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.
Clothing should be neat, clean and comfortable. No under or over sizing.
Boys hair must be clean, neatly styled, not restricting of ones vision, or distracting in the common order of activities. It must be above the collar, and no lower than half of the student’s ears may be covered when the hair is brushed down. Drastic length variations is also not permitted, with the sides and tops being no more than 3 inches in variance.
Hair styles are not to have tails, buzzed designs, or shaved lines, including into parts. Natural colored highlights are permitted, but not done into designs or patterns.
Eyebrows are subject to same regulations, including, but not limited to: no shaving, patterns, unnatural colors, or dyed patterns.
No facial hair is permitted on any students.
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.
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.
Shorts are usually permitted until Oct. 15 & again after Easter with administration approval.
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
St. Francis gray gym shirt with navy blue or red shorts or sweatpants
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.
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 email@example.com. We will be monitoring this email daily and will answer any questions you may have about the dress code. Updated September 22, 2016