Dress Code Policy

ALL students in grades K-4 are expected to follow the dress code guidelines for appropriate dress on a daily basis. Please click here to be directed to our LandsEnd school’s uniform page. We also have periodic sales with Larson Printing throughout the year. Students in grades Preschool/Pre-kindergarten and 5th-8th grade are expected to follow the general guidelines listed below for appropriate dress:

 

Boys (K-4) Girls (K-4)
Bottoms

Mondays-

Thursdays and
Mass Days

**Other than Plaid, bottoms may be purchased at any store.

Dress pants, twill pants, or corduroy pants

  • Solid: Navy Blue or Khaki
Dress pants, twill pants, corduroy pants, skirts, skorts, dresses, or jumpers.  

  • Solid: Navy Blue, Khaki, or Lands End “Clear Blue Plaid” 

(Skirts, skorts, dresses, and jumpers must be longer than fingertip length.)

Solid white or navy blue leggings may be worn under a dress, jumper or skirt only, never alone.

Tops

Mondays-

Thursdays and
Mass Days

**Tops may be purchased at any store.

All tops may have but are not required to have the SDS logo on them.

All shirts must be a solid in color and plain without writing: Navy Blue, White, or Charcoal Gray

  • Short or Long Sleeve Collared Polo Shirt
  • Sweatshirt
  • Sweater
  • ¼ Zip Pullover

Students are encouraged to wear a collared dress code shirt under a non-collared shirt.

Solid color white or navy blue long sleeve shirts may be worn under short sleeve dress code shirts if needed.

All tops may have but are not required to have the SDS logo on them.

All shirts must be a solid in color and plain without writing in: Navy Blue, White, or Charcoal Gray

  • Short or Long Sleeve Collared Polo Shirt 
  • Sweatshirt
  • Sweater
  • ¼ Zip Pullover
  • Polo Dress

Students are encouraged to wear a collared dress code shirt under a non-collared shirt.

Solid color white or navy blue long sleeve shirts may be worn under short sleeve dress code shirts if needed.

Shorts

Mondays-
Thursdays

Shorts may be worn when weather permits & with parent approval.  They must be longer than fingertip length.

  • Solid Navy Blue or Khaki Twill Material

Shorts may not be worn to school mass.  Students may bring another dress code bottom to change into after Mass.

Shorts may be worn when weather permits & with parent approval.  They must be longer than fingertip length.

  • Solid Navy Blue or Khaki Twill Material

Shorts may not be worn to school mass.  Students may bring another dress code bottom to change into after Mass.

Friday
Dress Code
Students may wear either a regular SDS dress code top, SDS T-Shirt or SDS Sweatshirt (Spirit Day)

Students may wear either jeans or dress code bottoms on Fridays.

Regular dress code applies for school mass that is on a Friday.

The last Friday of each month will be an 8th Grade Choice “Dress Up Theme” day.

Students may wear either a regular SDS dress code top, SDS T-Shirt or SDS Sweatshirt
(Spirit Day)Students may wear either jeans or dress code bottoms on Fridays.Regular dress code applies for school mass that is on a Friday.The last Friday of each month will be an 8th Grade Choice “Dress Up Theme” day.
Shoes Athletic shoes are required for Gym class and recess (boots in winter).

Open-toed shoes, open-backed shoes, light-up shoes, and roller shoes are not allowed.

Athletic shoes are required for Gym class and recess (boots in winter).

Open-toed shoes, open-backed shoes, light-up shoes, and roller shoes are not allowed.

Socks Socks of any color may be worn to school. Socks of any color may be worn to school.  
Hair Hairstyles should not draw undue attention, and hair must not be artificially dyed a different color. Hairstyles should not draw undue attention, and hair must not be artificially dyed a different color.

Girls may wear any color hairbands, headbands, or bows, as long as they do not distract from learning in the classroom.

Preschool/PreK Dress Code

Preschool students may wear clothing of their choice.  We encourage students to wear comfortable clothing that better facilitates independent use of the restroom, ie. no belts, please.

Purchasing SDS Logo Tops

Twice a year, families will be able to order SDS logo clothing through the school.  

Purchasing Dress Code Bottoms

Families may purchase dress code approved clothing at any store, with the exception of the Lands End “Clear Blue Plaid.”  Please make sure that the items you purchase for your child to wear to school match the dress code policy as described above.  If at any time you have questions, please contact the school office.

 

Administration of the Dress Code Policy

It is desirable that teachers and administrators spend their time teaching and leading the school, not enforcing the Dress Code Policy.  Therefore, parent/guardian support and management of this policy is expected. 

Students who do not adhere to the Dress Code Policy will experience the following steps to correct the problem:

  1. At the first occurrence, a warning will be given to the student, and a note will be sent home to the parents.
  2. If the situation is not remedied after a warning is issued, the school will verbally notify the parents.

Boy’s and Girl’s Tops:

Approved Tops: Solid Shirts in Navy, White or Charcoal Gray.  

Short/Long Sleeve Collared Polo Shirts (cotton or performance), sweatshirt, sweater, ¼ zip pullover 

Girl’s Bottoms:

Boy’s Bottoms:

Middle School Dress Code

The students in Grades 5-8 are not required to wear the K-4 school dress code. The Middle School dress code, however, must conform to the dictates of modesty and proper attire for all. The following Dress Code has been approved:

  • Pants must be neat and clean. Pants must be free from holes or not show signs of excessive wear. Popular torn jeans may be worn only if the tears are below the knee or have a fabric underlay.  These ‘torn jeans” may not be worn on school Mass days.
  • Dresses, skirts, and shorts should be no higher than approximately 6″ above the knee. 
  • Halter-tops, tank tops or tube tops are inappropriate types of dress in an academic setting and therefore will not be allowed. Bare stomachs and/or bare shoulders are not acceptable.
  • Girls may not wear tight stretchy pants such as leggings, yoga pants, jeggings and the like without wearing a long shirt that covers the student’s body past the torso area. Tights are never acceptable unless under a dress and may not be substituted for leggings.
  • Any clothing displaying alcohol, controlled substances, sexual connotations or firearms and violence is prohibited at any time.
  • Athletic shoes are required for all field trips and physical education classes.

Special Event Clothing

(For Archdiocesan special events, some special school Mass days, and other events that come up throughout the year.)

For 6th-8th Grade students- These items can be of a variety of styles purchased from regular clothing stores or from the uniform companies

  • Khaki long pants for boys and girls
  • Khaki skirt or skort for girls
  • Navy blue or white collared polo shirt for boys and girls
  • Navy blue or white button-down dress shirt for boys and girls
  • Navy blue or white blouse with collar and sleeves for girls – no decals, logos or lace

Mass Attire for Students in Grades 5-8

Students in grades 5-8 are expected to wear clothing appropriate for Mass.

  • Boys: Long pants or nice dress shorts – No sweatpants
  • Boys: Dress shirt, polo shirt or sweater – No sweatshirts or t-shirts
  • Girls: Long pants or nice dress shorts with nice top/shirt – No sweatpants and sweatshirts or t-shirts.
  • Girls: Skirt/Skort or Dress with an appropriate style and length for Mass
  • Students wearing any other type of clothing judged by the Dress code policy, principal or classroom teacher as unacceptable for school will be sent home for a change of clothing or will be given an appropriate alternative item to wear from the staff.
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