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Dress Code

 

There are several purposes for an enforced dress code:

  • It fosters a sense of community which allows students to focus on learning instead of what anyone is wearing
  • It allows focus on the educational process instead of on clothing that may distract from learning
  • Research has shown that students generally behave better when there is a consistent dress code
  • Teachers will perform a uniform check daily and the policy will be enforced

DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS

Parents are asked to make sure that their child(ren) are in uniform before leaving home. Students will be reminded of the uniform expectations in their morning advisory, after which time a violation of the uniform policy may result in a consequence including, but not limited to, a behavior check or parent communication. This is for grades 1-8.  It is also the responsibility of the parent to monitor the child’s cleanliness in dress and personal hygiene.

SCHOOL UNIFORM

Red Plaid Jumper Grades K-4 
Red Plaid Pleated Skirt Grades 5-8
Red Plaid Skort Grades 5-8

Jumper or skirt needs to be long enough to cover any shorts worn underneath. 
As a guideline, skirts should be at a length that will cover St. Barnabas gym shorts

Blouse White perma–press pointed or rounded collar (short or long sleeve)
White or Red knitted uniform style shirt (long or short sleeve)

T-Shirt/Undergarments worn under the top shirt must be plain white; any undergarments worn under the uniform skirt should not be visible

Sweater White, forest green, red or navy (long sleeve cardigan, V-neck long sleeve pullover or crew neck long sleeve pullover) Uniform style only.

St. Barnabas Sweatshirt – No hood or St. Barnabas TEAM sweatshirt. A solid color St. Barnabas fleece sweater, sherpa  or red quarter-zip may be worn

Slacks Navy twill or corduroy (belts must be worn where appropriate) Uniform style only! No cargo pants

Shorts St. Barnabas gym uniform or Navy blue uniform-style shorts may be worn on days other than gym days when the temperature will be 75° or above.
Water Bottles Water bottles are permitted in classrooms. However, should the water bottle become a distraction to the student or be misused, the teacher may ask the student to keep the water bottle at home.

Tights/Socks Must be worn at all times. Solid, non-distracting color, no patterns, characters or neon.
Leg warmers, leggings, pajama bottoms and sweatpants must be removed during school.

Shoes Dark, single colored dress or gym shoes. No slides, platform, Converse/Chuck Taylors or flip-flops. Students may not wear gym shoes that have lights of any kind.

Jewelry The following are permitted:

  • Small silver or gold post earrings (one per ear) for girls. For safety reasons, no hooped earrings can be worn.
  • Wristwatches - Students shall not utilize the communications capabilities of smart watches during school hours. If a student is found violating this policy the watch will be confiscated, a parent must pick it up and the student will receive a written consequence
  • 1 bracelet
  • 1 ring (smooth edges)
  • 1 cross, scapular or religious medal
  • 1 item in support of a recognized charitable foundation (e.g., the yellow wristband for the Cancer Foundation)
  • No other neckwear may be worn

Makeup No makeup is acceptable

Purses Students may not carry purses throughout the school day. Personal toiletry items may be carried in a pencil case or book bag.
Hair Non-distracting hairstyle

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Pants  Navy uniform-style twill or corduroy pants — Uniform-style only (grades 4-8 are strongly encouraged to wear a belt with pants.)

Shorts  St. Barnabas gym uniform or Navy blue uniform-style shorts may be worn on days other than gym days when the temperature will be 75° or above.
Water Bottles  Water bottles are permitted in classrooms. However, should the water bottle become a distraction to the student or be misused, the teacher may ask the student to keep the water bottle at home.

Shirt  White oxford long or short sleeve. White or Red knitted long or short sleeve or white-banded shirt.  NO LOGO (Non-banded shirts are to be worn tucked in at all times)

Tee Shirt  Worn under the top shirt, must be plain white

Sweater  White, forest green, red or navy (long sleeve cardigan, V-neck or Crew neck pullovers) — Uniform style only.
St. Barnabas Sweatshirt   
No hood or St. Barnabas TEAM sweatshirt. Black Fleece St. Barnabas sweater, sherpa or red quarter-zip may be worn.

Socks  Must be worn at all times. Solid, non-distracting color, no patterns, characters or neon.

Shoes  Dark, single colored dress or gym shoes.  No slides, Converse/Chuck Taylors, or flip-flops.
Students may not wear gym shoes that have lights of any kind.

Jewelry The following are permitted:

  • Wristwatches - Students shall not utilize the communications capabilities of smart watches during school hours. If a student is found violating this policy the watch will be confiscated, a parent must pick it up and the student will receive a written consequence.
  • 1 bracelet
  • 1 ring (smooth edges)
  • 1 cross, scapular or religious medal
  • 1 item in support of a recognized charitable foundation (e.g., the yellow wristband for the Cancer Foundation)
  • No other neckwear may be worn.

Facial hair None

Hair Non-distracting hair style and may not touch the collar, go over the ears or cover the eyes.  No Mohawk or designs or lines.

 

MASS ATTIRE

All students will attend mass weekly on Wednesday. Students are expected to dress in full uniform when attending weekly mass, the only exception will be for those students who have gym class on this day. When the weather is 75 degrees or above on mass days, students must still wear their school uniform however, they have the option to wear navy colored uniform-style shorts. When attending a special all-school mass outside of the regular weekly mass, all students are expected to dress in full uniform.

 

GYM ATTIRE

This attire is for GYM days only.

Shirt - Grey T-shirt with mandatory St. Barnabas logo. The St. Barnabas red crew neck sweatshirt may be worn over the grey T-shirt.

Shorts/Sweatpants - Red shorts or sweatpants with mandatory St. Barnabas Logo (Phys. Ed)

Gym Shoes - All gym shoes must be laced and tied. ALL students must have an athletic pair of gym shoes on days they have gym. Students may not wear gym shoes with lights of any kind.

All gym uniforms need to be clean, neat and without holes.

 

Anyone not in compliance will receive a Parent Notification for being unprepared for class and this will affect the gym grade.

 

Gym attire and spirit wear purchased through the school helps to support FSA-sponsored programs such as the Art Fair and Book Fair. Gym uniforms and spirit wear are available for purchase online in early August each year through FSA and can be picked up at Information Sunday on August 25, 2019. Gym uniforms will also be available for purchase at school events throughout the year.

 

Alternately, gym attire can be purchased all year at Schools Are Us, 3146 W. 111th St, 773–779–0172.

 

OUT OF UNIFORM DAYS

General Considerations
On any out of uniform day, clothing must be appropriate: neat, clean, modest, non-offensive.  This means clothing must cover the back, shoulders, midriff, and thighs.  Any printed material should be in keeping with the philosophy of St. Barnabas School.  No flip-flops, slippers or shoes without backs may be worn. Short shorts that do not cover the mid-thigh and tank tops are not allowed as they do not maintain the modest decorum of a Catholic School setting.

“Spirit Color” Days
The student council may occasionally sponsor Spirit Days where other colors may be worn.  It is not an obligation. If the student does not have the “colors” that the Student Council has determined, students may come in their St. Barnabas gym uniform that day. We encourage all students to show school spirit by wearing St. Barnabas Logo wear on these days.

Other Out of Uniform Days
Students will receive an out of uniform pass to use on their birthday.  At the end of the year, there is a Spirit Day.  On that day, students may wear jeans, shorts that cover the mid-thigh, gym shoes, or attire appropriate for the chosen theme.

Administrative Judgment
Administration reserves the right to interpret and apply the Out of Uniform regulations.

 

Please see page 26 of the Parent/Student Handbook here for the complete 2019-2020 St. Barnabas School Dress Code.