Dress Code Policy
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DRESS CODE POLICY
The school’s dress code contributes in a very important way to the overall sense of unity as a school community. The dress code enhances the learning atmosphere, adds a sense of pride and reduces negative competition among the students. Northwoods Catholic School students are expected to wear their uniform in a manner that portrays a positive and modest self-image, conveys personal neatness and cleanliness, and demonstrates an attitude of excellence in performance and achievement. All students are expected to be in the full appropriate uniform each day.
Unless otherwise stated, all uniform pieces must be purchased from Parker Uniform. Each uniform piece should be carefully labeled with the student’s name.
The school’s dress code will be maintained throughout the day. Dress code infractions, determined by any faculty or staff member, are subject to disciplinary action at the discretion of the Administration. Infractions include:
Incomplete uniform or non-uniform including clothing, hair, and jewelry according to criteria below.
Unwashed, unkempt or inappropriately styled hair according to criteria below.
Unclean or sloppy dress.
Students will receive a DRESS CODE VIOLATION notice and will be expected to have it signed by parents and returned the following school day.
Official Provider is Parker Uniform * Unless otherwise stated, all uniform pieces must be purchased from Parker Uniform
The school reserves final judgment as to the appropriateness of any dress code item or issue;
All clothing must be neat and clean;
No frayed, torn, stained or excessively worn items;
Non-uniform sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, etc., may be worn to and from school and during recess, but not in the school;
Hair must be neat, clean and combed, with a traditional cut;
Boys' hair length may not fall below the top of the shirt collar;
Haircuts or styles may not be distracting in any way; no lines, patterns, multi-levels, etc. are permitted;
Hair color must be consistent with natural hair color and may not be distracting in any way;
Hair accessories may not be excessive or distracting;
Makeup, nail polish, lipstick, gloss, tattoos, body piercings, stickers, message buttons, etc. are not acceptable at school;
Jewelry items may consist of simple religious medals, watches and single-stud or small, simple, single loop earrings for girls; the loop should be of such size that a finger would not fit in it when attached to the ear.
Heels on girl’s shoes are not permitted;
Earrings for boys are not permitted.
A. Navy blue slacks or shorts are required for Grades One through Three;
B. Navy blue slacks are required for Grades Four through Eight;
C. Uniform neckties are required for Grades Six through Eight;
D. Black, braided leather belts must be worn with slacks or shorts (may be purchased anywhere);
E. White oxford dress shirts with button-down collars, long or short sleeves with logo;
F. Green Monogrammed Knit Shirt for Grades One – Five (worn on designated days);
G. White Monogrammed Knit Shirt for Grades Six – Eight (worn on designated days);
H. Navy blue sweater with logo is optional for wear during the school day;
I. Crew length socks must be navy blue or black with slacks, white with shorts, with no letters, emblems, or advertisements;
J. Black dress shoes, with black laces, are required for school. No athletic, hiking or boot styles are permitted.
BOYS PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN:
A. Navy blue elastic waist slacks or shorts are required;
B. Green polo shirts with logo, long or short sleeves;
C. Crew length socks must be navy blue or black with slacks, white with shorts. No letters, emblems, advertisements;
D. Black dress shoes may be buckle or velcro equipped.
A. Blackwatch plaid jumpers are required in Preschool - Grade Three;
B. Blackwatch plaid skirts are required in Grades Four - Eight;
C. Navy blue vests w/logo are required for girls in Grades Six – Eight;
D. Jumper and Skirt length must touch the knee;
E. Navy blue, black or dark green biking shorts or the uniform PE shorts must be worn under jumpers/skirts;
F. White oxford blouses with logo are worn with skirts Grades Four - Eight;
G. White blouses with Peter Pan collars are worn with the jumpers (may be purchased anywhere);
H. Navy blue sweater w/logo is optional for wear during the school day;
I. Green Monogrammed Knit Shirt for Grades One – Five (worn on designated days);
J. White Monogrammed Knit Shirt for Grades Six – Eight (worn on designated days);
K. White or Navy tights and knee socks are optional for all grade levels;
L. Bobbie socks must be plain white and of a plain design;
M. White Bobbie socks with plaid ruffle (purchased at Parker) are optional for Preschool – Grade Three
N. Black shoes for Preschool - Grade Five must be Mary Jane style, with a molded sole and no T-straps or additional design;
O. Shoes for Grades Six - Eight must be polished black & white saddle oxfords.
Detention may be given as a consequence for a uniform infraction