Uniforms

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UNIFORMS

Northwest Catholic School Dress Code

At Northwest Catholic School we believe in promoting a community of equality and respect. All our students wear uniforms. We believe that this requirement creates a sense of unity and pride in our school. It also sets the tone for the strong academic atmosphere of our school — our students remain focused on academics instead of being distracted by superficial differences.

Our school uniform colors are red, white, and navy or dark blue. Overall, we expect students to dress modestly and with self-respect. Skin-tight clothing, shirts that are unbuttoned, underwear that is visible, inappropriately low necklines, and dresses and skirts that are more than 4 inches above the knee are prohibited.

A PDF of the complete Dress Code Policy is available here.

Dress Code Policy
  • Short or long-sleeved collared shirts with no detail
  • Turtleneck shirts
  • Solid white undershirts are permitted
  • Solid cardigans, pullovers, crewneck sweaters, and vests may be worn over uniform shirts
  • Spirit wear sweatshirts or fleeces may be worn over uniform shirts
  • No hooded sweatshirts of any kind are allowed
  • Shirt monograms should be nickel-sized or smaller
  • Navy blue twill, uniform-style dress pants, capri pants, or shorts
  • Shorts should be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee
  • Pants and shorts must be fastened securely at the waist, with a belt if needed
  • 7th and 8th grade students may wear khaki twill dress pants or shorts
  • Jeans and cargo pants are not allowed
  • K4 through 4th grade girls may wear solid, navy blue jumpers
  • All girls may wear solid, navy blue skirts or skorts
  • Jumpers, skirts, and skorts should be worn at the waist without rolling
  • Jumpers, skirts, and skorts must be no shorter than 4 inches above the knee
  • Shorts or solid colored navy blue, red, white, or black leggings should be worn under skirts or jumpers at all times
  • 7th and 8th grade girls may wear khaki twill skirts or skorts.
  • Navy blue, red, black, or white socks or tights at all times
  • Closed toe, closed heel shoes with a heel no higher than one inch
  • Athletic shoes
  • Sandals, flip-flops, crocs, and fashion boots or knee high shoes are not allowed
  • A t-shirt with no inappropriate language or symbols
  • Athletic gym shorts of a modest length
  • Socks and athletic shoes
  • Only natural hair color is allowed.
  • Distracting hairstyles are not allowed. (The principal’s judgment is final.)
  • No makeup or artificial nails are allowed.
  • No tattoos of any kind are allowed.
  • Students may only wear stud earrings at any time during the school day.
  • No other jewelry is allowed in school. (The faculty or administration may approve an exception for religious jewelry.)
  • Students attending a Girl or Boy Scout meetings after school may wear their scout uniforms with school uniform pants.
  • Outside headwear (hats, caps, hoods, bandanas, head scarves, headbands, do-rags, etc.) are to be removed upon entering the building. If students are caught wearing a hat in the school building, the following consequences will be enforced:

    First Offense:
     The hat is taken by the teacher/staff member and given to the principal. The student must come to the principal’s office at the end of the school day to retrieve it.Second Offense: The hat is taken by the teacher/staff member and given to the principal. The student’s parent/guardian must make arrangements with the principal to retrieve the hat. The hat will not be released to the student.

Third Offense: The hat will be taken from the student and held until the end of the school year.

Dress and appearance are the responsibility of the parents/guardians and students. The uniform policy is in effect every day and includes field trips, unless otherwise stated by the teacher or administration. Parents will be informed through school correspondence of the dates of any special dress days.

Any student who disregards the dress code will have their parent/guardian contacted. The parent/guardian will be asked to bring appropriate uniform clothing to school. The parent/guardian will be expected to bring the appropriate clothing immediately. Repeated violations of the dress code will bring additional disciplinary action.

 

Dress and appearance are the responsibility of the parents/guardians and students. The uniform policy is in effect every day and includes field trips, unless otherwise stated by the teacher or administration. Parents will be informed through school correspondence of the dates of any special dress days.

Any student who disregards the dress code will have their parent/guardian contacted. The parent/guardian will be asked to bring appropriate uniform clothing to school. The parent/guardian will be expected to bring the appropriate clothing immediately. Repeated violations of the dress code will bring additional disciplinary action.