St. Paul's Catholic School

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Our Uniform Policy

The purpose of the uniform policy at St. Paul’s Catholic School is to help provide an environment that develops a healthy attitude regarding Christian modesty. Students should be dressed and groomed at a high standard, a habit that will develop self-discipline. Compliance with the dress code is an expectation of each student attending St. Paul’s Catholic School.

Uniform Sources

Uniforms can be purchased from Educational Outfitters and Frenchtoast.com. Both are online companies who sell our plaid mass attire, and our daily uniform needs- which consists of polos, pants, shorts, jumpers, skorts, ties, etc. Most items can be purchased at local retail stores. The school has select slightly useduniform items available at no cost. Ask the school office about the availability of gently used items. If you have items to donate, please bring in to the school office.

Mass Dress

Girls

Girls of all grades are required to wear green school plaid (“MacEwen Modern”) jumpers or skirts with white Peter Pan blouses (a Peter Pan blouse is a plain white button shirt with a rounded collar). A white tank top or white camisole shirt should be worn under the Peter Pan blouse in order to promote modesty. No pants, shorts, or capris are allowed for Mass dress. Hooded sweatshirts are not allowed at Mass.

Boys

Boys are required to wear pants (no shorts) and a white, button down dress shirt with a solid navy or green school plaid (“MacEwen Modern”) necktie or bowtie. Hooded sweatshirts are not allowed. Middle School boys must tie their ties and wear brown or black leather shoes with a matching belt.

For Both Genders:

In addition, plain, solid colored, maroon or navy blue cardigan sweaters and vests are allowed. A cardigan sweater is defined as a collarless, hoodless, knitted sweater that buttons down the front.

Blouses and Shirts

Primary School Boys

Pants and shorts must be solid navy colored. They should not expose the student in any way when in any position. Pants or shorts with name brands, pockets or embroidery on the legs, cargo style, skintight or excessively baggy, sweats/jogging pants, or chains are prohibited. Acceptable fabrics include cotton, cotton/polyester blends, corduroy, or polyester.

Primary School Girls

Pants, shorts, and capris must be solid navy colored. They should not expose the student in any way when in any position. Pants, shorts, or capris with name brands, pockets or embroidery on the legs, cargo pants, skintight pants, baggy pants, sweats/jogging pants, or chains are prohibited. Acceptable fabrics include cotton, cotton/polyester blends, corduroy, or polyester.

Middle School Boys

Pants and shorts must be solid tan/khaki colored. They should not expose the student in any way when in any position. Pants or shorts with name brands, pockets or embroidery on the legs, cargo style, skintight or excessively baggy, sweats/jogging pants, or chains are prohibited. Acceptable fabrics include cotton, cotton/polyester blends, corduroy, and polyester.

Middle School Girls

Pants, shorts, and capris must be solid tan/khaki colored. They should not expose the student in any way when in any position. Pants, shorts, or capris with name brands, pockets or embroidery on the legs, cargo pants, skintight pants, baggy pants, sweats/ jogging pants, or chains are prohibited. Acceptable fabrics include cotton, cotton/polyester blends, corduroy, and polyester.

Jumpers/Skirts/Shorts

Primary School Girls

Girls may wear green school plaid (“MacEwen Modern”) jumpers, navy blue skirts, or skorts. The length of these items may be as short as two inches above the top of the knee cap. Jumpers, skirts, and skorts must not expose the student in any way in any position. For the sake of modesty, girls may wear shorts under their jumpers or skirts provided that the shorts do not protrude and are not visible through these items in any way. Acceptable fabrics include cotton, cotton/polyester blends, or polyester.

Middle School Girls

Girls may wear green school plaid (“MacEwen Modern”) jumpers, khaki skirts, or skorts. The length of these items may be as short as two inches above the top of the knee cap. Jumpers, skirts, and skirts must not expose the student in any way in any position. For the sake of modesty, girls may wear shorts under their jumpers or skirts provided that the shorts do not protrude and are not visible in any way through these items. Acceptable fabrics include: cotton, cotton/polyester blends, or polyester.

