ST. PAUL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT DRESS CODE

For general guidelines, a student should dress in a manner which respects learning and their own human dignity and humility.

Basic Guidelines:

Young Men: Collared dress shirt or polo. Khaki style pants with socks and dress shoes.

Young Ladies: Collared dress shirt or polo. Khaki style pants or nondenimskirt with socks/nylons and dress shoes.  The principal or dean of students' decisions in all matters of dress are considered school policy, equal to the following written guidelines:

Footwear: Students are to wear fully enclosed dress shoes (no open toe or open back). NO athletic shoes, canvas shoes, boots or sandals. Heels must be 1.5 inches or less. Boys must wear socks and girls mustwear nylons or socks (footie styles are acceptable). Shoes must be of solid color with no writing.

Hair styles should be conservative. Extreme styles, especially where hair is spiked or part of the head is shaved are not considered appropriate. Discreet coloring or highlighting is allowed. Boys hair should be cut in a short, neat manner. It should not hang below the eyebrows, sideburns shall not extend past mid-ear, hair shall not cover any part of the ears, and no hair shall cover any part of the shirt collar. No pig-tails or earrings are permitted in school or when representing the school at extra curricular activities. Boys must be clean shaven at all times.

Headwear including hats, caps, dew rags and sweat bands may not be worn in school, in the cafeteria or at any time during the school day, unless required by the classroom teacher for health or safety reasons.

Jackets or outside coats should not be worn during class.

Shirts or blouses: All students are to wear buttoned-front dress shirts with fold-over collars (oxford style), polo shirts with fold-over collars and manufactured with no more than 3 buttons or full turtlenecks. These should not have artwork, slogans, pictures or advertising.

Shirts/blouses must be long enough to be tucked in and stay tucked in at all times, including lunch time. Shirts should not be low cut. Shirts must be buttoned to 2nd highest button or other reasonable spot. Tank tops and camisoles are not permitted. Shirts should not have artwork, slogans, pictures, or advertising. Small pocket logos are acceptable. No T-shirts or sweatshirts. Undershirts must be white with no visible writing/designs. NOTHING MAY BE WORN OVER THE COLLARED SHIRT EXCEPT A SWEATER OR NCS/SPH SWEATSHIRT (unhooded).

Girls’ skirts must reach the knee. If the skirt has a slit, it should measure no more than 6". Skirts should not fit too tightly. Split skirts may not resemble shorts, and usually should be pleated.

Slacks or Pants should be of a full-length dress style. They should not be faded or stonewashed. Belts must be worn. Belts must be a solid color with no embellishments (studs, jewels, etc.). No sweat pants, bibs, painter pants, blue jeans, blue denim pants, no drawstring waistband pants, tights or tight fitting pants. All must be neatly hemmed. Pants must not ride low on hips or drag on the floor. No 5-pocket or more cargo styles.

Sweaters or St. Paul/NCS sweatshirts (unhooded) can be worn with a collared shirt underneath. Full turtlenecks may be worn.

Jewelry: No excessive jewelry or body piercing, other than girls’ earlobes, are permitted in school or when representing the school at extra curricular activities. All jewelry must be conservative in choice.

Girls’ - No dangling earrings.

Make-up: Heavy make-up is not permitted. (No make-up may be brought to school).

No visible tattoos permitted

 

JR. HIGH UNIFORM POLICY

The Principal has final authority in resolving questions or situations regarding compliance with the policy.

Parent Participation: Completed school registration at NCS Jr. High acknowledges the parent and student’s acceptance and participation with this policy.

Uniform Exchange Sales: During the school year, NCS in coordination with the PTO will provide a forum for parents to trade/sell and purchase uniform/dress code clothing. New or used uniform/dress code clothing may also be donated to the school to be distributed as necessary to those families in need of assistance. All clothing must meet the uniform/dress code requirements. Unsold uniform items not picked up after a sale will be kept and brought to the following sales and/or placed on the NCS Ebay website for up to a 1 year period. Items not sold in a year may be given to the clothing bank.

