The dress code of St. Joseph strives to reflect good taste, neatness, cleanliness, and Christian modesty while avoiding trends and fads. It is expected that parents/guardians, working with the school, will require their students to leave home dressed in accordance with these regulations. Unless otherwise specified, the dress code applies equally to girls and boys. The administration reserves the right to interpret the dress code. Its decisions are final.
Collared long or short-sleeved dress shirts, polo shirts or turtlenecks, must be worn as the outer garment unless covered by Dress Code compliant sweater or sweatshirt. All shirts/blouses must have sleeves. Shirts/blouses must be tucked in at all times and must be buttoned one button from the top. T-shirts or tank tops with insignias that are visible under the shirt are not allowed. Small logos and/or monograms are permitted on the front of the shirt/blouse only.
Shades of tan, navy, black, green or gray solid color ankle length dress pants. No bib overalls and denim is not allowed except on out of uniform days. Corduroy and cargo pants are allowed. Slacks must be worn at the waist.
Shades of tan, navy, black, green or gray solid color walking/knee/Bermuda length shorts, Capris may be worn August, September, May and June. In April and October if the weather forecast broadcast on a local television or radio station calls for temperatures above 80 degrees F, students are permitted to wear shorts, Capris or skorts. Cargo shorts are permitted but no boxers, biking shorts, Lycra or nylon athletic shorts.
Dresses and Skirts
Uniform-style jumpers, skirts, and skorts in shades of tan, navy, black, green, or gray solid color are allowed in grades K-5. They must be knee length. Shorts must be worn under jumpers and skirts if leggings or tights are not worn. Tights or leggings must be worn October – April. In April and October if the weather forecast broadcast on a local television or radio station calls for temperatures above 80 degrees F, students are permitted to wear uniform-style jumpers and skirts without tights or leggings. Dresses are allowed only on designated dress up days. They must have sleeves and must be knee length. Students may wear solid color leggings or tights. Leggings must be close to the leg and go to the ankle; they may not: have wide legs or flare at the ankle. Leggings and tights cannot have patterns, emblems, or any design on them and must be the shades of tan, navy, black, gray, or white.
Dress sweaters, sweater vests, cardigans and approved St. Joseph or Xavier crewneck or hooded sweatshirts with a dress code shirt underneath are allowed. No other coats, sweatshirts, hooded items, fleece, jackets or vests may be worn inside the classroom during school hours. Small logos and/or monograms are permitted on the front of the dress sweaters, sweater vests, and cardigans. Note: Check with the office for approved sweatshirt
Hats, caps, bandanas and other head coverings are not permitted during the school day. Headbands cannot have ornaments affixed. (Examples-No cat ears, crowns, hats)
Leather, canvas, nylon. Shoes must have a fully enclosed heel and closed toe. Ugg style and cowboy boots are allowed. No sandals, clogs, or “croc” style footwear, and no shoes with wheels.
Neat and well groomed with only natural hair colors, which includes extensions.
Conservative make-up is permitted for the sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
Earrings allowed only in the ears. Rule of One-one of each (pair of earrings, necklace, bracelet, & ring) may be worn, but not in multiples.
Scouts & American Heritage Girls
Uniforms may be worn on meeting days or special events.
Out of Uniform Days
On designated out of uniform days, appropriate sweatshirts or t-shirts may be worn. Leggings can be worn, but the shirts worn with them must cover student’s buttock. No advertising for alcohol, drugs, bars, etc. Students not participating must be in approved Dress Code attire.
The dress code will be enforced during the regular instructional school day (e.g. 7:55 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. or 7:55 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.) or as otherwise directed by the administration or for special events.