Uniform Policy

It is important for all students to present an appropriate appearance at all times.  The “appropriate” dress standard applies to all students while on campus.  The uniform policy will be enforced during school hours.  It may also be enforced at school sponsored and school related events. Parent cooperation in following the policy is a necessity.  The complete, correct uniform is required at all times.  Uniform clothing MUST BE PURCHASED from Saint Paul’s Place.  Uniform items from other vendors are not allowed and students will be excluded from school until the proper uniform has been purchased.  Students who do not abide by the uniform policy will receive a $5 fine for each occurrence and may be sent home or held in the office until the proper uniform item is delivered by a parent/guardian. More serious consequences may be imposed for frequent offenders.  The administration has the discretion and final decision with respect to interpretation of the uniform policy and consequences.

 

Girls Uniform

  • White button-down oxford, short or long sleeve (Tie button only may be open)
  • White polo, short or long sleeve (Tie button only may be open)
  • Navy blue skort (Worn 1st and 4th Quarters only.)
  • Navy blue twill pants
  • Navy blue twill shorts (Worn 1st and 4th Quarters only.)
  • Columbia Plaid Skirt  (Fitted to fall at the top of the knee cap)
  • Navy v-neck pullover, cardigan or vest
  • Saint John the Baptist Middle School Sweatshirt
  • Saint John the Baptist Middle School Fleece Vest
  • White, navy, gray or black solid socks or tights – No other colors allowed
  • Covered shoes – (leather, dress or athletic) No boots
  • Plain black, white, navy blue, khaki or dark brown belt No ornamentation; simple buckle

 

Boys Uniform

  • White button-down oxford, short or long sleeve (Tie button only may be open.)
  • White polo, short or long sleeve (Tie button only may be open.)
  • Navy blue twill pants
  • Navy blue twill shorts (Worn 1st and 4th Quarters only.)
  • Navy v-neck pullover, cardigan or vest
  • Saint John the Baptist Middle School Sweatshirt
  • Saint John the Baptist Middle School Fleece Vest
  • White, navy, gray or black solid socks – No other colors allowed
  • Covered shoes – (leather, dress or athletic) No boots
  • Plain black, white, navy blue, khaki or dark brown belt No ornamentation; simple buckle

 

Formal Uniform – Mass Days (Grades 6-8)

  • GirlsSkirt, oxford shirt, knee-highs or tights
  • BoysPants and oxford shirt
  • Optional cardigan sweater/vest or tie

 

Additional Requirements (Grades 6-8)

  • Proper size uniforms must be worn
  • All uniform components must be clean and free of holes
  • Pants must be worn at waist level(top of the hip) with a medium break and not rolled
  • Solid white (t-shirt, undershirt/thermals and undergarments) may be worn under the oxford or polo shirt if covered by the uniform shirt
  • Shirt must be tucked in
  • Students must wear a belt with pants and shorts

 

  • Skirts must be worn at knee-length  (i.e. skirts must not be rolled and fitted to fall at the top of the kneecap)
  • Jackets, unofficial sweatshirts and hats may not be worn in the classroom and/or hallways
  • Boots may not be worn to class
  • All students enrolled in Physical Education, Intro to Athletics or Hip Hop must wear the PE uniform

 

Shoes

Covered shoes (toes and heels must be covered) must be worn. Shoes with laces must be tied.  No boots, slippers, or moccasins of any kind may be worn.  Shoes may not rise more than 2 inches above the ankle. Extreme styles are not acceptable.  No high heeled shoes.  Shoes must be in good repair (free from holes).

 

Hair

Students are expected to come to school with neatly groomed and clean hair.  Hair must be their natural color and modest in style.  Extreme styles are not acceptable.  Boys are expected to have neatly trimmed hair, cut above the collar. Boys must be clean-shaven.  If hair is highlighted, the highlights must be in the same color family as the student’s natural color. Students are not permitted to have hair extensions, hair beads or wrapped sections (with or without colored threads).  Hair must not cover the face.  Hair and hair accessories should not distract individuals or draw undue attention to the students.  Students may be excluded from school as deemed by the administration until his/her hair meets the above requirements.

 

Jewelry

Acceptable jewelry includes post earrings (no hoops or dangles), watches – no smart watches, and religious necklaces.  Bracelets, keys, and rings are not allowed.  Boys may not wear earrings.  Girls may wear one earring per lobe.  Body piercing and tattoos (permanent or temporary including writing) are not allowed.

 

Cosmetics

Girls may wear light foundation. Eye make-up including mascara, nail polish, artificial nails, and lip color are not permitted.

 

Alternative Dress Days

Periodically, students will be allowed to wear alternative dress.  This is not a “free dress day.” The alternative dress will be in conjunction with a special theme or occasion. On alternative dress days the official school uniform policy (hair, shoe, cosmetics, jewelry, and jacket/sweatshirt/hat) will be in effect. Changes to the policy will be defined and the student’s will be notified in advance.  Alternative dress must be modest and appropriate for a Catholic school.  Uniform shorts during the 1st and 4th quarters are the only shorts allowed.   Please note that leggings, sweats, short skirts, halter tops, low cut tops, spaghetti straps, tank tops, bare midriffs, tube tops, distressed or clothing with holes will not be permitted. Interpretation of appropriate dress is at the discretion of the school administration.

 

PE Uniform

Students enrolled in PE, Introduction to Athletics, or Hip Hop will be required to purchase a PE uniform through Saint Paul’s Place at the Skaggs Catholic Center.  Athletic shoes properly tied are required.

 

Spirit Day Dress

Students may wear uniform bottoms, jeans (see alternative dress for requirements)

  • SJBMS/JDCHS apparel from Saint Paul’s Place
  • SJBMS/JDCHS approved team shirt