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Uniforms for SMSA

Uniforms for SMSA

Lands' End Uniforms for SMSA

 

 

 

September 2013 Addendum to Dress Code/Uniform Policy

  • No accessory scarves for boys or girls will be allowed in school.
  • Students at all grade levels are reminded to have their shirts tucked at all times.
  • Boys and girls must wear a solid colored, black, brown or navy 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 or performance days. The SMSA Administration Team will notify students of spirit days or jean days ahead of time.
  • Long-sleeved white shirts may be work underneath long-sleeved polos, but not underneath short-sleeved polos.
  • Any visible undershirts must be uniform colors (ex: white, blue, navy blue, French blue or cobalt).
  • Extended sizing options have been made available on the SMSA Lands’ End website.
  • Knee-high socks for girls are acceptable as long as they are in uniform colors.
  • Students in grades P3-2 are not required to wear Mass Day attire for prayer services.
  • Dress shoes are required for Mass Day for grades K5-12.
  • Capris will be allowed for students in grades K5-12 from April 1-October 31.
  • Gray as added as an acceptable color for shorts/pants for boys & girls.
  • Fleece jackets and vests in cobalt for boys & girls have been made available on the SMSA Lands' End website.
     

 

DRESS CODE/UNIFORM POLICY (Grades K5-12)

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 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.

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.

Uniform Code

To review approved school uniform selections, go to the Lands’ End web site by visiting the SMSA web site home page (www.smsacademy.org), click the Family link and select Uniforms for SMSA.  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.  All clothing (pants/tops) provided on the Lands’ End Uniform Store is considered approved for dress code.  All uniform pants/shorts and shirts/tops are required to be ordered via Lands’ End web site.

 

Tops (Lands’ End Uniform Store approved items only):

Boys – Grades K5-12

  • Polos in Classic Navy, Cobalt and White with SMSA logo
  • Oxford button down shirt in Blue, French Blue, Lake Blue Stripe and White with SMSA log (Required for Mass/Special Event Day with Stripe tie for grades 6-12)
  • Sweaters, sweater vests & cardigans in Classic Navy with SMSA logo
  • Blazer in Deep Navy
  • Pants and shorts in Classic Navy and Khaki with SMSA logo.  Shorts not acceptable on Mass/Special Event Days. Shorts will be allowed April 1 to October 31.
  • Solid ties optional for Boys PK-5 in Classic Navy

Girls – Grades K5-12

  • Polos in Classic Navy, Light Blue, Cobalt and White with SMSA logo
  • Peter Pan polos in Blue and White with SMSA logo for grades PK-5
  • Oxford button down shirt in Blue, French Blue, and White with SMSA logo
  • Turtleneck in White with SMSA logo
  • Sweaters, sweater vests & cardigans in Classic Navy with SMSA logo
  • Fine Gauge cardigan sweater in Classic Navy and White with SMSA logo
  • Blazer in Deep Navy
  • Jumpers and skorts in Classic Navy, Khaki and Classic Navy Plaid with SMSA logo for grades K5 - 5
  • Polo dresses in Classic Navy with SMSA logo for grades K5 - 5
  • Skirts in Classic Navy, Khaki and Classic Navy Plaid
  • Pants and shorts in Classic Navy and Khaki with SMSA logo.  Shorts not acceptable on Mass/Special Event Days.  Shorts will be allowed April 1 to October 31.
  • Hosiery (tights, nylons, and ankle length leggings) for girls is recommended, but optional.  Black, navy, white, or nude are acceptable.

Clothing or accessories intended for outdoor use (e.g. hats, caps, bandannas, sunglasses, coats, including letter jackets, etc.) are not allowed in the classroom.

Shoes and Foot Apparel

WHITE, KHAKI or NAVY socks are recommended.  Shoes, sandals or boots (not military-style) must be worn in the school building.  Flip-flops, sliders or slippers are not allowed.  No tennis shoes or facsimile of  tennis/athletic shoes are acceptable for Mass/Special Event Days.

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.

  • Skirts, dresses, or shorts that are excessively short and/or excessively tight fitting are not allowed.
  • Clothing or accessories intended for outdoor use (e.g. hats, caps, bandannas, sunglasses, coats, etc.) are not allowed in the classroom.
  • 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.

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 ie. 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 ear lobe 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.