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 DRESS CODE POLICY
(for Kindergarten thru Grade 6

Please note:  School uniform polo shirts, ties, and sweatshirts are available for purchase in the school office. Order forms are available. Other items may be purchased at the retailer of your choice.

GIRLS

JUMPERS and SKORTS
• Girls in all grades may wear an approved jumper in navy or khaki year-round.
Examples of approved jumpers are:
  • Land’s End-Navy Jumper #068175 & #068176
  • Walmart- George Girl’s Pleated Jumper
This is not a complete list, just easy-to-find suggestions.
No dress or jumper or cardigan with an attached shirt is permitted.
Jumpers and Skorts must be no shorter than two inches above the middle of the kneecap.
PANTS
Dress, navy blue or khaki, “Docker-style” pants may be worn by girls in all grades year-round.
Pants must be modest, i.e. no low-riders will be acceptable.
Pants must be navy blue or khaki, i.e. not faded or stonewashed blue or khaki.
No decorations of any kind may be worn on pants,  i.e. rivets, patches, embroidery, jewels, etc.
BELTS
If a belt is worn, it must be solid black, brown, white or navy with no decorations.
SHORTS/ CAPRIS
In warmer months, girls may wear navy or khaki shorts.
Shorts must be knee-length, no shorter than two inches above the middle of the knee cap.
Cargo style shorts are not permitted. The same guidelines that are stated for pants also apply to shorts.
The principal will announce when shorts are permitted, usually during September, October, April, May, and June.
DRESS SHIRTS
White, oxford-style collar or rounded collar (for girls), short or long-sleeved shirts may be worn by girls year-round, but are required for Mass days.
Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
Shirts must be long enough to remain tucked in while seated or when hand is raised.
Short-waisted girls’ blouses that cannot remain tucked are not acceptable.
UNDERGARMENTS
Any garments worn underneath shirts must be appropriately colored and have no writing,  i.e. girls should wear white or beige garments under their blouses.
POLOS
Only uniform polo shirts are permitted in short or long sleeve options.
Polos must remain in good condition and should be neat and presentable.
Polos may only be worn on non-Mass days.
MASS DAY/DRESS UNIFORM
Dress shirt and jumper, skort, or pants with dress shoes and socks. Please see individual headings for descriptions.
SWEATERS
Cardigan, crewneck, v-neck, and vests may be worn by girls in all grades as weather dictates.
Sweaters or vests must be solid navy blue, white, or gray.
Only uniform crewneck sweatshirts are acceptable.
Hoodies, hooded sweatshirts and zip–ups are not acceptable. This includes DMCA spiritwear. These items may be worn to and from school and at recess, but may not be worn during class.
SOCKS
Socks must be solid white, navy blue, black, or khaki.
Solid blue or white tights may be worn with jumpers.
No-show style socks are not permitted.
SHOES
Solid black, blue, or brown dress shoes must be worn by girls in all grades year-round.
No variation of athletic, sneaker, or tennis shoes or shoes with lettering and/or striping are permitted.
No boots of any kind may be worn during school hours.
Heels must be no higher than 2 inches and must be “chunky.”
No high heels, slippers, sandals, flip-flops, clogs, athletic shoes, open- heel shoes of any kind are permitted.
Shoestrings must be solid navy, white, brown, or black.
MAKE-UP, HAIR, JEWELRY
Absolutely no make-up of any kind or tattoos are permitted.
Only natural color hair is acceptable.
Earrings may be worn in ear lobes only. Earrings must be small with no hoops or dangles.
Other jewelry may be worn in moderation, i.e. one bracelet, watch, necklace, etc.
Nail polish must be clear or light in color.
GYM CLOTHES
Students in Kindergarden thru Grade 6 will wear gym attire to school on their designated gym day.
TOPS:
Any red DMCA tee-shirt, a uniform red polo shirt, or purchase a new DMCA red tee-shirt.
BOTTOMS:
Plain black shorts with no logos (to be worn during the months of August, Septembers, October, April, May, and June;
or plain black sweatpants with open bottom, no logos or stripes;
or purchase DMCA logo shorts and/or sweatpants.
If you choose to purchase gym attire with the DMCA logo, samples are available in the office before purchase.
There will be a second uniform order opportunity during the winter season.
DRESS-DOWN/UP DAYS
Blue jeans are permitted on dress -own days ONLY as long as they are not low-riding and have no holes.
Athletic shoes are permitted on dress down days.
Tee-shirts must have appropriate logos with no offensive or suggestive language.
The same guidelines for hair, make-up, jewelry, and sandal-type shoes apply to dress-down days as well as regular uniform days.
Leggings may only be worn by girls as long as an appropriate length skirt or skort is worn over top.
Tight fitting or excessively baggy clothing is not acceptable.
Yoga pants are not permitted.
Moderation is key. Keeping up with current trends in fashion should be balanced with modesty considerations.
In all cases, the Administration reserves the right to determine and curtail unacceptable articles of dress and hair style.

