Dress and Appearance Code

St. Margaret of Scotland Parish School students are required to wear uniforms daily unless otherwise specified by the Principal.  Specific uniform requirements are listed in the St. Margaret of Scotland Family Handbook.

(SMOS School Board,  October 2007)

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 should be neat, clean and appropriate during the school day.  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.

Girls’ Uniforms

Jumper: blue plaid
Pants: solid navy uniform
Shorts: solid navy uniform
Belt: solid navy, red, white, black or brown
Blouse: solid white or solid red
knit polo-type without logos
pointed, small-rounded or button down collar
long or short sleeved
turtlenecks in cold weather.
(Blouses must be tucked in unless at recess or PE class.)
Socks: Solid navy, red or white
one matching pair at a time, except during cold weather when socks may be worn over tights or leggins of the same color no nylons are to be worn
Sweater: red cardigan or sweater vest (optional)
Sweatshirts: St. Margaret of Scotland sweatshirt – purchased through school
(other sweatshirts or sweaters are not acceptable wear in the school building)
   
  • Montessori through Grade 3 – elastic waist pants are acceptable.
  • Grades 4-6  -  Jumper or Blue plaid culottes/skort                                                                                 
  • Grades 7-8  - Blue plaid skort / culottes (Jumpers are not worn)
  • Makeup should be worn only to cover blemishes
  • Clear lip gloss or clear nail polish is acceptable. 
  • Hair accessories must be small and non-distracting

 

 

Boys’ Uniforms

Pants: solid navy uniform
Shorts: solid navy uniform
Belts: solid navy, black or brown
Shirts: light blue or white
regular or button down collar
knit polo-type without logos
long or short sleeved
turtlenecks may be worn in cold weather
(Shirts must be tucked in unless at recess or PE class.)
Socks: solid navy or white
one matching pair at a time
Sweater: solid navy pullover, vest, or cardigan (optional)
Sweatshirts: St. Margaret of Scotland sweatshirts – purchased through school
(other sweatshirts or sweaters are not acceptable wear in the school building)
   

For All Students

 

Pants/Shorts

  • Solid Navy Uniform pants/shorts may be purchased from the uniform department of:
  • Just Me Apparel
  • Target
  • Sears
  • J. C. Penney’s
  • K-mart

(denim and cargo pants are not part of the uniform)

Shoes

  • Durable, practical shoes in solid navy, black, brown, white or gray
  • Athletic shoes accepted and encouraged, predominantly one color (navy, black, brown, white or gray) – high top athletic shoes are acceptable.
  • White or matching shoe laces
  • No “heelies” or “crocs”
  • No shoe accessories
  • No sandals or boots

Belts

  • Not required for children in preschool and kindergarten or with pants without belt loops

Underclothes

  • Only solid white underclothes are to be worn under blouses or shirts.

Jewelry

  • Wearing jewelry is discouraged as the school cannot be held responsible for its loss.
  • Any piece of jewelry found to be distracting, must be removed.
  • No buttons or pins may be worn on uniforms, but may be placed on coats or bookbags
  • The following are permitted:
    • Watch
    • Earrings:  small stud-type earrings (no larger than earlobe)
    • For safety purposes no hoop or dangling earrings
    • Necklace to be worn inside blouse or shirt
    • One small ring

Personal Hygiene

  • Hair must be kept clean, neatly groomed and out of eyes
  • Hair style must not call undue attention to itself

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

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

* All parents and students are encouraged to consult JUST ME APPAREL or our own MAGGIE’S CLOSET to determine the accepted styles of uniform pants/shorts and blouses/shirts. 

JUST  ME APPAREL, located at 232 Old Sulpher Spring Road, 636-391-3551

Gym Uniforms

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

  • Kindergarten through grade 3, wear their uniform shorts and blouse/shirt
  • Students in grades 4 through 8 wear gym shorts (blue or yellow) and a white tee shirt or a St. Margaret of Scotland tee shirt which may be purchased from the school.

 SMOS Faculty Revision, Spring 2007