Uniforms

The School Board designates a specific manner of dress for students. The purpose of the dress code is to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning and to assist in the maintenance of discipline and respect. Children must be in full uniform each day beginning with the first day of school. All uniforms should be purchased from the school supplier so that styles, colors, etc., are uniform and consistent. Repeated failure to comply with the dress code will be addressed by the principal. Continuing failure to conform to the dress code can result in a student not attending classes. Please see our school handbook for a complete list of uniforms for each grade.

The principal and/or assistant principal will conduct a uniform check in each homeroom periodically during the year to assure that all students are adhering to the policy set forth by the school.  The final decision as to what constitutes proper and/or appropriate dress and grooming rests with the Administration.

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Uniforms and other school wear may be purchased through Flynn O'Hara School Uniforms. Please see flyer for ways to order and uniform prices.


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8868 Waltham Woods Road
Parkville, MD 
410-828-4709
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Approved Logos

We will not allow students to wear any P.E. items that have the St. Joseph staff logo, old mascot of the jaguar or the plain writing of St. Joseph School.

Pre-Kindergarten Uniforms

Boys and girls will wear the St. Joseph School Physical Education uniform. On warmer days, the T-shirt and shorts are worn, and on colder days the sweatshirt, T-shirt and sweat pants may be worn. All Pre-K students wear tennis shoes and socks.

Girls Regular Uniform - worn between October 15th-April 15th

Grades K-5     

·         burgundy/gray plaid pinafore jumper

·         white peter-pan collar blouse, short or long sleeves

·         white turtleneck with SJS

·         wine crewneck cardigan sweater OR properly fitting SJS P.E. sweatshirt

·         white or wine socks are to be of FULL LENGTH; NO shortened styles  are acceptable. Socks are not turned down more than once, so they are clearly above the ankle. NO quarter crew or sport socks, socks must be plain-no logos

·         wine or white cable knee-highs

·         wine or white tights (Nov. through March)

·         black leather or suede dress shoes, Mary Jane style; no cloth, canvas, or athletic shoes; no boot styles; no T-straps or “heels”

Grades 6-8   

·         gray box pleat skirt—length is to the top of knee

·         white button down oxford blouse, short or long sleeves

·         white turtleneck with SJS

·         wine v-neck pullover or cardigan OR properly fitting SJS P.E. sweatshirt

·         white socks or white or wine knee-highs; socks should be FULL LENGTH; no short/shortened styles are acceptable. NO quarter crew or sport length socks

·         wine or white tights (Nov. through March only) socks must be plain-no logos

·         black leather or nubuc shoes - designated manufacturer & style (tie style, low heels and soles or Mary Jane style; entirely black shoes)

Warm weather option-Worn until Oct.15th and after April 15th

Flynn & O’Hara walking shorts with a belt or skort.  Students may wear the white knit polo with burgundy school logo. Only shorts and skorts purchased from Flynn & O’Hara may be worn. Students may also wear tennis shoes with white crew sport socks NO LOGOS.

Hair

Neat and clean, no fad cuts or styles.  Hair is to be one’s natural color. No hair wraps, extensions, or the like.

Accessories

Simple hair bows, ribbons, or barrettes; no beads. All hair accessories must be solid, black, white, maroon or gray. The only exceptions to this are the plaid ones sold by Flynn and O’Hara or the Wolfpack headbands sold by HASA. Jewelry is to be kept to a minimum—watch (no alarms or beeps), 1 pair of small earrings worn in the earlobe (NO hoops, for safety), no rings or bracelets, small cross or religious medal necklace; NO make-up, artificial nails or tips, or nail polish of color may be worn.

No tattoos, no perfume. No artificial or fake nails.

Undergarments may not show through the uniform.

