​Uniform

Wearing the school uniform is a part of the formation of young men and women that takes place here at Holy Redeemer - St. James School. Uniforms are intended to create a sense of unity and pride among the students, and to allow them to concentrate their minds on matters intellectual and spiritual, rather than material. A neat appearance in terms of dress and grooming is also related to forming a foundation upon which students may focus upon doing and being the best that they can be. Therefore, uniforms are to be worn beginning on the first day of school. We ask your cooperation in this matter. If parents are conscientious about uniform regulations, the students will also consider it a matter of importance. 

Uniforms should be kept neat, clean and in good repair (No holes, stains, faded items, etc.).

Students are to be well groomed and neatly dressed at all times. Please check to see that your children are properly dressed and groomed before they leave for school.​

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Our school uniform supplier is: Vicki Marsha Uniforms

https://vickimarsha.com/holy-redeemer-st-james-school.html

5292 Production Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 (714) 895-6371 

contact@vickimarsha.com

 

All uniform items (except shoes, socks, and belts) must be purchased through Vicki Marsha Uniforms. Vicki Marsha Uniforms supplies cold weather cardigans and other outerwear that should be purchased and used on days with cold weather.

 

Note: Skirts, jumpers, skorts and shorts: no shorter than 3 inches above the knee length (For uniform or free dress). No shorts may be worn to Mass.

 

GIRLS' UNIFORM – GRADES TK-1

Navy and Red Plaid jumper

White short sleeved Peter Pan blouse

Full Dress uniform for mass days and field trips is white blouse and plaid jumper

Navy cardigan with school logo

 

OPTIONAL FOR GIRLS TK-1:

Red Knit Polo Dress with Logo. 

Khaki girls style pants 

Khaki girls shorts (no shorter than 3 inches above knee) - Navy Color optional during new uniform phase in.

Cardinal Red or white cotton unisex polo with school log​o to be worn with shorts or pants.   On cold days, school cardigans or sweaters must be worn.

Black leggings (on cold days – leggings and socks must meet) Navy, black, red or white tights (on cold days)

 

GIRLS' UNIFORM – GRADES 2-3:

Navy and Red Plaid jumper

White short sleeved Peter Pan blouse

Full Dress uniform for mass days and field trips is white blouse and plaid jumper

Navy cardigan with school logo

OPTIONAL FOR GIRLS 2-3:

Plaid or Khaki Skort (no shorter than 3 inches above knee)

Khaki girls style pants - Navy Color optional during new uniform phase in.

Khaki girls shorts (no shorter than 3 inches above knee) - Navy Color optional during new uniform phase in.

Cardinal Red or white cotton unisex polo with school logo.   On cold days, school cardigans or sweaters must be worn.

Black leggings (on cold days – leggings and socks must meet) Navy, black, or white tights (on cold days)

 

GIRLS' UNIFORM – GRADES 4-5:

Navy and Red Plaid Skort

White button down oxford shirt - short or long sleeve

Full Dress uniform for mass days and field trips is white oxford shirt and plaid jumper

Navy knit cardigan, sweater, or vest with school logo

PE Uniform - PE T-shirt and red PE Shorts.  Students may arrive at school wearing PE uniforms.

OPTIONAL FOR GIRLS 4-5:

Plaid or Khaki Skort (no shorter than 3 inches above knee)

Khaki girls style pants - Navy Color optional during new uniform phase in.

Khaki girls shorts (no shorter than 3 inches above knee) - Navy Color optional during new uniform phase in.

Cardinal red or white cotton unisex polo with school logo.  On cold days, school cardigans or sweaters must be worn.

Black leggings (on cold days – leggings and socks must meet) Navy, black, or white tights (on cold days)

 

GIRLS UNIFORM-GRADES 6-8:

Navy and Red Plaid Skirt or Skort

White button down oxford shirt - short or long sleeve

Full Dress uniform for mass days and field trips is white oxford shirt and plaid jumper

Navy knit cardigan, sweater, or vest with school logo

PE Uniform - PE T-shirt and red PE Shorts.  Students may arrive at school wearing PE uniforms.

