Uniform Guidelines & Standards

 

STUDENT UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School values and needs the support of parents in upholding the dress and grooming guidelines. All students at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School are required to wear the school’s adopted uniform from the first day of school until the last day of school, unless participating in a school sanctioned Spirit Dress day.

Uniforms are purchased at FlynnO’Hara. Because uniforms look alike, all articles of clothing should be marked with the student's name; as ink markings eventually wash out, it is best to use ‘sew-in’ labels.

Daily Uniform

 

GIRLS:

Girls in Pre-Kindergarten-3 through the 5th grade are expected to wear the gray long or short sleeved polo, plaid jumper, or plaid skort in any combination. Girls in the School of Grammar (PK3-Grade 5) are to wear black or navy shorts under all jumpers and skirts.  The length of skorts, skirts, and jumpers with arms at sides, need to be to the bottom of the longest fingertip all the way around. All shirts and blouses are to be worn tucked-in. Girls are only permitted to wear solid white or gray cable knee-hi socks, crew socks, or solid tights. In cold weather, girls may wear khaki uniform pants purchased from FlynnO’Hara, but not on Mass days.  They may also wear solid color leggings in white, black, or grey under their plaid jumper or skort. Tights and leggings not purchased through FlynnO’Hara  must be of the same style and fabric as those offered by FlynnO’Hara.

 

Girls in grades 6th – 8th grades are permitted to wear the royal blue polo in long or short sleeve, with the plaid skort, or the plaid skirt in any combination. Students in the School of Logic (Grades 6-8) need to wear black or navy shorts under their skirts. The length of skorts, skirts, and jumpers with arms at sides, need to be to the bottom of the longest fingertip all the way around. The royal blue polo shirts are to be worn tucked-in. Girls are only permitted to wear solid white or gray cable knee-hi socks, crew socks, or solid tights. In cold weather, girls may wear khaki uniform pants purchased from FlynnO’Hara, but not on Mass days.  They may also wear solid color leggings in white, black, or grey. Tights and leggings not purchased through FlynnO’Hara  must be of the same style and fabric as those offered by FlynnO’Hara.

 

BOYS:

Boys in the younger grades are encouraged to wear the elastic pants.  Boys in Pre-Kindergarten-3 through the 5th grade are required to wear the long or short sleeve gray polo shirt in combination with the khaki shorts or pants. Shirts are to be worn tucked-in. Boys must wear a black or brown leather belt with any shorts or pants having belt loops. Boys are only permitted to wear solid white or solid black crew socks.

 

Boys in grades 6th through 8th are required to wear the royal blue long or short sleeve polo shirt in combination with the khaki shorts or pants. Shirts are to be worn tucked-in. Boys must wear a black or brown leather belt with any shorts or pants having belt loops. Boys are only permitted to wear solid white or solid black crew socks.

 

 

Uniform for Mass Days

 

GIRLS

Girls in Pre-Kindergarten-3 through 5th grade are required to wear the plaid jumper with the blue “Peter Pan” blouse. The length of skorts, skirts, and jumpers with arms at sides, need to be to the bottom of the longest fingertip all the way around. Girls are only permitted to wear solid white or gray cable knee-hi socks, crew socks, or solid tights. In cold weather, girls may wear leggings in solid white, black, or grey under their plaid jumper or skort. Tights and leggings not purchased through FlynnO’Hara  must be of the same style and fabric as those offered by FlynnO’Hara.

 

Young ladies in the 4th and 5th grades have the option of removing the bib on the jumper or purchasing a plaid skirt to be worn with the blue “Tulane” (Peter Pan) blouse or the blue over-blouse. The “Tulane” (Peter Pan) blouse is to be worn tucked-in. The over-blouse does not have to be tucked-in. (Girls in 4th and 5th grades are required to wear a tie on Mass days with the blue over-blouse.  In cold weather, girls may wear tights/leggings in solid white, black, or grey under their plaid jumper or skirt. Tights/leggings not purchased through FlynnO’Hara  must be of the same style and fabric as those offered by FlynnO’Hara.

 

Girls in grades 6th through 8th are required to wear the blue over-blouse and tie with the plaid skirt. The length of skorts, skirts, and jumpers with arms at sides, need to be to the bottom of the longest fingertip all the way around. Girls are only permitted to wear solid white or gray cable knee-hi socks, crew socks, or solid tights. In cold weather, girls may wear leggings in solid white, black, or grey. The plaid skirt must cover leggings. Tights/leggings not purchased through FlynnO’Hara  must be of the same style and fabric as those offered by FlynnO’Hara.

BOYS

Boys in Pre-Kindergarten-3 through the 5th grade are required to wear the blue oxford cloth shirt and plaid tie from FlynnO’Hara in combination with the khaki pants. Shirts are to be worn tucked-in. Boys must wear a black or brown leather belt with pants that have belt loops. Boys are only permitted to wear solid white or solid black crew socks.

 

Boys in grades 6th through 8th are required to wear the blue oxford cloth shirt and plaid tie from FlynnO’Hara in combination with the khaki pants. Shirts are to be worn tucked-in. Boys must wear a black or brown leather belt with pants that have belt loops. Boys are only permitted to wear solid white or solid black crew socks.