BOYS Regular Uniform-worn between October 15th-April 15th

Grades K-5  

·         Gray pants, with or without pleats (no corduroy)

·         white knit polo with burgundy school logo, short or long sleeves

·         white turtleneck with SJS

·         wine v-neck cardigan sweater OR properly fitting SJS P.E. sweatshirt

·         black belt (no belt needed for Kindergarten)

·         solid white, gray or black socks of FULL LENGTH; NO shortened styles are acceptable. NO quarter crews or sport length socks, socks must be plain-no logos

·         black dress shoes or loafers; NO cloth, canvas, or athletic shoes or boot styles

Grades 6-8   

·         Gray pants, with or without pleats (no corduroy)

·         white button down oxford shirt, short or long sleeves

·         wine/gray v-neck pullover or cardigan OR properly fitting SJS P.E. sweatshirt

·         solid wine tie (worn Oct. 15 to April 15) a tie tack or clip may be worn

·         black belt

·         solid white, gray or black socks of FULL LENGTH; NO shortened styles are acceptable. NO quarter crews or sport length socks - only FULL LENGTH socks may be worn, socks must be plain-no logos

·         black leather or nubuc shoes - designated manufacturer & style - tie-style, low heels and soles; entirely black shoes

Warm weather option-worn until Oct.15th  after April 15th

Flynn & O’Hara walking shorts with a belt.  Only shorts purchased from Flynn & O’Hara may be worn. Ties for MS are not worn during these months. Students may wear the white knit polo with burgundy school logo. Students may also wear tennis shoes with white crew sport socks NO LOGOS.

Grooming      

Neat and clean, no fad cuts or styles (i.e., buzzed or shaven sides, high back,

designs, no hair below the collar or eyebrows, hair is trimmed to the top of

the earlobe, etc.) Hair is to be one’s natural color.  Students must be clean

shaven at all times.

Accessories    

Watches (no alarms or beeps), small cross or religious medal necklace is permitted; no other jewelry is permitted.

No tattoos. No cologne. No artificial or fake nails.

Undergarments may not show through the uniform.

Physical Education Uniforms for all students in grades Pre-K - 8

Maroon shorts and gray tee-shirts with the SJS logo OR maroon sweats with the SJS logo; tennis shoes (tie or Velcro) with white socks that must be plain-no logos.

Shoes must be tied properly in bows. No slip-on, zipper or heely tennis shoes not high tops.  Students wear their physical education uniforms (shorts and tee-shirt/sweats and sneakers) in lieu of regular uniforms on the days they have physical education (gym).

The PE Teacher will determine dates for winter vs. warm weather attire each year depending on weather.

Out of Uniform Policy

The designated “Out of Uniform” days require school appropriate dress. While each special day may have specific guidelines, clothing should always be neat, modest, and free of slogans or words that have any meaning or implication not appropriate to a Catholic elementary school. Students must wear supportive shoes. Backless and flip-flop-type shoes are not allowed. Other rules regarding make-up, jewelry, hair, etc., remain in place on Out-of-Uniform days. Clothing worn under the uniform may not be visible through or showing outside the regular school uniform.

Uniform Infractions

The school uniform is set in place, and the expectation is to be followed daily as the students enter the building. Teachers as well as the principal and /or assistant principal will conduct a uniform check in each homeroom periodically during the year to assure that ALL students are adhering to the policy set forth by the school.

The final decision as to what constitutes proper and/or appropriate dress and grooming rests with the Administration. The penalty for violations of these norms will be a detention. No warning need be given. Students and parents who have questions regarding the uniform policy or grooming should consult with the Principal or Assistant Principal before appearing in school with them.

Lost and Found

All clothes and belongings must be labeled with the child’s name. If lost, articles are put on the Lost and Found Desk near the office. St. Joseph School keeps a lost and found at the main office.  The school will do its best to get items back to students if the items are labeled with the student’s name that are found.  Items not claimed are donated to charity twice a year.

Water Bottle Policy

Water bottles can only be carried around the building when students are wearing the warm weather uniform, all other times water bottles must be left in the classroom with the child’s snack/lunch. All water bottles must not exceed 18 ounces and must be reusable-NOT disposable. Water bottles should also be labeled with your child’s name on it.