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​​​​​​​​​DRESS CODE EXPECTATIONS

 Our dress code is based upon modesty, neatness, and cleanliness. Since the parent is the primary educator of the student, it is the parent's responsibility to ensure that the student abides by the school's rules, expectations, regulations, and standards.

There are three types of Uniforms:

1. Daily school uniform: All items worn should be purchased in the school Uniform store or  approved by the Athletic Director or the Director of Character Formation.

2.Formal uniform: All formal uniform items should be purchased through School Uniforms Tommy Hilfiger. Grades 10, 11 and 12 can continue to wear formal uniform items purchased through Dennis Uniforms.

3. Special uniform Days: Dress code for special days and events will be published by the Director of Character Formation and/or Administration.

The administration reserves the right to request any student to change attire; in addition, students out of dress code may be suspended until the situation is corrected or students may be given the item by the school and parents are held financially responsible. Admission to school, class or school events can be denied because of Dress Code violations.  Any student violating these policies may be detained by the Director of Character Formation until parents are notified.  The Director of Character Formation's office is the final interpreter of dress code violations. ​

 


Daily Dress Code for Both Girls/Boys

All students should wear Saint Genevieve uniform items purchased through the student store or other uniform items approved by the administration. Clothing shall be neat and clean and appropriately worn. All students must arrive at and leave the school in proper uniform. School uniforms must remain as purchased, cutting or altering uniforms in any way is prohibited.  Students may wear solid colored thermals, long sleeve shirts or turtle necks that are school colors (navy blue, white, gray) underneath their school uniform. Underwear may not be visible or worn as outer clothing. Clothing which is disruptive to the safe and orderly environment necessary for learning is unacceptable. Students participating in voluntary extracurricular activities must conform to any required dress and grooming standards established by the coach or advisor with the approval of the administration. Students may wear certain items purchased through the booster club or at athletic events with the approval of the administration. Students may wear current apparel that has been approved by the administration for their athletic teams or extracurricular activities as uniform items.  The presence of any apparel, accessory or manner of grooming which, by virtue of its color, arrangement, or other attribute, denotes membership in or affiliation with gangs is strictly prohibited. Students attired in an inappropriate manner may not be admitted to any school event.


Pictured below are some examples of the items for sale in the Student Store including Hoodies, Tee shirts, Pants and shorts. ​​

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COSMETICS

Excessive eye shadow and eye liner are not allowed.  Cosmetics may be worn if applied lightly and is modest; lipstick and nail polish may be of any color.


HAIR

Parents, together with their child, should decide on the appropriate length and style of their child's hair.  In making this decision, the parents and student should consider the following guidelines:​

  • Hair length and style often convey the first impression of image to strangers and guests.
  • Gang-affiliated styles can possibly invite potential danger and problems for youth.
  • Length and style should be appropriate for various classroom activities as well as other extra-curricular activities and athletics.
  • Hair must always be clean.


HATS/BANDANAS  

Hats, hair nets, bandannas, beanies and the like may never be worn in the school building. Students may not wear hoods in the building during the school hours.

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JACKETS/OUTERWEAR

Only school jackets may be worn. No hooded sweatshirts may be worn except official Saint Genevieve monogrammed outerwear. Any exceptions must be approved by the Director of Character Formation or his/her designee. During inclement weather rain coats/jackets may be worn, but should be removed upon entering class.


JEWLERY

Jewelry may be worn in moderation. Stud earrings can be worn. As a safety precaution, large hoop earrings and long dangling earrings hanging below the ear lobe may not be worn. Small nose rings are allowed but any other body piercings may not be visible at any time.


SOCKS

Socks must be worn with all uniform attire. White tights or stockings may be worn with the formal skirt uniform.


SUNGLASSES

Sunglasses may not be worn in class. Any medical exceptions must approved by the Director of Character Formation or his/her designee. 


TATTOOS

Tattoos must be appropriate for a Catholic School/National School of Character.  The school leadership reserves the right to determine what is appropriate.​

No tattoos will be permitted from the neck up.


OUT OF UNIFORM PASSES

If a student must be out of uniform for a specific reason, they must present a note from their parent/guardian at the beginning of the school day requesting an out-of-uniform pass. These passes are issued by the Director of Character Formation and are valid for ONE day only.  Failure to comply with this regulation will result in disciplinary measures. Out of uniform passes are issued for emergencies only.


REGULATIONS FOR MODIFIED ATTIRE

Appropriate clothing or costumes for special school activities must be approved by the administration. The guidelines for modified dress days include the allowance of: jeans, sweats, and walking shorts which are hemmed, not excessively baggy, cut or frayed, clean and in good repair; shirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts or non-collared shirts of appropriate nature and design. All other dress and uniform code standards remain the same. The administration reserves the right to make final decisions regarding student dress on these particular days. 


