From Full Dress to Free Dress, Your Questions Answered
Regular day – Plaid, of modest length no more than 2 inches above the knee, worn with white Peter Pan-collared blouse or white turtleneck. Spandex shorts worn under skirts must be navy blue or black and not visible. Polo shirts may not be worn under the jumpers.
Optional wear, navy blue, purchased exclusively from Dennis Uniform.
May NOT be worn on Full Dress Days.
Full dress – Plaid jumper with white Peter Pan-collared blouse. May also be worn on regular days.
GIRLS – GRADES 5-8
Full dress and/or regular day – white middy with tie
Regular day – Plaid, of modest length no more than 2 inches above the knee, and cannot be
rolled at waist. Worn with middy blouse or white polo shirt. Shorts worn under skirts must be navy blue or black and not visible.
Full dress – Plaid skirt worn with middy blouse and tie. May also be worn on regular days.
ALL GIRLS – GRADES K-8
Regular day – White long or short-sleeved polo shirt, white turtleneck (no embellishments, no rolled sleeves). Polos may not be worn under jumper, may be worn with shorts/skorts/pants/skirts only.
Socks (grades K-8) – Solid black, navy or white. Striping MUST be white, navy, grey or black.
Tights (grades K-8) – Black, navy blue, or white. Leggings or footless tights must be ankle-length.
Shoes/Shoelaces – Black, dark brown, navy, white, cream, or gray shoes with laces or buckles. The only other acceptable colors are moderate trim that goes with the shoe style (i.e.; stripes and piping on a running or basketball shoe). No wild patterns, neon colors, checkerboard, or animal prints. No heels, boots, Uggs, sandals, or ballet flats. We are looking for sensible, functional shoes; not to standout or make a fashion statement. Functional, athletic shoes must be worn for P.E. Shoelaces must also be black, navy, white, or gray.
BOYS – GRADES K-8
Regular day – White short or long-sleeved white polo shirt, white turtleneck with no embellishments, or Oxford white shirts (no rolled sleeves). May be worn with navy blue shorts or navy blue pants. Undershirts are to be solid white and always tucked in.
Grades K-4 – Full dress – White Oxford shirt, long or short-sleeved with navy blue pants, NO TIE.
Grades 5-8 – Full dress – White Oxford shirt, long or short-sleeved with solid, plain navy blue tie.
Socks (grades K-8) – Solid black, navy, white or gray. Any striping MUST be white, navy, grey or black.
Belts – Navy blue, black, brown or gray (not required.)
BOYS & GIRLS
K-8 – Navy blue crew neck with school logo, not worn in church.
Grades 5-8 – Navy blue hooded with school logo, not worn in church.
Grade 8 – Designated “Class of” sweatshirt, not worn in church.
Sweaters – K-8 – Dennis Uniform navy blue V-neck or cardigan can be worn on any day, including in church.
Personal Jackets/Rain Coats – K-8 – May be worn, as necessary, for extremely cold, rainy or
windy weather. Only school jackets may be worn in the classroom.
Shorts – Navy blue knee length to 4 inches above the knee, allowable all year. No cargo shorts. NO
shorts are to be worn on ANY MASS DAY.
Undershirts/Camisoles– are to be white with no patterns or lace and must be tucked in
Pants – Navy blue twill pants. No bell-bottoms, hip huggers, cargo, or frayed/unhemmed or torn pant legs. Pants are to be worn at the waist and no underwear is to show. Pants cannot be oversized/baggy or torn.
Shoes/Shoelaces – Black, dark brown, navy, white, cream, or gray shoes with laces or buckles. The
only other acceptable colors are moderate trim that goes with the shoe style (i.e.; stripes and piping on a running or basketball shoe). No wild patterns, neon colors, checkerboard, or animal prints. No heels, boots, Uggs, sandals, or ballet flats. We are looking for sensible, functional shoes; not to standout or make a fashion statement. Functional, athletic shoes must be worn for P.E. Shoelaces must also be black, dark brown, navy, white or gray.
Spirit Shirt Fridays
On non-mass Fridays, students may opt to wear the school spirit shirt that promotes the school’s annual gala fundraiser. Parents may order spirit shirts from the Parents’ Club at the beginning of each school year. Students not wearing a spirit shirt must be in regular uniform. Spirit shirts may be worn only with solid colored denim, or khakis. No stretchy pants, leggings, yoga pants, sweatpants, athletic shorts or pants with patterns/prints are allowed.
Non-uniform days are given to reward the students or to celebrate a special day. However, all students must be dressed in appropriate attire and follow the guidelines or theme expressed for the day. Closed toed flats or athletic shoes must be worn. Your student’s dress must allow them to participate in PE.
General Rules for non-uniform days: No spaghetti straps or muscle shirts of any kind. Modest athletic wear is allowed if worn with hip-length tops. Shirts must cover the entire torso. Shorts may not be shorter than 4 inches above the knee. Jeans/pants must fit and not be baggy or showing underwear. Clothing may not have holes or be torn. Athletic shoes must be worn for PE participation.
The school reserves the right of approval. If a student’s attire is inappropriate according to the judgment of the teachers, parents will be called to bring different clothes. Clothes worn to school should show the student’s respect for the virtues of integrity and modesty.
Miscellaneous Uniform Requirements
In keeping with its Mission and Philosophy statement, St. Francis Solano School expects that all students will demonstrate personal pride and good taste in their appearance. It is the parents’ responsibility to see that their children are clean, well groomed and dressed according to St. Francis Solano School’s uniform code.
The Principal and faculty will resolve all questions regarding student appearance. Final decision on
acceptability of student appearance will be made by the administration in accordance with the following guidelines:
Hair Length: Hair length must be appropriate and not distracting. No shaved or
sculptured heads. No dyed/peroxide or streaks/highlights for girls or boys. No decorative
hair wraps, extensions or feathers.
Hair Adornment: Navy blue or white small bows or barrettes; nothing controversial or distracting to the learning process. Remember, school reserves the right of approval.
Head Cover: No head coverings except official St. Francis Solano hats, worn outdoors only.
Jewelry: Conservative jewelry allowed: one pair of earrings, one pair of posts on ear. Nothing controversial or distracting is allowed.
Make-Up: No make-up. Conservative nail polish is allowed.
Students remaining on campus on minimum days must be in uniform and will remain in uniform when leaving campus unless leaving for games/practice.
Appearance Code Enforcement
Final decision on acceptability of student appearance will be made by the administration. If in doubt about the appropriateness of a specific piece of clothing, check with administration before wearing.
The administration reserves the right to amend the uniform/appearance policies for just cause and parents will be given prompt notification of changes.