DRESS / UNIFORM CODE
Children are expected to come to school neat and clean. If a child frequently offends against normal standards of dress or hygiene and the violation has not been corrected, parents will be contacted. Lack of improvement in personal appearance is grounds for dismissal of a child during the school day by the Principal.
The school uniform is an expression of pride and unity. Children dress with good taste, decency, cleanliness, and modesty setting an example for the younger ones and peers in appearance and presentation. It has the advantage of an equalizing effect on impressionable children. It allows the children to concentrate on their studies, rather than what others think of their fashion sense. We do not respond to nor follow the fashion trends of the day.
Uniforms are obtained from the Dennis Uniform Company. P.E. uniforms are sold from the school office at Orientation or on Fridays only. No other type of uniform clothing is permitted. All uniforms must be of correct size and fit and worn correctly.
Shorts, skirts, skorts, jumpers, and shifts must be a length that is both modest and conservative, and must no more than three inches above the knee. Shirts must be tucked-in with the waistband showing (unless otherwise stated in this policy). Waistbands must fit comfortably but be no more than two inches bigger than the actual waist size – not a “baggy” style. Jackets and sweaters must not be tied around the waist. Eighth Graders are allowed to wear their approved jacket as an expression of pride.
Girls (Grade JK – 8)
Boys (Grades JK – 8)
*Does not need to be worn tucked. Otherwise, all shirts listed above are tucked.
Athletic shoes must be gray, black and/or white with black or white laces only. Decorative laces are not allowed. A small logo is permitted. All shoes must be tied correctly on the outside of the shoe. Black dress shoes may be worn. Black and white saddle shoes may be worn. For the safety and health of all children backless/open heeled tennis shoes and/or sandals, clogs, boots, or open-toed shoes are not permitted. No shoes with wheels, such as Heelys, are allowed. The sole and heel of any shoes must be no more than one inch high. For health and safety reasons, slip-on shoes must cover the top of the foot, such as the traditional standard “VANS” so they are similar to the regular tied lace ups. No “ballet style” flat shoes may be worn. No “Toms” as the lightweight canvas make them unsuitable for everyday wear for school. Regulation school shoes must be worn on ‘free dress’ and picture days.
PE uniforms are obtained through Our Lady of the Assumption
School Office. All students wear OLA PE shorts or sweatpants. The Dennis Uniforms Company also carries a nylon mini-mesh short with OLA logo that may be worn. The white or gray OLA PE shirt may be worn. Shoes must be tied firmly for the safety of both the individual and their classmates. PE shoes must be appropriate for athletic activity. PE Shirts may be worn untucked.
“Free dress” is a privilege granted to students at different times during the year. As with the school uniform, children are expected to dress with good taste, decency, cleanliness, and modesty setting an example for the younger ones and peers in appearance and presentation. Parents are responsible to ensure that students are dressed in a manner suitable for a Catholic school. Free dress privileges for subsequent events may be revoked for individuals who do not follow the free dress regulations. On days when free dress is allowed, the following rules apply:
Parents and students are expected to cooperate with the uniform code. If there is a disagreement about acceptable appearance at school, the Principal will make the final determination.
Issues relating to dress or appearance of a student that are not specifically mentioned in the Parent/Student Handbook, but are inconsistent with the school’s regulations, may be deemed unacceptable at the discretion of the Principal.