High School Dress Code 2017-2018

The administration maintains the right to make the final determination concerning the appropriateness of students’ attire.

BOYS . . . . . . .

PANTS

  • Dress Slacks  – navy, black, khaki (tan)
  • Must be worn at the waist
  • NO:  Cargo pants
    • Denim or fabric that looks like denim
    • excessively baggy or tight pants
    • Frayed or cut hems, ripped off pockets

SHIRTS

  • School approved white or blue oxford shirt with school logo only

    DCC Logo for Sweaters and Shirts

  • Must be long enough to be tucked in completely and buttoned.
  • All buttons – including on the collar and sleeve must be buttoned.
  • Only plain T-shirts underneath – no imprints
  • No long sleeved T-shirts under short-sleeved school shirts

TIES

  • Must be worn to the top of the shirt at all times
  • Must be neat, clean and not frayed

THE SCHOOL SWEATER

All students must purchase a navy blue school sweater with the school logo.  This will be worn on all Mass days throughout the year.   No rips, tears, or alterations.  NO OTHER SWEATERS or other outerwear are part of the dress code. (If extreme heat is an issue, the administration may permit students to remove their sweaters).

 

SHOES

  • DRESS SHOES ONLY with regular dress code, worn with socks or hose
  • No sneakers or shoes that look like sneakers
  • NO boots or work boots (or shoes that look like boots)
  • NO sandals or open-back shoes, slippers, or moccasins

HAIR

  • Must be neat
  • Kept out of eyes
  • No longer than the top of the shirt collar
  • No outlandish styles or unnatural colors permitted
  • No ponytails
  • Must be clean shaven  – No beards or mustaches permitted

GIRLS . . . . .

SKIRTS

  • Dress Skirt (no shorter than 1″ above the knee) – navy, black, khaki (tan)
  • Must be worn at the waist
  • Split Skirts or Skorts (no shorter than 1″ above the knee) – navy, black, khaki (tan).  These must be pleated at the top without a cuff to be full enough to look like a skirt.

PANTS

  • Dress Slacks (no jeans or cargo pants) – navy, black, khaki (tan)
  • Must be worn at the waist
  • NO: Yoga pants, cargo pants, skinny jeans, denim or fabric that looks like denim, excessively tight (must pass the golf ball test) or baggy pants, frayed or cut hems, ripped off pockets.

BLOUSE

  • School approved white or blue oxford shirt with school logo only
  • Must be long enough to be tucked in completely and buttoned.
  • All buttons – including on the collar and sleeve must be buttoned. (except the top button)
  • Only plain T-shirts underneath – no imprints
  • No long sleeved T-shirts under short-sleeved school shirts

SHOES

  • DRESS SHOES ONLY with regular dress code, worn with socks or hose.
  • No sneakers or shoes that look like sneakers
  • NO boots or work boots (or shoes that look like boots).
  • NO sandals or open-back shoes, slippers, or moccasins

THE SCHOOL SWEATER

All students must purchase a navy blue school sweater with the school logo.  This will be worn on all Mass days throughout the year.  No rips, tears, or alterations.  NO OTHER SWEATERS or other outerwear are part of the dress code.  (If extreme heat is an issue, the administration may permit students to remove their sweaters).

HAIR

No outlandish styles or unnatural colors permitted

GYM CLASS –

  • Shorts should be looser fitting, longer athletic shorts (just above the knee).
  • T-shirts should be short sleeved without alterations or deep cuts.

NOT PERMITTED AT ANY TIME

The following is a partial list of apparel not considered “dress clothes” and, therefore, NOT part of the REGULAR dress code:

  • Shorts
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • T-shirts, tank tops, halter tops, etc.
  • Denim of any color or material that looks like denim
  • Hats / Sunglasses
  • Sweatshirts, Sweatpants, Yoga Pants
  • Athletic Shoes or Backless Shoes
  • Flannel or material that looks like flannel
  • Any clothing with advertisements (especially music, musicians, drugs, alcohol, etc.)
  • No jewelry / ornaments for body piercing (except earrings)
  • No visible tattoos / drawings or writing on skin

DRESS UP DAY

There will be two types of dress up days:

  1. “Sweaters Required” Day:  In addition to the regular dress code, students will be required to wear their school sweater.  These days include every day that Mass is celebrated or when other special assemblies or events are on the calendar.
  2. “Dress Code or Better” Day: On this day boys will be permitted to wear suits, jackets, or sweaters of their choice.  Dress shirts and ties must be worn. Girls will be permitted to wear dresses, jackets, or sweaters of their choice. The requirement for solid color pants and skirts are waived for girls. All other stipulations of the dress code remain in force.

DRESS DOWN DAY

There will be days when more casual clothes (such as jeans and sneakers) may be worn. The definition of dress code for this day will be announced by the Administration as needed.  Clothing that is NOT permitted on “dress-down days” include pajamas, flip-flops, slippers, clothing with holes, low-slung or excessively baggy pants, tight pants, skinny jeans, yoga pants, leggings, short-shorts, short skirts, etc.  Anything that goes beyond the spirit of our dress code and ideals.

Sports teams on days of games or matches may wear one team chosen, approved jersey, warm-up or shirt (no hoodies, sweatpants, sneakers, etc.)  The team jersey or shirt is in addition to the normal dress code; therefore, the rest of the regular dress code is required.  Note: sports teams and clubs must complete dress-down approval form prior to the day requested.  These are available in the main office or from the director of discipline.

Dress down days (school, athletic, personal) are not permitted on Mass days.

DRESS CODE FOR CARDINAL BALL, PROM, HOMECOMING COURT, GRADUATION

In order to ensure that the attire at the Cardinal Ball, Prom, Homecoming Court and Graduation reflects the school’s values, the following are the guidelines for the attire at these occasions:

Boys’ Formal Dress

Formal attire may be classified as a tuxedo or dress suit, including a tie, bow tie, a turtleneck, a shirt, or “priest collar” shirt which may include a vest or cummerbund.  Shirts are to be worn at all times. Dress shoes must be worn.  (Tuxedoes are appropriate for the prom; suits are appropriate for the Cardinal Ball).  Male students may not wear a dress or skirt.

Girls” Formal Wear

Traditionally, formal dresses or gowns may be strapless or feature spaghetti straps.  Open backs or cutout backs are acceptable. However, completely bare backs, stomachs or bare midriffs are not permitted. Undergarments must not be visible.  See-through apparel and gowns or dresses with slits that are above mid-thigh are not permitted. Garments that are extremely tight or extremely low-cut are also unacceptable. Dress shoes or dress sandals are to be worn. Female students may not wear a tuxedo or other make formal wear.  Two-piece formal dress must be approved by the administration.

 

FINAL NOTE

There are many details and styles of clothing that cannot be covered in the dress code.  We hope that students and parents understand not only the “letter”, but also that “spirit” of the dress code and choose clothing that is appropriate for a student attending Central Catholic.