Annunciation Catholic School Dress Code

Uniform Code | 2017-18 School Year

The purposes of our school uniform code are many-fold. We believe that uniforms…

  • Increase student safety by easily identifying that only Annunciation Catholic School students are on the school grounds.
  • Instill and promote student and school pride.
  • Eliminate clothing issues regarding colors, messages, sports insignia, etc.
  • Prohibit indecent or overly casual clothing, promoting a habit of professional dress
  • Provide ease in administering.

Students in grades K – 8 must abide by the Annunciation Catholic School student uniform code. It is the responsibility of each parent/guardian to make sure that this uniform code is followed.

MASS UNIFORMS – We are excited to announce that this year, we are introducing a Mass/Dress Uniform for all mass days and special occasions. These uniforms are attractive, professional, and something our students can take pride in as we go to celebrate mass each week or host important events! We are working with a company that will be providing sweater vests with our school name, as well as ties for both boys and girls. The vests and ties will be ordered through the school, so on Assessment Days on Aug. 21st & 22nd, we will be asking for your children’s sizes so we can order the vests, as well as the Dress Uniform Fee of $15 per child ($10 for the vest, $5 for the tie). Boys can wear either blue or khaki pants and belt, with a white, button-down Oxford shirt, short or long sleeve. Girls can choose between blue or khaki pants, skirts, or jumpers. Girls in grades K-4 will wear white, button-down butterfly collar blouses, and girls in grades 5-8 will wear white, button-down long or short sleeve shirts. Blue or black leggings or tights can be worn under the skirts.  We understand this is a change from previous years, and we want to give every family time to be able to purchase the correct uniform pants and shirts, as well as give the company time to prepare the vests and ties. Students Thus, the first Mass that all students need to be in the new Mass uniform will be Nov. 1, 2017 All Saints Day. From then on for the rest of the year, the students will be required to wear their Mass/Dress uniforms each Wednesday for school mass, as well as for some special events and field trips.

PANTS, CAPRIS AND SHORTS GUIDELINES – Pants must have inner back pockets and are to be worn at the waist. Belts must be worn if the pants are created with belt loops. Belts may not hang down to the side or in front. Shorts and plaid are to be worn at the waist and are not to be shorter than 3 inches above the knee. Capri’s and shorts may be worn August – October, and April – June.

PEACE DAY FRIDAY AND SPIRIT DAYS – On Fridays, students may wear regular uniform, or Peace Day shirts with their uniform pants, shorts, or skirts. Peace Day shirts may be untucked throughout the day. On the FIRST Friday of the month, students may wear the regular uniform, Peace Day shirts, or Annunciation Athletics, or Cardinal shirts. This is only for the FIRST Friday of each month.

JEANS DAY GUIDELINES – Long, blue jeans may be worn with any Annunciation shirt, fleece or sweatshirt. This includes Annunciation sports or Peace Day jerseys. Uniforms may also be worn. No other types of pants or skirts are to be worn.

DRESS DOWN DAY GUIDELINES – Jeans, overalls, corduroy, and khaki pants may be worn. No ripped pants/shirts are permitted. Cargo pants, sweatpants, pajama bottoms, warm-ups, or spandex/lycra may not be worn. Sweatshirts and t-shirts are acceptable but may not have inappropriate sayings or pictures. Tank tops, midriff tops, spaghetti straps and half shirts are unacceptable. Uniforms may be worn. All other dress code guidelines apply.

DRESS DOWN CONSEQUENCES – If a student comes to school on a dress up or dress down day and has not followed the guidelines, the student will not be allowed into class until the proper clothing is brought to school.

Guidelines Color
Polo Shirt White, Navy or Light Blue
Turtleneck – long sleeve; cotton blend Solid White or Navy
Sweaters Solid White/Navy Blue
Fleece with Annunciation embroidery Navy Blue
Sweatshirts Dark Navy Blue
Girls: Culottes, Jumper Dress, Skirts, Skorts Dunbar Plaid, Navy Blue or Khaki
Slacks (refer to specific guidelines) Khaki or Dark Navy Blue
Belts – Plain (no adornment) Solid Color Blue, Black, Brown or Khaki
Socks/Tights – Socks must be worn at all times. Girls may wear knee hi socks or full tights. Leggings may be worn under the uniform skirt. White
Dark Navy Blue
Shoes – Must cover the entire foot. Sandals, boots, clogs or Crocs-style shoes may not be worn at school. Athletic-tennis shoes must be worn at all times. The color of the shoe should reflect the nature of the Uniform Code. 

Additional Guidelines:

  • All clothing must be clean, in good repair and properly sized.
  • No insignia, lettering, emblems, slogans, etc. on any clothing other than those sold by Annunciation Catholic School
  • A polo shirt, turtleneck or oxford shirt must be worn under any sweatshirt or sweater.
  • All T-shirts or undershirts worn under school shirts must be white with no lettering of any kind.
  • Cargo pockets are not allowed on any type of clothing.
  • Slacks and shorts are to be worn at the waist. No cargo side pockets.
  • A belt is required at all times if the pants or shorts are created with belt loops.
  • Shorts, skirts, jumpers and skorts must be no more than 3 inches above the knee.
  • Shirttails are to be tucked in at all times so the belt or waistband is visible.
  • Hats, bandanas, and scarves are not to be worn inside the school building.
  • HAIR: Bangs may not extend below the eyebrows; no extremes in hairstyle; no unnatural hair color.
  • JEWELRY: All students may wear a watch and/or necklace and/or bracelet. Only Girls may wear one pair of stud earrings. No large or dangling earrings.
  • MAKE-UP: Only 8th grade girls may wear minimal make-up. No dark eyeliner. Clear lip-gloss and light mascara may be worn.
  • No visible body piercings (ears excluded), tattoos, or unnatural contact lenses.
  • Boys are not to wear fingernail polish or earrings.
  • No Leggings. Leggings are defined as any leg coverings that do not have feet.
  • The appropriateness of any item is subject to the discretion of the teachers and the principal.