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"See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of My Father who is in heaven."
Mt. 18:10

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Uniform Policy

Dress Code Changes 2013-2014

As a Catholic school, we believe that modesty and appropriateness in dress are important for a good education. Requiring a uniform allows the the focus in school to be on the formation of character and not on appearance. Furthermore, student behavior has been shown to be directly related to their dress and grooming.

Uniforms are to be worn from the first day of school to the last. Students are expected to be neat and well-groomed and are to wear the uniform attire in a manner consistent with good taste and decency. The interpretation of the code is left to the discretion of the administration.

Parents are requested to see that their children come to school in accordance with the dress code. Any student reporting to school out of uniform and/or judged to be dressed in inappropriate attire may be denied permission to attend classes. Violations of the dress code are considered violations of school rules. In the event that an emergency arises in which the child comes to school without his/her uniform, the parents should send a note of explanation.

Hair/Jewelry/Makeup/Nail Polish/Tattoos/T-shirts
Good grooming and personal hygiene are required at all times. Boys must be clean shaven. Tinted or  dyed hair is not permitted and students will be asked to leave school and return with hair in its natural color.  Students are expected to avoid extremes in hairstyles (i.e. corn rows, etc.). Boys’ hair must be at least ¼ inch  in length and not go past the top of the ear nor beyond the top of the collar or eyebrow.

Girls only may wear one pair of post earrings (no dangling earrings) at the bottom of the ear. One religious  medal is permitted on a chain (at least 6” in diameter), to be worn under the shirt and kept fastened all day.  The school will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged jewelry, nor for any injury sustained as a result
of wearing jewelry.

No makeup or nail polish may be worn. Tattoos, either rub-on or permanent, are not permitted. Boys and  girls may wear solid white t-shirts under their shirts.

Hats
As a matter of courtesy, all hats are to be removed while in the building.

Physical Education Uniform
The physical education uniform for grades 3-8 consists of a shirt and shorts and must be worn for Physical  Education. These may be purchased at the bookstore. A small plastic bag will be needed to hold the clothes for gym changes. If a student in grades 3-8 does not dress in the proper P.E. uniform three times in a quarter,  a detention will be issued.

Junior high students are required to wear athletic shoes for P.E. class.

Pink Slip Days/Casual Days
On casual days, students may wear their choice of clothing. The clothes should be in accordance with a  Catholic school atmosphere. Therefore, the following guidelines are to be followed when selecting their clothes:

If the student is wearing a (1) T-shirt – it must have no offending statements such as “pink wear” or drug advertising, i.e. alcohol, tobacco, etc; (2) shorts – must be at least finger length on the leg.   Not permitted are sleeveless shirts, tank tops, low-cut tops, muscle shirts, cut-off shorts or slacks, short  shorts, or low waistline pants.

Stretchy or form-fitting material is also not permitted, such as Jeggings, yoga pants, tights, or “skinny jeans.”  On casual days the dress code is still in effect regarding hair, jewelry, makeup, nail polish, tattoos, and hats.  With the exception of flip-flops and sandals, casual shoes may be worn on these days.

Scout Uniform
The Scout or Brownie uniform may be worn once a week on the meeting date. If the uniform incorporates  shorts, this uniform may be worn during the months of August, September, May, and June.

Shoes
All shoes must be tied (functional) or strapped (functional) rubber or hard sole dress shoes or athletic shoes.  Athletic shoes must be white, black or gray; no high-tops, “lights”, or fluorescent colors permitted. If  equipped with laces, shoes must be tied. No boots, open-toed shoes, sandals, or clogs are permitted. All  shoes must have “backs”. We recommend leather for shoe material.

Junior high students must wear dress shoes only, in black or neutral colors. Heels may not exceed one inch.  “Sperry’s” are permitted.

Junior high students may bring athletic shoes to wear during recess.

Socks
Girls may wear solid white, dark gray or dark green knee socks. Solid white crew (minimum four inches above  the top of the ankle) socks may only be worn with solid navy blue uniform dress shorts. No short or ¾ socks.  All socks must be pulled up to the maximum length.

Boys may wear solid white, black or navy blue crew (minimum four inches above the top of the ankle) or dress  socks. No short or ¾ socks. All socks must be pulled up to the maximum length.

Sweaters
Medium gray sweaters with the official St. Michael logo purchased only from School Days, Educational  Outfitters, or Educational Apparel may be worn over the uniform shirt/blouse. Note: The updated school logo  will be placed on the sweaters.
Sweatshirts
Medium gray sweatshirts with the official St. Michael logo purchased only from School Days, Educational Outfitters, or Educational Apparel may be worn over the uniform shirt/blouse. Only official St. Michael logo sweatshirts (crew neck only) may be worn in the classroom. They may be  purchased only from School Days, Educational Outfitters, or Educational Apparel or through the Home and  School Association (when on sale). The sweatshirt must be sized to fit. This interpretation will be left to the  discretion of the administration. If deemed oversized, the student will be asked to remove the sweatshirt.

Turtlenecks
Children may wear a solid white turtleneck or undergarments beneath a long sleeve shirt or blouse in cold  weather.

Uniform – Boys (In addition see “Warm Weather Dress”)

Pants: Navy blue dress pants
Navy blue dress corduroy
No cargo pockets (pockets midway on leg)
All pants must be worn at the waist and may not sag. No jeans, faded blue pants, or extreme  styles are permitted.
Black or brown belts (grades 6-8)

Shirt (K-6): White oxford button down dress shirt
Solid white knit placket collar shirt

(7-8): During the period of August, September, May and June, boys may wear either the white oxford  button down dress shirt or solid white knit placket collared shirt. During the months of October  through April, boys are to wear a white oxford button down dress shirt and a tie.  Shirts must be tucked in completely at all time. Shirts must be completely buttoned except the  top button. Long-sleeve shirts are to remain buttoned at the wrists.

Ties (7-8): A monogrammed uniform tie is to be worn whenever the white oxford cloth shirt is worn. The  knot must be tied to cover the top button of the shirt.

Uniform – Girls (In addition see “Warm Weather Dress”)

Jumper (K-6): Plaid jumper purchased at School Days, Educational Outfitters, or Educational Apparel. The  jumper can be no more than one inch above the knee (that is, the bottom of the hem may not  be more than three inches from the floor when the student is kneeling). Jumpers must be  zipped at all times.

Jumper (7-8): Solid green jumpers worn with the white oxford button down dress shirt purchased at School Days, Educational Outfitters, or Educational Apparel.

Pants: Navy blue dress pants
Navy blue dress corduroy
No cargo pockets (pockets midway down on the leg)
All pants must be worn at the waist and may not sag. No jeans, faded blue pants, or extreme styles are permitted.

Shirt: White round (i.e. Peter Pan) collar
White oxford button down dress shirt
Shirts must be tucked in completely at all time. Shirts must be completely buttoned except the top button.

Tights: Solid white or dark gray

Warm Weather Dress
During the months of August, September, May, and June, the children may wear solid navy blue uniform dress shorts. These shorts must be purchased only from School Days, Educational Outfitters, or Educational  Apparel. Both boys and girls may wear either the solid white placket collar shirt or white dress shirt/blouse with the uniform shorts.