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Uniform Policy and Dress Code

Uniforms are an honored tradition at St. Charles Catholic School. The uniform equalizes the socio-economic differences between students and families and voids the competition of the material world. We teach our students to see each other’s inner gifts and self-worth, looking beyond outward appearances. We feel that it is not only the school’s responsibility to determine the student dress code, but also the student and parent’s responsibility to adhere to a dress code that is conducive to a proper learning environment and presents a positive image in the community. Ultimately modesty should prevail, not the latest fashion trends. We appreciate your attention to, concern with, and responsibility for the way your child dresses for learning.

The following standards have been set as the St. Charles Catholic School Uniform Dress Code. This code is to be followed and worn by all students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, on all school days unless a “free dress” day has been scheduled. Uniforms are not required for preschool students. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS THE DRESS CODE HAS CHANGED.

Girls:   Grades K-8 Uniform Code

Plain black or khaki skirt/skort or jumper of a modest length (no shorter than 3 inches above the knee). School plaid is also acceptable.

Shorts are to be worn under skirts – no longer than the skirt, or a skort can be worn.

Solid white or black tights or leggings. Leggings much reach the ankle. Must wear tights or leggings with skirts from October 31st to Spring Break.

Plain black or khaki twill slacks or cords. Modest boot cut or straight leg.

Jean style, outside pockets, cargo pants, joggers, rivets or decorations are not permitted.

Plain black or khaki twill shorts of a modest length (no shorter than 3 inches above the knee) may be worn before October 31st and after Spring Break.

Plain white or black polo shirt, plain white turtleneck, or white or black blouse with Peter Pan collar. Shirts and blouses must be tucked in at all times, and students should be able to raise their arms without the shirt coming untucked. No logos, distinguishable labels or decorative distinctions, other than school polos ordered from WildRose.

Uniform sweatshirt may be worn over uniform shirts (collar must show).

Belts must be black or brown.

Plain white or black socks must be worn at all times.

Sandals must have a closed toe, heel strap, and socks.

Tennis shoes are recommended for all day school wear.

Boys: Grades K-8 Uniform Code

Plain black or khaki twill slacks or cords. Modest boot cut or straight leg.

Jean style, outside pockets, joggers, cargo pants, rivets or decorations are not permitted.

Plain black or khaki twill shorts of a modest length (no shorter than 3 inches above the knee) may be worn before October 31st and after Spring Break.

Plain white or black polo shirt, white turtleneck, or plain white or black button down/collared dress shirt. Shirts must be tucked in at all times, and students should be able to raise their arms without the shirt coming untucked. No logos, distinguishable labels or decorative distinctions, other than school polos ordered from WildRose.

Uniform sweatshirt may be worn over uniform shirts (collar must show).

Belts must be black or brown.

Plain white or black socks must be worn at all times.

Sandals must have a closed toe, heel strap, and socks.

Tennis shoes are recommended for all day school wear.

Additional Uniform Information for Grades 4-8:

Fleece zip-up  vests are to be worn by 4th-8th grade students on Mass days (Wednesdays) and special events as set by the principal and teaching staff.

PE Uniforms

Students will not be suiting up for PE this year.

Make-Up

Allowed for Grades 6-8 female students only. Make-up must be natural in appearance. If a student’s make-up is deemed unacceptable, she will be asked to wash her face.

Additional Uniform Information for all students

All clothing should be neat and clean in appearance, and students should maintain personal cleanliness.

Hair and Headwear: As a matter of courtesy, hats, hoods, and bandanas are to be removed inside all school buildings. Hair must be neat, clean, of natural human hair color, neatly groomed, and must not be distracting. If a student’s hairstyle is deemed unacceptable, he/she will have until the following Monday to remedy the situation.

Piercing and Jewelry: Earrings only, 1-2 per ear. No dangling earrings allowed. This is for safety reasons.

No visible tattoos (this includes drawings on skin by the student).

Free Dress Policies

Occasionally the school will give students a free dress day. These days are announced in the Weekly Newsletter along with any specific dress guidelines such as a theme or colors for the day. If your student does not choose to participate in the free dress option, they must wear their uniforms.

Pants, jeans and shorts must follow the uniform dress code (i.e. length and fit).

T-shirts, sweaters or sweaters are permitted. Logos, writing, pictures, etc. must be appropriate.

No sweats, leggings, jeggings, yoga pants, or athletic

Shorts are not allowed from November 1st to Spring Break. Shorts cannot be shorter than 3 inches above the knee.

No tank tops, spaghetti straps, crop tops, spandex or boxers.

No ragged or torn clothes. shorts.

Holiday-themed free dress must include the required color for that holiday.

Socks must be worn at all times.

 

CONSEQUENCES FOR UNIFORM VIOLATIONS:

1st Occurrence: Note home explaining the violation; parent return signature required.

2nd Occurrence: Phone call and parent requested to bring appropriate uniform to school.

3rd Occurrence: Meeting with the administrator.