Dress Code

The students shall be appropriately groomed and dressed and present themselves in a clean and neat manner while on school property and at school functions. Teachers and all other school employees should exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress and help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school setting.  Also, visiting students are to be appropriately attired while on school property and at school functions. 

It is important that students take pride in their personal appearance and comply with the school regulations governing the uniform. It is equally important that parents support the school uniform policy by insisting that their children be in proper uniform attire on every day of attendance.
Grooming and appearance shall be safe and appropriate and may not disrupt or interfere with the educational process. Distracting hairstyles are not acceptable. This includes excessively long hair or fad cuts. Hair must be neat and clean; styled such that vision is not impeded and be of natural hair color. Young men are to have hair no longer than the top of their shirt collar and sideburns must be level with the ear lobe. Young men are to be clean-shaven (including "out-of-uniform" days) and are not allowed to wear earrings. Visible tattoos and/or body piercing (other than earrings for girls) are not allowed for either boys or girls. Tongue posts are considered visible body piercing.
 

To Order uniforms CLICK HERE

Uniform Components
 
Khaki slacks which should be tailored with finished seams and should have a finished hem, not elastic. Pants that are skin tight are not permissible.
 
Those components are as follows:
 
            Khaki tailored slacks or walking shorts (no shorter than 2 inches above the knee)
            Navy golf shirt with school logo
            Navy ¼ zipper sweatshirt with school logo
            Navy Crewneck Sweatshirt with school logo
            Women's Navy Cardigan w/ school logo
           
Solid color socks: crew length or knee socks.
Socks must completely cover the ankle.
Girls may wear navy blue or white tights or natural colored stockings.
 
Not Allowed:

Light sandstone or white slacks or shorts. Only dark khaki may be worn.

  1. No cargo pants or shorts

  2. No colored or printed t-shirts under the uniform shirts. Only solid white t-shirts may be worn under the uniform shirt.

  3. Torn or altered slacks

  4. Slacks that extend longer than the bottom of the heel of the shoes

  5. Uniform components that are snug or tight fitting.

  6. Shorts that are too short and are not walking shorts.

  7. Caps, hats, or head coverings of any type.

 
Footwear
The students shall wear shoes or sneakers at all times that:

  1. Are neat, clean and intact

  2. Have a back or heel strap

  3. Have protective covering over the toes

  4. Possess a heel and sole that is one inch or less in height, and a heel that is the width of the footwear

  5. Have laces, buckles, Velcro or other closure devices in good condition and used

Rationale: Footwear is required to promote health and safety of students (i.e., to decrease the
likelihood of falls and to protect the top of the foot from falling objects.)
 
Uniform Shirts and sweatshirts must be purchased on-line. Our only uniform supplier is Foley Enterprises, Inc.  To place an order click here.  The pants may be purchased locally or through Land’s End and must meet the criteria listed above.
                                                                
Out of Uniform and Dress-up Days
           
On “out of uniform” days, students may wear jeans, walking shorts, T-shirts, sweatshirts and athletic footwear. All clothing should be modest and in good taste. Bare mid-drifts, halter tops and tube tops are not allowed, short shorts and short skirts are not acceptable. Skin tight dresses and dresses with plunging necklines or strapless dresses are not permissible. Dresses and skirts should be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee. Caps, hats, head coverings of any type are not permissible. Young men must be clean-shaven.
One week prior to an “out of uniform” event, students will be reminded about what is appropriate. Failure to adhere to the “out of uniform” code will result in a parent being asked to bring in proper attire or the student will be assigned in-school suspension.

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