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Uniform Code 2018 - 2019

The Catholic Academy of Stamford

Uniform Policy

(Effective on the first day of school for the 2018-2019 School Year)

 

 

It is our strong belief that a student’s appearance for school has an impact on his/her attitude, behavior and readiness to learn. A formal dress code is not meant to stifle the individuality of our students since every child still remains unique and special while wearing a uniform that shows membership in our community of faith and learning.  It is important that we establish a standard of modesty and decorum that contributes toward an environment of respect and mutual understanding.

 

Parents have the primary responsibility for ensuring that their children follow these guidelines. Teachers also have a responsibility for taking appropriate action when guidelines are not followed.

 

 

UNIFORMS

 

The regular school uniform is to be worn on each school day except during the time period designated for the “warm weather uniform” or on days when a student is scheduled for physical education class. If a student is scheduled for physical education on a day when a First Friday, Holy Day or special liturgy is taking place, the regular uniform must be worn. Typically, the optional warm weather uniform may be worn from the first day of school until mid-October and from the day after Spring Break until the last day of school. These dates will be announced in advance and may change at the discretion of the principal. 

 

Please use a laundry marker and write the name of your child on the inside of each item- especially sweaters and other items that may be added or removed during the day.

 

Only the Principals may grant exceptions to the uniform policy.  On any days when the uniform guidelines are relaxed or changed, specific guidelines will be given to students about appropriate attire.

 

UNIFORM SUPPLIER

 

Khaki jumpers, white peter pan collared shirts for girls in Grades K-5, khaki skorts,  shorts, and pants may be purchased at any retail store as they do not require a school logo.

 

In order to keep continuity within the school, there is only one supplier of the components of our school uniform that display either the school logo or the eagle mascot.  That supplier is Dennis Uniform Company.  

 

Dennis Uniform Company          www.dennisuniform.com           The Catholic Academy of Stamford

500 Boston Post Road                        Phone: 203-795-5457                         ordering code with Dennis: OR00TC

PO Box 867                                                                                                                        (Red indicates zeros)

Orange, CT 06477

 

Again, ALL components of the uniform which include the logo for The Catholic Academy of Stamford or the items that include the Eagle Mascot must be purchased from our official uniform supplier, Dennis Uniform.

 

 

SHOES FOR REGULAR AND WARM WEATHER UNIFORM

 

Students are expected to wear solid color black or brown shoes with the regular and warm weather school uniform. Parents are asked to make sure that shoes are sturdy and appropriate for climbing stairs. Tie or slip on shoes may be worn in styles similar to Merrell, Sperry, Oxford, or Loafers.

 

Kindergarten students are to wear the uniform shoe but with a Velcro closure.

Pre-Kindergarten students do not need to wear the uniform shoe and instead should wear basic sneakers with a velcro closure.  (Please see dedicated section to Pre-Kindergarten students.)

 

The following shoes are not permitted (PK-8):   Uggs, moccasins, slippers, sandals, open-back shoes, flip flops, mules, sneakers or any type of shoes that resemble sneakers, boots, hi-top shoes, clogs, crocs, or any shoes with a heel over two inches (measured from the back exterior of the shoe).  Any shoes that the principal considers unsafe for students will not be permitted.

 

 

CLOTHING

 

All clothing should be clean, wrinkle-free, with all buttons attached, without rips, tears or hems that need to be sewn.

 

JEWELRY

 

Jewelry must be kept simple and only inexpensive/replaceable items should be worn to school.  One watch, one ring and a simple cross or holy medal on a chain may be worn. Other neck jewelry, bracelets, elastic wrist/ankle accessories are not allowed.

 

No body piercing is allowed except for pierced ears. Girls may wear one set of pierced earrings to school but these must be small earrings no larger than a dime.  This is an important safety issue. Boys may not wear earrings to school. 

 

 

HAIR/ACCESSORIES

 

Hair styles must be neat and conservative. Bangs must be above the eyebrow for both boys and girls.  Boy’s hair must be above – not touching- the shirt collar and trimmed around the ears. Hair should be clean and no extreme hair coloring, bleaching, or styles are permitted.

