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Uniform and Dress Code

Uniform Dress Code

St. Joseph students will be dressed for success each and every day. Please make sure your child is bringing the appropriate clothing to school.

This code requires that all students be in compliance on the first day of school until the last day of school, and for their first physical education class. St. Joseph students are expected to wear the designated uniform (available exclusively through Dennis Uniform) on all school days. They are to be neat in appearance at all times. Uniforms must be free of holes and stains. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian that your child is dressed according to the uniform code. The judgment of the school administration is final in all concerns regarding the uniform code.

All uniform pieces must be purchased through the uniform supply company Dennis Uniform.

Students who are out of uniform, or without a P.E. uniform, will not go to any class until they are in the correct uniform.  Students will be allowed to call home to have an item brought to the school.  Students who repeatedly refuse to comply with the uniform dress code will face further disciplinary actions.

The uniform code is as follows:

PE Uniform (Girls & Boys):

  • Students in kindergarten-3rd grade will wear gym shoes.
  • Students in 4th-8th grade: A pair of basketball shorts and acceptable t-shirt is to be worn. Socks and gym shoes.

Other Items:

Piercing & Jewelry:

  • One religious necklace is allowed.  No chokers.
  • One watch and one religious bracelet is allowed.
  • Girls may wear two pairs of earrings that are small posts or button size. They many not dangle or extend over the ear.
  • Girls are not permitted to have body piercings.
  • Boys are not permitted to have ear/body piercings.
  • Hair should be neatly cut, and not hanging in the eyes.
  •  Boys’ hair must not touch their shirt collar.
  • Extreme hairstyles are not acceptable.
  • Hair coloring/highlighting is not allowed.
  • Headbands, headscarves, and tiaras are not allowed 5th – 8th grade.
  • Make-up is not permitted in school.

Special Dress Code Policies

  • Skinny jeans/pants, leggings, jeggings, sweatpants, or joggers are not allowed.
  • Yoga pants/shorts or spandex pants are not allowed.
  • Clothing and jewelry with peace signs are not to be worn at school.  (It is not a sign of peace.)
  • Clothing should be modest, clean, and in good condition.
  • Shorts and T-shirts are not acceptable for Dress-Up Days.
  • Dresses and skirts may not be shorter than 2” above the knee.
  • Shoulders, midriffs, backs and cleavage must be covered at all times.
  • Sandals and backless shoes are not allowed.
  • Dress boots are allowed.

Winter boots or dress boots are not to be worn during the day.

Boys in Grades Kindergarten – 8th Grade

  • Belts: Solid black belts are to be worn with pants that have belt loops.
  • Tops: White or Light Blue short or long sleeve polo purchased through Dennis Uniform.  Shirts are to be tucked in at all times.
    • The only shirts to be worn under uniform shirts are plain white undershirts made to be worn as undergarments.
  • Undergarments:  All undergarments should be white or a light beige in color and must not be visible through the student’s clothing. 
  • Pants/Shorts: Pants/shorts are to be solid navy in color, purchased through Dennis Uniform.  Shorts may be worn from the start of the school year until October1st and again after May 1st.
    • Shorts may not be worn on Mass days. (Do not cut off the belt loops.)
  • Sweaters & Sweater Vests: Plain navy cardigan sweaters/vest are to be worn October 1st through April 30th.
  • Socks: Socks must be solid black dress socks and must cover the ankles.  No patterns allowed
  • Shoes: Solid black dress shoes. (May not be mesh, suede or canvas material).
    • In the winter, when children wear boots to school, it is required that students have shoes to put on when they arrive to school. Winter boots or dress boots may not to be worn during the day.
  • Dress Uniform: Boys are to wear the dress uniform on Mass days and other designated “Dress Uniform Days.”
    • Solid white button down the front dress shirt (does not have to be bought at Dennis)
    • Navy Dennis uniform pants (not shorts)
    • Solid black belt
    • Solid black shoes and solid black dress socks
    • School Tie (The school will have these available in August.)
    • Sweater/Vest (optional in August, September, May, and June; required October through April)

Girls in Grades Kindergarten-8th Grade

  • Tops: White or Light Blue short or long sleeve polo purchased through Dennis Uniform with the school logo on it. Shirts are to be tucked in at all times.
    • The only shirts to be worn under uniform shirts are plain white undershirts made to be worn as undergarments.
  • Undergarments:  All undergarments should be white or a light beige in color and must not be visible through the student’s clothing. 
  • Jumpers/Skirts:
    • Girls of any age may wear the plaid jumper, skirt or skort purchased through Dennis Uniform.
  • Sweaters & Sweater Vests: Plain navy cardigan sweaters/vest are to be worn October 1st through April 30th.
  • Socks: Girls may wear solid black knee socks or solid black tights.
  • Shoes: Solid black non-scuff dress shoes are to be worn (Flats only and may not be mesh, suede or canvas material).
    • In the winter, when children wear boots to school, it is required that students have shoes to put on when they arrive to school. Winter boots or dress boots may not to be worn during the day.
  • Dress Uniform: Girls are to wear the dress uniform on Mass days and other designated “Dress Uniform Days.”
    • Solid white button down the front dress shirt (does not have to be bought at Dennis)
    • Dennis skirt/skort/jumper
    • Solid black shoes and solid black knee socks or tights
    • School Tie (The school will have these available in August.)
    • Sweater/Vest (optional in August, September, May, and June; required October through April)