Why are students required to wear uniforms?

One of the primary purposes of the Catholic school is to teach Catholic values. The school uniform is an observable sign in the school and in the public forum of the values being taught in our schools. The Catholic school uniform is designed to be modest and appropriate, irrespective of current fashion trends and styles. The school uniform shall be worn in a way that is consistent with professional dress in a respected business or occupation. Students should appear neat and well-kept when representing their Catholic school in their uniform. The school uniform shall be worn in a way that reflects the Christian principles taught in our schools.

Part of each child’s growth process is learning to take pride in their appearance and dress properly: hence cleanliness and proper grooming are expected of every student, kindergarten through grade eight at St. Paul Catholic School.  School uniforms allow students to:

  • Limit distractions, thereby, increase their academic focus
  • Contribute to a more formal learning environment
  • Help reduce negative peer pressure and the concern over “fitting in”.
  • Ensure that students‟ attire is modest and in line with Catholic beliefs.

All students are to arrive on campus properly dressed. Shirts must be tucked in completely with belts in place.

Part of each child’s growth process is learning to dress appropriately hence; cleanliness and proper grooming are expected of every student.  Uniforms are to be purchased from:

Uniform Outfitters
3606 Parkway Boulevard                            www.StPaulsStore.com
Leesburg, Florida 34748
352-787-0441

Pants, shorts and skorts should be ordered from the uniform store.

DRESS UNIFORMS

It is recommended that PK – VPK students wear PE uniforms every day. They have PE Monday-Thursday.

Girls’ Uniform – Grades K-3

  • White blouse, Peter Pan collar
  • Round-neck plaid jumper or plaid skort
  • Plain black or navy belt
  • Plain white visible socks
  • Black or brown dress shoes (PK – VPK through 2nd grade may wear black athletic shoes)
  • St. Paul jacket, V-neck sweater, vest or sweatshirt
  • Navy slacks or black, white or navy blue tights for cold weather

Girls’ Uniform – Grades 4-5

  • White, monogrammed, oxford, short sleeved blouse
  • Plaid skirt or skort
  • Plain black or navy belt
  • Plain white visible socks
  • Black or brown dress shoes
  • St. Paul jacket, V-neck sweater, vest, or sweatshirt
  • Navy slacks or black, white or navy blue tights for cold weather

Boys’ Uniform – Grades K-5

  • White, monogrammed, oxford, short sleeved shirt
  • Navy walking shorts or long pants
  • Plain black or navy belt
  • Plain white visible socks
  • Black or brown dress shoes (PK through 2nd grade may wear black athletic shoes)
  • St. Paul jacket, V-neck sweater or vest
  • Navy tie is optional on Mass days

 Girls’ Uniform – Middle School 6-8

  • Light blue, monogrammed, oxford, short sleeved shirt
  • Khaki skirt or skort
  • Plain black or brown belt
  • Plain white visible socks
  • Black or brown dress shoes
  • St. Paul jacket, V-neck sweater, vest or sweatshirt
  • Khaki slacks or black, white, or navy blue tights for cold weather

Boys’ Uniform – Middle School 6-8

  • Light blue, monogrammed, oxford, short sleeved shirt
  • Khaki walking shorts or long pants
  • Plain black or brown belt
  • Plain white visible socks
  • Black or brown dress shoes
  • St. Paul jacket, V-neck sweater or vest
  • Navy tie is optional on Mass day

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNIFORMS

It is recommended that PK-VPK students wear PE uniform everyday.

Boys Grades K-4

  • White, monogrammed polo shirt
  • Navy walking shorts
  • Navy slacks for cold weather below 50 degrees
  • Plain black or brown belt
  • (Boys wear the same shorts, slacks, and belts as on regular uniform days)
  • Black, white or black and white athletic shoes

Girls Grades K-4

  • White, monogrammed polo shirt
  • Navy walking shorts or navy skort
  • Navy slacks for cold weather below 50 degrees
  • Plain black or brown belt
  • Black, white or black and white athletic shoes

Boys and Girls Grades 5-8

Students will wear their regular school uniforms to school and bring their PE uniforms in twice a week.  The PE uniform consists of

    • a t-shirt
    • gym shorts
    • white, black or white and black athletic shoes.
    • White socks

UNIFORM VIOLATIONS

Students who violate these standards will be subject to the following consequences:

  1. On the first offense, the student and parent will be notified via a note home and phone call on the day of the infraction.
  2. The second uniform violation will result in a phone call to the parent. The parent or guardian must immediately rectify the situation or pick the student up from school. The student will remain out of class until the violation is resolved.
  3. A long-pants and long-sleeve uniform alternative should be developed and required for boys and girls who consistently violate the school uniform policy.

BELT

Plain black or brown belts must be worn on all uniforms with belt loops.

NO MAKE-UP, NO NAIL POLISH, NO ARTIFICIAL NAILS

HAIR

Natural hair color means no dyed hair of any kind. Students who come to school with colored hair will be sent home to rectify the situation.

Length of hair should not be in the child’s eyes.

Boys’ hair must be short and not be lower than the eyebrows, should not cover more than half of the student’s ear, and should be above the collar.

Conservative hairstyle required, no hair extensions or false hairpieces.

No extreme haircuts, i.e., mohawks, spikes, shaved heads, etc.

JEWELRY

Girls, all grades

Two stud/post earrings per ear maximum. (no hoops, dangle earrings, etc.)

No other body piercing permitted

No tattoos or decals (except on Spirit Day).

School uniforms, excluding shoes and socks, and belts must be ordered through Uniform Outfitters.  This means other department store brands are NOT acceptable.  We ask your cooperation in supporting all requirements of the school dress code, which is in effect from the first day of school. Uniforms may be purchased on special days designated throughout the year at St. Paul Catholic School, by calling 1-352-787-0441, or by clicking on the uniform link in the St. Paul Catholic School web site.

Daily school wide uniform inspections will be conducted by school personnel.  Parents will be notified of infractions.

Lost and Found

Please mark all the student’s clothes and belongings, especially school jackets and sweaters.  Hundreds of dollars worth of articles are lost yearly.  Unclaimed articles will be put in the uniform storage area located in the Administration building and if not claimed given to the needy.