 UNIFORM

Boys Grades 7-8: Dress Slacks - With or without pleats – Dark Khaki or Black Polo or Oxford Shirt - White, Black, or Red, Short or long sleeves,

Sweater / Cardigan / Vest - White, Black, or Red Sweatshirt - Black or Red only (Sweater, sweatshirt, cardigan or vest must be worn with a regulation collared shirt or turtleneck)

Girls Grades 7-8: Dress Pants - With or without pleats – Dark Khaki or Black

Skirt, Skort or Jumper - Dark Khaki, Black or Red/White Polo, Oxford or collared blouse - White, Black, or Red, Short or long sleeves

Sweater / Cardigan / Vest - White, Black, or Red Sweatshirt - Black or Red only (Sweater, sweatshirt, cardigan or vest must be worn with a regulation collared shirt or turtleneck)

Boys & Girls 7-8 Accessory items:

Socks / Girls Tights / Boys Ties - Solid color White, Black, Red or Khaki

Turtleneck / Mock Turtleneck - White, Black or Red

Belts must be: Black, Tan or Brown

General Guidelines

All clothing and accessories must be sized to fit, neat, clean and without holes. Hems may not be frayed or cut.

Slacks or pants should be of a full-length dress style, neatly hemmed or cuffed with or without pleats, of dress fabric - not stretch jersey. should not be too tight or dragging on the floor. Bibs, low riding pants, 5 pocket styles (with or without rivets) cargo pants or Capri's are not permitted. No blue or colored denim allowed, except for specified special occasions.

Girls’ skirts must reach the knee. If the skirt has a slit, it should measure no more than 6". Skirts should not fit too tightly. Split skirts may not resemble shorts, and usually should be pleated.

Shirts or blouses must have a collar. A turtleneck or mock turtleneck is permitted alone. All Shirts, blouses, turtleneck or mock turtlenecks must be tucked in at all times, including lunch. No visible t-shirts or crew neck shirts are permitted, except for specified special occasions. If wearing a t-shirt under a uniform shirt, it must be WHITE – no colored t-shirts. A collared shirt or turtleneck/mock turtleneck must be worn under a sweater, sweatshirt, cardigan or vest. All shirts must be of a solid color. No slogans, advertisements or brand names i.e. Gap, Abercrombie, etc. permitted (regardless of size). A heart patch, school oriented logo on the left side is permitted on any uniform shirt option. Approved styles from “The Hangar” are also permitted. If you question the appropriateness of the artwork, have the Principal approve before purchasing.

Hooded sweatshirts are not to be worn during the school day or at weekly school masses. SPH and/or NCS sweatshirts without a hood may be worn over a collared shirt or turtleneck.

Belts must be worn if pants were purchased with belt loops. Belts must be plain tan, brown or black with no embellishments (studs, jewels, etc.)

Socks, nylons or tights must be worn at all times. Footie styles are acceptable.

Shoes: Only fully enclosed dress shoes can be worn in JH and should be black, brown or tan only. Heels may not exceed 1.5 inches in height. No sandals, canvas, open back, open toe, clogs, high heels, boots or high platform shoes allowed. Boots for wet or snowy weather can be worn to school with a change of shoes.

Gym: Gym clothing can be purchased anywhere - School logos and colors are highly recommended. T-shirt or sweatshirt, Athletic Shorts or sweat pants, Athletic shoes.

Coats and Headwear: Jackets, outside coats and hats are not permitted during class. No caps, dew rags or sweat bands are permitted during the school day.

Hair: Natural hair color only - No unusual colors or extreme highlights. Styles should be conservative. Extreme styles, especially where any part of the head is spiked or shaved, are not

permitted. Boys’ hair should be cut in a short, neat manner. It should not hang below the eyebrows, sideburns shall not extend past mid-ear, hair shall not cover any part of the ears, and no hair shall cover any part of the shirt collar.

Jewelry: No excessive jewelry or body piercing, other than girls’ earlobes, are permitted in school or when representing the school at extra curricular activities. All jewelry must be conservative in choice.

Girls’ - No dangling earrings.

Make-up: Heavy make-up is not permitted. (No make-up may be brought to school).

No visible tattoos permitted.

 

K-6 GRADE UNIFORM POLICY

A uniform has been adopted to:

1. Develop a sense of belonging to the community, school and church.
2. Create an atmosphere conducive to learning.
3. Contribute to a safer school community by readily identifying students within the school system.
The Principal/ Director with the assistance of the Governing Board can make changes during the school year, if a situation arises.

