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General Information

 


In order that preoccupation with attire does not become an issue for the students, they will wear uniforms in accordance with the dress code outlined below. Students are to wear the full dress uniform on Mass days. Students should wear their gym uniforms on their scheduled Physical Education days. Students are expected to be in the correct uniform at all times and will receive a behavior warning if they are out of uniform. Dress uniforms can be purchased at School Days store and gym uniforms can be purchased at Sports Sales.

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    Girl's Dress Uniform   
    Boy's Dress Uniform
    Gym Uniform for all Students
    Out of Uniform Guidelines
    Dress Down Days

    Dress Uniforms for Girls

    Jumpers may be worn throughout the year. Girls in grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 must wear the split front jumper and girls in Grades K, 1, 2, and 3 are permitted to wear only the rounded collar style jumper.  These can be purchased at School Days store. The skirt of the jumpers may be NO shorter than 3 inches above the knee.

    Blouses White regulation blouses may have pointed, rounded, or button down collars or may be a plain (no logo) white polo shirt. Long or short sleeves must be worn. The blouse or polo shirt must be tucked in at all times exposing the waistband on the slacks or shorts. The long or short sleeves must not be rolled.

    Socks are required to be worn throughout the year for all grade levels. Solid color knee socks or tights are to be worn. No logos or prints should be on the socks. Footies may not be worn. In other words, your socks must come above your ankles. Colors worn include: navy, red, and white. Socks will be provided for students who fail to follow the dress code.

    Shoes are required to be worn throughout the year for all grade levels

    􀂾 SOLID or ONE COLOR – brown or black (no white soles)
    􀂾 NO LOGOS – The shoes are to be dress shoes.
    􀂾 Saddle, tie or buckle style shoe
    􀂾 Leather – no canvas
    􀂾 Below ankle height – NO BOOTS
    􀂾 No open heel shoes
    􀂾 No sandals – no open toe or open heel
    􀂾 No heel over 1 inch
    􀂾 No gym or tennis shoes (except when wearing gym uniform)
    􀂾 No clogs
    􀂾 No flip flops
    􀂾 No moccasins

    Slacks: Dress pants (style and material sold by the uniform store) may be worn during the months of October, November, December, January and February by all grade levels. They must be solid navy blue in color. No contrasting stitching, jeans, cargo styles, rolled cuffs, visible manufacturer’s labels or tight fitting slacks. No leg warmers are to be worn during class. Absolutely no cut pants.

    Shorts may be worn during the months of August, September, April, May and June. Shorts are solid navy blue color. No denim or jean material is allowed. Shorts are not to be shorter than 3 inches above the knee.

    Belts should be worn with slacks and shorts. They are required in Grades 5 – 8. Belts must be visible at all times. No large, elaborate buckles may be worn.

    Sweaters/SweatshirtsAll grade levels may wear sweaters or sweatshirts throughout the year. Solid red, white or gray sweaters either cardigan style, crew neck, or sternum length. V-neck pullover or sweater vests may be worn in the classroom. LOGOS, HOODS,or DECORATIVE TRIM are not allowed

    The gray gym sweatshirt with the Holy Spirit in red may be worn in place of the sweater. No high school sweatshirts are to be worn during the school day – only sweatshirt that is permitted is the Holy Spirit Sweatshirt. See gym uniform for details.

    Dress Uniforms for Boys

    Shirts are required to be worn throughout the year for all grade levels. Red knit or cotton blend shirts with a collar and no logos are permitted. Shirts must be tucked into the shorts or slacks at all times. We must be able to see the waistband and the belt of the shorts/slacks.

    Slacks Dress slacks (style and material sold by the uniform store) may be worn throughout the year for all grade levels. They must be solid navy blue in color. No contrasting stitching, jeans, cargo style, rolled cuffs, visible manufacturer’s labels or tight fitting slacks. No cut pants are permitted.

    Shorts may be worn during the months of August, September, April, May and June. They must be a solid, navy blue color. No denim or jean material is allowed. Shorts are not to be shorter than 3 inches above the knee.

    Belts must be worn with slacks and shorts. They are required in Grades 5 – 8. Belts must be black or brown only. They must be visible at all times. No large, elaborate buckles may be worn.

    Socks are required to be worn throughout the year for all grade levels. No logos or prints should be on the socks. Footies may not be worn. In other words, your socks must come above your ankles. Crew style socks are acceptable. Colors worn include: blue, black or white. Socks will be provided for students who fail to follow the dress code.

    Shoes are required to be worn throughout the year for all grade levels.

    􀂾 SOLID or ONE COLOR – brown or black (no white soles)
    􀂾 NO LOGOS – The shoes are to be dress shoes.
    􀂾 Saddle, tie or buckle style shoe
    􀂾 Leather – no canvas
    􀂾 Below ankle height – NO BOOTS
    􀂾 No open heel shoes
    􀂾 No sandals – no open toe or open heel
    􀂾 No heel over 1 inch
    􀂾 No gym or tennis shoes (except when wearing gym uniform)
    􀂾 No clogs
    􀂾 No flip flops
    􀂾 No moccasin

    Sweaters/Sweatshirts-All grade levels may wear sweaters or sweatshirts throughout the year. Solid red, white or gray sweaters either cardigan style, crew neck, or sternum length. V-neck pullover or sweater vests may be worn in the classroom. LOGOS, HOODS, and DECORATIVE TRIM are not allowed. The gray gym sweatshirt with the Holy Spirit in red may be worn in place of the sweater. No high school sweatshirts are to be worn during the school day – only sweatshirt that is permitted is the Holy Spirit Sweatshirt. See gym uniform for details.

