Dress Code


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Sacred Heart School

Dress Code and Uniform Policies

 7.9 Dress Code and Uniform Policies

Sacred Heart’s uniforms are required for students in K through 8th grades. The Sacred Heart uniform symbolizes respect for tradition, order, equality, and authority. Wearing the uniform proudly and properly is one of the central ways in which we communicate commitment to our Catholic values. Parents, please ensure that your children adhere to our uniform policy and our overall dress code. Students, please wear your uniform in a manner that reflects pride in yourself and in our school.

 Uniforms are supplied by Land’s End. There is a direct link for Sacred Heart’s Land’s End uniform shopping on the lower left column of the school’s website, www.shsav.org The Student Handbook serves as the official guide to required and permitted clothing. There is also a link for the Student Handbook for uniform information in the right column of the website. Please direct all questions concerning uniforms and dress code guidelines to the school office. We are happy to assist you with this policy.

Spirit/PE Wear is available through Land’s End School Uniforms under Active Wear. Spirit Wear may be worn on PE days, but not on Mass days. Please also be sure that your children are wearing the appropriate shoes for regular school days and PE days. Please see the Shoe Policy listed below.

 Uniform Policy

Sacred Heart School expects students to be in full uniform every day. Uniforms must fit appropriately and be in good condition.  If a student is not in full uniform, a note of explanation must come from a parent, and a uniform exception permit will be issued for the school day. The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen property. Please put your child’s name on all sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts, backpacks, lunch pails, etc.

  • All plaid jumpers, plaid skorts, plaid skirts, and plaid shorts must be purchased from Lands’ End or from other parents.
  • Polo shirts, sweaters, and sweatshirts must be purchased from Lands’ End.
  • Pants, shorts, blouses, and oxford style shirts may be purchased through Lands’ End, or local merchants such as Jenney’s, Kohl’s, Target, and Sears.
  • Shorts and pants must be uniform style only. No cell phone pockets or cargo pant style pockets. No labels except for labels (brand names) which would be hidden by the belt.
  • Jackets can be purchased through Lands’ End.  (See Jacket policy below)

 

Girls

Grades TK-8:

  • Hems must be no shorter than the tip of the longest finger when hands are held naturally at the side.
  • Girls must wear shorts under their skirts and jumpers.
  • Girls may wear uniform long or short sleeve logo polo shirts (mesh or knit) in any of the following solid colors: red, white, or navy blue with uniform shorts, uniform skorts, or uniform pants.
  • Uniform navy blue twill slacks, uniform navy blue twill shorts, or uniform plaid shorts may be worn. Pant and short legs must be loose. No tight legged pants.
  • Uniform plaid skorts may also be worn (no navy blue skorts).
  • White or navy nylon tights may be worn with the uniform skirt or jumper on cold days. White or navy nylon/knitted tights may be worn with uniform shirt or jumper on colder days. If the tights have an opened toe, white socks must be worn to cover the entire leg/ankle. No thermal tights are allowed. No leggings.
  • Bra straps and the color of bras should never be seen.  Neutral colored bras must be worn with light colored tops or blouses.
  • TK and K are not required to tuck shirts into their pants.
  • Grades 1-8 are required to have shirts tucked into pants, shorts, skorts, and skirts.

 

 

Grades TK-5:

Wear white uniform blouses and the plaid uniform jumpers (only blouses under jumpers).

 

Grades 6-8:

Wear white uniform blouses or logo polo shirts and the uniform skirts, skorts, shorts, and pants. All shirts and blouses must be tucked in at all times on campus and at all school sponsored activities.

 

Mass Days

Girls must wear a skirt, jumper, or long pants on Mass days. Girls may not wear shorts or skorts, on Mass days.

 

BOYS

Grades TK-8:

  • May wear the uniform button down the front white shirt or wear long or short sleeve logo polo shirts (mesh or knit) in any of the following colors: red, white or navy blue. Shirts must be tucked in at all times on campus and at all school sponsored activities.
  • TK and K are not required to tuck shirts into their pants and shorts.
  • Must wear either the uniform navy blue twill pants or the uniform style navy blue twill shorts. No corduroy shorts or pants may be worn.