Enforcement: Teachers will check uniform / dress code compliance first thing each morning and throughout the day. The following infractions will apply to students not in compliance:
1st infraction: A written warning explaining why the child is not in dress code and the consequences of 2nd, 3rd and 4th infractions.
2nd & 3rd infraction: Student will call parent/guardian at home or work and replacement clothing must be brought to school within a reasonable timeframe. The parents may opt to have their child miss one recess rather than make an extra trip to school.
4th infraction: Detention

The Principal/ Director has final authority in resolving questions or situations regarding compliance with the policy.

Parent Participation: Completed school registration at NCS Kindergarten, Elementary and Jr. High acknowledges the parent and students’ acceptance and participation with this policy.

Uniform Exchange: During the school year, Norwalk Catholic School provides a forum for parents to sell and purchase used uniform / dress code clothing. Items available for purchase are stored in the elementary building. Parents who wish to shop for uniforms can do so before school from 8-8:50am or from 1-4pm Monday through Friday. New or used uniform / dress code clothing may also be donated to the school and will be distributed as necessary to those families in need of assistance. All clothing must meet the uniform/dress code requirements. Items not sold in a year may be given to the clothing bank based upon the opinion of its salability or given away to students in need.

Suggested Uniform / Dress Code Suppliers: The following suppliers are recommended for purchasing of clothing as described in the uniform/ dress code section. Swatches or clothing samples will be available in the school offices to view appropriate colors and styles. All clothing must be purchased from a uniform line like the following:

Lands’ End – School Line only, catalog available in office
Can be purchased:
1. On-line www.landsend.com/school
2. Catalog 1-800-469-2222
3. Fax 1-800-332-0103
4. Mail 20
Lands’ End SHOP certificate can be used (8% towards tuition & 1% to school) or for every qualified purchase from the catalog or “School” section of the Web site, 3% of the net sales will be donated to the school (Use preferred school number 9000-5637-5).
French Toast –Catalog available in the office
Can be purchased:
1. On-line www.frenchtoast.com
2. Catalog 1-800-373-6248
3. Fax 1-888-296-4966
4. Mail
5. Locally at Sears or Meijers
For every qualified purchase from the catalog or Web site, 5% of the net sales will be donated to the school (Use source code number QS44S3T).
Sears SHOP Certificates offer 3% towards tuition & 1% to school
Schoolbelles – Catalog available On-line
1. On-line www.schoolbelles.com
Accessory Items – Belt, Shoes, Socks, Tie, Turtleneck / Mock Turtleneck, Sweaters or Sweatshirts may be purchased anywhere.

General Guidelines
1. All clothing and accessories must be sized to fit, neat, clean, without holes, not frayed or cut.
2. Slacks or pants should be of a full-length dress style, neatly hemmed or cuffed with or without pleats, of dress fabric – not stretch jersey. Slacks or pants should not be too tight or dragging on the floor. Bibs, low riding pants, 5 pocket styles (with or without rivets), cargo pants or Capri’s are not permitted.
3. No blue or colored denim allowed, except for specified special occasions.
4. Skirts, skorts or jumpers should not fit too tight and must be of modest length, no more than 4 inches above the knee for K-6 and no more that 6 inches above the knee in JH. If skirt has a slit, measure from the top of the slit. Make sure length is appropriate before ordering.
5. Shirts or blouses must have a collar. A turtleneck or mock turtleneck is permitted alone. Shirts, blouses, turtleneck or mock turtlenecks must be tucked in at all times, including lunch. No visible t-shirts or crew neck shirts are permitted, except for specified special occasions.
6. If wearing a t-shirt under a uniform shirt, it must be WHITE – no colored t-shirts.
7. A collared shirt or turtleneck/mock turtleneck must be worn under a sweater, sweatshirt, cardigan or vest.
8. All shirts must be of a solid color. No slogans, advertisements or brand names i.e. Gap, Abercrombie, etc. permitted (regardless of size).
9. A heart patch, school oriented logo, on the left chest pocket only is permitted on any uniform shirt option. This can be purchased from the approved suppliers or embroidered at an outside location of your choice. All designs must be appropriate and school related. Approved styles from “The Hangar” are also permitted. If you question the appropriateness of the artwork, have the Principal approve before purchasing.
10. Hooded sweatshirts are not to be worn during the school day or at weekly school masses.
11. Red or Black sweatshirts plain or with a heart patch, school oriented logo are permitted.
12. Belts must be worn if pants have belt loops. (Exception for Kindergarten and 1st grade only – no belt required.) Belts must be plain brown, black or tan with no embellishments (i.e.: studs, jewels, etc.) 21
13. Ties must be solid in color. Small school related logo is acceptable but not stripes, prints or
characters. Female students may not wear male-type ties.
14. Socks or footies, nylons or tights must be worn at all times.
15. Only fully enclosed dress or plain athletic shoes can be worn. All should be primarily of one color (tan, white, black, brown, red or gray). Heels may not exceed 1 inch in height. No sandals, open back, open toe, clogs, high heels, over the calf boots or high platform shoes allowed.
16. Boots for wet or snowy weather can be worn to school with a change of shoes provided.

