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Uniforms

Uniform Exchange:

The SMSA uniform exchange allows families to exchange gently used uniforms.  The exchange accepts uniforms purchased from Lands’ End and pants/shorts that adhere to the SMSA dress code.  SMSA T-shirts, sweatshirts, Phy-Ed uniforms etc. can be donated but NOT exchanged. There are no cash transactions - exchanges only.  

 

Summer Uniform Exchange 2016
Holy Family Parish Hall 

wednesday, August 3rd
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
reserved for families who have provided "exchange" items
 
Thursday, August 4th
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
reserved for families who have provided "exchange" items


1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
open to all families (returning and new) even if items have not been offered for "exchange"
(there has been an abundance of items offered as a donation, making more than enough available to our families)
 
Drop off  information:

July 18-21 or July 25-28 from 8am - 3pm at the Admin Office (114 Amory St.)


Dress Code

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To review approved school uniform selections, go to the Lands’ End website by visiting the SMSA web site home page (www.smsacademy.org), click the Family link and select Uniforms.  There is a direct link to the uniform store at Lands’ End on that page.  Once on the Lands’ End page, create an account for your student(s) to help with the ordering process. Any item available to order on the SMSA dedicated Lands’ End website is dress code approved. Extended sizing options are available. Uniforms are optional for half-day P3 and K4 students. Grades P3-2 are not required to wear Mass Day attire for prayer services.

 

Boys – Grades K5-12

Daily Attire

  • Polos, oxfords, sweaters, fleece, blazers, dress pants, etc. included on the Lands’ End website are approved items for the dress code  ● Lands’ End logo pants and shorts are recommended but not required. Pant/short color options include: navy, khaki, or black.  
  • Shorts will be allowed April 1 to October 31.

Mass/Special Event Attire (required for grades 6-12)  

  • Oxford button down shirt in blue, French blue, Lake blue stripe and white with SMSA logo  
  • Approved SMSA Lands’ End striped tie OR bow tie

**Bow ties are not available on the Lands’ End website; they may be purchased at the Scrip office for $25.00. (Tie your own or Pre-tied available)

  • Navy Lands’ End blazer with SMSA logo is optional.
  • Dress shoes are required.
  • Shorts not acceptable on Mass/Special Event Days.   

 

Girls – Grades K5-12

Daily Attire

  • Polos, oxfords, sweaters, fleece, blazers, dress pants, skirts/skorts, jumpers, etc. included on the Lands’ End website are approved items for the dress code.
  • Lands’ End logo pants and shorts are recommended but not required. The color options include: navy, khaki, or black.  
  • Skirts (K5-12), skorts (K5-5), jumpers (K5-5) and polo dresses (K5-5) in classic navy, khaki and classic navy plaid with SMSA logo are required and available on the Lands End website.
  • Hosiery for girls is recommended, but optional.  Tights, nylons, and ankle length leggings  in black, navy, white, or nude are acceptable
  • Knee-high socks are acceptable as long as they are in uniform colors  
  • Shorts and capris will be allowed April 1 to October 31.

Mass/Special Event Attire (required for grades 6-12)  

  • Oxford button down shirt (full or ¾ sleeve) in blue, French blue, and white with SMSA logo.
  • Navy Lands’ End blazer with SMSA logo is optional.
  • Dress shoes are required.
  • Shorts not acceptable on Mass/Special Event Days.   
Shoes and Foot Apparel:
  • Shoes, sandals or boots (not military-style) must be worn in the school building.
  • Flip-flops and slippers are not allowed.  
  • Dress shoes are required for Mass Day/Special Event days (grades 6-12)
  • Socks, in uniform colors, are recommended.
General Dress guidelines K5 – 12

While it is impossible to list all types of unacceptable attire, limits are placed on clothing that is distracting, inappropriate or indecent.   