 

Mass Days

Boys must wear long pants on Mass days.

 

ALL STUDENTS:

  • Logo polo shirts must be purchased from Lands’ End.  All logo polo shirts must be in solid colors: red, navy, or white. The school logo must be sewn in red, white, or blue colors only.
  • Waist measurement of pants or shorts cannot exceed the student’s waist measurement by more than 3 inches.
  • TK & K students must wear pants and shorts with elastic waist bands.  Belt loops are allowed, but no belts for these students.
  • Grades 1 – 8 must wear belts with pants or shorts. Belts must only be black, brown, or navy blue. No embroidery, studs, grommets, cut outs, or decorations of any kind are permitted on the belt. Belt length measured from the buckle cannot exceed 6 inches.
  • Baggy pants and shirts are never acceptable at Sacred Heart School.
  • No cargo pants or pants with patch pockets, cell phone pockets, or loops of any kind may be worn.
  • Shorts must not extend below the knee.
  • White knit turtlenecks may be worn under shirts/polo shirts/blouses during cold weather. All undergarment clothing worn under the school uniform tops must be white in color.
  • White socks must be worn. Ankle socks must be white with the sock showing at the ankle. White ankle socks may carry a Nike or Adidas logo.
  • Clothing from approved SHS student involved programs can be worn on approved days. These programs are cheerleading, music, Lego League, etc.

 

Shoes

  • All shoes must be sturdy and appropriate for school wear. When shopping for shoes please remember that students play hard at recess and physical education.
  • TK & K students must wear sturdy shoes that have Velcro closures only.  These shoes must also be worn during PE.  Shoes with shoe strings are not allowed.
  • Athletic shoes must be worn on PE days. Athletic shoes must tie.  No slip-on shoes, except for TK & K students, who must only wear shoes with Velcro style closures.
  • No ballet style shoes.
  • Shoes must be neat and clean.
  • Sandals and boots may not be worn, including the Ugg style boots. Platform shoes of any kind may not be worn. Shoes must not fall off during play. No wheels in skate shoes. No skulls on shoes.

 

Jackets & Outerwear 

Updated 1/17

Only the Sacred Heart School logo sweatshirts, cardigans, or crew long sleeve uniform sweaters may be worn in the classroom.  No other outerwear garments may be worn in the classroom.  

 Hats:

Hats may be worn when outside the classroom only.  Hats are prohibited in the church, school buildings, and classrooms.

 Jackets that are allowed:

  • Any official Sacred Heart School jacket through Lands’ End or one of the school's team jackets -- such as Decathlon
  • College or sports team jackets
  • Other types of allowed jackets are puff and down and any that do not fit into the section below.

    Jackets that aren’t allowed:

    A list of some types of prohibited jackets is shown below: 

  • Denim
  • Plaid and or flannel
  • Sleeveless jackets
  • Vests
  • Any other sweatshirt jacket or hoodie with or without a name brand logo, Zip-up and pull-over hoodies are considered jackets.
  • Sweaters that have not been purchased through Lands’ End.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Miscellaneous
  • Backpacks, shoes, and shirts on free dress may not have any type of skulls.
  • Anytime we change to a new uniform style for school, sports, and Spirit Wear, it will be grandfathered in.
  • If a student breaks a bone or sustains a severe injury which will prohibit them from wearing the school uniform, they are excused to wear other clothing that resembles the school colors.
  • If a student frequently offends against normal standards of dress, grooming, or hygiene, and has been corrected in this regard, the cooperation of parents shall be sought to correct the problem.
  • Permanent, temporary, or henna tattoos are not allowed.
  • Lack of improvements in personal appearance is grounds for the suspension of a student during that school day.
  • The school reserves the right to require that parents bring an appropriate change of clothes to school if a student is inappropriately dressed.

 

The Administration of Sacred Heart School reserves the right to change the DRESS CODE/UNIFORM POLICY at any time.

 

FREE DRESS

On special days throughout the year, students are given FREE DRESS, which means they can wear clothes other than the uniform. Free dress is a privilege granted to students at different times during the year.