Uniform / Dress Code
Boys Grades K – 6:
Dress Slacks – With or without pleats Dark Khaki or Black
Shirt - White, Black, or Red
Polo – Short or long sleeves
Oxford – Short or long sleeves
Sweater / Cardigan / Vest - White, Black, or Red
Sweatshirt - Black or Red (Sweater, sweatshirt, cardigan or vest must be worn with a regulation collared shirt, turtleneck or mock turtleneck).

Girls – Grades K –6:
Dress Pants – With or without pleats Dark Khaki or Black
Skirt, Skort or Jumper Dark Khaki, Black or Red/White Plaid (0871) (Plaid option available from Schoolbelles only. The red or black polo dress from Land’s End is approved.)
Blouse / Shirt - White, Black, or Red
Polo – Short or long sleeves
Any collared Blouse – Short or long sleeves
Sweater / Cardigan / Vest - White, Black, or Red
Sweatshirt Black or Red (Sweater, sweatshirt, cardigan or vest must be worn with a regulation collared shirt, turtleneck or mock turtleneck).

Accessory items that can be purchased anywhere:
Socks, Girls Tights, Boys Ties Solid color - White, Black, Red or Khaki
Turtleneck / Mock turtleneck - White, Black, or Red
Belt - Black, Tan or Brown
Shoes - Only fully enclosed dress or plain athletic shoes can be worn. All must be of largely neutral in color (tan, white, black, brown. red or gray). Heels may not exceed 1 inch in height. No sandals, open back, open toe, clogs, high heels, over the calf boots or high platform shoes allowed.
Coats and Headwear: Jackets, outside coats and hats are not permitted during class.
-No caps, dew rags or sweatbands are permitted during the school day.

Gym: Clothing for gym can be purchased anywhere:
T-shirt or sweatshirt (School logos and colors highly recommended)
Athletic Shorts or sweatpants
Athletic shoes other than those worn in the classroom

Hair: Natural hair color only – no unusual colors or extreme highlights are permitted!! Styles should be conservative. Extreme styles, especially where any part of the head is spiked or shaved are not permitted.
-Boys hair should be cut in a gentlemanly manner. It should not hang in the eyes or extend below the shirt collar in the back.

Jewelry: No excessive jewelry or body piercing, other that girls’ earlobes, are permitted in school or when representing the school at extra-curricular activities. All jewelry must be conservative in choice. -Girls’ – No dangling earrings

Make-up: Heavy make-up is not permitted. (No make-up may be brought to school).

-No visible tattoos permitted – unless in conjunction with a spirit day.

Special Occasions
1. The last Friday of each month will be a casual day for grades K-6 only. Students are allowed to wear blue or colored denim jeans. No overalls, striped, embroidered, ripped or frayed jeans allowed. Shirt must comply with uniform / dress code policy. A sweatshirt with a school logo can be worn with a collared shirt, turtleneck or mock turtleneck underneath.
2. Any other days throughout the school year as specified by the Principal/ Director.3. Mass days and All School Masses: Students will follow the uniform guidelines. Ties are optional for male students in grades K-6.
3. Mass days and All School Masses: Students will follow the uniform guidelines. Ties are optional for male students in grades K-6.

Warm Weather Policy: The warm weather policy is effective for the months of August, September, May and June for K-6 only.
Shorts /Capri Option - Girls & Boys Dark Khaki or Black of dress fabric
*Shorts must be neatly hemmed or cuffed of appropriate length no more than 4 inches above the knee and no longer than to the knee. Make sure length is appropriate before ordering. Girls may wear capris. No cargo pockets, cut-offs, sweat-suit material, mesh or gym shorts. All other clothing must follow the uniform/dress code.