Sweaters/Sweatshirts

Students may wear St. Paul’s school sweatshirts that are available for purchase through the school. Plain, solid-colored maroon, grey or navy cardigan sweaters and vests are also allowed. Students are not allowed to wear any other form of covering (coats, jackets, or sweatshirts) in the school building. A cardigan sweater is defined as a collarless, hoodless, knitted sweater that buttons down the front.

Spirit Day

Every Friday is St. Paul’s Spirit Day. The Spirit Day dress for boys and girls is uniform bottoms and spirit wear tops or regular uniform top.

Spirit Shirts

Spirit shirts are shirts with the St. Paul’s emblem on the front OR shirts created by St. Paul’s Catholic School (i.e. Science Olympiad, McCall Outdoor Science School, St. Patrick’s Day, etc). These are not required uniform items, but may be worn on designated “spirit” days. In addition, Bishop Kelly or TVCS sweatshirts may be worn on Spirit Day. Student athletes may wear their TVCS uniform jersey on game day with a collared uniform shirt underneath and uniform school pants or school uniform shorts (navy or khaki pants or shorts).

Dress Pass

Use of a dress pass allows boys to wear uniform bottoms, slacks or jeans and a long or short sleeved shirt. Use of a dress pass allows girls to wear uniform bottoms or jeans as well as a dress/skirt with a long or short sleeved top.

Socks/Tights/Hosiery

Socks must be worn at all times. Socks and tights must be solid white, black, brown, or navy. Middle school girls may also wear skin tone hosiery.

Shoes

Students are expected to wear appropriate footwear at all times. Students play on the asphalt playground daily and proper shoes will help prevent injuries and falls. No open-toed and/or open heeled shoes like sandals or flip flops are allowed neither are shoes with cleats or excessive platforms (no heels over 1.5 inches). Athletic shoes (no lights, glitter or fluorescent colors) are acceptable. Snow boots are allowed only when it is snowing, and only outside. Students must bring a pair of regular shoes to wear inside the buildings. **All school students should wear a leather dress shoe with their mass attire.

Winter Uniform

Shorts are not allowed from Thanksgiving break through Spring break. Skirts or skorts may only be worn with knee-high socks, tights, or footless tights that must reach the ankle. Socks are required with footless tights. Winter boots can be worn outside and must be replaced when in the classroom and church with athletic or dress shoes.

Hair

Students are expected to maintain clean, neat, trimmed hair. Hair wraps, beading, bleached hair, or artificial hair coloring/streaking/highlighting and extreme haircuts are not allowed. Bangs must be cut above the eyebrows (out of the eyes) or pulled away from the eyebrows with barrettes/clips. Girls’ hair accessories or head bands should not draw unnecessary attention. Solid colors such as navy, red, black, or brown for head bands and hair accessories are recommended. Boys are required to have their hair cut above the ears and not below the top of the collar of a dress shirt.

Belts

Belts must be black or brown in color and match the shoes worn with the school uniform.

Make-up

Only clear fingernail polish is permitted. No make-up shall be worn. Middle school students may wear moderate blemish cover-up only when necessary. Girls may not wear mascara.

Jewelry

Body piercing is not permitted except for stud-type earrings (one earring per ear on earlobe only) for girls. No earrings are permitted for boys. No jewelry is allowed except for jewelry with Christian religious symbols and stud-type earrings.

Other

Visible body art is not permitted. Hats, bandannas, or stocking caps may not be worn in the buildings.

Agreement to Follow Uniform Policy

All teachers and parents/guardians will review the dress code at the beginning of each new school year as there may be policy changes from year to year. By enrolling your child (children) at St. Paul’s Catholic School, you agree to follow and adhere to the Uniform Policy and will make sure your child (children) is dressed in accordance with the policies of the school.

St. Paul's Catholic School

Academic Excellence in a Faith-Filled Environment Since 1922

1515 8th Street South
Nampa, ID 83651
Phone: (208) 467-3601
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