Uniforms

2018-2019 DRESS CODE/SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICIES

Cardinal Spellman High School has established a dress code and uniform policy for all students. The school dress code reflects and promotes a formal, business-like atmosphere, which is free of distractions and conducive to learning. Parents must help in supporting all policies of the school, including the dress code and uniform policies, by ensuring students are dressed appropriately, according to the dress code.

Students with a uniform violation or found to be not in compliance with the dress code policy will be sent to the office, receive an office detention, and may not return to class until they are in the proper uniform. Parents will be called to bring the appropriate clothing or student will be sent home to change before returning to school. If a parent cannot be reached, student may be furnished with uniform attire from the school’s uniform closet.

On “dress down” days, students must comply with the conditions set forth in terms of acceptable attire. Any student found not in compliance will be sent to the office and a parent will be called to provide appropriate attire.

All uniform clothing and accessories can be purchased through JB Pride Uniforms except for the ¼ zip, grey, nylon uniform sweatshirt, which can be purchased through the Spellman Store.

JB Pride Uniforms
1471 Main Street, South Weymouth, MA 02190
781-812-2561
www.jbprideuniforms.com

Uniform for Young Men:

  • Traditional “docker”-style khaki pants; they may be purchased from School Pride or elsewhere. Any other style of pants is not allowed.
  • Plain black or brown belt worn at the waist.
  • Regulation monogrammed long or short-sleeved red or white polo shirt (a plain white tee shirt, short or long sleeve, may be worn under the polo). NO green polo shirt. Note: This will be the last year for polo shirts
  • Option: A white oxford button-down shirt (long-sleeve or short-sleeve) may be worn
  • Dark socks are required.
  • SHOES: (1) black, brown or beige dress shoes (NO sneakers)
  • If needed for warmth, there are three options to be worn with uniform:
    • Regulation monogrammed navy blue cardigan or pull-over sweater from School Pride
    • Two-tone grey, 3 quarter zip pullover (last year for this sweatshirt)
    • Cardinal red, 3 quarter zip pullover, with Cardinal decal (last year for this sweatshirt)
  • During designated warm weather dates in the Fall and Spring, regulation uniform khaki shorts may be worn (these must be purchased through School Pride Uniform Co.) Note: This will be the last year for Khaki shorts
  • If a student opts for a more formal attire, dress shirts, tie and sweater vests are permitted.
  • No earrings, no body piercings or visible tattoos allowed.
  • Hair must be neatly groomed and length may not go beyond the shirt collar. Extreme hair styles, and /or unnatural color dyes are not permitted.
  • Young men must be clean-shaven; facial hair in any form, including a moustache or beard is not allowed (exception: Senior boys may have a neatly trimmed beard, approved by Administration)
  • Chains that attach to the belt or pants are not allowed.

Uniform for Young Women:

  • Option 1: Regulation kilt (must not exceed 2” from the top of knee and may not be rolled); plain shorts may be worn under kilt. (Note: This will be the last year for this style kilt)
  • Socks are not allowed with kilt.
  • Tights must be worn with kilt: maroon or navy tights only, purchased at CSHS or School Pride are required any time and place that the uniform is worn.
  • Tights are to be free of holes, rips and runs. If tights are deemed unacceptable, the student will be sent to the office and consigned a pair of tights by the Main Office for payment on the following school day. Failure to pay will result in a detention.
  • Option 2: Regulation khaki SKORT purchased through School Pride Uniform Co. may be worn throughout the year. Uniform knee socks must be worn with the skort. (Note: This will be the last year for the skort)
  • Option 3: Uniform khaki pants (which MUST be purchased through School Pride Uniform Co.) may be worn instead of the kilt or skort. No other styles of pants are acceptable.
  • During designated warm weather dates in the fall and spring, regulation uniform khaki shorts purchased through School Pride may be worn. Note: This will be the last year for Khaki shorts
  • Regulation long or short-sleeved monogrammed red or white polo shirt (plain white tee shirt, short or long sleeve, may be worn under the polo). SHOES: (1) black, brown or beige flat dress shoes or (2) black or white sneakers are the only shoes allowed.NO green polo shirt. Note: This will be the last year for polos
  • Option: A white oxford button-down shirt (long-sleeve or short-sleeve) may be worn
  • If needed for warmth, there are three options to be worn with uniform:
    • Regulation monogrammed navy blue cardigan or pull-over sweater from School Pride
    • Two-tone grey, ¾ zip pullover (last year for this sweatshirt)
    • Cardinal red, 3 quarter zip pullover with Cardinal decal (last year for this sweatshirt)
  • Neatly groomed hair, no extreme hairstyles or unnatural color dyes permitted.
  • No facial piercings other than earrings, no visible tattoos allowed.
  • Girls in repeated violation of the length of the kilt will receive detention for each violation and a parent will be called. If kilt is too short, student will be required to purchase a new, appropriate length kilt or to wear the uniform pants.

Relaxed Dress Code and Spirit Wear Days

Spellman Spirit Fridays - On Fridays, students are invited to wear Spellman-wear on top (Tee-shirts, sweatshirts, ministry shirts, etc.) with the regular uniforms below the waist.

Relaxed Dress Down Days - Periodically throughout the year relaxed dress code days may be announced for special occasions. All student clothing on such days must demonstrate good taste, modesty and respect for all members of the school community. Attire that promotes or advertises tobacco, drug, or alcohol use, sexual activity or discrimination is never acceptable.

A few specifics:

The following items ARE ALLOWED:

  • Regular jeans, knee length or longer skirts, and sweatpants.

The following are NOT ALLOWED at any time, during any type of dress down day:

  • “Short”-shorts, pajama bottoms, cargo pants, yoga pants, skin-tight jeans or jeans with holes or tears or cut-offs, and mini-skirts.
  • Shirts or tops such as exercise tanks, tanks with spaghetti straps, low cut or revealing bare midriffs.
  • Workboots, Uggs, high heels, wheelies, cleats or flip flops.
  • Hats, caps, headwear, forehead bands, bandanas, or sunglasses
  • Facial piercings including nose rings.
  • Earrings on young men.