*** NOTE: Make sure to read Mrs. Wickman's letter to parents (sent out in an email on June 12, 2018 but also available here), which addresses the changes to the uniform dress code. These website pages still have the 2017-2018 dress code guidelines. They will be fully updated when available. Families will be expected to be fully compliant with this new dress code by the 2019-2020 school year (this year will be a transition year). Please keep this in mind before ordering new uniforms. Please check back often, as we will update as information is available. ***
St. Joseph Catholic School Dress Code
Please note that any time a student is wearing a St. Joseph uniform, that student is representing St. Joseph Catholic School and appropriate behavior is expected. Likewise, any student attending and/or participating in an on or off-campus school event is representing our school, and dress and behavior should reflect our mission.
Dress Code General Guidelines
Shirts--All shirts are from Lands End or ScreenCraze with the school logo. Shirts must be tucked in. Students are required to have a white uniform shirt, to be worn on Mass days and special occasions.
Pants & Shorts--All pants and shorts must be khaki uniform shorts; cargo style pants and shorts are not permitted.
Sweaters & Sweatshirts--All outerwear is from Lands End or ScreenCraze. Only school logo outerwear is acceptable on campus. (Please note: on extremely cold days, students may wear non-Lands End/ScreenCraze heavy jackets over their Lands End/ScreenCraze outerwear)
Cosmetics--Wearing makeup of any kind is not allowed. Clear nail polish is acceptable. Artificial or long nails are not allowed. Tattoos, writing, or drawing on the body is not permitted.
Jewelry--Students in grades 5-8 may wear one necklace consisting of a crucifix or religious medal on a simple gold or silver chain, one simple ring, and one simple bracelet. Students in PreK-4th may not wear necklaces due to safety regulations. Girls (PreK-8) with pierced ear lobes may wear only one pair of small earrings (hoops, no larger than a dime) and one earring in each ear. Other body piercing is not acceptable. Boys may not wear earrings. No jewelry may be worn to PE classes.
Hair Style--Students in all grades must have hair that is neat. Hair must be a natural color. Excessive hairstyles, as determined by the principal or at a teacher’s discretion, are not permitted, e.g., ponytails for boys, shaved lines, initials, shapes, etc. Boy’s hair length must be above eyebrows, earlobes, and collars. Students will have until the next school day from the day of a dress code violation regarding hairstyle, to correct the violation, or the student will not be allowed back to school until the violation is corrected.
Hats--Must be worn with the bill forward. Hats may not be worn inside the classroom.
Dress code violations--Uniform inspection is part of the school day. Students are expected to be in proper uniform at all times. Consequences for dress code violations will be assigned by classroom teachers.
Free Dress Day Guidelines--Uniform guidelines apply to free dress days. For example: no tights, spandex, sandals, crop-tops, tank tops, bare midriffs, hipsters, or spaghetti-strap clothing. Moderation, modesty, and good taste are required. When in doubt, do not wear it! An infraction will result in the student calling a parent to bring the student’s uniform to school, and the student will forfeit the privilege of free dress for the next free dress day.
Grades 4-8 students must report to P.E. in complete P.E. uniform, even on Free Dress days.