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 rev 2012 gym uniform order form rev 2012
 
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.

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

2016-2017

DRESS CODE



This Dress Code will be in effect beginning August 2016.

Items listed in italics reflect revisions to the current Dress Code.
Please contact the school office with questions.

 

 

DRESS CODE

Personal appearance is as vital to a childs 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 childs appearance.  Students who, after warning, continue to violate the dress code will receive a detention.  Parents will be called to bring suitable clothes when necessary.

 

GIRLS

 

Jumpers/skirts/skorts - Navy plaid uniform jumper for grades 1 through 5.  Uniform skirt for grades 6 through 8.  A front flap skort is available for grades 1-4 and a pleated skort is available for grades 5-8.  Uniforms must be of a modest length, not to exceed 4 inches above the knee when measured from a kneeling position.  

 

Pants - Navy dress pants may be worn in grades 1-8.  Students in grades 7 and 8 may also wear khaki dress pants.  Dress means something with a fuller cut and the absence of ornamentation (rivets), obvious stitching (top stitching or double stitching), and outside patch pockets.  No knit, low-rise, mid-rise, flare-legged, or cargo pants are permitted.  Flaps on seat pockets are permitted in grades 7 and 8. Corduroy dress pants are acceptable as long as they are dress pants.

 

Shirt - Tailored white, light blue, red, or navy cotton blouse with pointed button-down, Peter Pan collar, or a three or four-button knit shirt.  Blouses must be plain, with no logos, except that the St. Hilary crest is acceptable.  All shirts must be tucked inside the skirts or pants.  Any T-shirt, camisole or undergarment worn under the school shirt must be solid white.  Sleeves must be short sleeve or long sleeve.  No sleeveless, mid sleeves or three-quarter sleeved shirts are permitted as part of the uniform.

 

Sweaters - Plain knit, buttoned cardigans, crew necks or V-necks must be solid color navy, grey, white, or true red.  Sweater should not be oversized or cropped.  They should not have ornamentation, logos, hoods or turtlenecks.

 

Uniform sweatshirts - Grey or navy uniform sweatshirts can be purchased through the school.  Red or navy quarter zip sweatshirts are permitted for 6th,7th, & 8th  grade.  No other sweatshirts are permitted.

 

Turtlenecks - White cotton turtlenecks may be worn in place of the school shirt in the second and third quarters.

 

Shorts - Navy uniform shorts may be worn during the first and fourth quarters only.  Students in grades 7 and 8 may wear khaki dress shorts.  No cargo shorts.

 

Socks - knee-socks, crew or low socks, or traditional thin tights - must be plain white or navy.  No logos or multi-colored tights.  Only one of these is to be worn at a time - no layering.

 

Shoes - Leather, low cut shoes are permitted.  Shoes must be primarily brown, tan, black, navy, grey, or 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 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 1-1/2 inches.

 

Accessories - No excessive accessories should be worn with the uniform.  Headbands 2 wide or less may be worn.  Scarves, colored nail polish, artificial nails or other accessories of a similar nature are not permitted.  One simple religious necklace, stud earrings (no dangling earrings, and a watch (no smart watches) are permitted.  NO OTHER JEWELRY IS PERMITTED.  Light cover up may be worn; all other makeup is not permitted.

 

Belts - Solid navy, brown, black, or the St. Hilary plaid belts or navy elastic adjustable belts are to be worn with any pants or shorts that have belt loops.  Belts must be leather or leather-like. No fad or cloth belts are permitted.

 

Hair - St. Hilary School does not permit haircuts that are fad or trend in nature.  No shaved lines, tails or bi-level cuts are permitted.  Hair beading is permitted provided that it is not excessive or distracting.  Students hair must remain natural in color.

 

 

BOYS

 

Shirts - Collared white, light blue, red, navy dress shirts or three or four- button knit shirts.  Shirts must be plain, with no logos, except that the St. Hilary crest is acceptable.  All shirts are to be tucked inside the pants or shorts.  Any T-shirt worn under the school shirt must be solid white.  Shirts must be long enough to tuck in.  Sleeves must be short sleeve or long sleeve.  No sleeveless, mid sleeve or three quarter sleeved shirts are permitted as part of the uniform. 

