ST. SEBASTIAN SCHOOL DRESS CODE
The dress code at St. Sebastian School is established by the Education Committee and it is intended to reflect the simplicity of a Christian lifestyle.
The dress code applies to all students enrolled in K4 through eighth grades. Non-uniform days may be designated by the school principal or Student Council. Typically there is one non-uniform day per month. Periodically a special colors (red and white) or another special dress day may also be added. These days are chosen by the school principal.
When the dress code is in effect, students are to wear the following:
- White, powder/baby blue, navy blue or cardinal red shirts, blouses with a collar or turtlenecks in short or long sleeves.
- A plain white t-shirt (with no visible logo) worn underneath a uniform shirt, blouse or turtleneck is considered underclothing and should be tucked in.
- Any shirts/tops worn under sweatshirts or sweaters must be tucked in.
- A solid colored navy, powder/baby blue, cardinal red or white hoodless sweater, hoodless sweater vest or hoodless sweatshirt may be worn, as long as there is a collared, uniform shirt underneath.
- “St. Sebastian School” is the only acceptable logo.
- Slacks worn by both boys and girls are to be plain and tailored with a hem or a cuff.
- Slacks must be ankle length solid navy blue in classic material such as twill, tailored knit (hems, pockets, etc.) or corduroy.
- No drawstring waistbands or ties will be allowed anywhere on the pants.
- These are not permitted:
- denim, jean, non-tailored knit, parachute, fleece, terrycloth, or nylon material;
- a contrasting color of top-stitching or stripes;
- stirrups, yoga pants, leggings, deck pants, wind pants, tear away/breakaway pants, pedal pushers, hip-huggers or low- riders;
- monograms or decorative emblems;
- bib overalls, sleeping pants, or sweatpants.
- Dresses/skirts: Girls may wear a navy blue jumper, skirt, or skort that has no slits and is appropriate and modest in length. The guideline for appropriate length will be defined as no higher than 4 inches above the knee.
- Shorts: Navy blue shorts may be worn as a uniform option for both boys and girls during “summer months”. Summer months are defined as before October 15th and after April 15th. Again, shorts must be modest in length and fall at least 4 inches above the knee.
- Capris/Cropped pants: These bottoms are options for girls during warm weather days prior to October 15th and after April 15th. They must be navy blue in color and follow the fabric guidelines for pants.
- Leggings or yoga pants may NOT be worn as pants for uniform or non-uniform days.
- Shoes and socks must be worn. Shoes are defined as closed toes and solid back with appropriate heels.
- Sandals with straps or backs may be worn before October 15th and after April 15th as long as they are worn with socks.
- Leggings may be worn under a skirt as tights.
- Solid black, navy, white or red tights or socks may be worn. Small logos on socks are allowed (like a Nike swoosh)
- Post earrings without dangles and a single Christian necklace are permitted.
- No bracelets are permitted.
- A maximum of 2 rubber bracelets with appropriate sayings are allowed, such as the LiveStrong or WWJD Character Ed type.
- No rings are permitted.
Parent support at home is crucial with a reasonable and acceptable dress code. Please check student dress before they leave home.
To accommodate for warm weather days, all students may wear appropriate navy blue dress or cargo shorts (not gym, soccer or biker shorts) and a shirt with sleeves prior to October 15th and after April 15th. Sandals with straps or backs to them are allowed only during this time with socks.
Items not permitted under the dress code include:
- Sleeveless tank tops.
- T-shirts or tops with emblems, logos or colored trim (including underclothing).
- Wearing clothing inside out.
- Dangling earrings or necklaces (NOTE: Earrings are limited to posts.) However, since we are a Catholic school, it will be acceptable for any student to wear a single Christian necklace if the family desires this.
- Make-up, lipstick, colored nail polish or hair, stickers, facial glitter, tattoos, body writing, etc.
- Items related to clothing fads that are inappropriate uniform attire (platform shoes, “jellies”, bell bottom pants, wallet chain, etc.).
- Mini-skirts, hip-huggers, and bare-midriffs.
- Bottoms (skirts, shorts) which do not meet the modest length guidelines.
- Leggings or yoga pants worn as pants for uniform or non-uniform days. Casual clothes, such as appropriate jeans and a shirt with sleeves, or dress up clothes are acceptable on non-uniform days.
- All clothing must be clean and in good repair on any school day. Students are encouraged to think of the dress code as a way to develop lifelong skills in presenting one’s self at school, work, etc.
In addition, the following recent dress code changes remain in effect:
- Eliminate dress down coupons for volunteer efforts such as fish fry.
- Uniforms are to be worn the first week of school, beginning Tuesday.
- Uniforms are to be worn the last week of school, ending Tuesday.
- Uniforms are to be worn on half days of school.
- Parents will be called by the school office to bring appropriate clothes if a student is wearing inappropriate or distasteful clothing to school. The student may not be able to return to class until conforming to the dress code. The classroom teacher, school principal, assistant principal and parents will develop a plan of action for a student if there are more than three occurrences in dress code violation. Parent cooperation is necessary to maintain a uniform dress code. It is the parents’ responsibility to assure that the uniform regulations are closely followed so that class time is not taken for teachers to remind and enforce adherence to the dress code.