Dress Code

The following code establishes the standards believed necessary to enhance an appropriate academic atmosphere. While St. Margaret’s does not dictate what is a suitable appearance outside the school setting, a student’s appearance within the school setting should reflect their pride in our school. Uniforms are to be worn on the first half-day of school and daily, except on special occasions specified by the principal. A note must accompany the student if there is a reason for not wearing a uniform. Uniforms should be clean, wrinkle-free and in good repair at all times.

Any St. Margaret of Scotland t-shirt can be worn on Mondays (blue spirit wear t-shirt, musical, athletic, or event t-shirts)

All parents and students are encouraged to consult Just Me Apparel or Maggie’s Closet to determine the accepted styles of uniform pants/shorts and blouses/shirts. Deliveries from Just Me Apparel are made to the school every Thursday.

GIRLS' UNIFORMS

Jumper: blue plaid for girls in preschool through 3rd grade; girls in 4th – 6th may choose to continue to wear the jumper or choose to wear the skort. Girls wearing jumpers are encouraged to wear shorts or leggings underneath, especially on PE days.

Skort: blue plaid for girls in 7th – 8th and those in 4th – 6th who choose to wear the skort.

Both the jumper and the skort are available only at Just Me Apparel or Maggie’s Closet.

Pants: solid navy uniform with belt loops requires a belt; without belt loops, no belt is required.

Shorts: solid navy uniform with belt loops requires a belt; without belt loops, no belt is required.

Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade students are encouraged to wear pants and shorts with an elastic waistband.

Belt: solid navy, red, black or brown

Blouse: solid white, solid red or solid light blue knit polo-type without logos; pointed, small-rounded or button-down collar long or short-sleeved; turtlenecks may be worn anytime but when worn under another shirt they must be of matching colors.
Blouses must be tucked in at all times unless at recess or PE class.

Socks: solid navy, black, red or white. One matching pair at a time, except during cold weather when socks may be worn over tights or leggings of the same color.

Sweater: red cardigan or sweater vest (optional); no hoodies allowed

Sweatshirts: St. Margaret of Scotland sweatshirt or fleece. Sweatshirts can be purchased through the PTA Spirit Wear Committee, and fleeces are ordered in the fall through the school office. Other sweatshirts or sweaters are not acceptable to wear in the school building.

BOYS' UNIFORMS

Pants: solid navy uniform with belt loops requires a belt; without belt loops, no belt is required. Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade students are encouraged to wear pants with an elastic waistband.

Shorts: solid navy uniform with belt loops requires a belt; without belt loops, no belt is required.

Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade students are encouraged to wear pants and shorts with an elastic waistband.

Belts: solid navy, red, black or brown.

Shirts: solid white, solid red or solid light blue regular or button-down collar knit polo-type without logos long or short-sleeved. Turtlenecks may be worn anytime but when worn under another shirt they must be of matching colors.

Shirts must be tucked in at all times unless at recess or PE class.

Socks: solid navy, black, red or white. Only one pair of matching socks can be worn at a time.

Sweater: solid navy pullover, vest, or cardigan (optional)

Sweatshirts: St. Margaret of Scotland sweatshirt or fleece. Sweatshirts can be purchased through the PTA Spirit Wear Committee, and fleeces are ordered in the fall through the school office. Other sweatshirts or sweaters are not acceptable to wear in the school building.

FOR ALL STUDENTS

Pants
•  Solid navy uniform pants/shorts may be purchased from the uniform department of any store but must be similar in style to those sold through Just Me Apparel
•  Denim and cargo pants are not part of the uniform

Shoes
•  Durable, practical shoes are strongly encouraged as the children play outside daily.
•  Athletic shoes accepted and encouraged – high top athletic shoes are allowed.
•  White or matching shoelaces
•  No “heelies” or “crocs”
•  No shoe accessories
•  No sandals or boots

Underclothes
•  Should not be visible at any time

Jewelry
• Wearing jewelry is discouraged as the school will not be held responsible for its loss.
• Any piece of jewelry found to be distracting must be removed.
• No buttons or pins, except those with SMOS theme, may be worn on uniforms but may be placed on coats or book bags

The following are permitted (school will not be responsible for loss or damage):
•  Watch
•  Earrings – small, stud-type earrings no larger than the earlobe. For safety purposes, no hoop or dangling earrings are allowed.
•  Necklace to be worn inside the blouse or shirt
•  One small ring

Personal Hygiene
• Hair must be kept clean, neatly groomed and out of eyes
• Hair color is expected to be natural (except with principal’s permission for special events)
• Hair accessories must be small and non-distracting; if distracting the accessory will need to be removed.
• Makeup should be worn only to cover blemishes

Gym Uniforms
Gym uniforms are required on the days that students have gym class.

•  Kindergarten through grade 3 wear their uniform shorts/pants and blouse/shirt
•  Students in grades 4 through 8 wear designated gym shorts (available through the school office) and any St. Margaret of Scotland tee shirt

Non-uniform items must be removed while in the school building.

Parents are encouraged to see that all uniform items are clearly labeled with the child’s name.