"Dress is one means of conveying one's individual personality and can state who the person is and how the person feels about him or herself. As we educate the whole person, we assist students in developing pride in themselves and their appearance as well as teach them proper and acceptable ways to dress in different situations which will speak well of themselves as individuals and speak well of the Catholic school. Dress should be such that it is clean, modest, neat, and in good taste, and economically reasonable so as not to cause discrimination among students. Clothing should not be of the nature that it can cause damage to the school building or its contents or be a disturbance to the learning environment or the safety of children in the school."
(Policy adopted by School Board 8/14/89)
School uniforms enhance student self-esteem and reduce social barriers between students. The St. Mary’s School Board adopted a uniform policy in August of 1997 and implemented the policy in the 1997 - 1998 school year. Parents are asked to take responsibility for their children's dress at school. If guidelines are abused, parents will be contacted to bring proper clothing before the child will be allowed in class. The school reserves the right to make the final decision as to if the clothing or accessory is unsuitable for school or distracting to other students.
Jumpers, Skirts, and Skorts
Guidelines for all Students Grades K-8
No Uniform Days: