Dress Code And Gym Uniforms

 

 

2017-2018 St. Hilary School Dress Code

 

Personal appearance is as vital to a child’s educational outlook as any other policy we have listed. Grooming and dress reflect attitudes which have a direct relationship to learning. Attention should be given to every detail of a child’s appearance. On any day, all of these guidelines are to be adhered to and will be enforced.  Students who, after warning, continue to violate the dress code will receive a detention. Parents will be called to bring suitable clothes when necessary.

Special Note: Any 1st grade girl in the 2017-2018 school year will be required to wear the correct St. Hilary plaid jumper or skort.  2nd-8th grade girls will be permitted to wear the Sunshine Uniform plaid jumpers, skorts, or skirts through the 2019-2020 school year.  All girls will be required to wear the correct St. Hilary plaid jumpers, skorts, or skirts beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.   Please see photos below to distinguish between the correct and incorrect plaids.

Correct St. Hilary Plaid Incorrect (Sunshine) Plaid

 Correct "St. Hilary" Plaid                         Incorrect "Sunshine" Plaid

 GENERAL GUIDELINES 1ST – 8TH GRADES

·         All clothing (uniform and dress down/up) should be neat, clean, modest and appropriately sized. All clothing (uniform and dress down/up) should be free from holes, tears, and excessive fading.

·         Navy dress pants may be worn in grades 1-8.  Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades may also wear khaki dress pants.  “Dress” meaning absence of ornamentation (rivets), obvious stitching (top stitching or double stitching), and outside patch pockets.  Low-rise, mid-rise, or flared leg, or cargo pants are not permitted. 

·         Navy dress shorts may be worn during the first and fourth quarters only.  Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade may wear khaki dress shorts.

·         Khaki-colored pants or shorts for 6th, 7th and 8th graders should be a “khaki” color not “olive” color.

·         All shirts must be tucked inside pants or shorts.

·         Uniform skirts must be of a modest length not to exceed 4 inches above the knee when measured from a kneeling position.

·         Solid navy, brown, black leather or leather-like belts or navy elastic belts should be worn with pants or shorts with belt loops (for both girls and boys).  Fad or cloth belts are not permitted.

·         Leather, low cut shoes are permitted. Shoes must be primarily brown, tan, black, navy, grey, or true red. Shoes must be closed toe and closed heel dress style shoes. Metallic colors are not permitted. Athletic or tennis shoes are not permitted. Sperry style shoes must be primarily brown, tan, black, navy grey, or true red and may have a small pattern on the side of the shoe. Cloth, mesh, plastic, canvas, heelies, boots, clogs, sandals, crocs, mules, slippers, moccasins, or other fashion shoes are not permitted. All heels must be less than 1½ inches.

·         Socks or tights must be worn with all shoes; bare feet are not permitted. Socks must be solid navy, white, or black.  No logos or multicolored socks are permitted. 

·         Body piercing is not permitted (except for a single ear piercing for girls).

·         Tattoos are not acceptable, either permanent or temporary.

·         No hats, caps, bandanas, or other headwear is permitted inside the school buildings (unless it is a designated spirit “hat” day).

·         Hairstyles should be clean, neat, and conventional in style and remain natural in color. Fad or trend haircuts, shaved lines, tails, or bi-level cuts are not permitted. Hair beading that is not excessive or distracting is permitted for girls. Young men’s hair should be above the eyebrow, off the collar and at/or above the opening of the ear; hair should be tapered with no excessive fullness.  Facial hair is not permitted for young men. 

·         Scarves, colored nail polish (including gel, shellac, French manicures, nail art, or other special nail treatments), artificial nails, dangling earrings, or other accessories of a similar nature are not permitted.

·         Only school approved items (see optional dress code) are permitted to be worn inside the classrooms. All other outerwear may only be worn during recess or for outside activities. 

1ST-5TH BOYS

Required Dress Code:

·         Solid collared white, light blue, red or navy dress shirts or polo shirts (long or short)

·         Navy dress pants or navy dress shorts (during first and fourth quarters)

o    Belt required with pants or shorts with belt loops

·         Solid white, navy or black crew cut or low-cut socks

Optional Dress Code:

·         Solid navy colored crew neck or v-neck sweater or sweater vest without ornamentation or logo

·         Crew neck sweatshirt with St. Hilary school logo

·         White turtleneck during second and third quarters only

·         Solid white undershirt or t-shirt under uniform shirt

 

Optional Accessories:

·         Navy, red, or St. Hilary plaid ties with a white button down dress shirt

·         Watch (no smart watches)

·         One simple religious necklace

o    Boys are not permitted to wear earrings or any other jewelry

6TH-8TH GRADE BOYS

Required Dress Code:

·         Solid collared white, light blue, red or navy dress shirts or polo shirt (long or short sleeved)

·         Navy or khaki dress pants or navy or khaki dress shorts (during first and fourth quarters)

o    Belt required with pants or shorts with belt loops

·         Solid white, navy or black crew cut or low-cut socks

Optional Dress Code:

·         Solid navy colored crew neck or v-neck sweater or sweater vest without ornamentation or logo

·         Crew neck sweatshirt with St. Hilary school logo

·         ¾ quarter zip St. Hilary pullover (available online)

·         White turtleneck during second and third quarters only

·         Solid white undershirt or t-shirt under uniform shirt

Optional Accessories:

·         Navy, red, or St. Hilary plaid ties with a white button down dress shirt

