A school uniform teaches students to dress smartly and take pride in their appearance. Perhaps most importantly, a uniform means students don't have to worry about peer pressure when it comes to their clothes. When everyone is dressed the same, worrying about what you look like isn't so important.

WHY UNIFORMS?

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JEWELRY, MAKEUP, NAILPOLISH

Students may not wear more than one ring. Students may wear one bracelet that is religious. The wearing of one religious medal, cross, or crucifix is acceptable. No other jewelry is permitted with the sole exception of one small, plain earring or small hoop in each ear for girls only. Nail polish is permitted if it is one solid color and no fake nails. Make-up is not permitted.

 

HAIR

Boy’s hair must be neatly groomed, trimmed short, and tapered at the neck and on the sides. Hair must be off of the collar and ears. Extreme, trendy and faddish hairstyles and/or colors are not permitted. The following are examples of hairstyles that are not permitted: long hair styles, hairstyles with extreme contrasts in length, spiked hair, “unkempt” hairstyles, Mohawks, Fohawks, tails, or dyed hair. School staff and administration retain the right to deem as unacceptable, certain hairstyles not fitting the aforementioned criteria. No facial hair is permitted.

 

UNIFORM CODE VIOLATIONS

Teachers will ensure that students are in compliance with the Uniform Code each day. Students will be verbally reminded if they are out of uniform. They may be asked to change clothing or remove unauthorized items (such as jewelry) or given apparel from the Lost-and-Found box to wear. Parents or guardians may also be called to bring uniform clothing for a student to wear.

It is assumed that a parent or guardian receiving such a notice will address the matter with their student and ensure that the student is in the appropriate uniform. Neatness, pride in appearance, and compliance with the school’s uniform policy are the responsibilities of the student with guidance and encouragement from parents and teachers.

No clothing may promote alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, or be offensive in any way. Non-uniform shirts may be t-shirts or collar shirts. Tank tops, spaghetti straps, ripped, or frayed shirts are not allowed. Non-uniform shorts or pants may be denim or other material and must not be frayed or have holes. Cut-offs or frayed hems are not permitted. Pants may not be “sagging” at any time. Skirts, shorts, and/or dresses must be knee length. Flip-flops, strapless sandals, baggy sweat pants, and pajama bottoms are NOT allowed. All other regular uniform rules apply. Anything students possess or wear must not be contrary to the philosophy of the school or the teachings of the Catholic Church. Decisions on what constitutes inappropriate dress will rest with the administration of the school and school pants need to be purchased in the office.

Maternity BVM School

1537 N. Lawndale

Chicago, IL 60651

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