 

Girls my wear scrunchies, hair clips, bows, etc.in the hair (not the wrist) and should be solid navy blue, white, or green in color.   No bandanas are permitted.

 

MAKE-UP/NAIL POLISH

 

Girls may not wear make-up of any type to school. Only clear nail polish is permitted. There may be special times when the principal allows this guideline to change.

 

 

OFFICIAL LOGOS FOR THE CATHOLIC ACADEMY OF STAMFORD

 

       
     
   
 

 

Specific Uniform Information

 

Pre-Kindergarten Boys and Girls

 

Pre-Kindergarten students will wear a simple uniform different from students in K-8.  All components of the PK uniforms must be purchased through Dennis Uniform.

 

COOL WEATHER UNIFORM (Mid-October to Spring Break)

 

  • SHIRT Grey short or long sleeve T-shirt with the official school logo

 

  • SWEATSHIRT: Navy blue long sleeve crew sweatshirt (no hoodie is permitted) with the official school logo and/or Navy blue long sleeve 1/4 zip sweatshirt with the official school logo

 

  • PANTS Navy blue sweat pants (choice of open leg or elastic bottom) with the official school logo

 

  • SOCKS White ankle socks

 

  • SHOES White or dark colored basic sneakers with velcro closure. Sneakers may not have wheels, light up or make noise

 

 

WARM WEATHER UNIFORM   (from opening day to Mid-October and after Spring Break to closing day)

 

  • SHIRT Short sleeve grey T-shirt with the official school logo

 

  • SHORTS Navy blue mesh shorts with the official school logo

 

  • SOCKS White ankle socks

 

  • SHOES  White or dark colored basic sneakers with Velcro closure.  Sneakers may not have wheels, light up or make noise

 

 

 

Boys - Grades K-8

 

Regular Uniform Requirements   (Mid-October to Spring Break and all school liturgies and assemblies)

 

  • SHIRT   (Choices below)
  1. Navy blue jersey polo (short or long sleeve) with the official school logo
  2. Forest green jersey polo shirt (short or long sleeve) with the official school logo
  3. Navy blue performance polo shirt (short sleeve) with official school logo
  4. Forest green performance polo shirt (short sleeve) with official school logo

 

  • PANTS  khaki dress pants

 

We recommend the material should be a blend and not one that wrinkles easily. All pants worn by boys must be neat and start the day without wrinkles.

 

(Kindergarten boys only:  pull on khaki pants are permitted.   Kindergarten boys do not need to wear a belt with these pants.)

 

  • BELT  A black, brown or navy belt must be worn with the pants in Grades 1-8

 

  • COOL WEATHER LAYER   Each boy must have one or more of the following and bring it to school for colder weather since temperatures in the school buildings do vary.   Please note that these items must have the official school logo embroidered on the front and need to be purchased through Dennis Uniform:

 

    1. Navy blue ¼ zip sweatshirt with official school logo
    2. Forest green ¼ zip sweatshirt with official school logo
    3. Navy blue fleece vest with official school logo
    4. Navy blue full zip fleece jacket with official school logo

 

(Parents of Eighth Graders please note:  An Eighth Grade hooded sweatshirt will be available for order and permitted to be worn in school during the colder months.  If the hooded sweatshirt is purchased then 8th graders do not need to purchase any of the components above #1 – 4)

 

  • SOCKS   white or dark blue ankle socks (socks must be above the ankle).

 

Optional Warm Weather Uniform

 

May be worn daily - including liturgies and assemblies - from opening day to Mid-October and after Spring Break to closing day

 

  • SHIRT   (Choices below)
  1. Navy blue jersey polo (short sleeve) with the official school logo
  2. Forest green jersey polo shirt (short sleeve) with the official school logo
  3. Navy blue performance polo shirt (short sleeve) with official school logo
  4. Forest green performance polo shirt (short sleeve) with official school logo

 

  • SHORTS  Khaki walking shorts with belt 

 

(Kindergarten boys only:  pull on khaki shorts are permitted and boys do not need to wear a belt with the shorts)

 

  • SOCKS   white or dark blue ankle socks (socks must be above the ankle).  No other colors are permitted.

