Uniform Policy

Uniform Dress Code Policy

The purpose of our uniform policy has always been to help students accept responsibility for modesty and good grooming; to take pride in their appearance; and to represent our school in a manner of which we can all be proud.   I know I can count on all students and families to help us continue this tradition.
The uniform policy was last updated in in 2017 in response to many parent and student requests.
We will be forming a committee this year to once again review and perhaps update the policy.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please e-mail Mrs. Mantelli with the subject line “uniform committee.”

Below is our current uniform policy.  Please ensure that your children are in complete compliance with the policy.  Everyone has had enough time to obtain the proper uniform components.

Stitchworks <https://stitchwork.com/product-category/schools/st-francis-and-st-stephens/> is our uniform provider.
Shorts for under dresses and skirts may be purchased through Primary <http://primary.com>.

Pre-K and Kindergarten
No uniforms are required; however, a dress code should be observed.  Students must be dressed modestly and appropriately for the weather.  Clothing should not contain inappropriate graphics or messaging.  Shorts should be worn under dresses and skirts, as our early childhood students are frequently sitting on the floor or engaged in active play. When shorts are worn during the warmer months (September, May, and June) they should be of a long enough length that when arms are relaxed at the student’s sides the shorts are as long or longer than the lowest point where the student’s fingertips reach.

Grades 1-8

Boys:

Navy blue dress pants purchased through Stitchworks, Inc.  (School initial embroidered on front pocket.)
White or Red Polo Shirt with School Name embroidered on the front

Solid, white or navy-blue socks.
Navy blue sweater vest, pullover V neck sweater, or crew cardigan sweater embroidered with school logo.

Girls:

Plaid jumper or skirt purchased through Stitchworks, Inc.  Skirts and jumpers must be of a modest length, no shorter than 1.5 inches above the knee cap.  Shorts may be worn under skirts and dresses; this is strongly encouraged, as our students often engage in active play at recess.
Navy blue dress pants purchased through Stitchworks, Inc. (School initials embroidered on front pocket.)
White or Red Polo Shirt with School Name embroidered on the front.

Solid, white or navy-blue socks or tights.
Navy blue sweater vest, pullover V neck sweater, or crew cardigan sweater embroidered with school logo.

Gym Uniforms:

Navy Blue sweatpants embroidered with school name.
White or Red polo shirts – embroidered with school name.
Navy Blue/Red Sweatshirt – embroidered with school name

Please note the following: 
November 1st to May 1st – a navy blue sweater vest, pull-over sweater, cardigan, or school sweatshirt (Name of school embroidered on the front) should be in school with your child and may be worn. Students are not allowed to wear jackets or non-uniform compliant sweaters or sweatshirts during the school day, and they do get cold at times.

Uniform shorts and uniform mesh gym shorts may be worn in September, May, and June only.
Shirts must be tucked in when students are in the school building during school hours.
Footwear:

Navy blue, black, or white sneakers must be worn for gym.  Navy blue, black, or white contrasting logos and brand names ARE allowed.
No brightly colored decorative accents (including logos and brand names), sparkles, brightly colored soles, light-ups, etc.
Students must not wear shoes that have been worn outdoors in inclement weather on the gymnasium floor. (Bring a change of shoes on wet and snowy days.)
Plain navy blue, brown, or black dress shoes may be worn on non-gym days.  Sneakers as listed above may also be worn.
Only navy, black, or white shoe laces to match the shoes may be worn.
No open back shoes of any kind.

Hair Accessories, etc.:

Girls: 
Stitchworks, Inc. hair accessories that match the plaid uniform, including the one with the bow may be worn.
Girls may also wear plain, flat headbands, up to 1.5 inches in width, in navy, red, or white to match the uniform colors.
Girls and boys:
No unnatural hair dyes are allowed.
Hair should be worn in a style such that it does not fall into the eyes or otherwise distract students.
No makeup is to be worn.

Out-of-Uniform Days:
The whole student body, classes or groups of students, and individuals do have special out of uniform days when no uniforms are required; however, a dress code should be observed.  Students must be dressed modestly and appropriately for the weather.  Clothing should not contain inappropriate graphics or messaging.  Shorts should be worn under dresses and skirts, as our early childhood students are frequently sitting on the floor or engaged in active play. When shorts are worn during the warmer months (September, May, and June) they should be of a long enough length that when arms are relaxed at the student’s sides the shorts are as long or longer than the lowest point where the student’s fingertips reach.

Please be aware that students will have to phone a parent for correct items if they are not in compliance with the dress code.  
Thank you,

Mrs. Mary C. Mantelli