Uniforms



Uniforms have been an integral part of who we are as a St. Joseph community since 1907.Wearing a St. Joseph uniform is a symbol of great pride for St. Joseph School. Students are expected to be in uniform during the school day. Uniforms are to be kept in good condition – no rips or tears.

There are differences between the uniform policies of the Primary school (K-4) and the Middle school (5-8). The Administration and the Parent Association Board have approved this uniform policy.

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Primary School (K-4) Uniform Policy

Primary School (Kindergarten through Grade 4)

Blouse or shirt

White blouse or “polo” style shirt or turtleneck

  • Must have a collar (turtleneck is okay)
  • Long or short sleeves
  • No lace or ruffles

Pants

Solid navy chino

  • Tailored
  • Full-length
  • No “skinny” or “cargo” pants

Shorts

Solid navy chino

  • No sweat shorts
  • No shorter than 3 inches above the top of the kneecap

Skorts or Skirts


Navy or “White Plaid”

  • No shorter than 3 inches above the top of the kneecap (available through Lands’ End)

Jumper

“White Plaid” or navy (available through Lands’ End)

Sweatshirt

Official St. Joseph navy sweatshirt only

  • Crew neck or hoody (available through Lands’ End)
  • Discontinued St. Joseph sweatshirt is okay

Sweater

Navy sweater

  • Cardigan (button or zipper) or V-neck

All Grades (Kindergarten through Grade 8)

Socks

  • No specific requirements

Tights or leggings

  • Tights or leggings in white or navy may be worn under the uniform

Hats

May only be worn outside of the buildings

Miscellaneous

General Guidelines
(Apply to both uniform and free dress days.)

  • Uniform clothing should be in good repair and fit properly, there should be no holes, tears or other signs of excessive wear
  • All clothing is correctly sized; not too tight or extremely loose
  • Pants and skirts must be hemmed
  • No visible marks, drawings, or tattoos
  • Jewelry is discreet, only ears may be pierced and only stud earrings may be worn at school, no hoops or dangling earrings
  • Hair is natural color and must be kept clean and neat. Unusual hairstyles are not considered acceptable
  • Tank tops and spaghetti straps must be covered by an appropriate shirt
  • Shirts are long enough to cover the midriff, no exposed skin at the stomach or deep, low cut necklines
  • Undershirts are white, no visible writing or pictures, undershirts must be tucked in
  • Names should be written in uniforms
  • Shoes are worn at school; flip-flops, slippers, platforms and backless shoes are not acceptable
  • Make up and accessories should be moderate and appropriate for school

Mass attire

  • Full uniform

Birthday Free Dress

  • You are entitled to free dress on your birthday
  • Summer birthdays are celebrated on a specially designated day in June

Out of Uniform

  • If a student has repeated dress code violations he/she will lose free dress privilege on the first Tuesday of the month
  • If a student needs to be out of uniform for a serious reason, she/he should bring a note from her/his parent/guardian stating the reason

Middle School (5-8) Uniform Policy

Middle School (Grades 5 through 8)

Blouse or shirt

White blouse, or white or evergreen “polo” style shirt or turtleneck,

  • Must have a collar (turtleneck is okay)
  • Long or short sleeves
  • No lace or ruffles

Pants

Solid Khaki Chino

  • Full-length
  • No “skinny” or “cargo” pants
  • No stretch pants or sweatpants

Shorts

Solid Khaki Chino

  • No sweat shorts
  • No “cargo” shorts
  • No shorter than 3 inches above the top of the kneecap

Skorts or Skirts

“White Plaid”

  • No shorter than 3 inches above the top of the kneecap (available through Lands’ End)

Sweatshirt

Official St. Joseph evergreen sweatshirt only

  • Crew neck or hoody (available through Lands’ End)

Sweater

Evergreen sweater

  • Cardigan (button or zipper) or V-neck

(available through Lands’ End)


All Grades (Kindergarten through Grade 8)

Socks

  • No specific requirements

Tights or leggings

  • Tights or leggings in white or navy may be worn under the uniform

Hats

May only be worn outside of the buildings

Miscellaneous

General Guidelines (Apply to both uniform and free dress days.)

  • Uniform clothing should be in good repair and fit properly, there should be no holes, tears or other signs of excessive wear
  • All clothing is correctly sized; not too tight or extremely loose
  • Pants and skirts must be hemmed
  • No visible marks, drawings, or tattoos
  • Jewelry is discreet, only ears may be pierced and only stud earrings may be worn at school, no hoops or dangling earrings
  • Hair is natural color and must be kept clean and neat. Unusual hairstyles are not considered acceptable
  • Tank tops and spaghetti straps must be covered by an appropriate shirt
  • Shirts are long enough to cover the midriff, no exposed skin at the stomach or deep, low cut necklines
  • Undershirts are white, no visible writing or pictures, undershirts must be tucked in
  • Names should be written in uniforms
  • Shoes are worn at school; flip-flops, slippers, platforms and backless shoes are not acceptable
  • Make up and accessories should be moderate and appropriate for school

Mass attire

  • Full uniform

Birthday Free Dress

  • You are entitled to free dress on your birthday
  • Summer birthdays are celebrated on a specially designated day in June

Out of Uniform

  • If a student has repeated dress code violations he/she will lose free dress privilege on the first Tuesday of the month
  • If a student needs to be out of uniform for a serious reason, she/he should bring a note from her/his parent/guardian stating the reason

Lost & Found

St. Joseph School’s Lost & Found is located on the lower level of the Middle School Building adjacent to the Lunchroom and BASEP. Items are collected from the playground, gym, etc. and brought to the Lost & Found area. It may take a few days for items to reach Lost & Found so please check back. If your student’s items are labeled clearly with their name/classroom, they will be returned to them via the School Office and their teacher. If there is no name, items will be kept in the Lost & Found area for approximately one month. School uniform items will be located on the counter and other personal items in the bin to the left. Unclaimed personal items will then donated to St. Francis House or St. Vincent de Paul. Unclaimed school uniforms will be given to/for the Used Uniform Sale. If you have checked and still cannot find your lost item, please contact our Lost & Found Coordinator who can check further.


Used Uniform Donation

St. Joseph’s School offers used uniforms for sale at specified times throughout the year. If your student has outgrown their uniform or has transitioned from Primary to Middle School, used uniforms may be dropped off at the School Office. Please make sure any donations are clean/laundered, in good condition (no tears or stains) and have any prior student names crossed off. St. Vincent de Paul does accept school logo items and clothing with tears or stains that cannot be donated for the used uniform sale.