Uniforms

UNIFORM/DRESS CODE POLICY

The school dress code at St. Francis de Sales is designed to promote an atmosphere on campus that is appropriate for a school setting. The type of clothing, hairstyle, and the way the students present themselves has a bearing on their conduct and attitude. These uniform regulations are intended to reduce distractions and to allow students to focus on their academic responsibilities in a manner demonstrating that we are all one community. To be just and fair to each individual, every student must follow the dress code exactly. For the good of the school and the uniform policy, students are expected to wear the school uniform and gym uniform correctly and parents are expected to support these regulations. The school administration will have the final say in the appropriateness of the uniform.

ALL UNIFORMS SHOULD BE MARKED CLEARLY WITH THE STUDENTS NAME.

General Guidelines

Clothing should be neat, clean and comfortable. No under or over sizing.

Hair:  Hair should be neat and clean, not obstruct a student’s vision and worn in traditional styles.  A small amount of subtle, natural looking highlights are permitted as long as the privilege is not abused.

Jewelry:  Necklaces, bracelets, and stud earring should be appropriate for school activities including recess and gym class.  Jewelry must not be excessive or distracting.

Make-up:  Natural looking make-up for girls in grades 5-8 ONLY (clear nail polish, light mascara, blush or lipstick, etc.).

No body paint, body glitter, stickers, decals or tattoos.

Enforcement

If a student comes to school in violation of the uniform code, as determined by the school administration, his/her parents will be contact by telephone and asked to bring the proper clothing to school. The student will not be permitted into class until properly attired. Missed class work must be made up. The dress code will be strictly enforced. Adherence to the dress code is expected of all students every day. Any item not outlined here concerning what constitutes appropriate appearance will be determined by the school administration.

St. Francis De Sales Dress Code Details

Tops

Girls

*Shirts must be tucked in.

*Plain white undershirts may be worn under uniform tops.

*No ties are permitted for girls.
-red or white polos

(short or long sleeve)

-red or white turtlenecks

-white oxford style shirts

 Boys

-red or white polos

(short or long sleeve)

-red or white turtlenecks

-white oxford style shirts

-Grades 5-8 MUST wear white oxford shirt with ties or bow-ties on Mass days

BOTTOMS

Girls

*Pant hems should rest at the top of your shoes & not bunch at the ankles.

*Shorts must be at least mid-thigh in length, but no longer than top of the knee.

*Shorts are usually permitted until Oct. 15 & again after Easter with administration approval.
– Grades K-4:  Navy Blue flat front or pleated slacks or shorts

-Grades 5-8:  Navy Blue or Khaki flat front or pleated slacks or shorts

-Navy, brown or black belts (must be solid color leather or fabric style belt)

Boys

-Grades K-4:  Navy Blue flat front or pleated slacks or shorts

-Grades 5-8:  Navy Blue or Khaki flat front or pleated slacks or shorts

-no cargo pockets

-NO SHORTS on Mass days

-Navy, Brown, or Black belts (must be solid color leather or fabric style belt)

SWEATERS & SWEATSHIRTS

*Sweaters and sweatshirts are permitted when worn over another uniform top.

*8th grade only is permitted to wear official class “hoodies.”

*No other hooded sweatshirts are to be worn during the school day.

*Fleece sweatshirts are considered outerwear only.

*Sweaters may be zip-up and can have a hood, but MUST be knit material.
-Navy Blue or red crew neck pullover sweaters, cardigan sweaters, V-neck or crew neck vests, St. Francis sweatshirts (with official logo), or solid color red or blue sweatshirts

-St. Francis gear with jewels & other “unofficial” logos are considered “outerwear” and may only be worn to/from school and during recess
-Navy Blue or Red crew neck pullover sweaters, cardigan sweaters, V-neck or crew neck vests, St. Francis sweatshirts (with official logo), or solid color red or blue sweatshirts

SOCKS

*Any length is permitted (crew, ankle, no-show, etc.).
-Grades K-8: Navy, gray, black, red or white socks, tights or knee-highs

-Grades 5-8 are permitted to wear flesh colored pantyhose as well
Navy, gray, black, red or white socks

SHOES

*Boots may be worn to/from school in inclement weather.

-Shoes must be primarily navy, black, brown or tan.

-Shoes should be closed toe and closed heel style.

-A small pattern on the side of the shoe is permitted, but please NO metallic, mesh, athletic/tennis shoes, plastic, canvas, heelies, clogs, sandals, flip-flops, crocs, mules, slippers or moccasins.

-Grades 5-8 are permitted to wear heels for Mass or special occasions, no higher than 2’’
-Shoes must be primarily navy, black or brown or tan.

-Shoes should be closed toe and closed heel style.

-A small pattern on the side of the shoe is permitted, but please NO metallic, mesh, athletic/tennis shoes, plastic, canvas, hellies, clogs, sandals, flip flops, crocs, mules, slippers or moccasins.

JUMPERS & SKIRTS (GIRLS ONLY)

*May be worn on non-gym days & always on Fridays for Mass.

*Skirts must be no shorter than 2’’above the knee, but no longer than the bottom of the knee.
-Grades K-4: Red & Green Polyester plaid jumper in a V-neck or drop waist style

-Grades 5-8:  Red & Green Polyester plaid pleated skirt or Navy Blue or Khaki skirt

-NO skorts are permitted for any grade.

GYM ATTIRE

Follow this link to order gym shirts.

*Students DO NOT change at school for gym class.  Please wear gym attire on PE days.*

-Heather gray official St. Francis gym t-shirt

-Red or Navy shorts, sweats or athletic pants

GYM SHOES (GIRLS AND BOYS)

Athletic shoes of any kind

Where to buy uniforms?

Most of our required uniform pieces can be found at numerous local retailers including Target, Walmart, Old Navy, Kohls, Children’s Place, Gymboree, Sears and JC Penny as well as online at Lands’ End.  Jumpers can be found online at Schoolbelles online (www.schoolbelles.com online code S0903) or their store located in Fairlawn – (330) 836-2246 or locally at Kids Closet in Cuyahoga Falls (330-929-1810).  You may want to call ahead for sizing availability.

The Falcon Family Network will also sponsor two used uniform swaps each year to be held in the fall and spring.  Collection of used uniform pieces will take place one week prior to the swap.  The swap is open to all students and pieces will be free of charge.

Dress Down Days

Some “dress down” days have a required theme, such as Indians day. Jeans are permitted, but they cannot be tattered or torn. Low rise or baggy pants are not permitted. Shorts, if worn, must be of modest length and worn at the waist. Shirts must have sleeves (no straps) and the torso length must be long enough to be tucked into the waistband. Pictures on shirts must be appropriate and not disruptive to the learning environment and cannot promote sex, alcohol, drug use or violence, and should not conflict with our Catholic identity. Nail Polish, hair color, or any extreme hairstyles are not permitted.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to dresscode@stfparishschool.org.  We will be monitoring this email daily and will answer any questions you may have about the dress code.

 

Updated September 22, 2016