Uniform Policy

2017-2018

The identity of the St. Joan of Arc children as students in a Catholic school is evident in their attire. Although outward appearances are not a judge of a student’s character, taking care of grooming and dressing appropriately projects a sense of discipline, unity, pride, and respect. Thank you for your support and assistance with the dress code policy. Used uniform sales are held throughout the school year. Please label uniforms/coats/lunchboxes.

JUMPERS
NO NAVY BLUE JUMPERS
1. Uniform plaid only (sold at Riesse Brothers)
2. Grades K – 3rd
3. Must be no shorter than three inches above the kneecap, front and back

SKIRTS
NO NAVY BLUE SKIRTS
1. Uniform plaid only (sold at Riesse Brothers)
2. Grades 4th – 8th
3. Must be no shorter than three inches above the kneecap, front and back

SHIRTS
1. White, red or light blue – Grades K – 3rd
2. White, red, light blue, or navy – Grades 4th – 8th
3. Collared golf/polo shirt or button-down dress shirt
4. Short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirt
5. No logos except SJOA
6. Shirts must be tucked in at all times so the waistline is visible

PANTS
1. Navy blue – Grades K – 3rd
2. Navy blue or khaki – Grades 4th – 8th
3. Tailored uniform pants (appropriate color, fit, length, and style)
4. Cotton or synthetic blends
5. Must be worn at the waist with a belt (black, brown, or navy). Belt is optional for Kindergarten only.

SHORTS/CAPRI PANTS
1. May be worn in August, September, April, May, and June
2. Navy blue – Grades K-3rd
3. Navy blue or khaki- Grades 4th-8th
4. Must be worn at the waist with a belt (black, brown, or navy). Belt is optional for Kindergarten only.
5. Must be no shorter than three inches above the kneecap, front and back
6. Tailored uniform shorts (appropriate color, fit, length, and style)
7. No baggy, cargo, or athletic shorts

SWEATERS
1. Navy, red, or white only
2. Cardigan or pullover
3. Crew or V-neck
4. No logos except SJOA

SWEATSHIRTS
1. Navy or red sweatshirt
2. No logos except SJOA (Non-SJOA sweatshirt is not permitted)
SWEATSHIRTS CONTINUED
3. SJOA spirit wear hooded sweatshirt is permitted

SOCKS
1. Must be worn at all times
2. Visible white or black crew socks or ankle socks
3. Navy, white, or red tights may be worn under skirts and jumpers only. Not a substitute for uniform pants.
4. Navy, white, or red leggings may be worn under skirts and jumpers only, WITH socks. Not a substitute for uniform pants.

SHOES
1. Tennis shoes / sneakers or brown/black dress shoes may be worn. All shoes must Velcro, tie, buckle, zipper, or snap.
2. Tennis shoes / sneakers must be worn in P.E. class.
3. No flip flops, Crocs, Uggs, sandals, flats, high heels, wedges, platform, cowboy boots, designer boots, clogs, light up, toms, bobs, sperrys, backless or slippery soles

BOOTS
1. Winter/Snow or rain boots may be worn to school, but must be changed upon arrival into suitable school shoes as listed above

HAIR, SKIN and MAKEUP
1. Hair must be neat, clean, and groomed in a style that is suitable for the school environment, as deemed by
administration
2. Hair hanging in the face is not acceptable
3. Altering hair color in any fashion is prohibited
4. Patterns cut into hair or eyebrows are not permitted
5. Administration may require a student to alter his/her hair or grooming style
6. Tattoos, real or fake, are not permitted
7. If earrings are worn, they must be studs
8. Noiseless watches may be worn
9. No bracelets may be worn
10. Simple necklaces (i.e. – a cross) are acceptable but subject to approval by administration
11. Winter hats and scarves may be worn outside; no hats (i.e. – baseball, fedoras, berets, etc) or bandanas may be worn
in the building during school hours
12. Fingernail polish and artificial nails are not permitted
13. Make-up may not be worn

P.E. Days
1. Must wear tennis shoes / sneakers
2. For P.E. class, students may wear either regular school uniform or an SJOA spirit wear T-shirt with athletic sweatpants or shorts. No SJOA CYO shirts or other T-shirts. Student must be in regular uniform for all other classes.

Spirit Wear Days – Celebrate our SJOA school spirit
1. First Friday of the month, unless otherwise specified
2. Proper attire: SJOA spirit wear shirt or SJOA CYO athletic shirt ONLY with your choice of jeans/ jean shorts (in appropriate months), SJOA sweats, or uniform pants/shorts. Same guidelines as above for shoes and socks.
3. 8th grade students may wear high school spirit apparel during the 4th quarter of the school year, or when
deemed so by 8th grade homeroom teachers(s) and/or administration
4. SJOA spirit wear apparel may be purchased from the school office

Out of Uniform Days
1. When students are out of uniform, they are expected to maintain an appropriate manner of dress and grooming, as
deemed by administration. The specific criteria will be given to students by homeroom teacher and/or administration.

*Used uniform sales are held throughout the school year. Please label uniforms/coats/lunchboxes.