2021-2022 Uniform Policy

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn believes that clothes do not define a person. The wearing of a uniform allows everyone to be seen for who they are, not by what they have. The purpose of a uniform is a means of consistency in student dress while keeping costs to a minimum. It also reduces the problem of competitive dressing. Students, unless otherwise notified by Administration, will wear the school uniform.

By sending your child to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy, you are agreeing to have your child wear the uniform that has been selected. Students are expected to be in complete uniform at all times unless something unusual happens and a note is sent in by the parent.

Jewelry is not part of the uniform. Girls may wear one small earring in the lobe of each ear. They are not permitted to wear make-up or dark nail polish. Boys are not permitted to wear earrings. There should be no writing on body parts (hands, arms, legs, etc.) Both boys and girls are to have moderate, neat hairstyles. Boys may not have hair covering their ears. If there is a question concerning hairstyles, the decision will be up to the principal’s discretion.

Students failing to conform to uniform regulations will be given an infraction or out-of-uniform notice. If the problem continues, they will be given detention.

 

Winter Uniforms (October 18th-May 6th)

All students must be in their complete winter uniform including shoes by 10/18/21

 

Girls and Boys Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten

Uniform sweatsuit and tee-shirt (K – gray, Pre-K  maroon)

Sneakers

 

Girls Grades 1-4

Gray and blue jumper, or Gray uniform slacks with navy blue v-neck sweater (long or short sleeve) Blue oxford shirt (long or short sleeve)

Navy blue or black tights or navy blue knee socks

Black rubber sole shoes. (no platforms or heels) Please note that these must be dress shoes, not sneakers. 

 

Girls Grades 5 – 6

Gray and blue skirt or gray uniform slacks

Blue oxford shirt (long or short sleeve)

Navy blue v-neck sweater (long or short sleeve)

Navy blue or black tights or navy blue knee socks

Black rubber sole shoes. (no platforms or heels) Please note that these must be dress shoes, not sneakers. 

 

Girls Grades 7 – 8

Gray uniform slacks

Blue oxford shirt (long or short sleeve)

Navy blue v-neck sweater (long or short sleeve)

Navy blue, white, gray or black socks

Black rubber sole shoes (no platform or heels) Please note that these must be dress shoes, not sneakers. 

 

Boys Grades 1-8

Gray executive school pants

Blue oxford shirt (long or short sleeve) Navy or black belt

Navy/gold/white school tie

Navy, white, gray, or black socks

Black rubber sole shoes. Please note that these must be dress shoes, not sneakers. 

 

Girls and boys in Grades 1-8 are to tuck blouses and shirts inside the skirt or uniform pants. Boys are to button both their top button and the small buttons on their collar.

Sweaters: Students are only permitted to wear the uniform navy v-neck sweaters with the school emblem (sleeveless or long sleeve) in the classroom. Sweaters may not be worn in the classroom during warm weather

All students must be in their complete winter uniform including shoes by 10/18/21

 

Summer Uniforms (First Day of School-October 15th and May 9th-Last Day of School)

Boys and Girls Grades 1-8

Tan uniform shorts or skorts for girls, blue golf shirts with the school emblem, black or brown shoes (sneakers and sandals are not permitted; Sperrys/Boat shoes without design or bright colors may be worn with white/black socks), white/black socks and a black or brown belt. Shorts are to be worn just above the knee. Short shorts are not acceptable.

Pre-K and Kindergarten

Uniform mesh shorts and t-shirts with school emblem (Pre-K: Maroon, Kindergarten: Gray)

white socks, sneakers with velcro or shoelace closures

Students may wear their summer uniforms:

  1. From the 1st day of school until the Tuesday after Columbus Day
  2. From the 1st  Monday in May until the last day of school
  3. Any day the temperature is above 75 degrees 

 

Gym Uniform

When the students are in winter uniform they may wear the uniform sweatsuit (both sweatshirt and sweatpants with the school emblem on the shirt and pants) and sneakers to school on gym day. A uniform tee shirt is available for wear under the sweatshirt, and this tee shirt must be worn if the sweatshirt is removed in the classroom.

When the summer uniform is worn, students should wear sneakers and white socks to school on their gym day. Students may wear either their summer uniform or the lighter gym uniform shorts and a uniform tee shirt with their sneakers.

Slip-on sneakers are not permitted. Sneakers must have laces or Velcro closures.

Hair must be pulled back, and for the safety of your child, no jewelry is permitted to be worn during gym class.

Students may wear their gym uniforms:

  1. On scheduled Gym days once a week
  2. Any day the temperature is below 20 degrees 
  3. As directed by a teacher for Science lab/Field Trip

 

All uniforms are purchased from:

Flynn & OHara

The Shops at Atlas Park

8000 Cooper Avenue Lower Level

Glendale, NY 11385

718-326-2704

Phone ordering: 1-800-441-4122

 

Dress-Down Days

There may be occasions in which students are allowed to wear non-uniform attire. Students are reminded to dress with modesty. Students should adhere to the following attire:

• Appropriate length skirt, shorts (can only be worn during summer uniform period) or dress

•  No spaghetti strap tanks, midriffs, tube tops, etc.

• No hats (unless specifically designated)

• No loose/baggy pants or shorts

•No make-up

• No hoop earrings or excessive jewelry

All clothes must have appropriate images and sayings on them. There should be no clothes that have any political statements on them as well. This is at the discretion of the administration. 

 

Grooming Code

Hair must be its natural color, clean, neatly combed, not totally covering the ears or eyes, or falling below the shirt collar (boys).

Facial hair is not permitted

Hair must be a natural color. Streaking, highlighting, lowlights, glints, etc. are not permitted.

Students are not allowed to wear make-up at any time. This includes eye make-up, dark nail polish, and acrylic nails.

Only appropriate jewelry is allowed. One bracelet may be worn at a time. One pair of small earrings may be worn by girls only. Necklaces must be tucked into the shirt.

Tattoos and body piercings are not allowed.