Following are guiding principles regarding appropriate dress:  

  • Non-Lands’ End pants must be in the chino style (no cargo, carpenter or jean) in classic navy, black or khaki.  
  • Skirts, dresses, or shorts that are excessively short and/or excessively tight fitting are not allowed.
  • Students at all levels are reminded to have their shirts tucked in at all times.
  • Boys and girls must wear a solid colored black, brown, navy or white belt if belt loops on pants or shorts are provided
  • Students are expected to wear Mass Day attire for school photographs
  • Students will be required to dress in uniform attire on competition and performance days. The SMSA Administration Team will notify students of spirit days or jeans days ahead of time
  • Long sleeved white shirts may be worn underneath long sleeved polos, but not underneath short sleeved polos
  • Any visible undershirts must be solid and in uniform colors (i.e. white, blue, navy blue, French blue, cobalt or black)  
  • Clothing or accessories intended for outdoor use (e.g. hats, caps, bandannas, sunglasses, coats, etc.) are not allowed.
  • Clothing that is torn, has holes or is designed to look frayed, or is unkempt or disheveled is not allowed.
  • Shirts or blouses that expose midriffs, or have low-cut necklines that expose cleavage are not allowed.  
  • Low-cut pants or oversized pants that droop or sag, so as to expose underwear, are not allowed.
  • Clothing or accessories with language or images that are vulgar, discriminatory, defamatory or obscene is not allowed; clothing or accessories that promote illegal or violent behavior, such as the use of weapons, drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol or tobacco, is also not allowed.
  • Pajamas are not allowed nor are sport/sweat/running/wind pants or shorts (except on designated days).
  • Visible tattoos and body piercings (except ears) are not allowed.
  • Chains/spiked accessories are not allowed.
  • Accessory scarves for boys or girls are not allowed
Jeans Days/Spirit Days as designated by the Administration:

There will be designated days when the school uniform will not be required.  Guidelines will be determined by the Administration and communicated to the students.  The rest of the dress code still applies as listed above.  Below are common items that will be acceptable on days as designated:  

  • School sanctioned spirit wear, sweatshirts and t-shirts are permissible.
  • Blue jeans are permissible.
  • Items specific to the theme of the day i.e. pajamas, sweat pants
Appearance:
  • Haircuts must be neat and non-distracting.  Bangs and other styling should allow full vision.   
  • Facial hair, neck hair and sideburns below the earlobe will not be allowed.
  • Hair that is tinted or dyed must be in natural colors.   
Corrective procedures:
  1. Students deemed not in compliance with the dress/uniform code will be asked to correct the situation.
  2. If the student refuses or is unable to comply, he/she will be referred to the office.
  3. Parent/guardian will be contacted to bring a change of clothing to school or to give permission for the student to go home to change.
  4. Students who continue to be in non-compliance with the dress uniform code will receive a discipline referral and further disciplinary action including a parent/guardian conference with the principal to discuss the situation and could be placed on disciplinary probation or suspended from school, if necessary.

The Administration reserves the right to determine if a student’s attire is appropriate.  The Administration also determines the appropriateness of accessories, make-up and hair design.  Parents/guardians may be called in to correct a situation

As a private Catholic school, St. Mary’s Springs Academy reserves the right to determine appropriate attire and insists upon a norm of proper appearance for its students, faculty and staff.  SMSA promotes respect for and the dignity of each individual person, and believes that values are reflected in one’s words and behaviors, including grooming and clothing.  The school expects students to represent themselves well at school, on field trips and at competitions and other school functions through appropriate attire and proper hygiene.  Cleanliness, neatness, safety and modesty are key in determining proper grooming and attire.

Students are expected to dress appropriately for a Catholic School environment.  Any clothing that interferes with or disrupts the educational environment is unacceptable.  Clothing should fit properly, be neat and clean and conform to standards of safety, good taste and decency.

The parents/guardians of each child has the responsibility of ensuring that their student(s) reports to school appropriately dressed, clean and neat in appearance.

                                                                                                                        (Revised 01/2015)

(Revised 07/2016)

 

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