OPTIONAL FOR GIRLS 6-8:

Khaki or plaid skort (no shorter than 3 inches above knee)​

Khaki girls style pants Navy trousers are optional during new uniform phase in.

Khaki girls shorts (no shorter than 3 inches above knee)

Cardinal red, navy, or white cotton unisex polo with school logo.  On cold days, school cardigans or sweaters must be worn.

Black leggings (on cold days – leggings and socks must meet))  Navy, black, or white tights (on cold days)

 

 

BOYS' UNIFORM –GRADES TK-3:

White Oxford Button Down in short or long sleeve.  Red polo shirt optional during new uniform phase in.

Khaki cotton pants (fitted at waist) (no shorts on Mass days)  Navy trousers are optional during new uniform phase in.

Full Dress uniform for mass days and field trips is white button and navy pants

Navy knit sweater with school logo (must be worn over a uniform shirt)

OPTIONAL FOR BOYS TK-3:

Cardinal red or white cotton unisex polo with school logo

Khaki Pull on shorts and trousers option for TK/K only.  No belt is required. Navy shorts are optional during new uniform phase in.

Khaki cotton shorts.   Navy shorts are optional during new uniform phase in.

 On cold days, school cardigans or sweaters must be worn.

 

BOYS' UNIFORM –GRADES 4-5:

White Oxford Button Down in short or long sleeve.  Red polo shirt optional during new uniform phase in.

Khaki cotton pants (fitted at waist) (no shorts on Mass days)  Navy trousers are optional during new uniform phase in.

Full Dress uniform for mass days and field trips is white button and navy pants

Navy knit sweater with school logo (must be worn over a uniform shirt)

PE Uniform - PE T-shirt and red PE Shorts.  Students may arrive at school wearing PE uniforms.

OPTIONAL FOR BOYS 4-5:

Cardinal red or white cotton unisex polo with school logo

Khaki cotton shorts  Navy shorts are optional during new uniform phase in.

 On cold days, school cardigans or sweaters must be worn.

 

BOYS' UNIFORM –GRADES 6-8:

White Oxford Button Down in short or long sleeve.  

Khaki cotton pants (fitted at waist) (no shorts on Mass days)  Navy trousers are optional during new uniform phase in.

Full Dress uniform for mass days and field trips is white button and navy pants

Navy knit sweater with school logo (must be worn over a uniform shirt)

PE Uniform - PE T-shirt and red PE Shorts.  Students may arrive at school wearing PE uniforms.

OPTIONAL FOR BOYS 4-5:

Cardinal red, navy, or white cotton unisex polo with school logo

Khaki cotton shorts  Navy shorts are optional during new uniform phase in.

 On cold days, school cardigans or sweaters must be worn.

 

SHOES: Requirements are for all students:

Navy, White, Black, or Red. One solid color  of the above colors only. No flashing lights built into the shoes or skate shoes. No stripes, check, or other patterned designs.

Shoes must have rubber soles and be completely enclosed

Laces (white), velcro, or buckles must be securely tied

 

SOCKS: 

Socks for all students must be solid navy or white. No sport socks (those which barely show above tennis shoes).  Socks must not have a decoration or logo.

 

BELTS: 

Black leather belts only are permitted, and must be worn on the waist.  Belts must be worn at all times with pants or shorts.  Pants and shorts must be worn at the waist.

 

JACKETS, CARDIGANS, AND SWEATSHIRTS:

When the weather is raining students may wear their own outerwear when outside.  For cold weather, the uniform cardigans and sweatshirts should be worn.  In the classroom the uniform sweater, cardigan, and vest may be worn on cold weather days only (exception made for 8th grade Graduation sweatshirts as directed).

