Notre Dame School

Uniforms

Uniform Regulations

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A dress code is defined as an appropriate mode of dress for boys and girls. The Administration reserves the right to define appropriate mode of dress. The dress code is to be enforced at all times that school is in session, unless otherwise indicated by the school administration. Please note the following regulations:

  • Children are expected to be in complete school uniform.
  • Student clothing must be clean, in the appropriate size and of acceptable quality.
  • There is no adult supervision in the school bathrooms after school; therefore, students are to remain in full uniform while on campus. Exceptions: Students participating in an after school sponsored sport or the Extension Program.
  • T-shirts worn under blouses and shirts may be white only with no writing.
  • A non-uniform jacket may be worn during cold weather, but may not be used to replace the sweatshirt. No other sweatshirts are to be worn. No gang related clothing is acceptable.
  • Non-uniform apparel is not to be worn in the classroom or during Mass.
  • Sweatshirts and/or jackets may not be worn around the waist or hips.
  • Only given first and last names may be embroidered on clothing items.
  • No hats may be worn in class or during mass at any time. Hats may be worn outside for warmth in the winter months.

Please note: All uniform items must be purchased from the Dennis Uniform Company:

Dennis Uniform Company

590 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 864-3401 or (800) 257-1796

Dennis Uniform Web Site: www.dennisuniform.com
Dennis Uniform School Code: W4LNOT


Boy's Uniform

Shirts:

All students (K-7) will wear a green short sleeved polo shirt with Notre Dame School logo embroidered on front. A white or green turtleneck, with no logos, may be worn under the uniform shirt on cold days. Eighth grade students will wear a white short sleeved polo with the Notre Dame School logo embroidered on front. The polo shirts may be worn with uniform trousers and shorts. Shirt tail must be tucked in at all times.

Trousers:

Plain gray corduroy will be worn. No decorations on pockets. No baggy or saggy looking styles. Cuffs/hems of pants should be at shoe level. No top stitching on pants. SHORTS: The gray uniform shorts may be worn in place of long pants during the months of August, September, October, April, May and June.

Belts:

If there are belt loops on the trousers or shorts, a plain dark colored belt must be worn and visibleat all times. Do not remove belt loops from trousers or shorts. Exception: Kindergarten students learning to use belts for the first time will be excused from this requirement until January.

Sweatshirt:

The long sleeved Notre Dame School sweatshirt is the ONLY sweatshirt that may be worn at school. Gray Notre Dame sweatshirts are a privilege reserved for eighth grade students only.

Socks:

Plain white, grey or dark forest green (no black) crew socks may be worn. Socks should be visible at all times and cover the ankle bone or be one inch above high top shoes. No logos are allowed on the socks.

Shoes:

Non-skid, sturdy rubber soled oxford leather shoe or tennis shoe that fit correctly. Color may be plain grey, black, or white. No open-toed shoes or boots are allowed. Shoes must be correctly tied or have zippers or a Velcro strap. No additional decorations (lights, designs, rollers, or colors) are allowed on shoes. Shoe laces must be black or white and worn with the appropriately colored shoe.

Jewelry:

Watches are permitted. No other jewelry may be worn. For safety reasons, it is recommended that watches not be worn during P.E. on P.E. days.

Hair:

Shaved heads (shorter than a #2 razor), faddish styles, Mohawk cut or tailed hair are not permitted. Boys' hair length shall not reach beyond the collar of the shirt or cover ears and bangs shall not cover the eyes. Color must be natural. No frosted, bleached, dyed or sun-in hair coloring is permitted.


Girl's Uniform

Shirts:

All students, (K-7) will wear a green short sleeved polo shirt with the Notre Dame School logo embroidered on front. The green polo may be worn with uniform jumpers, skirts, pants, shorts and skorts. Eighth grade students will wear a short sleeved white polo shirt with the Notre Dame School logo embroidered on front. A white turtleneck may be worn under the uniform shirt during the winter months. No logos allowed on the turtleneck. Note: Fun Run T-shirts may be worn only on Fridays. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.

Jumper/Skirts:

Kindergarten through fourth grade girls wear jumpers and fifth through eighth grade girls wear skirts. Skirts may not be rolled at the waist. Skirts should be no shorter than 1" above the knee. Shorts may be worn under girl's skirts by girls who play on the playground equipment.

Pants:

Plain gray twill pants. Pants should fit properly at the waist with the cuffs/hems of the pants at shoe level.

Shorts:

The gray uniform shorts may be worn in place of long pants during the months of August, September, October, April, May and June. Tights may not be worn with shorts.

