Dress Code

STUDENT DRESS CODE

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Uniforms are mandatory at Summerville Catholic School to reflect the high standards and values we place on a proper educational atmosphere. The purpose is also to unify in spirit and to present a visual symbol of our united student body. Therefore, the breaking of uniform code is viewed as disruptive not only in disobedience of dress code, but also as a disregard in the “esprit de corps” of the school. Serious violations of the uniform code will be handled by the administration.

  • All students are expected to dress and groom themselves neatly. No perfume or cologne is allowed.
  • The uniform should be kept neat and clean, with shirts tucked in at all times. Torn or ripped clothing is not permitted.
  • Make-up, nail polish, fake fingernails or French manicures, excessive jewelry and any other unauthorized accessories are not allowed. A modest cross or religious medallion may be worn around the neck.
  • Drawing on self, body art, and/or temporary tattoos are not permitted.
  • Hair must be brushed and kept neat. Strange, faddish, or unnatural colored hair or hairstyles may not be worn. Students will be asked to correct any hairstyle or hair color that is considered inappropriate. They will have one week to take care of any needed corrections.
  • Boys’ hair must be kept neat. Hair should not touch the top of the shirt collar.Hair must not hang in the face or eyes. Bangs must be above the eyebrows.
  • Watches or activity trackers are permitted
  • Boys are not permitted to wear any type of earring. Girls with pierced ears may wear one stud earring or small hoop on the lower lobe of each ear. For safety reasons, long dangling earrings are not permitted.
  • Girls’ Hair Accessories: Items such as hair ribbons, bows, clips, scrunchies, and barrettes worn by girls must be simple. The colors are limited to the uniform colors (plaid, navy, white, yellow, and hunter green), and black. Any hair accessory deemed inappropriate will need to be removed.
  • Coats, including Summerville Catholic jackets, are not permitted to be worn during regularly scheduled class times. Students may wear approved school sweatshirts or sweaters.
  • No hats are to be worn in the building except on Hat Day.
  • Holiday bows/pins are permitted on designated days.
  • Underwear, undergarments and t-shirts of any type must be covered at all times. Undergarments that can be visible through a shirt should always be white with no print or logos.

GIRLS’ UNIFORMS

Jumpers: Grades K3-3: A knee length plaid uniform jumper. Knee length is measured when kneeling on the floor, the hem should touch the floor.
Skirts/Skorts: Grades K3-K5: A knee length solid blue skort.
                           Grades 4-8: A knee length plaid or navy skirt. Knee length is measured when 
                           kneeling on the floor, the hem should touch the floor. Rolling over the waist of the
                           skirt is not permitted.
Pants: Plain navy blue slacks labeled uniform. Cargo pants are not permitted.
Shorts: Plain navy blue uniform shorts. Cargo shorts are not permitted.
Belt: A solid black, brown, or navy blue belt must be worn with slacks or shorts, and must be visible.
Shirts: Grades K3-3: White woven shirt or knit shirt (in white or hunter green). No monogram is
            needed if worn under the jumper. Knit shirts (with Summerville Catholic School monogram)
            may be worn with shorts, pants, or skort.
            Grades 4-8: A collared knit (in white or hunger green) or white oxford shirt with Summerville
            Catholic School monogram.
             During cooler weather, a solid white turtleneck or mock turtleneck may be worn underneath
             the required uniform.
Sweaters: A solid white or solid navy blue cardigan (no monogram required) or a solid navy blue pullover sweater/vest (with Summerville Catholic School monogram).
Sweatshirts: A traditional SCS sweatshirt, Sammy the Seahawk sweatshirt, or current SCS athletic team sweatshirt (supplied from school). All other sweatshirts are prohibited.
Socks: Solid navy, hunter green, black, or white above the ankle or knee socks. Footed tights (black, white, or navy) are permitted. Sport socks are not permitted.
Shoes: Athletic shoes that are SOLID white, black, brown, tan, dark blue or natural leather colors. Multi-colored athletic shoes, shoes with colored graphics, colored stripes, or colored soles are not permitted. Laces are to be white or must match shoe color. Dress shoes that are black, brown, cordovan, dark blue or natural leather colors are permitted. Saddle shoes (navy/white or black/white) may also be worn. Boots and high-top shoes are not permitted except with a doctor’s medical excuse. For safety reasons, sandals, “Crocs”,“light up” shoes and shoes with open backs or open toes are strictly forbidden. CLICK HERE FOR SHOE EXAMPLES.

