SCHS Dress Code 2017-18

 

SCHS Dress Code 2017-2018

Because the teen years are marked by independence and self-expression, teenagers generally reject the idea of a uniform since it restricts their individuality and forces a sense of conformity on them at a time when they struggle to define themselves.

In spite of this reality, it is important to communicate the importance of a uniform in the larger context of what Springfield Catholic prepares our students for. We consider pride in one's appearance to be an essential mark of the mature person, and expect that each student will reflect that pride by consistently manifesting a respectable and appropriate appearance.

Springfield Catholic uniquely brings together the academic, spiritual, athletic and extracurricular, successfully integrating learning, faith, and service. From the first moment a student sets foot in the school, he or she gets the impression of entering a formative environment, one illuminated by the light of faith.

This atmosphere is vital to the whole learning process, but especially in the formation of Christian attitudes and values, as well as affirming our Catholic identity. Ideally, this sense of structured formation of the whole Christian person should be understood as a seamless continuation of the primary educational experience of so many of our students who were formed in the Springfield Catholic School System.

Springfield Catholic has established a code of dress and appearance conducive to a serious scholastic and values-oriented environment. The uniform positively contributes to this effort by forming character and instilling a sense of self-discipline that empowers students to develop an appreciation for the greater good of all. It also promotes those skills and graces that are needed to act responsibly and successfully in adult society.

Uniform apparel can be purchased at either DeSales Catholic Book Store, 210 East Sunshine in the Wedgewood Shopping Center or Land’s End under the apparel tab from the SCHS website.  The  SCHS dress codes are as outlined.

 

Mass Dress Code

All school mass will be held monthly and are scheduled on the Liturgy Schedule. Students will be required to be in mass dress code that entire day.  Mass dress code consists of the following

Boys

  • School tie, must be purchased from vendor, either DeSales Catholic Bookstore

  • White oxford dress shirt, tucked in

  • Khaki pants, no cargo

  • Dress shoes, no tennis shoes

  • Brown or black belt

Girls

  • Navy Polo Shirt SC embroidered, must be purchased from either DeSales or Land’s End

  • School khaki skirt, must be purchased from either DeSales or Land’s end.Various styles are available.

  • Shoes- Flats with closed toe and no open back, no sneakers

  • FRESHMEN: White Polo Shirt with SC embroidered

  • FRESHMEN: Navy Sweater with SC embroidered purchased from Lands End (Performance or Piped) & DeSales.  

Regular School Day Dress 2017-2018

Boys

Tops

  • Navy, Green, or White SC logo two options cotton or dri fit. Must be purchased from DeSales or Land’s End.

  • Optional Fleece Jacket (Navy SC logo) purchased from DeSales or Land’s End

  • Optional jacket (Gray, Green, Blue) with SC and purchased from Team Store.

Bottoms

  • Khaki or Navy blue pants, no cargo, can be purchased from any retailer

  • Shorts Khaki, must be purchased from DeSales or Land’s End

General Appearance – Boys

  • No “extraordinary” belts or other accessories will be allowed. Belts are to be traditional with a buckle. Chains, hooks, keys, rings, excessive necklaces or bracelets, or any such items hanging from the person are not permitted.  Hats are not permitted during the school day.

  • Gentlemen shall be clean-shaven. Beards, mustaches, and extremes in grooming and hair color are not allowed. Hair extremes/bushy hair/pony tails are not acceptable. Hair should be short, neat, clean, and clear of eyebrows, off the collar, and off or clear of the cheeks. Sideburns may not extend onto the cheeks or face or below the earlobe.

  • No visible tattoos or ink markings on the skin are allowed

  • Boots and flip flops are not allowed.  Sandals with a strap are acceptable

Girls

Tops

  • Navy, Green, or White two options Cotton or Dri Fit SC logo

  • Optional Fleece Jacket  (Navy SC logo) purchased from DeSales or Land’s End

  • Optional jacket (Gray, Green, Blue) with SC and purchased from Team Store.

Bottoms

  • Khaki or Navy pants, no cargo, can be purchased from any vendor

  • Khaki or Navy shorts must be purchased from DeSales or Land’s End

  • Khaki or Navy Skirt full pleat or side pleat must be purchased from Lands’ End or DeSales

General Appearance – Girls

No scarves, wide belts, hats or other accessories are allowed. Traditional belts.

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  • Jewelry and hairstyles should be modest and tasteful. Extremes in grooming and extremes in hairstyles are not allowed.

  • Camisoles or tank tops hanging below the un-tucked uniform shirt are strictly prohibited.

  • Only ears may be pierced.

  • No visible tattoos or ink markings on the skin are allowed.

  • Boots and flip flops are not allowed. Sandals with a strap are acceptable.

It is the responsibility of the student and parent to insure that proper attire before the arrival at school. All students need to be in uniform upon arrival to school and remain in uniform throughout the school day.  (A.M. weight training and first block physical education are the only exceptions.) The school administration reserves the right to deem clothing inappropriate or immodest at its discretion.

Any student not in uniform may be issued a demerit and/or be sent home to change into uniform. Should this occur, parents will be notified and any class time missed will be unexcused. The consequences for an unexcused absence will be followed.

Adherence to the dress code is a condition of attendance at SCHS.  It is assumed that students and parents accept this provision, so excuses will not be considered. Students may receive demerits and/or be sent home due to dress code violations to change into school uniform. Should this occur, parents will be notified and any class time missed will be unexcused.

Out of Uniform Days

Students on occasions may dress out of uniform.  These days are usually fund raisers for a school organization or a community need.  Students may dress out of uniform and only in jeans & t-shirts. Students will be issued a demerit and sent home to change if clothing is not appropriate.

06/12/17