Dress Code

Detailed Dress Code

  


Boys and Girls


Attire is expected to be clean and must be worn appropriately at all times. Clothing must fit appropriately.


Appropriate personal hygiene is expected of all students. If clothing is purchased anywhere other than with Dennis Uniform Company, clothing must be as close as possible to that which is offered by the company (for example, no cargo pants or cargo shorts; dress shirts must be the company style).


  • Polo - A polo from Dennis Uniform Company is offered and can be worn on Fridays only. Polos may not be bought from any other company and should contain the NDCS logo. 
  • Pants /Shorts - Plain or pleated navy twill purchased from the uniform company or locally. Plain or pleated navy twill purchased from the uniform company or locally 
  • Shirts/Blouse - Solid color white or blue oxford cloth button down – short or long sleeves – may be purchased from the uniform company or locally, but blue oxford shirts from the uniform company only. Shirts must be tucked in.
  • Undershirts -Undershirts are encouraged and must be solid white (no colored shirts; no writing or logos; etc.)
  • Sweater - Sweaters are optional. If worn, it shall be a navy blue sweater purchased from the uniform company only.
  • Belt - Simple black or dark brown – must be worn with slacks.
  • Sweatshirts - A school uniform sweatshirt, purchased through the school, may be worn at any time. Approved hooded sweatshirts should not be worn on Mass days. 
  • Shoes - Simple black, brown, grey, or navy shoes/dress boots (no rain/snow boots, no slippers/moccasins, no sandals, etc.)

Makeup/Nail Polish/Jewelry/Facial Hair - Absolutely no makeup is to be worn in grades PS through 5. Modest makeup may be worn in middle school grades 6 through 8. Modest nail polish is permitted. Girls may wear two post earrings in each ear. No dangling or hoop earrings. Boys are not permitted to wear earrings of any kind. Perfume or heavily scented lotion is not to be brought into the school. A simple crucifix, cross, or religious medal or scapular may be worn by either boys or girls.


Gym Uniforms:  Students dressing for gym should be in modest and appropriate athletic attire. No tight spandex or lycra shorts are to be worn.



Boys:

  • Ties - Navy blue or NDCS plaid ties must be worn and may be purchased from the uniform company only.
  • Socks - Must be worn and must be above the ankle in length – only navy, black, white, grey socks (no logos); may be purchased from uniform company or locally.

Girls:

  • Jumpers - Jumpers are worn from grades K-4 and are purchased from the uniform company only; length must be no more than 2 inches above the knee.
  • Skirt - Skirts cannot be rolled up at the waist; length must be no more than 2 inches above the knee. No new skirt purchases will be allowed, only SKORTS.
  • Skorts - May be worn by K-8 grade girls. They may be purchased from the uniform company. Length must be no more than 2 inches above the knee.
  • Tights - Navy blue or gray dress socks or tights may be worn with uniform jumper, skirt, or skort. Plain white crew socks are allowed throughout the entire school year with all approved uniform styles.
  • Socks - may not have any logos, lace, bows, or trim and must come above the ankle in length. 
  • Leggings - Simple, unadorned navy blue leggings may be worn with matching socks during the winter.
  • Ties - NDCS plaid cross ties must be worn and may be purchased from the uniform company only.

 

Non-Uniform Guidelines


At the discretion of the principal, non-uniform days will be allowed. These non-uniform days will be announced.

· Clothing must be modest and appropriate for school

· Clothing must be in good condition

· Skirts cannot be rolled up at the waist; length must be no more than 2 inches above the knee

· Nice jeans with no holes (not too tight, baggy, too long or too low)

· No tight spandex or lycra stretch pants (leggings) unless they are under a dress or a skirt 

· No pajama type clothing or slipper


Dress @ Field Trip, Events & Functions:

Students representing Notre Dame Catholic School at any function such as field trips, workshops, academic competitions, trips to hear speakers, dinners, luncheons, award presentations, or when having a photo taken for the newspapers are required to be in uniform. If a need arises for a uniform deviation, the sponsoring faculty member and principal must approve.