BOYS

PANTS
Dress, navy blue or khaki, “Docker-style” pants may be worn by boys in all grades year-round.
Pants must be modest, i.e. no low-riders will be acceptable. Pants must be navy blue or khaki, not faded or stonewashed blue or khaki.
No cargo pants are permitted.
No skinny pants, cargo pants, jeans, rivets, leggings, bell bottoms, painter pants, or cuffs are permitted.
SHORTS
In warmer months, boys may wear navy or khaki dress shorts.
Shorts must be knee-length,  no shorter than two inches above the middle of the kneecap.
Cargo style shorts are not permitted.
The same guidelines that are stated for pants also apply to shorts.
The principal will announce when shorts are permitted, usually during September, October, April, May, and June.
BELTS
If a belt is worn, it must be solid black, brown, or navy with no decorations.
DRESS SHIRTS
White, oxford-style collar, short or long-sleeved shirts may be worn by boys year round, but must be worn for Mass days.
Boys must have their top buttons and collars buttoned at all times.
Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
Shirts must be long enough to remain tucked in while seated or when hand is raised.
UNDERGARMENTS
Undershirts must be appropriately colored and have no writing , i.e. boys should wear white undergarments.
TIES
Boys in Kindergarden through Grade 6 must wear a tie with dress shirt.
Boys may wear a navy blue full-length standard tie, available for purchase in the office.
Shirts must be buttoned at top of neck at all times.
If shirt is too small, please purchase next size.
POLOS
Only uniform polos are permitted. They are available in short or long sleeve options.
Polos must remain in good condition and should be neat and presentable.
Polos may only be worn on non-Mass days.
MASS DAY/DRESS UNIFORM
Dress shirt, tie, and pants with dress shoes and socks.
Please see individual headings for descriptions.
SWEATER
Cardigan, crewneck, V-neck, and vests may be worn by boys in all grades as weather dictates.
Sweaters or vests must be solid navy blue, white, or gray.
Only uniform crewneck sweatshirts are acceptable.
Hoodies, hooded sweatshirts and zip-ups are not acceptable. This includes DMCA spirit wear. These items may be worn to and from school and at recess, but may not be worn during class.
SOCKS
Socks must be solid white, navy blue, black, or khaki.
No-show style socks are not permitted.
SHOES
Solid black, blue or brown dress shoes must be worn by boys in all grades year-round.
No variation of athletic, sneaker, or tennis shoes or shoes with lettering and/or striping will be permitted.
No boots of any kind may be worn during school hours.
Sandals are not permitted. (This includes dress-down days).
Shoestrings must be solid navy, white, brown, or black.
MAKE-UP, HAIR, JEWELRY
Absolutely no make-up of any kind or tattoos are permitted.
Hair should be neatly trimmed, conservative in style, and natural in color.
It is not to touch the shirt collar and not be past the student’s eyebrows.
Earrings are not permitted for boys.
Other jewelry may be worn in moderation,  i.e. one bracelet, watch, necklace, etc.
GYM CLOTHES
Students in grades Kindergarden through Grade 6 will wear gym attire to school on their designated gym day.
TOPS:
Any red DMCA tee-shirt, a uniform red polo shirt, or purchase a new DMCA red Ttee-shirt.
BOTTOMS:
Plain black shorts with no logos (to be worn during months of August, Septembers, October, April, May, or June;
or plain black sweatpants (open bottom, no logos/stripes); or purchase DMCA logo shorts and/or sweatpants.
If you choose to purchase gym attire with the DMCA logo, samples are available in the school campus office before purchase.
There will be a second uniform order opportunity during the winter season.
DRESS-DOWN/UP DAYS
Blue jeans are permitted on dress down days ONLY as long as they are not low-riding and have no holes.
Athletic shoes are permitted on dress down days.
Tee-shirts must have appropriate logos,  no offensive or suggestive language.
The same guidelines for hair, jewelry, and sandal-type shoes apply to dress-down days as well as regular uniform days.
Tight fitting or excessively baggy clothing is NOT acceptable.
Moderation is key.
Keeping up with current trends in fashion should be balanced with modest considerations.
In all cases, the Administration reserves the right to determine and curtail unacceptable articles of dress and hair style.
If the dress code is not followed, a Dress Code Violation form will be completed by the homeroom teacher. On Mass days, the parent will be called to bring the appropriate attire. If three offenses occur, the student will be given detention.

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