·         Watch (no smart watches)

·         One simple religious necklace

o    Boys are not permitted to wear earrings or any other jewelry

1ST-5TH GRADE GIRLS

Required Dress Code:

·         Solid tailored white full button cotton blouse or white, light blue, red or navy polo shirt (long or short sleeved)

·         Uniform jumper or skort in St. Hilary plaid

·         Navy dress pants or navy dress shorts (during first and fourth quarters)

o    Belt required with pants or shorts with belt loops

·         Solid white, navy or black knee-socks, crew cut or low-cut socks or tights

Optional Dress Code:

·         Navy solid colored crew neck or v-neck sweater or sweater vest without ornamentation or logo

·         Crew neck sweatshirt with St. Hilary school logo

·         White turtleneck during second and third quarters only

·         Solid white undergarment, t-shirt or camisole under uniform shirt

Optional Accessories:

·         Navy, white, black, red, or St. Hilary plaid headbands (2 inches or less in width), bows, ribbons or other hair accessories

·         Watch (no smart watches)

·         One pair of stud earrings

·         One simple religious necklace

 

 

6TH-8TH GRADE GIRLS:

Required Dress Code:

·         Solid tailored white full button cotton blouse or white, light blue, red or navy polo shirt (long or short sleeved)

·         Uniform skirt in St. Hilary plaid

·         Navy dress pants or navy dress shorts (during first and fourth quarters)

o    Belt required with pants or shorts with belt loops

·         Solid white, navy or black knee-socks, crew cut or low-cut socks or tights

Optional Dress Code:

·         Navy solid colored crew neck or v-neck sweater or sweater vest without ornamentation or logo

·         Crew neck sweatshirt with St. Hilary school logo

·         ¾ quarter zip St. Hilary pullover (available online)

·         White turtleneck during second and third quarters only

·         Solid white undergarment, t-shirt or camisole under uniform shirt

Optional Accessories:

·         Navy, white, black, red, or St. Hilary plaid headbands (2 inches or less in width), bows, ribbons or other hair accessories

·         Watch (no smart watches)

·         One pair of stud earrings

·         One simple religious necklace

GYM UNIFORM

Students in 2nd-8th grades are required to wear the school gym uniform. This consists of a grey St. Hilary T-shirt (shirts must be purchased at school), solid black knit/nylon shorts that are mid-thigh in length and regular athletic shoes with non-marking soles. Students (except kindergarten) are not permitted to wear the same shoes during the school day and also for gym classes. School sweatshirts (over gym shirts) and black sweatpants may be worn during the winter months. The enforcement of the gym uniform dress code will be handled by the physical education teacher.

OUT-OF-UNIFORM STANDARDS

If students choose to dress down or dress up the following standards will apply.  Otherwise, regular dress code standards will be enforced.  Parents will be called to bring suitable clothing if out of uniform standards are not met. 

Dress Code for Dress Down Days:

Permitted:

·         Modest and appropriate relaxed attire

·         Tennis shoes, jeans, shorts and t-shirts for boys

·         Tennis shoes, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, dresses, skirts, shorts and rompers for girls

o    Dresses and skirts must be of a modest length not to exceed 4 inches about the knee when measured from a kneeling position.  Shorts or rompers must come down to fingertip length on the thigh.

·         Tank tops with sweaters, shrugs, or cover ups

·         Leggings with tops that come down to fingertip length on the thigh

Not Permitted:

·         Crop tops and low-rise jeans or shorts

·         Uncovered shoulders

·         Sandals, clogs, or heels exceeding 1½ inches

·         Hats (unless it is a designated hat day)

Dress Code for Dress Up Days:

Permitted:

·         Modest and appropriate attire

·         Dress pants or shorts (with modest cargo pockets) and collared shirts for boys

·         Dresses, skirts, dress pants, dress shorts or dress rompers (with modest cargo pockets), collared shirts, or blouses for girls

o    Dresses and skirts must be of a modest length not to exceed 4 inches about the knee when measured from a kneeling position.  Shorts or rompers must come down to fingertip length on the thigh.

·         Sleeveless dresses or tops with a sweater, shrug, or cover up

Not Permitted:

·         Tennis shoes (except for Kindergarten students) or sandals (open toe or open heel)

·         Uncovered shoulders

SPIRIT DAYS

Students may be granted the privilege of an administration-approved day on which to wear St. Hilary spirit wear. This day will be determined at the onset of each school year. On the approved day, students may wear only a tucked in St. Hilary spirit shirt with their regular school uniform pants or skirt.

ENFORCEMENT

A violation of any part of the dress code marks a student out-of-uniform and will result in an issuance of a Minor Infraction Notification.

  

  Gym uniform items are available for purchase at Back-to-School Night, and
may be ordered and sent home any time during the year
through the backpack!
Simply stop by Horning Hall between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m.
on Back-to-School Night  - August 21, 2017
to purchase items on-site,
or complete and return a gym uniform order form
 Gym Uniform Order Form 2017 Gym Uniform Order Form 2017  
 
with payment
any time throughout the school year
(forms are also available in the school office)
and receive your order within a few days through the backpack. 

 St. Hilary School uniform sweatshirts may also be purchased in this manner.
School uniform sweatshirts may be worn with the school uniform by all students in grades 1-8.

Gym uniform items and school uniform sweatshirts can be exchanged
if they are clean and have never been worn.

Please put your child's name on everything.