BOY’S UNIFORMS

Pants: Plain, navy blue slacks labeled uniform. Pants must be worn at the natural waist. Cargo pants are not permitted.
Shorts: Navy blue shorts labeled uniform. Shorts must be worn at the natural waist. Cargo shorts are not permitted.
Belt: A solid black, brown, or navy blue belt must be worn and must be visible.
Shirts: Solid white oxford or knit shirt (in white or hunter green) with Summerville Catholic School monogram. Undershirts should always be white with no print or logos. During cooler weather, a solid white turtleneck or mock turtleneck may be worn underneath the required uniform
Sweaters: A solid white or solid navy cardigan (no monogram required) or a solid navy blue pullover sweater/vest (with Summerville Catholic School monogram).
Sweatshirts: A traditional SCS sweatshirt, Sammy the Seahawk sweatshirt, or current SCS athletic team sweatshirt (supplied from the school). All other sweatshirts are prohibited.
Socks: Solid navy blue, black, or white above the ankle socks are permitted. Socks must cover the ankle and be visible. Sport socks are not permitted.
Shoes: Athletic shoes that are SOLID white, black, brown, tan, dark blue or natural leather colors. Multi-colored athletic shoes, with colored graphics/logos, colored stripes, or colored soles are not permitted. Laces are to be white or must match shoe color. Dress shoes that are black, brown, cordovan, dark blue or natural leather colors are permitted. Boots or high-top shoes are not permitted except with a doctor’s medical excuse. For safety reasons, sandals, “Crocs”, “light-up”and shoes with open backs or open toes are strictly forbidden. CLICK HERE FOR SHOE EXAMPLES.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNIFORM
PE uniforms must be purchased through the school office, directed to the attention of Ms. Fox.
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Grades K5-4 may wear their PE shirt to school on their PE day, along with their uniform. Students in these grades are not required to change for PE. Sneakers/tennis shoes (with plain laces or Velcro) must also be worn for PE.
Grades 5 - 8 must wear a white, Summerville Catholic School PE shirt in place of their uniform shirt or blouse on their assigned PE day. They must also wear navy gym shorts purchased through the school. Sneakers/tennis shoes (with plain laces or Velcro) must also be worn for PE.

  • Tennis shoes that do not follow the uniform guidelines may be worn for PE time ONLY. Students must change into their uniform shoes when PE is over.
  • During cold weather, navy blue sweatpants may be worn during PE time only.

Fun Run/Field Day shirts from the current year, may be worn in the place of the PE uniform shirt. SCS Seahawk sports team shirts are not permitted as PE shirts. PE shirts are to only be worn on the scheduled PE day.

TAG DAY

On the first Friday of each month, students are allowed to wear non-uniform clothing in place of their uniform for a fee of 50 cents or $5.00 for the entire year. All monies collected for Tag Day are donated to a charitable organization. As a Catholic community, our attire should reflect modesty. If students wear clothing deemed inappropriate, they will be told to call home for a change of clothing and will lose their Tag Day privilege for the next month.

Examples of inappropriate clothing are, but are not limited to:

  • Tops not covering the entire shoulder (sleeveless) or have spaghetti straps
  • Backless shirts/dresses that cover less than a uniform shirt
  • Pajama tops or bottoms.
  • Leggings or yoga pants
  • Pants, shorts, and tops that are too tight. Clothing should be loose fitting.
  • Shirts with a low scooped neckline.
  • Shirts not long enough to cover the waist and hips. When the shirt is tucked in and arms are raised above the head, the shirt should not come untucked.
  • Shirts with inappropriate logos/pictures.
  • Skirts or shorts not knee length. Knee length is measured when kneeing on the floor, the hem should touch the floor.
  • Shoes with high heels, open backs or toes/sandals or crocs.
  • Nail polish, makeup, or excessive jewelry.

Tag Day clothes may not be worn on a Mass Day or on a Field Trip