Skorts:

Regulation green plaid skorts are available for all grade levels. The skort must be worn (K-7th) with the green polo and (8th) with the white polo shirt tucked in.

Belts:

If there are belt loops on the trousers or shorts, a plain dark colored belt must be worn at all times with shorts, skorts or pants. Do not remove the belt loops from shorts, skorts or pants. Exception: Kindergarten students learning to use belts for the first time will be excused from this requirement until January.

Sweatshirt:

The long sleeved Notre Dame School green sweatshirt is the ONLY sweatshirt that may be worn at school. Gray Notre Dame sweatshirts are a privilege reserved for eighth grade students only.

Shoes:

Non-skid, sturdy rubber soled oxford leather shoe or tennis shoe that fit correctly are to be worn. Color must be plain grey, black, or white. No open-toed shoes, boots or platforms are allowed. Shoes must be tied correctly or have zippers or a Velcro strap. No additional decorations (lights, designs, rollers, or colors) are allowed on shoes. Shoe laces must be black or white and worn with the appropriately colored shoe.

Socks:

Plain white, gray or dark forest green (no black) crew socks may be worn. There should be no lace, ruffle trim or logos on the socks. Socks must be visible at all times and should cover the ankle bone or be one inch above high top shoes. For girls, knee socks or tights in the above mentioned colors are acceptable for wear with jumpers, skorts and skirts.

Jewelry:

Small "stud" earrings may be worn in pierced ears. No hoops or dangling earrings are permitted for safety reasons. Only one earring in the lobe of the ear is allowed. Watches are acceptable. No other jewelry may be worn. It is recommended that jewelry not be worn on P.E. days.

Hair:

Natural color. No frosted, bleached, dyed, or sun in hair coloring is permitted. Hair shall not cover the eyes. Extreme hairstyles are not permitted. Minimal hair accessories that reflect the school colors are allowed. Students who come to school with bleached/dyed hair will be sent home and may not attend school until hair is restored to the natural color. No makeup, nail polish, artificial nails or tattoos are allowed during the school day or at school sponsored functions.


Physical Education Classes

Children in all grades are required to wear a regulation PE uniform, purchased from Dennis Uniform Company, on PE days. The uniform shall consist of:

Shorts:

Green shorts with Notre Dame Logo. Shorts may be worn alone (without sweatpants) during the months of August, September, October, April, May and June. Sweatpants must be worn instead of or over the shorts during the other months. Girls please note: Tights are not to be worn under PE shorts.

Shirt:

Regulation white T-shirt with Notre Dame School's logo will be worn on P.E. days. No other T-shirts will be allowed. Fun Run T-shirts will be worn only on Fridays. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.

Shoes:

ALL shoes must have non-scuff soles. No platform soles are allowed at P.E. Athletic shoes, secured with laces or Velcro, as described in the uniform dress code.

Sweats:

Regulation green sweats with the Notre Dame logo may be worn on PE days at any time. New P.E. sweatpants have a smaller logo on one leg.


"Free Dress" Days

On occasion, when students earn "Free Dress" Passes, or a "Free Dress" Day is planned, our policy requires:

  • Clothes that fit reasonably; neither oversized nor tight fitting.
  • No low cut, midriff cut, tank tops or backless tops are allowed.
  • Shirts and tops must have sleeves, a finished neckline, and be presentable. No inappropriate logos or advertising.
  • Pants that are in good condition, fit appropriately; and shirts that are a reasonable length.
  • Shoes that take into consideration safety factors – No sandals, slip on or open-toed shoes such as thongs or shoes with wheels. For health reasons, socks must be worn with shoes.
  • Walking shorts of reasonable length (no more than 3 inches above the knee) are acceptable. No spandex, cut-off, or jogging pants, sweat pants or warm-up type clothing.
  • No make-up, nail polish, artificial nails or violation of the jewelry code.
  • Plain Chap Stick (not tinted) is OK.

The school reserves the right to send any child home that does not come to school properly dressed. The principal will have the final decision as to "appropriate" in questionable situations.


Enforcement Of The Uniform Code

Parents and guardians who choose to send their children to Notre Dame School, accept the judgment of the administration as final in matters of dress and appearance at school or school related activities. Parents or guardians are responsible for their child's adherence to the dress code. Teachers will check their class each morning to make sure that each student conforms to the dress code.

If a student is in violation of the dress code, parents and/or guardians will receive an "Out of Compliance" notice which must be returned to school within two (2) days. The fourth (4th) uniform infraction of the dress code will result in a $15 fine with $25 for each subsequent violation.

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