Dress Code

Purpose

The purpose of a required dress code is to define and unite our community and to promote the virtues of modesty, simplicity, and solidarity. Care has been taken to ensure that the cost of uniforms is not unduly burdensome. All matters pertaining to dress guidelines and dress code are at the discretion of the faculty and administration.

General Dress Guidelines

  • Clothing should be appropriately fitted, clean, and in good repair.

  • Shoes must be worn at all times.

  • Belts that are dark brown or black must be worn with pants or shorts that have belt loops.

  • All undershirts or turtlenecks worn under uniform shirts must be white.

  • Pajama pants are not permitted.

  • Rubber soled shoes are recommended for safety on the asphalt and playground.

  • Athletic shoes are required for P.E.

  • Boots, sandals, flip flops, open-toed shoes, hats, and sunglasses are not permitted.

  • No lighted shoes, shoes that blink, or have accessories.

  • Clothing promoting bands, drugs, alcohol, offensive language, or containing symbols, images, or pictures which depict values contrary to the teachings of the Catholic church are not permitted.

  • No writing on arms, legs, or other body parts.

  • No tattoos of any kind.

  • No facial or body piercing.

  • Cargo style pants and shorts are only allowed on Free Dress Days.

  • Middle school students may wear navy blue blazers with or without the school logo patch or embroidered on upper left chest (this is an option).

  • Hair should be clean, combed, and student’s natural color. No hair dye, streaking, or bleaching.

  • Jewelry is discouraged as it may become a distraction in the classroom or be lost or damaged at school. Students are permitted to wear small chain necklaces or bracelets with a religious theme, pendant or sacramental, and plain watches without alarms, tones or cellular capabilities. A single sacramental ring is acceptable.

Dress Guidelines for Girls

  • Skirts, jumpers and shorts are to be no more than 2.5” (A dollar bills’ width) above the knee cap.

  • No pants other than trousers are considered part of the school uniform.

  • Jeans, capris, and ankle pants that are properly fitting and in good repair may be worn on Free Dress Days only.

  • Leggings and jeggings are never appropriate unless worn under a mid-thigh length tunic or dress.

  • Undergarments should not be visible through clothing.

  • Shorts are required under all jumpers and skirts.

  • Tights or leggings worn under uniforms should be solid white.

  • No open toe or open heel shoes. No soles/heels over 1 inch.

  • Makeup is not allowed, including foundation, mascara, and/or eyeliner.

  • No artificial nails. Only clear polish is allowable.

  • Eyes are to be visible and not hidden by hair or accessories.

  • Girls may wear stud earrings (½ inch or smaller). NO HOOP OR DANGLING EARRINGS.

Dress Guidelines for Boys

  • Hair should be styled in a traditional, symmetrical cut with no etching, zigzags, or stripes.

  • No mohawks or faux hawks. Gradual “fade haircuts” MUST have a definitive three-layer gradual length.

  • Spiking up of hair is not allowed.

  • Hair for boys should not touch their shirt collar or cover their ears. No braids below the collar for boys.

  • No ponytails are allowed for boys and no side-burns or facial hair.

  • No earrings for boys.

Dress Code

Shirts - All Grades (Girls & Boys)
White or pastel blue polo or oxford shirts

Sweaters & Sweatshirts - All Grades (Girls & Boys)
Solid Navy cardigan, pullover sweater, or crewneck sweatshirt.
Girls only may wear white cardigan sweaters.

Bottoms - PK-5th Grades (Boys & Girls)
Navy Blue walking shorts or pants

Bottoms - 6th-8th Grades (Boys & Girls)
Khaki walking shorts or pants

Jumpers/Skirts - Preschool through 2nd
Navy Blue Jumper
Regulation Plaid Jumper
Navy Blue Skort

Jumpers – 3rd through 5th
Navy Blue Jumper
Regulation Plaid Jumper

Skirts - 6th through 8th
Khaki Skirt
Regulation Plaid Skirt

Socks- PK-8th
All White Crew length socks (3” above ankle or higher)

Mass Days

Girls are required to wear jumpers or skirts and boys are required to wear long pants. Blazers for girls and boys are an option. Ties for boys are also encouraged, but not mandatory.

Spirit Dress Days

Periodically, the administration will award a “Spirit Dress Day.” The students must wear their uniform pants, uniform shorts, uniform skirts or uniform jumper with a Holy Family Cathedral School spirit t-shirt or crewneck sweatshirt.

Free Dress

Periodically, the administration will award a non-uniform, “Free Dress Day”. The students may wear modest apparel that adheres to the philosophy of the Dress Code. Pajama pants, tank tops, crop tops, strapless tops and dresses, or spaghetti tops and dresses are not allowed. Skirts, dresses, and shorts should adhere to dress code of no more than 2.5” (A dollar bills’ width) above the knee cap. Leggings and jeggings may only be worn under a mid-thigh length tunic or dress.

Uniform Supplier

Land’s End is the preferred supplier for school uniforms. Preferred School Number: 900128273

When purchasing from other vendors, please make sure that colors and styles match the uniforms found on Land’s End or match the style of the Regulation Plaid Jumper. Please note that the Regulation plaid jumpers and skirts can only be purchased through K Renee's Uniform Closet, C & J Uniforms.