Uniform Policy 2017-18

2017-2018 Visual Uniform Guide

Standard Uniform Policy 2017-18 

1. Purpose of Uniforms

   a. Help to promote school spirit, school pride, and a sense of community.

   b. Promote self-discipline, modesty, and responsibility for personal hygiene and appearance.

   c. Provide clothing that is convenient, practical, and affordable.

   d. Reduces competition among students based on physical appearance and family financial capabilities.

   e. Create an orderly environment and frees students from unnecessary social pressure to better concentrate on their studies.

   f. Establishes an easily enforceable dress code so as to free teachers’ time for instruction.

  

2. Responsibilities

a. It is the responsibility of the school to establish and enforce the uniform policy. The school administration is the final authority on any uniform issue.

   b. It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to send their children to school in the proper uniform.

   c. It is the responsibility of the student to know the standards and follow the uniform policy.

3. General Requirements for Student Appearance

a. Students should strive to appear neat and clean. Practicing appropriate habits in personal hygiene, dress, and appearance is an integral part of an individual’s education. 

   b. Students are expected to maintain personal hygiene out of respect for themselves and for others. 

   c. Uniforms must fit properly and comfortably, and be serviceable and in good repair (no fading, holes, fringe, etc.)

   d. Young men are expected to be clean shaven (unless medically excused). Hair length for boys should not be longer than the top of their ears or touching their collars. Hair must be kept shorter than the eye brows and out of the eyes at all times.

   e. Hair dye cannot be a distracting color (red, blue, purple, green, etc.); hair must be a shade of a natural hair color.

      Designs shaved into the hair, faddish hairstyles, or any other alternative hair styles are not allowed.

   f. Multiple earrings beyond two for girls are unacceptable. Earrings for men are unacceptable jewelry. Clear studs are      considered earrings and cannot be worn.

      g. Body piercings for both boys and girls are not allowed.

      h. All tattoos, markings on the skin or skin alterations are to be covered at all times when representing the school.

      i. It is permissible for single items of jewelry to be worn around the neck or wrist. Girls may wear a single chain with   pendant. All items must be conservative and non-distracting from the uniform look.

      j.  No makeup is to be worn at  Xavier. Boys are not permitted to wear makeup.

      k. Nail polish is permitted. Clear nail polish only at Xavier for the girls. Boys are not permitted to wear nail polish.

 

4. Dress Code

   a. Students must be appropriately dressed on entering the building.

   b. Any previous plaid styles or any IMAC or Xavier logo is grandfathered in until May 2018.

   c. When a logo is referred to in the dress code, the new Xavier logo will be the new standard for new uniforms versus Xavier or Immaculata logos used previously. See logo at the end of page 2 for an example.

   d. The LRCSS Standard Uniform is optional for preschool students for the 2017-2018 school year. Preschool students choosing to not wear the uniform must wear comfortable play clothes and athletic shoes (closed toe, closed heel, rubber sole).

   e. Boys are permitted to wear the following uniform items:

(1) Slacks (Black or Khaki) – Must zip up in the front, zipper covered by external flap, plain pockets, and conservative fit. No cargo pants.

(2) Shorts (Black or Khaki) – Must zip up in the front, zipper covered by external flap, plain pockets, and conservative fit.  Must not be shorter than two inches above the knee. No cargo shorts.

(3) Polo Shirts (Black, Green, or White) – Long sleeve or short sleeve, dry-fit permissible. With logo on left side or without logo.

(4) White Button-Up Shirts – Long sleeve or short sleeve. With logo on left side or without logo.

(5) Sweaters and Cardigans (Green) – must have logo on the left side.

(6) Blazer (Green) - must have logo on the left side.

(7) Full-zip and Quarter-Zip Fleece (Green) – must have logo on the left side.

(8) Crew Sweatshirt (Green) - must have logo on the left side.

(9) Plaid Necktie (tie must tie so it touches the belt buckle.) Purchased through Dennis Uniform.

   f. Girls are permitted to wear the following items:

(1) Slacks (Black or Khaki) – Must zip up in the front, zipper covered by external flap, plain pockets, and conservative fit. (Conservative fit means easily slide wallet or cell phones in front and back pockets; trouser loose at waistline; no visible lines from under clothes.) No cargo pants.

(2) Shorts (black or khaki) – Must zip up in the front, zipper covered by external flap, plain pockets, and conservative fit.  Must not be shorter than two inches above the knee. No cargo shorts.

(3) Skort (plaid, black, khaki) - Must not be shorter than two inches above the knee.

(4) Skirt (plaid) - Must not be shorter than two inches above the knee.

(5) Polo Dress (green, black) - Must not be shorter than two inches above the knee. With logo on left side or without logo.

(6) Jumper (plaid) - Must be no shorter than two inches above the knee and wear uniform polo shirt or white button-up shirt underneath.

(7) Polo Shirts (black, green, or white) – Long sleeve or short sleeve, dry-fit permissible, feminine-fit permissible. With logo on left side or without logo.   

(8) White Button-Up Shirts – Long sleeve or short sleeve, peter pan collars allowed, plain with no lace or ruffles. With logo on left side or without logo.

(9) Sweaters and Cardigans (green) – must have logo on left side.

(10) Blazer (green) - must have logo on the left side.

(11) Full-zip and Quarter-Zip Fleece (green) – must have logo on the left side.

(12) Crew Sweatshirt (green) - must have logo on the left side.

   g. Headgear - Hats, scarves or sweatbands or other forms of head gear may not be worn in the building. Girls are    allowed to wear forest green, black, white or grey hair bands.

   h. T-Shirts - White, plain, short sleeve t-shirt may be worn under uniform shirts. T-shirt sleeves may not exceed the length of the uniform shirt sleeve. White turtlenecks or long sleeved shirts may be worn under the uniform shirt.  

   i. Belts - Grades 3-12 must wear belt with pants. Belt must be a basic white, black or brown.

   j. Shoes - Tennis shoes with rubber soles for preschool-6th grade. School appropriate closed heel and closed toe shoes.    Heel height must not exceed one inch.

   k. Socks/Tights - Socks ankle/knee high or tights in, white, black or forest green. 

5. Special Uniform Dress Days and Times

   a. Mass Day Uniform

(1) Boys are to wear the following uniform items for Mass days: green polo (short or long sleeved) or white button-up shirt with uniform bottom. Tie and/or blazer sweater is optional.

(2) Girls are to wear the following uniform items for Mass days:  green polo (short or long sleeved) or white button-up shirt with uniform bottom or dress or jumper with appropriate shirt.

   b. Jeans Day Uniform

    (1) Jeans should not be ripped, stained or skinny jeans. Clothing must be appropriate, thus not too tight; no bare shoulders, midriff, or lower back; no cut-off shirts; tights must be covered by shorts or skirt of appropriate length.