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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.

Pants

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

Shirts

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. 

Sweaters/Sweatshirts/Fleece

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. 

Shorts

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. 

Skirts/Jumpers/Skorts

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. 

P.E. Clothing

Gray t-shirts and blue shorts, purchased from the Knight Locker (OGHS lobby), and non-scuff athletic shoes are required for grades 4-6.

Shoes

Tennis shoes are recommended. Flat soled shoes that do not go above the ankle are acceptable. Clogs and fashion boots are not permitted. Sandals must have back-straps. 

Socks

Socks, with no color restrictions, must be worn with all types of shoes or sandals. 

Other

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. 

General

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. 

Alternative Dress

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: 

Casual Dress 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.

Dress Up Days

  • Better than uniform policy attire.
  • Socks, stockings or nylons must be worn.
  • Dress attire must be appropriate for the occasion.
  • Skirts and dresses must be no shorter in length than just above the knee