri’s  

Color: Navy blue or khaki.  Shorts, skorts and dress Capri pants may be      worn in the months of April, May, June, August, September and October. Clothing is to be worn at the waist, and hem length is no shorter than 2½ inches above the knee.  Cargo style walking shorts, in a style Conforming to our dress code, are permitted for all grades.

Shorts, skorts and Capri pants are not permitted on Mass days.  This includes class Masses in the chapel as well as all-school Masses held at Church, in the gym, or in the Parish Center.

Tops/Blouses  

Color: navy blue, light blue, red, or white – solid colors, only.  Short and long sleeve polo/golf shirts, short and long sleeve oxford shirts, Peter-Pan style blouse or long sleeve turtlenecks (no mock turtle necks).   Navy blue, red or white polo shirts with a St. Mary logo sold by Home and School are permitted.  Students are also permitted to wear polo shirts and blouses in these same colors with our school logo that is available from Lands’ End. No other printing, pictures or lettering is allowed, but the small brand logo is acceptable.  Colored tee-shirts are not part of the dress code.  Tops and blouses are to be tucked in at the waist.

Sixth, 7th and 8th graders may wear any color, including stripes and prints, of the above listed tops/blouses.  Shirts and blouses must have collars and must be long enough to tuck in.  Print is not permitted, but the small brand logo is acceptable.

Sweaters  

Color: navy blue, red or white. Cardigan, crew neck, V-neck or
sweater vests worn over uniform shirts only. No printing, pictures, or lettering is allowed.  Navy, red, light blue or white sweatshirts (no hoods, please) with our school logo are also permitted to be worn in class.  These sweatshirts are only available from Lands End.

Students are permitted to wear other sweatshirts and sweaters with acceptable printing, pictures, or lettering during outdoor recess.

Socks  

Knee socks, tights, hose or crew socks are to be in the basic colors
of navy blue, red, khaki or white.  Socks must be worn at all times.

     
BOYS    
Slacks  

Color: Navy blue or khaki dress slacks (pleated, plain-front, or elastic waist).  Clothing is to be worn at the waist. No denim, please. Corduroy is acceptable if the style of the slacks is “dress”.  Corduroy slacks with the heavy side seam resembling jeans do not meet the dress code. 

Cargo pants, in the style conforming to our dress code,  are permitted only for middle school students – grades 6, 7 & 8. Cargo pants must be worn at the waist and are not to drag the floor.

Walking Shorts  

Color: Navy blue or khaki.  Shorts may be worn in the months of April, May, June, August, September and October. Hem length is no shorter than 2 ½ inches above the knee. Cargo style walking shorts, in a style conforming to our dress code, are permitted for all grades.

Shorts are not permitted on Mass days. This includes class Masses in the chapel as well as all-school Masses held at Church, in the gym, or in the Parish Center.

Shirts  

Color: navy blue, light blue, red, or white – solid colors only.  Short and long sleeve polo/golf shirt, short or long sleeve oxford shirt or long sleeve turtleneck (no mock turtle necks). Navy blue, red or white polo shirts with a St. Mary logo that are sold by Home and School are permitted.  Students are also permitted to wear polo shirts in these same colors with our school logo that is available from Lands’ End.  No other printing, pictures or lettering is allowed, but the small brand logo is acceptable.  Colored tee-shirts are not part of the dress code.  Shirts are to be tucked in at the waist.

Sixth, 7th and 8th graders may wear any color, including stripes and prints, of the above listed shirts.  Shirts must have collars and must be long enough to tuck in.  Print is not permitted, but the small brand logo is acceptable.

Sweaters  

Color: navy blue, red or white. Cardigan, crew neck, V-neck or
sweater vests worn over uniform shirts only. No printing, pictures, or lettering is allowed. Navy, red, light blue or white sweatshirts (no hoods, please) with our school logo are also permitted to be worn in class.  These sweatshirts are only available from Lands End.

Students are permitted to wear other sweatshirts and sweaters with acceptable printing, pictures, or lettering during outdoor recess.

Socks   Tube, sport, or crews are to be in the basic colors of navy blue, red, khaki or white. Socks must be worn at all times. 
     
JEWELRY   Boys and Girls

Excessive make-up or jewelry for girls is not acceptable.  Boys are not permitted to wear earrings.  The principal will be the judge of what is excessive.  No jewelry of any kind is to be worn when participating in interscholastic athletic events.

     
FOOTWEAR   Boys and Girls

Dress shoes, tennis shoes, and sandals with backs (straps) are permitted.  Shoes are to be clean and in good condition. Laces must be tied or straps fastened.  For safety reasons, clogs and open-back styles are not permitted.

A second pair of gym shoes is required for physical education classes.  Gym shoes are to have white soles or colored soles that specifically state that they are “non-marking”.

     
HAIR   Boys and Girls

Hair must be neat, clean and out of eyes.  Boys’ hair is to be off the collar with no designs cut or shaved into the head.

     
CONSEQUENCES FOR DRESS CODE INFRACTIONS

Students are expected to be in compliance with the stated dress code on all days that school is in session. When a student is not in compliance with the stated dress code, a reminder may be issued.  Repeated infractions may result in the issuance of check marks or a card turned (grades K- 4). 

If the student is wearing clothing that is not a part of the dress code (including hem length shorter than 2 1/2 inches above the knee or absence of a belt), the student will be loaned appropriate clothing from the Uniform Closet.  If the clothing item in question is not available in the Uniform Closet, then the parent will be contacted to bring a change of clothing to school.  Every attempt will be made to secure acceptable clothing from the Uniform Closet in order to minimize inconveniences for parents.

     
DRESS CODE GUIDELINE FOR PRESCHOOL

St. Mary's Montessori pre-school is a place of learning and educational development of children.  Because clothes can set a mood or attitude for learning and behavior, the dress code suggests modesty and good taste for the children.  Much of the activity is conducted on the floor, so slacks are appropriate for boys and girls.  Students may wear shorts in warm weather – hem length no shorter than 2 ½ inches above the knee.  Tennis shoes are also acceptable.

All students, including preschoolers, must wear socks.  Shoes must have backs or a back strap.