Dress code will be recorded daily by homeroom teacher. The following action will be taken for dress code violations; 1. Verbal warning 2. Written warning 3. Phone call/demerit 4. Student is sent home.
Students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade are required to wear school uniforms. A clean and neat appearance is expected as part of the uniform. Logos are not permitted on any uniform clothing.
SWEATERS – Only sweaters of cardigan style may be worn. They must be solid-colored red and have no hood, trim, appliqué, or logo.
SWEATSHIRTS - School sweatshirts are permitted. They must have the St. Matthias logo (either the solid M or the patterned M) and can be purchased from the uniform company. A uniform blouse, shirt or turtleneck must be worn underneath sweatshirts at all times.
BLOUSES AND SHIRTS - Blouses and shirts must be solid-colored, red or white, oxford or polo style, cotton or cotton blends, and must have a collar. All blouses and shirts must have sleeves (long or short) and must be tucked in at all times. White, plain tee shirts are permitted under the uniform shirt or blouse.
TURTLENECKS -Turtlenecks must be solid-colored, red or white, and must be tucked in at all times. Turtlenecks of the same color as the top shirt may be worn under a long sleeve blouse, shirt, sweater, sweatshirt or jumper. In keeping with modesty, only boys may wear a turtleneck alone.
PANTS - Pants must be solid-color black and a uniform company style only. Levi-style, patches, rivets, or colored stitching is not permitted. Leggings, stirrup pants, sweat pants, corduroys, stretch pants/shorts, exercise wear, bicycle pants/shorts or any other fashion trend that may arise are not permitted either alone or under the uniform if they extend below the hemline of the jumper.
SHORTS - School shorts may be worn in August, September, May and June or when given permission by the principal. These must be plain, solid-color black walking shorts above the knee at mid-thigh or longer. All exclusions listed under pants apply to shorts also.
BELTS - Belts must be solid-colored and can be dark brown or black. Belt buckles must be nondescript. Belts are optional for kindergarten and first grade students. For all other students, belts must be worn if pants or shorts have belt loops.
JUMPERS – For girls grades K through 8 are of the plaid style from the uniform company. They must be no shorter than 2” above the knee.
SOCKS - Socks/tights must be worn at all times. Socks must be solid-colored, black, red or white and at least 2” above the ankle or knee length. Solid red, white or black nylon or knit tights are permitted. Hose are not permitted. If socks are worn with tights, they must be the same color.
DRESS SHOES - Dress shoes must be cut below the ankle. Heels and soles may be no higher than ½”. They must be solid-colored brown or black. Shoes must be laced to the top and tied.
TENNIS SHOES - Tennis shoes may be worn as an alternative to dress shoes. Tennis shoes must be cut below the ankle, solid-colored, white or black, and have no decorations or logos. Laces must be the same color as the shoes and laced to the top and tied.
BOOTS - Snow, hiking, athletic, or any other type of boots are not permitted to be worn the entire school day because of health factors, but they may be worn to and from school during bad weather. Plain colored red or white sweatshirts and pants without any type of logo are also permitted.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNIFORM - The St. Matthias gym uniform may be purchased by contacting the school office. Plain colored red or white sweatshirts and sweatpants without any type of logo may be worn over the gym uniform. Sweatpants must have elastic waist and elastic at the ankles.
JEWELRY AND MAKE UP - Girls may wear one pair of studded post or clip-on earrings on the earlobe only - no dangling earrings or hoops. Boys are not permitted to wear earrings. One necklace with a religious symbol is acceptable. Bracelets/wristbands are not acceptable. No rings. Girls in the seventh and eighth grades are permitted to wear natural looking makeup at the discretion of the school staff. Nail polish must be clear or natural looking.
Girls Hair No ostentatious jewelry, or hair decoration, streaked or outlandish hair color or styles.
Boys Hair is permitted to cover the ear but not to exceed the lower tip of the ear. Hair (in back of head) may be no longer than the top of the shirt collar). Hair (on front) may be no lower than the eyebrows. No hair jewelry of any kind is permitted. Hair must be kept neat at all times. Facial hair is not permitted except neatly trimmed sideburns. Sideburns may not extend below the earlobe. Eccentric (extreme) hairstyles (this includes hair color) are not permitted.
SPECIAL OCCASIONS - The principal may give permission for modest casual clothes to be worn on field trips.
Organizational uniforms (scouts, teams, etc.) may be worn with permission of the principal.
Students may receive out-of-uniform passes as a special privilege. These passes must be given to the homeroom teacher when attendance is taken.
It is suggested that parents put their child’s names in all clothing.
The principal determines if a student is in proper uniform.
SAMPLE CONDUCT DEMERIT
STUDENT NAME ___________ Date ______
STAFF INITIALS ____________
______1. Disruption of class
______2. Inappropriate behavior
______5. Failure to observe school rules
______6. Failure to observe classroom rules
______7. Dress code violation
______8. Other – Specify
Parent/Guardian Signature _______________
SAMPLE ACADEMIC WARNING
STUDENT NAME ______________ Date ______
STAFF INITIALS ____________
______1. Failure to complete homework
______2. Failure to complete classwork
Parent/Guardian Signature ________________