 

Sweaters - Plain knit, buttoned down cardigans, crew necks or V-necks must be solid color navy, grey, white, or true red.  Sweaters should not be oversized or cropped.  They should not have ornamentation, logos, hoods or turtlenecks.

 

Uniform sweatshirts - Grey or navy uniform sweatshirts can be purchased through the school.  Red or navy quarter zip sweatshirts are permitted for 6th,7th, & 8th  grade.  No other sweatshirts are permitted. 

 

Turtlenecks - White cotton turtlenecks may be worn in place of the school shirt in the second and third quarters.

 

Pants - Navy dress pants may be worn in grades 1-8.  Students in grades 7 and 8 may also wear khaki dress pants.  Dress means something with a fuller cut and the absence of ornamentation (rivets), obvious stitching (top stitching or double stitching), and outside patch pockets. No low-rise, mid-rise, or flared leg, or cargo pants are permitted.  Flaps on seat pockets are permitted in grades 7 and 8.  Corduroy pants are acceptable as long as they are dress pants.

 

Shorts - Navy uniform shorts may be worn during the first and fourth quarters only.  Students in grades 7 & 8 may wear khaki dress shorts.

 

Socks - Must be plain white, navy or, black crew or low-cut.  No logos or multicolored socks.

 

Shoes - Brown, tan, black, grey, or navy closed toe and heel dress style low cut shoes are permitted.  Athletic or tennis shoes are permitted for Kindergarten students only.  Grades 1-8 may wear solid black leather or leather-like athletic shoes that are low cut with no contrasting logos, labels or stitching.  Cloth, mesh, plastic, canvas, heelies, boots, clogs, sandals, crocs, mules, slippers and moccasins are not permitted. All heels must be less than 1-1/2 inches.

 

Belts - Solid navy, brown, or black dress belts are to be worn with any pants or shorts having belt loops.  Belts must be leather or leather-like. No fad or cloth belts are permitted.

 

Hair - St. Hilary School does not permit haircuts that are fad or trend in nature.  No shaved lines, tails, braids, dreadlocks, beading, or bi-level cuts are permitted.  Students hair must remain natural in color.  Hair may not cover more than one-half of the ear, and must be off the collar.  Hair must not obstruct vision.  No facial hair is permitted.

 

Accessories - Ties with buttoned down shirts of prescribed tailor on non-Mass days.  On Mass days, any dress shirt may be worn with a tie.  Boys are not permitted to wear earrings.  One simple religious necklace and watch (no smart watches) may be worn.  NO OTHER JEWELRY IS PERMITTED.

 

 

GYM UNIFORM

 

Students in grades 2-8 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

 

On special dress-down days, students will be permitted to dress out of uniform.  While relaxed dress is accepted on such days, modesty and appropriateness will be enforced.  Tennis shoes, jeans, shorts during appropriate times, T-shirts, and similar relaxed attire is acceptable.  Students may never wear tank or cropped tops, low-rise jeans or shorts, sandals, clogs, or heels exceeding 1-1/2 inches.  Girls wearing leggings on dress-down days must wear a top that comes to fingertip length on the thigh.  Parents will be called to bring suitable clothing.  Days when students may wear hats in school will be announced.  On dress-up days, such as school picture day and the last day of school, students may dress out of uniform in appropriate clothing such as (for boys) dress pants or shorts and a collared shirt and (for girls) dresses or dress pants, shorts or skirts and a dress shirt.  Students (except kindergarten) may not wear tennis shoes or sandals (open toe or open heel) on dress-up days.  Dress pants or shorts with modest cargo pockets are acceptable on dress-up days.  Otherwise, regular dress code standards will be enforced.

 

 

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 a St. Hilary spirit wear shirt only with their regular school uniform pants or skirt. 

 

 

ENFORCEMENT

 

A violation of any part of the dress code marks a student as out-of-uniform and will result in a Dress Code Violation Slip.  Three violations will result in a detention.

 

 

GYM UNIFORM

 

Students in grades 2-8 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. 

 


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 22, 2016
to purchase items on-site,
or complete and return a gym uniform order form
 gym uniform order form rev 2012 gym uniform order form rev 2012
 
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.