The basic guidelines for free dress are as follows:

  • Participation is optional; if a student chooses not to participate, he/she must wear his/her school uniform as usual.
  • If a student chooses to wear free dress, he/she is to pay $1.00.
  • Free dress clothing must be neat, MODEST and in good condition.
  • No spaghetti straps. Shirt straps should be wider than 1 inch on the shoulders.
  • No low cut blouses or tops.
  • Shirts and tops for both boys and girls should cover the entire back and cover the entire shoulder. 
  • Bra straps and the color of bras should never be seen.  Neutral colored bras must be worn with light colored tops or blouses.
  • Shorts length shall match the tip of the fingertips when both arms are extended by the side (mid-thigh) and must not extend below the knee.
  • Parents are responsible to ensure that students are dressed in a manner suitable for a Catholic school student.
  • If a student frequently offends against normal standards of dress, grooming, or hygiene, and has been corrected in this regard, the cooperation of parents shall be sought to correct the problem.
  • Lack of improvements in personal appearance is grounds for the suspension of a student during that school day.
  • If a student is inappropriately dressed, the school may also reserve the right to require that parents bring an appropriate change of clothes to school. The principal will make the final decision.
  • Free Dress clothing should be comfortable as well as appropriate for school and for play.
  • If Free Dress day is the student’s PE day, they are to wear athletic shoes that tie, no slip on shoes. Except for TK & K students, who must wear Velcro style closure shoes.
  • Baggy pants and shirts are never acceptable at Sacred Heart School.
  • Belts or dog chains or hanging down in front or on the sides of clothing isn’t allowed.
  • No skulls of any kind are to be worn on shoes, clothing, belts, and backpacks.
  • Sandals and boots may not be worn, including the Ugg style.
  • Comfortable, sturdy shoes are to be worn so that any student can perform at recess, and other daily activities.  No ballet style shoes.

 

HAIR POLICY

Sacred Heart School considers this to be a matter of parental responsibility and urges all parents to keep their children’s hair well-groomed and natural. In exceptional cases, the Principal will inform parents as to the necessity of proper hair style.

  • Hair should not hang in the eyes of the student.
  • Boys’ hair should not touch the collar in the back or below the bottom of the ears on the sides or touching the top of the eyebrow.
  • The length of hair on crew cuts on the top of the head should not exceed higher than 1″.
  • Extreme fad haircuts, either above or below the collar, will not be acceptable at school.  This shall include, but not be limited to “tails”, or shaved designs on parts of the scalp or hair.
  • No student may shave his/her head.
  • Tinted, bleached, lightened, streaked, frosted, or dyed hair is not acceptable for boys or girls at Sacred Heart School.
  • Any student who changes the color of their hair will automatically receive an “NI – Needs Improvement” for the trimester in conduct.
  • Girls may wear headbands. The headbands must be a plain solid color such as white, red, blue, black, brown or the SHS plaid from Lands' End. They may have a bow on the headband in the colors listed above and must not be larger than 1" in size. The headbands will have no other embellishments or any shape protruding from the headband, this includes any type of animal ears.

 

The Administration of Sacred Heart School reserves the right to change the hair policy at any time. The Administration also reserves the right to make any exceptions to this policy.

 

MAKEUP AND JEWELRY POLICY

GIRLS:

  • May only wear clear lip gloss and clear nail polish.
  • Makeup, lipstick, eyeliner, eye shadow, etc. may not be worn.
  • Eighth grade girls may wear make-up for graduation activities per administration.
  • One post-type earring per lobe may be worn.
  • Long, dangling, or hoop earrings may not be worn at any time.
  • No colored nail polish or artificial nails are to be worn.

 

BOYS:

May not wear makeup or earrings at school or at any school function such as field trips, musicals, or dramatic productions, etc.

 

ALL STUDENTS:

Excessive jewelry or jewelry considered by the Sacred Heart Administration, faculty and staff to be in poor taste must be removed.

 The Administration of Sacred Heart School reserves the right to change the Hair, Makeup, and Jewelry policies at any time. Parents and students are expected to cooperate with the Uniform Code. If there is a disagreement about appearance at school, the administration will make the final decision.

 Continual disregard for the school uniform will result in disciplinary action.