Personal appearance reflects one’s inner attitude. In school, personal appearance should indicate an awareness of school as a special place of learning. St. Patrick students are required to adhere to the above listed dress code. St. Patrick School families are responsible for purchasing school uniforms for their children.
The dress code is in effect the first day of school. All aspects of dress should be consistent with our mission statement and not be distracting or disruptive to the learning environment. Students are asked to use common sense, have an attitude of cooperation, and a concern for modesty and neatness. If you have any concerns as to whether or not an item is appropriate or meets dress code, please check with the school office before removing the tags!
Students are expected to come to school in uniform. Parent’s cooperation sets a good example for the students and is appreciated. The dress code will be monitored and enforced in each classroom. The principal (or designee) will have the final decision on what is appropriate. Students who come to school inappropriately dressed will receive a written notice that must be signed by the parent(s). Repeated violations will be addressed by the principal.
If a student comes to school improperly dressed and wearing unauthorized clothing, a faculty member will direct that student to phone a parent, in order to bring their child the proper clothing attire before they can rejoin instruction or classroom activities. If a student comes to school improperly dressed and a parent cannot bring clothes in, then that student may also be required to trade out their attire for shared school clothing from the front office. The student must return the borrowed clothing washed, dried and folded the next day.
Logo apparel may be purchased from Flynn O’Hara, Educational Outfitters, Radco or Lands End. St. Patrick School earns a percentage on all uniform wear purchased from Lands End (school code 900127564). Local stores that carry non-logo uniform wear include (but not limited to) Amazon,Wal-Mart, Target, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Gap, Old Navy and Meijer.
Saint Patrick School partners with Flynn O’Hara and Land’s End to provide uniforms to our school families. They have created the St. Patrick School Uniform Website so parents can purchase uniform items that fit the description in our dress code. Parents do not have to purchase from this company, but the examples on the site are to be used to ensure that all purchases from other stores are compliant with the dress code. All colors and styles on the website make up the dress code.
The principal will have final say if anything is considered “distracting”. We ask that you review this page and use your best judgement for your children. If you are unsure, please ask.
Dress Code Specifics
Boys & Girls
Long or short sleeve shirts in white or navy in any of the following styles: broadcloth with peter pan round or pointed collar, or polo shirt. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. School Logo is optional from approved uniform companies (Flynn O’Hara, Educational Outfitters, Radco, Lands End)
Plain navy blue or white in any of the following styles: crewneck or v-neck pullover, crewneck or v-neck cardigan or v-neck sleeveless cardigan vest. A uniform shirt must be worn under sweaters at all times. Absolutely no hoods are allowed in school.
If a sweatshirt is worn it must be a navy sweatshirt. Absolutely no hoods are allowed in school. School Logo can be purchased from approved uniform companies (Flynn O’Hara, Educational Outfitters, Radco, Lands End)
Navy blue or khaki dress uniform slacks made of polyester/cotton or 100% cotton. Side seam pockets and slash pocket in rear. Capri’s, culottes, stirrup, cargo pants, cargo pockets, painter pants, sweats, knit, or nylon pants are not allowed.
Must be solid black or brown. Large belt buckles are not allowed.
Socks must be worn at all times. If knee socks are worn with skirts, jumpers or shorts, they must be navy or white. Low cut or ankle socks in any color may be worn.
Navy blue or khaki dress, walking shorts made of polyester/cotton or 100% cotton. 3” above knee or longer, side seam pockets and slash pocket in rear. Shorts must be 3” above the knee or longer. Shorts may be worn at the parents’ discretion. No cargo, painter or athletic shorts.
Jewelry may be worn as long as it is not distracting. The staff and principal will have final say.
Shoes must be worn at all times. Shoes must have a closed back and not open toe. No sandals, slippers, or Crocs allowed. Socks or tights must be worn with shoes.
Navy blue, khaki, or St. Patrick’s registered plaid: 100% polyester or poly/cotton blend, box-pleat with drop waistline and rounded neck. 3” above knee or longer. Jumpers with the St. Patrick logo may be purchased by approved uniform companies. Tights or leggings must be worn.
Skirts & Skorts
Navy blue, khaki, or St. Patrick’s registered plaid: 100% polyester or poly/cotton blend, pleated all-around skirt, or split skirt. 3” above knee or longer.
Tights are highly recommended to be worn with skirts and jumpers; they must be one solid color of white or navy. No footless tights. No multi-color tights.
Simple hairpieces that are not distracting or offensive may be worn.
Special Dress Code Days
Clothing must be modest and free of inappropriate slogans. Dress code is not required on these days, though the expectation of appropriate clothing remains. Inappropriate clothing includes but is not limited to: torn jeans and pajama bottoms. Shoulders must be covered at all times. Shorts and skirts must still be no shorter than 3” above the knee. Leggings may not be worn as a stand-alone article of clothing. A skirt, sweater, or a long shirt must accompany the leggings.
Dress Up Day
Clothing must be modest and free of inappropriate slogans. Dress code is not required on these days, though the expectation of appropriate clothing remains. On dress-up days, students are not to wear jeans, sweatpants, athletic pants, pajama bottoms, t-shirts, etc. Leggings may not be worn as a stand-alone article of clothing. A skirt, sweater, or a long shirt must accompany the leggings. “Sunday Best” is a good rule of thumb for these days.
Students are expected to come to school in uniform. Parents’ cooperation sets a good example for the students and is appreciated. The dress code will be monitored and enforced. The administration will have the final decision on what is appropriate. Repeated violations will be addressed by the principal.