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Uniforms/Dress Code

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SACRED HEART ACADEMY DRESS CODE 2019-20

 

Beginning the first full day of school, the school uniform is worn every day during regular school hours. The uniform can be purchased through Flynn and O’Hara, SHA’s Shark Shop (polos and sweatshirts only) or Lands’ End (skirts only).  The basic SHA uniform consists of a polo shirt, gray skirt, shoes and socks.  Sweaters and sweatshirts may be added for warmth.  The following is a list detailing allowable pieces:

 

Skirt

Gray, no shorter than 2" above the knee. Can be purchased from Flynn and O’Hara or Lands’ End.

Shirt

Polo shirts with school logo in white, maroon or black. They may be worn tucked in or left untucked. Long and short- sleeved options are available. Polo shirts may not be layered. Plain white tee-shirts may be worn under polos, but they must be tucked in. Can be purchased from Flynn and O’Hara or the Shark Shop.

Sweaters

Crewneck, v-neck or cardigan school sweaters with the Sacred Heart logo in white, maroon or black. Can be purchased from Flynn and O’Hara.

Sweatshirts

Sweatshirts with the official SHA emblem in maroon, white, black or gray may be worn. They can be purchased from Flynn and O’Hara or the Shark Shop. No class, club, Spirit Week or athletic team sweatshirts or jackets may be worn (except on Uniform Spirit Days). Black fleece zippered jackets and half-zip jackets, with the school emblem, from Flynn and O'Hara, may also be worn.  Please note: the Senior Class sweatshirt is the only exception to this rule (this is a Senior Class privilege).

Shoes

Flat shoes, only. This includes moccasins, boat shoes, canvas slip-ons, Vans, Crocs, etc. No lace-up sneakers or athletic shoes, high heels, sandals, flip-flops, slippers or boots may be worn. Any exception requires a medical excuse.

Socks

Solid color tights (including footless), knee socks or crew socks in white, maroon, black or gray must be worn at all times.  No-show or low cut socks are not allowed. Socks may be worn over tights but the colors must match.  No joggers, sweatpants, yoga pants, leggings with sheer inserts or pajama pants are allowed.

Slacks

Not allowed. Students requiring more coverage of legs due to religious reasons must speak with the Head of School about alternate options.

Nametags

Students will be issued (free of charge) one official SHA ID/nametag (on a lanyard) to be worn every day. No decorations, decals or writing may be added. Replacement nametags may be purchased in the main office for $2.00.

 

Uniforms are expected to be neat, clean, ironed, mended and properly fitted.  Uniforms will be checked daily in homeroom by faculty.  Violations will be submitted to the Coordinator of Discipline.  Detention will be given after a student’s third violation (including nametag violations) and every time after that.  Students who are missing a piece of the uniform or are wearing an item that is not in compliance, will be written up and loaned the necessary piece of clothing for the day. 

 

Piercings, Body Art & Hair Color/Styles

Visible body piercing, other than pierced ears, is not permitted.  No facial jewelry may be worn.  Hair colors must be natural.  Hair styles/cuts must be appropriate and professional.  Head wraps, except for religious reasons, may not be worn. No visible tattoos are allowed.

 

Non-Uniform Days

Students must be dressed appropriately and modestly for school. Clothing that too short, too tight or in need of repair is not appropriate for school. No shoulder-less or strapless tops, tops with spaghetti straps, low V-necks or see-through shirts may be worn. Shoulders must have some coverage.  Tank tops must have straps 2” wide.  No bare midriffs or underwear are to be shown.  No low-slung pants, pants with writing across the backside or pajamas may be worn. Shorts are not permitted, except during June exams.  No slippers or footwear deemed unsafe.  Other guidelines may be announced as needed by the Coordinator of Discipline.

 

Uniform Spirit Days

To celebrate the many ways SHA students contribute as part of a school sanctioned group or team, certain days will be designated as Uniform Spirit Days.  On these days, students may wear their official SHA activity sweatshirt/t-shirt in school colors with the remainder of the school uniform.

 

Dress Team Wear for Sports

Athletes must remember that as team members, they represent Sacred Heart Academy. Proper attire is part of the positive image of a SHA student, on the way to the game, on the court, and at practice. Athletes whose team chooses to purchase team athletic attire must seek prior approval from the Athletic Director.  No “messages” are to be printed on or displayed across the chest or backside.

 

Dress Attire for Field Trips

Students must be dressed appropriately for school.  Dress pants, dresses of appropriate length, skirts, sweaters should be worn. No revealing tops, bare midriffs or jeans are allowed.  Dress up regulations apply to all students on field trips unless teacher specifies more casual dress should be worn.  If performing, use the guidelines from your instructor or director for acceptable dress.

 

Any questions or concerns regarding the dress code should be referred to

Mrs. Barbara Rooney, Coordinator of Discipline, 834-2101 ext. 319