Uniform Policy and Dress Code

The Sacred Heart School uniform policy was designed to be workable for parents and enforceable by the school. The goal is to help students focus on learning and not on what other students are wearing. All faculty and administrators have the right to judge what is and what is not appropriate regarding student dress code, and to enforce consequences for inappropriate dress. A uniform infraction log will be kept in each classroom and for every third uniform infraction a child will lose their fun wear dress privilege for the next scheduled occurrence. Continued infractions could result in other disciplinary action.

Uniform Guidelines for Students

Uniform items may be purchased through Dennis Uniform Company, Target, Children’s Place, Gap Brands, and/or Land’s End. Items marked with an *** must be purchased from one of these vendors. The school also maintains a Uniform Closet of donated, gently-used clothing, which is available to all families at no charge.

• Polo Shirts: Red, Navy or White with the school logo; Shirts must be tucked. Polo Shirts can only be purchased at Land’s End or Dennis***

• Slacks and Walking Shorts/Cargo Shorts: Khaki or Navy; Must be belted securely at the waist; no bagging or sagging; shorts must be knee length; Shorts are only allowed August-October and April and May ***

• Skorts (girls): Khaki or Navy; Must fit securely at the waist and be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee; only allowed August-October and April and May***

• Skirts and Jumpers: All skirts and jumpers must no shorter than 3 inches above the knee. A plaid Jumper (girls K-4) or plaid skirt must be purchased from Dennis or Land’s End as part of the dress uniform for Thursdays; Khaki or navy jumpers and skirts may be worn on any day. The girls must wear shorts under their skirts if tights or leggings are not worn. Shorts must not hang out below skirt length. ***

• Dress Shirts: A solid white blouse (long or short sleeve) must be worn with plaid jumpers or boys may wear a white shirt.

• Jeans: Students may wear jeans year around on any day except Thursdays. Skinny jeans, and jeans containing holes or bling are prohibited.

• Sweaters/Sweatshirts: Navy or red cardigans; navy or red pullovers with the school logo, purchased through Land’s End or Dennis. School sweatshirts can be ordered anytime by calling the school office. ***

• Fleece /Jackets: Red or Navy fleece vests or jackets with the school logo, purchased through Land’s End or Dennis; a plain red or navy fleece vest or jacket will also be allowed

NOTE: The fleece, jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts described above are the only outerwear garments permitted to be worn in the classrooms during school hours.

• Watches :Wrist watches may be worn

• Belt: solid black, navy, or brown; must be worn as they complete the outfit.

• Socks: Girls may wear white ankle socks, white or navy knee socks, white or navy tights; navy or white leggings. White ankle socks may be worn, if desired, with shorts. Boys must wear white crew socks, or white sport socks with shorts. Black and gray socks are permitted as long as the socks are a solid color. Socks must be worn at all times.

• T-shirts: T-shirts worn under shirts and blouses must be white with no inscriptions or logos and cannot hang out under the short sleeve of the shirts and blouses. Also, turtlenecks are not allowed.

• Shoes: A “gym” type shoe (mostly white, gray or black) is required. Dress shoes are to be worn on dress uniform days. Girls may wear closed-toe flats or boat shoes (ex. Sperry’s) on dress uniform days. No boots, open backs, sandals, flip-flops, clogs, Crocs, high heels

• Jewelry: Bracelets and rings should be minimal- A wrist band for a specific cause may be worn by any student. 7th and 8th grade girls may also wear a single, modest bracelet in addition to the band for a specific charitable cause Necklaces should be of a religious nature; Body piercing of any kind other than the ears is prohibited–Girls may wear one small, pierced, post earring that does not dangle–ear clips are not allowed; Boys may not wear any type of earrings.

• Hair and hair color: Hair must be well kept and groomed. Hair color must be natural; Extreme hair coloring and bleaching are prohibited

• Hair Accessories: Hair accessories may be purchased at Dennis or Land’s End; if the accessories are not purchased at either company, then the accessory must be either solid navy, solid red, or solid white. No scarves should be worn in hair

• No visible tattoos of any kind

Please print the student’s name in all articles of clothing such as sweatshirts, jackets, fleece, and sweaters.

Example Uniforms for Both Seasons

BOYS: (All Days except Thursday)

Summer Uniform
*Polo Shirts
*Walking Shorts or Cargo Shorts or Jeans (may be worn anytime except on Thursdays)
Belt: solid black, navy, or brown

Winter Uniform
*Polo Shirts (long sleeve or short sleeve)
*Navy or Khaki slacks (may be worn anytime) or Jeans (may be worn anytime except on Thursdays)
*Fleece /Jackets/Sweatshirts
Belt: solid black, navy, tan, or brown

Dress Uniform (Every Thursday)
*White Polo (long or short sleeve) or white dress shirt
*Khaki or Navy Slacks
Shoes: Dress shoes (boots are not allowed)
Belt: solid black, navy, tan, or brown

GIRLS: (All Days except Thursday)

Summer Uniform
*Polo Shirts
*Walking shorts, Skort (navy or khaki), jumper or skirt (knee length or no more than 3 inches above the knee), or jeans (may be worn anytime except on Thursdays.
Belt: solid black, navy, tan, or brown

Winter Uniform
* Polo Shirts (long sleeve or short sleeve)
*Slacks, jumper or skirt (knee length or no more than 3 inches above the knee), or jeans (may be worn anytime except on Thursdays.
*Fleece /Jackets/Sweatshirts
Belt: solid black, navy, tan, or brown

Dress Uniform (Every Thursday)
*Plaid skirt or Plaid jumper or Khaki/Navy jumper
* White Blouse (long or short sleeve) with either the plaid skirt or plaid jumper
* White polo (long sleeve or short sleeve)–only with plaid skirt
Shoes: Dress shoes (boots are not allowed)

Special Occasions/Days: Certain days will be designated as “Fun Wear Friday” and “Out of Uniform Days.” On those days, students should refer to the designated paragraph listed below. If there are any questions about dress code for these days, please consult with the faulty and administration.
Fun Wear- (every Friday unless indicated otherwise)
• School T-shirts and Sweatshirts may be purchased from the school office.
• T-shirts from previous years may be worn but must not be faded, stained or have any holes.
• Blue jeans, blue jean shorts, uniform shorts, or skorts (for girls) may be worn
• “Fun-Wear” T-shirts do not have to be tucked in.

Out of uniform/Dress up Days
• Clothing should be neat–No worn, frayed, torn or soiled clothing.
• Clothing containing messages that are not in keeping with the teaching of our faith are not allowed.
• No short shorts or gym shorts(short length must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee)
• Spaghetti straps, tank tops, or off the shoulder tops are not allowed

Make-up Guidelines

Make up is not allowed. Nail polish, if worn, must be pastel pink or neutral in nature, no glitter, iridescent or bold colors

Exceptions allowed for 7th and 8th grade girls

• may wear a light application of black or brown mascara
• may wear lightly tinted lip gloss
• may wear a modest application of foundation
• may wear a natural French manicure (white tips only), but no additive of jewels, etc., or fake nails