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Dress Code

Uniform Dress Code

St. Agnes School is dedicated to providing its students with an educational environment conducive to the learning process.  We believe that it is necessary for students to dress appropriately and not draw attention away from their studies at school. Students should be dressed in a modest manner for school.  Therefore, St. Agnes enforces a uniform dress code.  All students are required to adhere to the dress code in order to promote a positive academic climate. When there is question about the appropriateness of a particular garment, shoe, or accessory, the decision of the principal is final.

Uniform Dress Code for Girls

The fabric for all clothing items must be one solid color and may not be denim. Apart from the St. Agnes logo, clothing is to be without logos or embellishments. Hems of jumpers, skirts, skorts and shorts must be at least 2” longer than the end of a student’s fingertips when hands are straight at the side. Tops may have long or short sleeves and must be long enough to be tucked in the waistband of clothing.

Shoes for Girls

Shoes must have a closed toe and a low closed heel. Shoes may be closed with ties, Velcro or buckles. Slip-ons are acceptable if they provide support for the foot and stay on securely at a brisk walk. Shoes may be made of leather or manufactured materials. Socks or tights must be worn with shoes. Boots are not acceptable for indoor wear.

 Belts for Girls

If worn, belts are functional and without embellishments. A belt may be required if a student has difficulty keeping her pants at the waist.

 Hairstyles for Girls

Hair is to be clean and groomed. Hair color/extensions must be in colors naturally occurring in humans. Extremes in hairstyles and elaborate, costly hairdos are discouraged. If worn, ribbons, bows, hair clips, ties, barrettes and other accessories should be simple and not a distraction. Hats, caps and hairdo protecting head wraps may not be worn.

Jewelry for Girls

If worn, jewelry is simple, modest and not a distraction. All girls may wear plain, stud earrings. Girls in grades 6-8 may wear earrings up to 1” long. Only one earring per ear is permitted. Gauges and spikes are not permitted.

 Make-up

If worn, make-up is only allowable for girls in grades 6-8. Make-up must be in colors naturally occurring in humans. Make-up is simple, modest and not a distraction. No tattoos are allowed. Colorless lip balm is not considered to be make-up.

 Gym Clothes for Girls

  • Girls in grades 4-8 are to change into gym clothes for physical education classes.
  • Hems of shorts must be at least 2” longer than the end of a student’s fingertips when hands are straight at the side.
  • Tops may have long or short sleeves and must be long enough to be tucked in the waistband of clothing.
  • Leggings and compression wear may be worn under shorts.
  • Athletic shoes must be worn with socks.

 Dress Code for Boys

The fabric for all clothing items must be one solid color and may not be denim. Apart from the St. Agnes logo, clothing is to be without logos or embellishments. Hems of shorts must be at least 2” longer than the end of a student’s fingertips when hands are straight at the side. Shirts may have long or short sleeves and must be long enough to be tucked in the waistband of clothing.

Shoes for Boys

Shoes must have a closed toe and a low closed heel. Shoes may be closed with ties, Velcro or buckles. Slip-ons are acceptable if they provide support for the foot and stay on securely at a brisk walk. Shoes may be made of leather or manufactured materials. Socks must be worn with shoes. Boots are not acceptable for indoor wear.

 Belts for Boys

If worn, belts are functional and without embellishments. A belt may be required if a student has difficulty keeping his pants at the waist.

 Hairstyles for Boys

Hair is to be clean and groomed. Hair color must be in colors naturally occurring in humans. Extremes in hairstyles and elaborate, costly hairdos are discouraged. Caps, hats, and head wraps may not be worn.

Jewelry for Boys

If worn, jewelry is simple, modest and not a distraction. Boys may not wear earrings.

Make-up

Make-up may not be worn by boys. No tattoos are allowed. Colorless lip balm is not considered to be make-up.

Gym Clothes for Boys

  • Boys in grades 4-8 are to change into gym clothes for physical education classes.
  • Hems of shorts must be at least 2” longer than the end of a student’s fingertips when hands are straight at the side.
  • Tops may have long or short sleeves and must be long enough to be tucked in the waistband of clothing.
  • Compression wear may be worn under shorts.
  • Athletic shoes must be worn with socks.

Outdoor Clothing for All Students

  • Students are to wear outdoor clothing suitable for the weather. Students gather outdoors upon arriving at school and go outside for recess unless it is raining or when the “feels like” temperature is at or below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. It is important that students will be comfortable at those temperatures for at least 15 minutes.
  • Teachers may require students in grades K4-5 to wear coats, hats, mittens or gloves, and boots whenever they feel that such are warranted by weather conditions.
  • Teachers may recommend that students in grades 6-8 wear coats, hats, mittens or gloves, and boots whenever they feel that such are warranted by weather conditions. Teachers are not responsible for the comfort of students who will not wear outdoor clothing appropriate to the weather.
  • Boots and snowpants are required for a student at any grade level who chooses to play in the snow. Students who do not wear boots and snowpants will be restricted to areas of the playground that are cleared of snow and slush.

Jeans Day/Casual Day Dress Code

  • Jeans must be worn at the waist and be without holes, rips, tears, or frayed hems.
  • Athletic pants must be worn at the waist and be without holes, rips, tears, or frayed hems.
  • Shorts, skirts and skorts must be at least 2” longer than the end of a student’s fingertips when hands are straight at the side.
  • Leggings and compression wear can only be worn under shorts, skirts or skorts.
  • Shirts may have long or short sleeves and must be long enough to be tucked in the waistband of clothing. Sleeveless shirts and tops may be worn if shoulder straps are at least 2” wide. Modesty in fit and coverage is required.
  • Shoes must have a closed toe and a low closed heel. Shoes may be closed with ties, Velcro or buckles. Slip-ons are acceptable if they provide support for the foot and stay on securely at a brisk walk. Shoes may be made of leather or manufactured materials. Socks or tights must be worn with shoes. Boots are not acceptable for indoor wear.
  • When there is question about the appropriateness of a particular garment, shoe, or accessory, the decision of the principal is final.
  • Students who fail to meet standards for academic behavior or standards for positive conduct may lose the privilege of participating in jeans day/casual dress day.