Dress Code

 

Uniform/Dress Code Updates for the 2017-18 School Year

All Students  -

HAIR
  • Should be cut, styled, and groomed as to not pose a distraction to the learning environment;
  • must be the student’s natural color;
  • must be clean and neatly combed at all times.
  • Extreme styles of haircuts and/or accessories are not permissible.  
    • This includes but is not limited to:  
      • designs or stripes shaved into the hair;
      • styles which are extremely short on the sides and long on top and/or front;
      • large or unusually shaped headbands or other accessories.

Boys:  length must not touch the collar and not cover the ears or eyebrows

Girls:  length must not cover the eyes

 

CLOTHING - Grades 1 - 8
  • ALL shirts (regardless of style) must be tucked in with a plain black or brown belt (if loops).
  • Shoes with laces must be tied at all times.
  • White turtleneck or t-shirt may be worn under dress shirt, blouse or polo ( tucked into bottoms).
  • Cardigan Sweater - Classic/Traditional Button-down Style:  Gray, Navy, or White (no yellow, no oversized so as to cover uniform)
  • Embroidered Crewneck Sweatshirt with the new St. Joseph Crest (available at Kids Kloset) may be worn over the polo, uniform blouse, or shirt and tie (no zippers or hoods).

 

Seasonal Uniform - may be worn 1st and 4th Quarters

Uniform Shorts:  Khaki, Black, or Navy, grades 6 - 8

Black or Navy, grades 1 - 5

(unacceptable styles include but are not limited to casual or cargo styles, contrasting stitching, or  outside pockets)

Polo Shirt:  Light Blue, White, or Yellow

Socks:  Plain White, Navy, or Black (“no-show” styles are not acceptable)

Shoes:  Solid (mostly) colored Tennis Shoes with matching laces (color/style should not pose a distraction to the learning environment)

Girls may wear solid colored leggings with matching colored socks under jumpers/skirts/skorts during inclement weather.

 

Regular Uniform - may be worn all year (dress shirts/ties and blouses are encouraged for daily wear 2nd and 3rd Quarters)

Uniform Pants:  Khaki, Black, or Navy, grades 6 - 8

Black or Navy, grades 1 - 5

(unacceptable styles include but are not limited to casual or cargo styles, contrasting stitching, flares/boot cuts, jeggings, outside decoration or pockets, or skinnies)

 

Options - Boys:  Dress Shirt:  Light Blue, White, or Yellow with a tailored or oxford style collar

Bow or Traditional Self-tied Tie:  Solid Navy, grades 6 - 8

Uniform Plaid, grades 1 - 5

Polo Shirt:  Light Blue, White, or Yellow - short or long sleeved

Socks:  Black, Brown, Gray, Navy, or White Dress (no athletic socks)

Shoes:  Black or Brown Dress Tie or Loafer style (unacceptable styles include but are not limited to athletic or canvas)

 

Options -   Girls:  Uniform Blouse:  Light Blue, White, or Yellow with a peter pan, tailored, or oxford style collar

Polo Shirt:  Light Blue, White, or Yellow - short or long sleeved

Socks:  Black, Gray, Navy, or White knee socks or tights

*Solid colored black, gray, navy, or white leggings with matching colored  socks may be worn under jumpers/skirts/skorts during inclement weather (unacceptable styles include but are not limited to patterned material, pajama, running, or athletic pants).

Shoes:  Black, Navy, or Brown Dress Tie or Loafer style or Saddle Shoes (unacceptable styles include but are not limited to athletic, boots, canvas, clogs, sandals, or slides)

Skort:  Uniform Plaid, grades 1 - 8

Skirt or Kilt:  Uniform Plaid, grades 6 - 8

Jumper:  Uniform Plaid, grades 1 - 5

Cardigan Sweater - Classic/Traditional Button-down Style:  Gray, Navy, or White (no yellow, no oversized so as to cover uniform)

 

Mass Uniform - expected on all Mass days October through May and/or when otherwise specified

Boys:  Dress Shirt, Tie, Uniform Pants, Dress Socks, Dress Shoes

Girls:  Blouse, Uniform Bottom, Knee Socks, Tights, or Leggings (with matching sock), Dress Shoes

 

Phys. Ed. Uniform - grades 1 - 4 will wear all day; grades 5 - 8 will change for Phys. Ed. class
  • St. Joseph T-shirt (encourage blue, white, or yellow) with new crest or falcon logo
  • Athletic Shorts (modest length), Running Pants, or Sweats
  • Tennis Shoes (non-marking sole)
  • Athletic Socks

 

Kindergarten Guidelines

  • St. Joe t-shirts may be any color and should have either the falcon or the crest or they can wear the school polo shirt in either white, light blue, or yellow (available at Kids Kloset).
  • The official school sweatshirt is available from Kids Kloset in grey or navy blue.  It has the new crest on it.  A traditional button-down solid-color cardigan in white, dark blue, or grey may also be worn.
  • Pants will be the acceptable bottom which can include leggings to make it easier for the students and the activities they do throughout the day.
  • Shorts should be of modest length (fingertip length is a good estimate).  They do not need to be uniform shorts, but they are also available from Kids Kloset in dark blue.
  • Shoes must be tennis shoe-type sneakers.
  • Dresses, skirts, and such should be saved for Casual Dress pass days.  

 

Jewelry/Accessories/Other ALL STUDENTS

Boys: must be clean-shaven; earrings or jewelry that pierces visible parts of the body is not allowed.

Girls:  should be kept to a minimum and not pose a distraction to the learning environment; a maximum of one post- style earring in the lobe of each ear only (dangling or hoop styles are unacceptable); jewelry that pierces other visible parts of the body is not allowed.

 

Grades 6 - 8:  Make-up is not encouraged, but subtle use will be accepted (excessive make-up will be dealt with on an individual basis);

                      Clear or neutral colored nail polish will be accepted (other colors, artificial nails, or other accessories of a similar nature are not acceptable).

Grades K - 5:  Make-up is not allowed; Nail polish of any kind, artificial nails, or other accessories of a similar nature are not acceptable.

 

  • All clothing must be neat, clean, and fit properly.
  • All clothing with belt loops requires a plain black or brown dress belt.
  • All undergarments must be solid white in color.
  • Jewelry for all students should be kept to a minimum and not pose a distraction to the learning environment.
  • Jewelry that pierces visible parts of the body (other than the earlobe for girls) is unacceptable.
  • The crewneck sweatshirt or cardigan sweater may be worn with any uniforms if needed.

 

*Final decision is ultimately up to the discretion of Administration.