 

SHOES   See pages 1- 2 under “shoes”.

 

Physical Education Uniform Requirements for Boys K-8

 

This uniform is to be worn on physical education days except when we have a school liturgy or special assembly/event

 

 

  • SHORTS  Navy blue mesh shorts with official school EAGLE mascot logo

Please note that shorts may not be worn to school for gym from mid – October to Spring Break

 

  • PANTS  Navy blue sweatpants with official school EAGLE mascot logo (available as open leg or elastic leg)

 

  • SHIRT   Grey short or long sleeve  T-shirt with official school EAGLE mascot logo

 

  • SNEAKERS   basic sneakers without wheels or other “accessories”.

 

  • SOCKS   white ankle socks (socks must be above the ankle). No other color is permitted.

 

  • SWEATSHIRT  boys may wear the ¼ zip sweatshirt with the official school logo over their gym uniform in the cooler weather

 

 

 

Specific Uniform Information

Girls

Grades K-5

 

Regular Uniform Requirements   (Mid-October to Spring Break and all school liturgies and assemblies)

 

 

Option #1:  Jumper

 

  • JUMPER  Khaki in color (The jumper may not be shorter than 3 inches above the knee all year. Please consider this before making any alterations.)

 

  • SHIRT white blouse with Peter Pan collar (short or long sleeve)

 

(Please note that when a jumper is worn it must be worn with a white round collar Peter Pan style shirt in long or short sleeve and NOT a polo shirt)

 

Option # 2:  Pants

 

  • PANTS Dress pants that are khaki in color

 

We recommend the material should be a blend and not one that wrinkles easily. All pants worn by girls must be neat and start the day without wrinkles.  Pants cannot be tight-fitting or of a style such as jeans or jeggings.

 

  • SHIRT (When pants are worn)

 

  1. Navy blue jersey polo (short or long sleeve) with official school logo
  2. Forest green jersey polo (short or long sleeve) with official school logo
  3. Navy blue short sleeve performance polo with official school logo
  4. Forest green short sleeve performance polo with official school logo

 

  • COOL WEATHER LAYER  Each girl in Grades K-5 must have one or more of the following and bring it to school for colder weather since temperatures in the school do vary:

 

    1. Navy blue full zip fleece jacket with official school logo
    2. Navy blue crew cardigan sweater with official school logo
    3. Navy blue ¼ zip sweatshirt with official school logo
    4. Forest green ¼ zip sweatshirt with official school logo
    5. Navy blue fleece vest with official school logo (when wearing pants only)

 

  • SOCKS  white or dark blue knee socks, ankle socks or tights  

 

  • SHOES  See page 3 under “shoes”.

 

  

Optional Warm Weather Uniform for Girls K-5

 

May be worn daily, including liturgies and assemblies - from the opening day to Mid-October and after Spring Break to closing day

 

  • SKORT/SHORTS khaki skort or khaki walking shorts with black, brown or blue belt.  The length of the skort or shorts is to be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.  Kindergarten girls may wear shorts in the pull up style and do not need to wear a belt.

 

  • SHIRT (Choices below)

 

  1. Navy blue jersey polo (short sleeve) with official school logo
  2. Forest green jersey polo (short sleeve) with official school logo
  3. Navy blue short sleeve performance polo with official school logo
  4. Forest green short sleeve performance polo with official school logo

 

  • SOCKS  White or dark blue ankle socks (socks must be above the ankle)

 

  • SHOES  See page 3 under “shoes”.

 

 

Physical Education Uniform Requirements for Girls K-5

 

This uniform is to be worn on physical education days except when we have a school liturgy or special assembly/event

 

 

  • SHORTS  Navy blue mesh shorts with official school EAGLE mascot logo

Please note that shorts may not be worn to school for gym from mid – October to Spring Break

 

  • PANTS  Navy blue sweatpants with official school EAGLE mascot logo (available as open leg or elastic leg)

 

  • SHIRT   Grey short or long sleeve  T-shirt with official school EAGLE mascot logo

 

  • SNEAKERS   basic sneakers without wheels or other “accessories”.