GIRLS' GROOMING

A. Regulations for Non-uniform Dress Days

  • Shirts/Blouses — Blouses may not be sheer without an undershirt nor cut too low in the back or front. Necklines should not exceed past the armpits. No "spaghetti strap", strapless, sleeveless, transparent, bare midriff or tops and outfits that provide minimum coverage or are of a suggestive nature may be worn. Shirts/Blouses must cover the shoulder.

     
  • Skirts/Dresses — Skirts, dresses, dress slacks and jumpers must be modest and appropriate for a Catholic school. Mini-skirts are not permitted; the length is to be at the top of the knee while standing.

     
  • Pants — traditional cut; not rolled at the bottom. Denim jeans may be worn. However, they may not be worn to mass, Night School, or special events, and must be clean and in good repair without any rips or holes. The waist size should be no larger than two inches greater than the natural waist line and the length cannot be long enough so that pants drag on the floor. Pants must have a sewn hem and cannot be frayed, cut or torn in any way. Pants must be worn with the top above the wearer's hips. Pants may not be rolled up. Leggings/yoga tights may not be worn as a substitute for pants and/or worn as outer clothing.

     
  • Shoes — must be worn with socks. Clean athletic or dress shoes may be worn. No open-toed footwear is allowed. If boots are worn, they must be dress style and lace-up only. Shoes may be flat or have a moderate heel. Wedges and block heels are acceptable. Spike heels are not permitted.​


B. Regulations for Mass /Formal Attire

Students must wear the formal attire required by the school and purchased through Dennis uniforms. Students must wear this uniform in its entireity for mass and other events when specified. Students may not wear the Mass/formal attire as regular uniform attire.


BOYS' GROOMING

  • Sideburns — are to be no longer than the bottom of the ear lobe. The width of sideburns may be no more than one inch.

     
  • Facial Hair — reasonably trimmed and neatly maintained facial hair is permitted. Facial hair should not extend to the neck or look unkempt.


A. Regulations for Non-uniform Dress Days

  • Shirts — no tank tops are allowed and T-shirts must be appropriate for a Catholic School.
     
  • Pants — traditional cut; not rolled at the bottom. Denim jeans may be worn. However, they may not be worn to mass, Night School, or special events, and must be clean and in good repair without any rips or holes.  The waist size should be no larger than two inches greater than the natural waist line and the length cannot be long enough so that pants drag on the floor. Pants must have a sewn hem and cannot be frayed, cut or torn in any way. Pants must be worn with the top above the wearer's hips. Pants may not be rolled up.

  • Shoes — must be worn with socks. Clean athletic or dress shoes with soles of 1 inch or less may be worn. No open-toed footwear is allowed. No Crocks, Sandles, or Foam Runners. If boots are worn, they must be dress style and lace-up only.


B. Regulations for Mass /Formal Attire

Students must wear the formal attire required by the school and purchased through Dennis uniforms. Students must wear this uniform in its entireity for mass and other events when specified. Students may not wear the Mass/formal attire as regular uniform attire.


GIRLS' FORMAL ATTIRE 

Blazer, Sweater Vest, or Cardigan – must be worn on days formal attire is assigned, these items must be purchased at Dennis Uniforms.

White Blouse - must be a plain white long or short sleeve, buttoned up blouse, free of any embellishments, designs, or logos. Blouse must be worn tucked in.

Neck Tab – must be worn under the collar of the white blouse. Must be purchased at the Student Store. 

Gray Skirt - must be worn properly, not folded at the waist and must be at the top of the knee while standing. Must be purchased at Dennis Uniforms.

Socks – must be plain, white, and knee length. Low cut and calf socks are not acceptable.

Shoes – must be black loafers or plain, black flats. Shoes should be free of any embellishments or designs. Black Tennis Shoes are not allowed.


BOYS' FORMAL ATTIRE

Blazer, Sweater Vest, or Ca​rdigan – must be worn on days formal attire is assigned, these items can be purchased at Dennis Uniforms.

White Blouse - must be a plain white long or short sleeve, buttoned up blouse, free of any embellishments, designs, or logos. Blouse must be worn tucked in.

Tie – must be worn under the collar of the white blouse. Can be purchased at the Student Store.

Slacks – must be sand, pleated slacks purchased at Dennis Uniforms. Slacks should be properly fitted and ironed.

Belt – must be black and fit properly

Socks – must be black, dress socks.

Shoes – must be black dress shoes. Shoes should be free of any embellishments or designs. Black Tennis Shoes are not allowed.​


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