From time to time, there will be a dress down day, usually to raise money for a service project or as a reward or celebration. Other times, students will be permitted to substitute a part of his or her uniform with a specific color. All information for these specific days will be sent home in advance.
On dress down days, students must still be clean, neat, and presentable. There should never be any words, language, or logo on any part of the clothing that contradicts the purpose, mission, and nature of St. Mary School.
- The following are not permitted on dress down days, or any other days:
- Shorts may not be worn November through the beginning of April vacation. Shorts are permitted August-
October and after April vacation.
- See-through style and/or mesh style clothing.
- Underwear that is visible or worn as outerwear
- Ripped jeans or cutoffs
- Dresses, skirts, or shorts MUST be worn within 3” of the knee.
- Spandex clothing, unless worn underneath another acceptable garment.
- Sunglasses worn indoors, unless prescribed by a physician.
- Tank tops with spaghetti straps unless worn under another acceptable shirt.
- Sleeveless shirts with oversized armholes, unless worn under/over another acceptable shirt.
- Footwear considered unsafe by the school (such as, but not limited to, flip flops, Crocs, sandals, and
open backed shoes.
- Pants not worn at the waist.
- Anything that the school considers unsafe or a distraction to the educational process, or not in conformity
to the purpose, mission, and nature of St. Mary school.
In that the school considers the parent as responsible for what their children wear, parents of children who break the dress code and/or uniform policy will be asked to bring appropriate clothing to the child in order for him or her to continue in class.