 

  • SOCKS   white ankle socks (socks must be above the ankle). No other color is permitted.

 

  • SWEATSHIRT  girls may wear the ¼ zip sweatshirt with the official school logo over their gym uniform in the cooler weather

 

 

 

Specific Uniform Information

Girls

Grades 6-8

 

Regular Uniform Requirements (Mid-October to April Break and all school liturgies and assemblies)

 

  • SHIRT (Choices below)

 

  1. Navy blue “banded bottom” polo (short or long sleeve) with official school logo
  2. Forest green “banded bottom” polo (short or long sleeve) with official school logo
  3. Navy blue short sleeve performance polo with official school logo
  4. Forest green short sleeve performance polo with official school logo

 

(Please note that the “banded bottom” style polo shirt above is designed not to be tucked in.)

 

  • SKORT  Khaki colored skort.   The skort may not be shorter than 3 inches above the knee all year. Please consider this before making any alterations.

 

  • PANTS Dress pants that are khaki in color

We recommend the material should be a blend and not one that wrinkles easily. All pants worn by girls must be neat and start the day without wrinkles.  Pants cannot be tight-fitting or of a style such as jeans or jeggings.

 

  • SOCKS white or dark blue knee socks, socks or tights

 

  • SHOES  See page 3 under “shoes”.

 

  • COOL WEATHER LAYER Each girl must have one or more of the following and bring it to school for colder weather since temperatures in the school buildings do vary.   Please note that these items must have the official school logo embroidered on the front and need to be purchased through Dennis Uniform:

 

    1. Navy blue ¼ zip sweatshirt with official school logo
    2. Forest green ¼ zip sweatshirt with official school logo
    3. Navy blue fleece vest with official school logo (When wearing pants only)
    4. Navy blue full zip fleece jacket with official school logo
    5. Navy blue crew cardigan sweater with official school logo

 

(Parents of Eighth Graders please note:  An Eighth Grade hooded sweatshirt will be available for order and permitted to be worn in school during the colder months.  If the hooded sweatshirt is purchased then 8th graders do not need to purchase any of the components above #1 – 4)

 

Optional Warm Weather Uniform

 

May be worn daily - including liturgies and assemblies from the Opening Day to Mid-October and after Spring Break to Closing Day

 

  • SHIRT

 

  • SKORT plain khaki colored skort . The skort may not be shorter than 3 inches above the knee all year. Please consider this before making any alterations.

 

  • SOCKS white or dark blue ankle socks (socks must be above the ankle) or white or blue knee socks

 

  • SHOES  See page 3 under “shoes”.

Physical Education Uniform Requirements for Girls 6-8

 

This uniform is to be worn on physical education days except when we have a school liturgy or special assembly/event

 

 

  • SHORTS  Navy blue mesh shorts with official school EAGLE mascot logo

Please note that shorts may not be worn to school for gym from mid – October to Spring Break

 

  • PANTS  Navy blue sweatpants with official school EAGLE mascot logo (available as open leg or elastic leg)

 

  • SHIRT   Grey short or long sleeve  T-shirt with official school EAGLE mascot logo

 

  • SNEAKERS   basic sneakers without wheels or other “accessories”.

 

  • SOCKS   white ankle socks (socks must be above the ankle). No other color is permitted.

 

  • SWEATSHIRT  girls may wear the ¼ zip sweatshirt with the official school logo over their gym uniform in the cooler weather

 

 

Scheduled Out of  Uniform Days for all students

 

During the year there will be certain days when the uniform is not required.  Dress on those days will be in compliance with the rules of modesty and decorum. 

 

Guidelines:

 

Students may NOT wear:

 

*skirts/dresses shorter than three inches above the knee

*shorts shorter than three inches above the knee

*flip-flop sandals

*open back shoes

*tank tops

*T-shirts with inappropriate writing

*sneakers that convert to roller skates, light up or make noise

*biker shorts

*tight fitted leggings or any style of spandex or jeggings pants

*ripped jeans

*pajama pants

*make-up

*nail polish

 

 

 

ALL UNIFORM REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES

ARE SUBJECT TO THE DISCRETION OF THE PRINCIPALS.