The St. Francis of Assisi School adopted a school uniform dress code for grades K-4 (Board Policy 5132; 1989). The dress of children affects their behavior and attitude. It is the responsibility of parents to send their children to school dressed according to the K-4 dress code.
Elementary School Campus (Grades Kindergarten through 4th):
· Uniform skirts and uniform culottes are SFA uniform navy blue or tan khaki. Uniform jumpers are SFA uniform plaid (hunter/classic navy plaid) navy blue or tan khaki.
· Uniform pants or uniform dress walking shorts are belted or belt less style dress slacks only. Colors are solid color navy blue or tan khaki. Shorts and capri season is May 1st through September 30th.
· Shirts, blouses, polo shirts and turtlenecks (regular & mock) are solid color navy blue, light blue or white [no aqua, turquoise or variations]. All shirts shall have a collar and long or short sleeves. Shirts must be tucked in. School name or logo is acceptable on collared shirt styles in dress code.
· Sweater or hoodless sweatshirt option is solid color navy blue, light blue or white (no aqua, turquoise or variations). School name or logo is acceptable on sweaters and sweatshirts.
· Shoes: Any athletic shoe or dress shoe. No clogs or flip flops. Physical education shoes must be tied or velcro style and may not be platforms or slip-on styles.
· Socks: Socks must be worn. Colors are solid or printed navy blue, light blue, white or red in any style, including tights.
· Hair: Hair must be neat and clean and out of the eyes.
· Outer wear may not be worn in the school building.
· Caps or head coverings may not be worn in the school building.
· Wearing of makeup is not permitted.
· No body piercing (including earrings for boys).
· No colored hair.
· Students will be asked to remove jewelry that distracts from learning.
· The principal may announce special non-uniform days.
At all times, clothing must reflect the values of St. Francis of Assisi School. The dress code is subject to interpretation by the building principal.
Middle School Campus (Grades 5th through 8th):
Maintaining a dress code for a school is a partnership between school and home. It is important for both parties to work together to insure that all students dress neatly and appropriately for school. Liturgy days are dress up days. A dress code that stresses this shows the uniqueness and pride all of us have in our Catholic School.
- Skirts must be modest and in good taste. Shirts and blouses must be long enough to overlap the top of pants or skirts and have sleeves. Blouses that are interpreted by the staff as too low cut are in violation of the dress code. Underwear should not be showing at any time.
- Skirts, dresses, and shorts cannot be worn if they are more than 2” above the knee. This will be enforced.
- Socks, stockings, or peds must be worn at all times.
- Earrings must be appropriate and not too large. The staff will ask that large earrings be removed.
- Makeup should be used at a minimum. Excessive makeup will be asked to be taken off in school.
- Leggings may be worn if the skirt is of an appropriate length.
- Hair must be of normal color, not something that disrupts the educational process.
- All pants and slacks must be worn at the waist, not at the hips. Belts must be worn if pants do not fit at the waist.
- There is no underwear to be shown at anytime.
- Boys are not allowed to wear earrings to school.
- Boys must wear collared shirts on liturgy days.
- No sweatshirts of any sort are allowed on liturgy days. If a child is cold, he/she may wear fleece, a sweater or jacket if it is too cold in church.
- Hats, sunglasses, and bandanas are not allowed in school.
- Any shirts that have sarcastic or demeaning sayings, alcohol, tobacco products or anything else deemed inappropriate by any staff member will not be allowed.
- No excessively tight pants are to be worn.
- Hair must be of appropriate length.
- Unnaturally colored hair is not allowed. Shorts may be worn from the beginning of school until September 30 and from May 1 until the end of the school year. Shorts worn for physical education class are not appropriate to be worn.
- Sweatpants may be worn on jeans days.
- Jeans days will be determined on how compliant the student body is with the dress code. Jeans days are only on Fridays or special days as determined by the principal.
- A parent will be contacted regarding the questionable piece of clothing and will come for a change of clothes for the student.
- In case a parent cannot come to school, students will be provided with clothes they can wear.
- The previous measure will be used only if the parent does not bring the right clothes to school.
- The school has the right to revise and adjust the dress code at anytime.