Middle School Dress Code 2017-2018

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

TOPS – Girls and Boys

  • Golf style shirt (short or long sleeved, only top button may remain unbuttoned) – white, navy, red
  • Turtleneck (no mock) – white, navy, red
  • Dress shirt or blouse – school approved only – white or blue oxford – with the school logo – may be worn with or without a tie for the boys
  • Shirts must be tucked in completely.

DCC Logo for Sweaters and Shirts

PANTS / SKIRTS – Girls

  • Skirt (no shorter than 2″ above the knee) – navy, black, khaki (tan)
  • Skort (no shorter than 2″ above the knee) – navy, black, khaki (tan)
  • Dress Slacks (no jeans or cargo pants) – navy, black, khaki (tan)
  • No excessively baggy or low- slung pants permitted

 

PANTS – Boys

  • Dress Slacks (no jeans or cargo pants) – navy, black, khaki (tan)
  • No excessively baggy or low-slung pants permitted

 

SHORTS – Girls and Boys

  • Shorts (dress style / walking, no cargo style or jean shorts); no shorter than 2″ above the knee; navy, black, khaki (tan) – permitted in September, October, April, May

NOTE:  Students are not permitted to wear shorts on Mass days.

 

HAIR

No outlandish styles or unnatural colors permitted

 

SHOES – Girls and Boys

  • DRESS SHOES ONLY with regular dress code, worn with socks or hose.
  • Sneakers with socks may be worn only when wearing shorts.
  • NO boots or work boots (or shoes that look like boots).
  • NO sandals or open-back shoes, slippers, or moccasins

 

THE SCHOOL SWEATER – Girls and Boys

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 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).

 

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:

  • 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
  • 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.

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.

 

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.