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St. Michael Dress Code

School uniforms promote respect for individuals, develop good personal habits, and enhance self-esteem while providing an environment that reflects our Catholic tradition, our mission statement and our school pride.

All clothing must fit properly: neither too tight nor too loose. Uniforms must provide enough coverage so that students may sit, stand, bend-over, play, etc. without skin showing at the waist. Clothing is not to be torn, frayed, or stained.

Boys/Girls

  • Pants

    • Navy or khaki uniform pants (flat front or pleated)

    • Dark Navy Blue Jeans (subject to change at anytime during the year)

    • No jeans when students attend mass

    • No cargo pants, top stitching, exterior pockets, rivets, decorations, fading, design, studs, tears, holes, rips, leggings, skinny jeans or jeggings etc.

  • Shorts 

    • Allowed August through the month of September and April through June. Weather permitting. Please use your best judgement.

    • Navy or khaki Bermuda style uniform shorts (flat front or pleated)

    • No shorter than 2” above the knee

  • Jumper/Skirt/Scooter/Skort

    • Navy or khaki uniform style.

    • Must be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.

  • Shirts

    • Solid color: red, navy or white

    • Standard dress shirt or polo shirt, long or short sleeve

    • Layering of shirts in code colors is acceptable (i.e. long sleeve white shirt underneath a short sleeve shirt)

  • Sweaters/Sweatshirts (to wear during classroom time, Mass, etc.)

    • Solid color: red, navy, white

    • V-neck, crew neck, cardigan, quarter zip, and vest allowed

    • Collared shirt is to be worn under the sweater/sweatshirt

    • No hoodies

  • Shoes

    • Tennis shoes, sneakers, dress shoes

    • No sandals, flip-flops, crocs, Heelys, clogs, or shoes with heels over one inch (1”)

    • No flashing lights on inside shoes

    • Separate indoor and outdoor shoes

  • Socks

    • Mostly navy, red, black or white

  • Tights/Leggings

    • Solid color, navy, red, black or white. No designs or patterns in color or material

    • Must wear socks with leggings.

    • Leggings cannot be worn as pants

  • Miscellaneous

    • No tattoos (including temporary), body piercings, makeup

    • No jewelry except for watches and religious articles worn under the clothing (scapular, cross, etc.)

    • No unnatural hair coloring (pink, red, blue, etc.); no hair extensions

    • Hair must be clean and neatly groomed: washed regularly and combed/brushed before school

    • Stud earrings only

    • Hair bands must be small with no extra ornamentation

Off-Code Days

  • Shirts/tops must have sleeves. No tank tops or spaghetti straps. No midriffs showing.

  • Printed Tee: positive or neutral messages only; nor reference to alcohol, drugs, etc.

  • Pants: No holes, pajama bottoms, sweatpants, baggy style pants, leggings or jeggings. 

Students who arrive at school not in the official uniform will receive the following disciplinary actions.

  • First Offense: Written notice will be sent home to be sign by parent/guardian.

  • Second Offense: Parent/Guardian will be called to bring uniform from home.

  • Third Offense: Parent/Guardian will be called to bring uniform from home and have a conference with the principal.

Please do no subject your student to unnecessary delays in his/her classroom instruction due to time spent resolving uniform issues.

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