 

HAIR: 

Hairstyles are to be neat, clean, and conducive to a quality learning environment, while not drawing attention to oneself. Hairstyles for girls and boys must be well groomed and away from the face and eyes. Hair may be highlighted only with naturally occurring hair colors.  Hair may not be highlighted with an unnatural color (examples: blue, green, pink, purple, etc.).  Patterns, words, or symbols may not be sculpted into the hair.  No extreme hairstyles such as mohawks, large spikes, etc. may be styled. Headbands and hair accessories for girls may be worn and must conform to the following colors: red, white, navy, black, or the school tartan pattern.

The school administration will determine if there is a violation of the above hair policy. If a violation occurs, communication with the parent will take place and a timeframe to bring the hairstyle into compliance with this dress code will be established. Failure to correct the hairstyle within the timeframe may result in suspension of the student from school until the issue is resolved.

 

NAILS: 

False nails are not permitted. Nail polish is not permitted.

Nails must be clean and neatly trimmed to the end of the fingers.

MAKE-UP: 

Make-up is not permitted.  Students may not write on themselves or others with a pen or permanent marker..

JEWELRY: 

Stud type pierced earrings are the ONLY earrings that may be worn by girls, and only one earring per ear.

Boys and girls may wear one small religious necklace under their uniform shirt or blouse. Bracelets may not be worn except for fundraising or special causes or when special permission is given.

SCOUTS:

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts may wear their uniform to school on den or pack meeting days.

SPORTS:

School sports team members may wear their team uniform to school on game days.

 

SPIRIT AND FREE DRESS DAYS

Throughout the school year, certain days will be designated free dress days. The following are the guidelines for attire on free dress days:

Holy Redeemer - St. James School expects that all students will dress in a way that is appropriate for the school day or for any school sponsored event.  Student dress choices should respect the school's intent to sustain a community that is inclusive of a diverse range of identities. The primary responsibility for a student's attire resides with the student and their parent(s) or guardian(s). The school is responsible for seeing that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student, that student attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student, and that dress code enforcement does not reinforce  or increase marginalization or oppression of any group.  Any restrictions to the way a student dresses must be necessary to support the overall Catholic and educational goals of the school. 

​Students cannot wear clothes that depict in image or writing hate speech, illegal items, profanity, or messages/images that are counter to Catholic teachings; clothes that reveal undergarments (aside from visible straps or waistbands), or are overly revealing for boys or girls; and accessories that could be considered dangerous.​

Dress Up  Days

There are some occasions during the school year that require dress up attire. An example would be May Crowning or performance programs. Guidelines are as follows:

For boys and girls: No clothing that reveals undergarments (aside from visible straps or waistbands), or clothing that is overly revealing. 

Bo​ys:

·      Long pants + belt

·      Dress shirt + tie

·      Dress shoes 

Girls:

·      Dresses or skirts no shorter than 3" above knee

·      No strapless dresses or tops

·      Dress shoes / Heels

 

Students that do not comply with the dress code will receive any or all of the consequences listed. They include an out of uniform slip, a phone call home, and / or a phone call to get a change of clothes brought to school. If a student receives three out of uniform slips the students will receive a detention. Three detentions will require a suspension.

Uniform Exception Requests:

Holy Redeemer - St. James School has followed and adhered to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles policies and procedures in developing its dress code and uniform. HRSJ is in alignment with other Catholic schools within ADLA and adherence to the dress code is expected as part of the requirements of enrollment. Please note that exceptions to the school dress code are considered on an individual basis when there are extenuating circumstances. Extenuating circumstances are lmited to the accomodation of a student's religious beliefs that are substantially affected by the dress codre requirement or reasonable accomodation for a student's disability/medical condition. These types of accomodations must be accompanied by a signed note from a physician verifying the condition and any special considerations that are recommended.

Exception requests are only good for the current school year and must be applied for each new academic year.

Exception requests are not a guarantee that the request will be accepted and parents/students are expected to follow the final decision of the principal to remain enrolled.

Students are expected to follow the dress code policy while the request is being considered.

Parents may request an exception request form from the school office for consideration.


 The principal is the final arbiter of the dress code.​



 

 

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