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UNIFORM DRESS CODE

General Principles: The wearing of a school uniform emphasizes to students that we are all equal in the eyes of God.  It has a direct and positive bearing on student behavior.  This also allows the children to focus on their schoolwork rather than on incidental distractions.  Therefore all students are required to comply with the St. Bernard Regional Catholic School uniform policy.  Uniforms must be clean, presentable and fit properly.

Boys' Pants are navy blue or khaki dress pants that must be purchased from the uniform company or an exact duplicate in style that is offered by the uniform company (all seams sewn from the inside; no top stitching anywhere on the pants; no exterior pockets; no cuff). Your best judgment needs to be used in making sure that pants are not too tight or short. Beginning October 1 students are required to wear long pants.

Girls' Pants are navy blue or khaki dress pants that must be purchased from the uniform company or an exact duplicate in style that is offered by the uniform company (no flairs, hip- huggers, etc.). Your best judgment needs to be used in making sure that pants are not too tight or short.

Girls' Jumpers are navy blue plaid purchased through Schoolbells or they can be plain navy or khaki jumpers purchased through Schoolbells, Penneys, Sears or other department stores that offer school uniforms. These must be no more than 1" above the knee.  Girls are not permitted to wear dresses or cropped leggings under the jumper or skort.  They are only permitted to wear plain navy, khaki or white socks.  The socks must cover the ankle and may be knee socks or they can wear black, navy or white opaque footed tights.  They are not permitted to wear panty hose of any color. 

Girls' Skorts and Skirts are for all grades and come in blue plaid, solid navy and solid khaki.  These are purchased through Schoolbells, Penneys, Sears or other department stores that offer school uniforms.  These must be no more than 1" above the knee. 

Boys' Shirts are navy blue, white or powder blue short or long sleeve oxford cloth, knit, or dress shirts (must be indistinguishable from those offered by the uniform company) tucked into pants/shorts.

Girls' Blouses are navy blue, white or powder blue short or long sleeve oxford cloth, knit, or dress blouses (must be indistinguishable from those offered by the uniform company) tucked into pants/shorts/skirts.

Sweaters are plain navy or white that allows the collar of the shirt/blouse to be seen.  No frills, prints or designs, or raised patterns, etc. are permitted. 

Sweatshirts are permitted to be worn with the school dress uniform, however they must be only the navy sweatshirts with the school logo.  No other sweatshirt and no color other than navy can be worn with the dress uniforms.

Boys' and Girls' Walking Shorts are navy, khaki or plaid shorts which are purchased either through Schoolbells, Penneys, Sears or other department stores that offer school uniforms. The length of the shorts must be no more than 1" above the knee. Your best judgment also needs to be used in making sure that shorts are not too tight.  Walking shorts season is from May 1st to October 1st.

Socks are plain navy, khaki or white (no lace, beads, logos, designs) and they must cover the ankle.

School Shoes are dress shoes that are not sandals, clogs, canvas or leather tennis or athletic shoes, or any shoe/boot that extends above the ankle. The heel of the shoes must not be higher than 1". Shoes must have a dress sole.  Permissible colors are black, brown, or dark blue.

Tennis Shoes are only to be worn with the school gym uniform for physical education class.  "Healies" and light-up tennis shoes are not to be worn.

Gym Uniforms – To ensure that all student gym uniforms remain consistent, parents must purchase gym uniforms through the school.  No other apparel will be permissible.  All uniform gym bottoms are light gray in color.  Gym T-shirts and sweatshirts can be either gray or navy and must have the St. Bernard logo screen printed on the shirt front.  Sweatpants must have elastic around the ankles.  Wearing of gym shorts and sweatpants follows the same rule for long pants and walking shorts applicable to the school uniform.

Accessories, Hair, Etc. - Parents are encouraged to use good judgment in regard to jewelry and other accessories that may be a distraction to the learning process.  The administration has the right to judge the propriety of any piece of jewelry and how or when it may be worn.  Students are not permitted to have tattoos, fake finger nails or wear make up at school.  Boys must keep their hair cut short so that it is not in their eyes.  No student is permitted to have their hair dyed or bleached or wear feather hair extensions.

Dress-Down Days - Students are permitted to wear jeans, T-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, shorts (in season and fingertip length), socks and tennis shoes.  Students are not permitted to wear clothing that displays advertisements, logos, sayings, or pictures that are not in keeping with Catholic morality.  Students are not permitted to wear sandals, flip-flops, crocs, or other inappropriate footwear.  Dress-down clothes should be clean and appropriate for school with no tears.

Dress-Up Days - Boys may wear dress/school pants, dress shirt, golf shirt, or turtleneck.  Girls may wear dress/jumper, skirt with appropriate dress blouse or top, dress slacks/school pants.  No T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jeans, or tennis/athletic shoes are to be worn on a dress-up day.

If a student is "out of uniform" a Uniform Notice will come home with the infraction and will need to be signed by the parent and returned to school.  Continued violation of the dress code will be considered parental non-compliance with school policies and appropriate action will be taken.

School Uniforms can be purchased through Schoolbells. When you are purchasing school uniforms please mention St. Bernard School.  Our school code number is #1110.  Toll-Free Phone Orders: 1.888.637.3037 ~ Online Orders: www.schoolbells.com

School uniforms, including the plain navy and khaki jumpers, skirts and skorts can also be purchased either through Penneys, Sears or other department stores that offer school uniforms. 

The school offers a Uniform Exchange Day in June.