DRESS CODE – BJKM ELEM.

Updated Dress Code 2016-2017 – K-6th

The purpose of the dress code is to encourage an attentive and focused and educational climate, respect for oneself and others, to maintain a neat and orderly environment and to promote modesty.  The ultimate interpretation of how these values are embodied in the dress code is at the sole discretion of the faculty, with ultimate authority resting with the principal.  Parents are urged to mark their children’s belongings with their names in permanent marker.

*Dates for summer/winter uniforms will be determined by the principal based on weather conditions.

GIRLS

Summer Uniform

  • Navy blue or khaki walking shorts (NO cargo shorts)
  • Navy blue, brown or black belt (MUST be worn with shorts)
  • Light blue or white polo shirt (Short or long sleeve, regulation style same as Schoolbelles. NO rules, trim etc.)
  • White socks (Worn with shorts)
  • Plaid uniform skirt or jumper (2jumper and 2 skirt styles available from Schoolbelles)
  • Navy blue or khaki skort
  • Navy blue or white knee socks (may be worn with skirt, skort or jumper)

Summer Gym Uniform

  • Royal blue mesh shorts (Target Shop in Steubenville)
  • Royal blue “Bishop Mussio Elementary t-shirt (Target Shop in Steubenville)
  • White socks
  • If the uniform is in excellent condition it may be worn the entire gym day.

Winter Uniform

  • Navy blue or khaki uniform style pants (NO cargo pants)
  • Navy blue, brown or black belt (MUST be worn with pants)
  • Plaid skirt or jumper (2 jumper and 2 skirt styles available from Schoolbelles)
  • Light blue, or white oxford shirt (Short or long sleeve, regulation style same as Schoolbelles. NO ruffles, trim, etc)
  • Light blue or white polo shirt (Short or long sleeve, regulation style same as Schoolbelles, No rules, trim, etc)
  • Navy blue “Bishop Mussio” sweatshirt (purchased from Schoolbelles) Gym sweatshirt is not permitted with the regular uniform
  • Navy blue v-neck vest (With or without the Bishop Mussio logo, regulation style same as Schoolbelles. NO ribbing permitted)
  • Navy blue v-neck sweater (With or without the Bishop Mussio logo)

*Students are encouraged to have a uniform sweater vest or sweatshirt for cold weather. Other outerwear may not be worn with the uniform in class.

Winter Gym Uniform

  • Royal blue sweatpants (Target Shop in Steubenville)
  • Royal blue “Bishop Mussio Elementary” long sleeve sweatshirt (Target Shop in Steubenville)
  • If the uniform is in excellent condition it may be worn the entire gym day.

Shoes

Approved:

  • For gym uniform and the summer uniform shorts: SOLID WHITE OR SOLID BLACK TENNIS SHOES
  • For skirt, jumper and pants: SOLID BLACK, NAVY OR BROWN LEATHER DRESS SHOE, and SHOE MUST HAVE CLOSED TOE AND BACK.
  • For playground safety, no more than a 1 inch heel and younger students are encouraged to wear shoes with a buckle or strap.

NOT Approved:

  • Tennis shoes with any designs, patterns, lights etc.
  • Slip on shoes
  • Canvas or fabric shoes
  • Leather Keds do not qualify as dress shoes

Cosmetics, Jewelry, Hair etc.

No makeup is permitted.  Jewelry must be tasteful and age appropriate.  Headbands are permitted.  No large headscarves.  Hair must be a natural color.  Feathers and braided extensions are not permitted.

BOYS

Summer Uniform

  • Navy blue or khaki walking shorts (NO cargo shorts)
  • Navy blue, brown or black belt (MUST be worn with shorts)
  • Light blue or white polo shirt (Short or long sleeve)
  • White socks

Summer Gym Uniform

  • Royal blue mesh shorts (Target Shop in Steubenville)
  • Royal blue “Bishop Mussio Elementary t-shirt (Target Shop in Steubenville)
  • White socks
  • If the uniform is in excellent condition it may be worn the entire gym day.

Winter Uniform

  • Navy blue or khaki uniform style pants (NO cargo pants)
  • Navy blue, brown or black belt (MUST be worn if pants have belt loops)
  • Light blue, or white oxford shirt (Short or long sleeve)
  • Light blue, or white polo shirt (Short or long sleeve)
  • Navy blue “Bishop Mussio” sweatshirt (ONLY if purchased from Schoolbelles, gym sweatshirt not permitted with the uniform.
  • Navy blue v-neck vest (With or without the Bishop Mussio logo)
  • Navy blue v-neck sweater (With or without the Bishop Mussio logo)

*Students are encouraged to have a uniform sweater or sweatshirt for cold weather.  Other outerwear may not be worn with the uniform in class.

Winter Gym Uniform

  • Royal blue sweatpants (Target Shop in Steubenville)
  • Royal blue “Bishop Mussio Elementary” long sleeve sweatshirt (Target Shop in Steubenville)

If the uniform is in excellent condition it may be worn the entire gym day.

Shoes

Approved:

  • For the gym uniform and the summer uniform shorts: SOLID BLACK OR SOLID WHITE TENNIS SHOES
  • For dress pants: SOLID BLACK, OR SOLID BROWN LEATHER dress shoes. Penny loafers are also permitted.

NOT Approved:

  • Any athletic looking shoes or Keds leather with the dress uniform.
  • High top or mid high tennis shoes.
  • Tennis shoes with any designs, patterns, lights etc

Jewelry

NO earrings are permitted.

Hair, Hygiene

Boys hair must be above the eyebrow, not touching the shirt collar, and not over the ear.  Color should be natural.  No fad hairstyles (Ie. Mohoawk.)  Hair should be groomed and neat.

Non-Uniform Days

“Dress Down Days” or “Dress Up Days”  (non-uniform days) may be held at various times throughout the year.  Shorts, no higher than two inches above the knee are permitted when we are in summer uniform.  No tank tops or bare shoulders are allowed.  All tops must be sufficient in length so that they may be tucked into pants/shorts.  No shirts with inappropriate advertising are permitted.  Tight fitting garments are not permitted nor any manner of dress that is sloppy.  Leggings are not permitted unless worn with a top no more than two inches above the knee.  Yoga pants are not permitted.  The faculty and administration retain ultimate authority to determine appropriate clothing on dress down days, relative to the mission of the school.  Students who do not dress appropriately will be instructed to call their parents to secure a change of clothing.  In addition, repeated violation of acceptable standards for dress will result in the student losing the privilege to dress down.  As a general rule, it is safe to assume that if any item of clothing is questionable, it is probably best if the student does not wear it to school.  Shoes and socks should be worn.  NO sandals or flip-flops are permitted for safety issues.