Elementary Uniform Policy
The development of the following uniform policy reflects the input from students, parents, and staff. At the heart of its design lies the mission and philosophy of Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools.
A uniform policy demonstrates a visible sign of self-respect and minimizes distractions which can get in the way of learning and also helps eliminate competition in dress and fashion. Ultimately, the uniform policy allows students and faculty the opportunity to focus on our mission.
The uniform policy will be successful only to the extent that students, parents and faculty each accept responsibility for enforcement of the policy. Administration and faculty appreciates everyone’s efforts toward that goal.
- P.E. Clothing
- Alternative Dress
Navy blue color (twill or ponte pants only), and worn at the natural waistline. Pant guidelines: no decorations, prints, denim, royal blue color, jogging pants, or cargo/capri/carpenter styles. Preschool – 2nd grade girls may wear navy blue stretch pants (ankle length). Pants following these guidelines may be purchased from local vendors or the Dennis Uniform Company.
White shirts of any style and sleeve length with a collar or turtleneck. All shirts must be tucked in. No decorations, logos, contrasting colors, t-shirts, undershirts or tank tops. Preferred shirts: polo, collared, cotton, turtlenecks, or mock-turtlenecks. Shirts following these guidelines may be purchased through local vendors or the Dennis Uniform Company and with logo through SFO.
Royal blue sweatshirts with logo are available for purchase through the school. Navy blue pull-over or cardigan sweaters may be ordered through Dennis Uniform Company or local vendor. Collared shirts must be worn under sweaters and sweatshirts. A navy blue fleece jacket with logo (optional) may be ordered through the school.
• Existing color sweatshirts may be worn during a transition time. By the Fall of 2022, all uniform changes will be fully implemented.
Navy blue walking shorts just above the knee may be worn from the start of school to October 31 and again beginning April 1 through the last day of school. Styles should be the same as uniform pant and worn at the natural waistline. Shorts following these guidelines may be purchased through local vendors or the Dennis Uniform Company.
Optional uniform plaid skirts or jumpers in royal blue plaid are available only through the Dennis Uniform Company. Navy blue skorts may be purchased through local vendors or the Dennis Uniform Company. Uniform skirts/jumpers/skorts must be no shorter in length than just above the knee. Solid colored black, white, and navy blue leggings and/or stretch pants (ankle length) may be worn with the skirt or jumper.
• Existing color skirts/jumpers/skorts may be worn during a transition time. By the Fall of 2022, all uniform changes will be fully implemented.
Belts should be neutral in color. Jewelry should not be excessive. Earrings for boys are not allowed. Mohawks, rat-tails, and inappropriate/unnatural hair color are not allowed (per administrative discretion.) Boys’ hair length must be above collar. Makeup, body piercings and visible tattoos are not allowed.
Some clothing fringes on violating the intent of the uniform policy. Since we are unable to list all exceptions to the uniform policy, we ask for student and parent cooperation by wearing styles congruent with the intended code. Dress down attire must be appropriate and any exceptions to policy must be approved.
On specified occasions, students have the option of dressing down or dressing up from the regular dress code. These days will be announced in advance and must be pre-approved. The following regulations apply on these days:
- No offensive writing on the shirts/blouses.
- Shirts/blouses must cover the midriff and be long enough to be tucked in.
- No tank tops or frayed, tattered or torn clothing.
- Shorts must be no shorter in length than just above the knee
- Socks, stockings or tights must be worn.
- Pants should not be excessively tight. Leggings may not be worn as pants. Students in K-2nd grade may wear stretch pants.