    Gym Uniform (Required for all grade levels)

    Your child is to wear the gym uniform on Physical Education days. There will be no changing of clothes before or after class, or before going home. When wearing sweatpants in Physical Education classes, the students may wear the shorts and T-shirts under the sweatpants. When arriving at Physical Education class, students may pull off the sweatpants and sweatshirts and put them on the bleachers until gym class is over.

    T-Shirts are to be purchased at Sport Sales located at 1750 Idlewild Drive (Phone # 868-1899). A gray T-shirt with a red Holy Spirit lettering is permitted. T-shirts must be tucked in at all times and the waistband on shirts/sweatpants must be visible at all times.

    Shorts may be worn during the months of August, September, April, May and June. Shorts are to be purchased at Sport Sales. Gym uniform shorts are red mesh with an elastic waist. Make sure the shorts are long enough to be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee through June. The drawstring in the shorts prevents sagging. LOGOS are not permitted on the shorts. For the Middle School student: if Sport Sales does not have shorts long enough, you may purchase the same kind at another store. NO BIKER SHORTS may be worn under the uniform shorts.

    Gym Shoes and Socks – Tennis shoes may be worn with the gym uniforms. They must be laced and white socks only may be worn. The socks need to be crew or knee style. Your socks must come above your ankles. Therefore, no footies should be worn unless the cuff comes well above the ankle bone. Socks will be provided for students who fail to follow the dress code.

    Sweatpants – Red sweatpants may be purchased anywhere. Students may not wear sweatpants or pajama pants under any uniform unless they are the red sweatpants designated for gym class.

    Sweatshirts are to be purchased at Sport Sales. Holy Spirit gray sweatshirts with red Holy Spirit letters. High school sweatshirts are not to be worn during the day. LOGOS, HOODS, or DECORATIVE TRIM are not allowed.

    Accessories with Uniforms:

    1. Make up Girls’ make up is not permitted for Grades K – 6. Students in grades 7 and 8 may wear light foundation and blush. No eye make up is allowed. No lipstick is allowed. No body glitter is allowed.\

    2. Earrings Girls may wear one pair of pierced earrings with nothing extending below the ear lobe. Boys may not wear earrings to school or to any school-sponsored function. No other body piercing is permitted.

    3. Nail Polish – Only clear nail polish is permitted. Artificial nails are not permitted.

    4. Hair Hair must be neat and clean. Unnatural hair colors are not permitted at school or at school functions. Boys’ hair must be off their shirt collars and well away from the eyebrows. All hair should be neatly cut and combed. No unusual hairstyles. No bleached hair. In other words, no hairstyles should be distracting.

    5. Bracelets-No bracelets may be worn.

    6. Necklaces – Students may wear one approved religious medal inside their blouse or shirt. Lanyards or house keys worn on a necklace must remain inside the shirt/blouse. They may not be worn outside or hanging from the pocket.

    7. Pins– No pins are to be worn on the uniform. During the holidays, the principal may authorize holiday pins the week prior to Christmas vacation.

    8. Rings – One or two small rings may be worn on the fingers. No rings should attract attention.

    9. Jackets, coats, hats or scarves These items may not be worn in school and during class.

    10. Tattoos – May not be worn during school.

    11. Contact Lenses Contact lenses with no visual correction are not permitted.

    Out of Uniform Guidelines:

    DRESS UP DAYS

    Dress up days are not days to wear blue jeans, sweats, t-shirts, tennis shoes, etc.

    1. If dress shorts are worn during the warm months, socks or hose must be worn with them.

    2. Dress slacks are to be worn in the proper style described on previous pages. No cargo pants.

    3. Girls’ skirts, shorts or dress may be no shorter than three inches above the knee.

    4. If gym day falls on a dress up day, the students ARE NOT to wear their gym clothes. They are to dress up and bring their tennis shoes and white socks to school to change into.

    5. Bare midriffs are not permitted. Shoulders must be covered. Remember that we are a Catholic School that promotes modesty. Never should there be cleavage showing. The shirt/blouse must be able to be tucked into the skirt or pants.

    6. Shoes must not be open toe or heel. No flip flops or sandals are permitted.

    DRESS DOWN DAYS

    1. Students may not wear T-shirts with illustrations contrary to our philosophy (e.g. liquor, drugs, inappropriate language, put down messages, etc.). The shirt must have wording or pictures that are appropriate for a Christian, Catholic school.

    2. No short shorts, biker shorts, mesh shirts, tank tops, ripped jeans or shorts or tightly fitting stretch shorts, pants, or jeans. Bare midriffs are not permitted.

    3. No hats or caps may be worn.

    4. Shoes and socks must be worn.

    5. Belts must be worn for students in Grades 5 to 8.

    6. Shorts may be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.

    7. No wording or pictures are to be anywhere on slacks or sweats or shorts.


    A Uniform Exchange will be held in the Holy Spirit gymnasium several times during the school year. The date(s) and time(s) of the exchange session will be posted in the weekly Next Week at Holy Spirit newsletter. When families are finished with their uniforms, they may turn them in to school office where they will be available to others. When turning uniforms in for uniform exchange, please make sure they are clean and repaired with a size marked on them. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT SLACKS FOR THE EXCHANGE.

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