This page lists the 2019-2020 Dress Code. This dress code page will be updated as the 2020-2021 dress code becomes 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 information may be found in the Parent/Student Handbook.
Dress Code General Guidelines
Please note that, although not listed here, per local mandate, masks are currently mandatory for students.
Shirts - All shirts are from Lands End or Screen Craze 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 chino/Docker style in khaki color. Shorts no shorter than 1” above the knee; cargo, jogger & skinny style pants/ shorts are not permitted.
Skirts & Jumpers - No shorter than 1” above the knee. Girls are strongly encouraged to wear shorts under their skirts, but they may be no longer than skirt/jumper length.
Sweaters & Sweatshirts - All outerwear is from Land’s End or Screen Craze. Only school logo outerwear is acceptable on campus. (Please note: on extremely cold days, students may wear non-Lands End/Screen Craze heavy jackets over their Lands End/Screen Craze 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 teacher, are not permitted, e.g., ponytails for boys, shaved, 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. Students will be recognized throughout the year for dress code compliance.
Free Dress Day Guidelines - Uniform guidelines apply to free dress days. For example: no leggings, sandals, crop-tops, tank tops, bare midriffs, hipsters, torn jeans or spaghetti-strap clothing. Moderation, modesty, and good taste are expected. When in doubt, do not wear it. Violations, as determined by the principal or teacher, 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.