OUTERWEAR

Students may purchase a Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School black polar fleece jacket or grey sweater through FlynnO’Hara. The school polar fleece jacket or sweater can be worn in classrooms. Other jackets may be worn before or after school and to lunch or recess but are not to be worn in the hallway, classrooms or Mass.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION/ATHLETICS

Dressing out for PE is an option for students in 6th through 8th grades. Girls who choose not to dress out are required to wear shorts under their uniform skirts. Gym shorts need to be solid black and have at least an eight (8) inch inseam. T-shirts worn must be either grey, royal blue or a Spirit shirt. All shoes worn during physical education must be non-marking shoes.

 

 

SHOES

The shoe requirement for the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School uniform is described and illustrated below. High top shoes are not permitted. Shoes worn to school as part of the uniform are required to meet these standards. Students are permitted to bring running or athletic shoes from home for physical education. The athletic shoes worn during physical education are required to have non-marking soles. It is recommended that the younger students wear velcro shoes. 

Girls

  • All white or all black solid shoes (velcro or tie)

  • Black & white or navy & white saddle oxfords

  • No wedge heels, open toes, open backs, boots, or high tops

  • All shoes must have a non-marking sole

 

Boys

  • All black shoes (velcro or tie)

  • All shoes must have a non-marking sole

 

Grooming

High standards of grooming are very important, not only at Sts. Peter & Paul, but in the real world as well.

  • Hair is kept neat, clean and away from the face. Hair is not dyed in colors nor cut in faddish fashion; ponytails for boys are not permitted. Boys’ hair shall not touch their shirt collar nor shall their hair extend below their eyebrows.

  • Boys experiencing the growth of facial hair must shave.

  • Combs and hairbrushes are left in student lockers (Grades 5-8) or backpacks.

  • Tattoos, temporary or permanent, are not worn.

  • Body piercing is not allowed.

  • Deodorant, if needed.

  • Students do not wear facial makeup, nail polish or artificial nails during school hours.

 

Uniform Neatness

High standards of neatness in dress are a part of our life at Sts. Peter & Paul School.

  • Uniforms are to always be clean, tidy, in good repair and fit the student.

  • Girls’ hair bows should not be too large or distracting. They may only be in school colors: blue, white, gray, or black (solid or in combination). Hair bows should be no more than three (3) inches in height or five (5) inches in width.

  • One 18” necklace with a religious medal is permitted, worn inside the shirt, one watch (not accessible to the internet), and one pair of stud earrings or small hoop earrings (for girls) are permitted.

 

Violations of dress code are considered a matter of discipline. Consistent violation of dress code could result in detention, and/or suspension. Parents and students must be willing to cooperate with the school by complying with the Uniform Code in order to remain enrolled in the school.

 

The principal or the principal’s designee has the authority to determine whether a student’s appearance and attire are in conformity with the school’s dress (uniform) code. The principal’s judgment in these matters is final. The administration may call the parents or guardians of students who are dressed inappropriately and require that a change of clothing in conformity with the school’s standards be brought to school.

 

Spirit Dress Days

Throughout the year, there will be days when students are not required to wear our uniforms to school.  These are “Spirit Dress” days. Spirit Dress days will take place on the  last Friday of each month.  If the last Friday is a holiday, the change of date will be announced. On these days, clothing worn is to be in good taste and should not distract from the learning process. In poor taste are baggy pants, T-shirts with inappropriate advertisements (alcohol, sex, tobacco, drugs etc.), bandanas, midriff, halter, spaghetti straps, strapless, exposed back, sheer or tank top shirts or dresses, and jeans with holes or frayed edges. Shorts are acceptable, however, cut-offs, spandex or Lycra, form fitting bicycle shorts, wind shorts, shorts with frayed or unhemmed edges or shorts with holes are not acceptable. Shorts are to be no shorter than four inches above the center of the knee. Students may not wear leggings. Students can wear uniform bottoms with a Spirit shirt if they would like. Students may wear shoes other than those specified in the guidelines above on these days.  Any potentially dangerous unnecessarily distracting shoe should not be worn. Sandals, flip-flops, and shoes with wheels should not be worn. On “Spirit Days” students are to wear shirts that either show their school spirit or the spirit of our faith.

When swimwear is appropriate for a field trip or event, swimsuits must be one-piece and modest. The field trip sponsor shall judge what constitutes immodest swimwear.

Changing Clothing After-School

Sts. Peter & Paul students represent our community at all times and especially when in uniform. Students should arrive at and leave from school wearing the required (full) uniform. Students in the sports program are permitted to change out of their uniform for sports practice and competitions. Students in the After School Program may wear their school or PE shorts during hot weather, but remain in full uniform otherwise.

Lost and Found

Items that are found are brought to the glassed- in porch area. When a child's name is in the item, it is returned to the child. If a lost article is not in the glassed-in porch area, please check the child's classroom(s), playground, front office or the After-School Care rooms. Items that are left in the lost and found for more than a week after each semester ends will be donated to the Thrift Store, the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School Uniform Exchange, or discarded.