It is the policy and practice of St. John the Baptist School that all students must be dressed and groomed in such a way as not to be a source of distraction to other students and teachers. Students’ dress reflects their approach to studies. They learn to respect not only themselves, but also the faculty/staff and other students.
We have adopted uniforms as our school dress and we ask that parents help their children abide strictly by the dress code.
SHIRTS – A long- or short-sleeve white, gray, navy, black, or red plain polo- style collared shirt may be worn. No T-shirts. The shirts may not bear any emblem of a particular company (e.g. Polo or Izod). They must be solid in color and have an embroidered emblem of St. John’s School (which can be embroidered here at school at no charge). The shirts must also fit properly (not oversized, but also not skin tight). Shirt bottoms must be tucked in at all times. Students may wear uniform sweaters. Students may not wear SWEAT SHIRTS, JACKETS, and COATS in the classrooms.
PANTS – Navy blue or khaki docker-style pants (straight legged with inside pockets) may be worn with a belt. (Belts are not required for kindergarten and first grades, but are encouraged). Belts must be black, brown, or navy blue. Cargo pants, carpenter pants, jeans, and skirts are not allowed. Capris will be allowed as well as shorts and skorts. All three must also be navy blue or khaki with inside pockets. Shorts and skorts must also be knee-length. Belts must be worn with all shorts.
SHOES – Shoes must be neat in appearance, suitable and safe for all-around school activity. Shoes should be closed with soft soles. All shoes must be worn with socks (visible above the shoe with no logo). Sandals, jellies, clogs, slides, platform shoes, cowboy boots, and crocs are not allowed.
Hairstyles should be kept simple. Boys must keep their hair trimmed, clean and neat looking. Girls must keep their hair clean, neat looking and out of their face and eyes. Distracting (weird) coloring of hair is not permitted. If hair is bleached or dyed during the summer, it should be returned to normal color prior to the beginning of school. Make-up consisting of lipstick, rouge, eye shadow, glitter, and nail polish is not allowed. Jewelry of any kind for boys and girls is not allowed because it can be unsafe. EXCEPTION: One necklace may be worn if it is of religious significance. Girls may wear only one simple stud earring in each pierced earlobe. No eyebrow, lip, tongue, or nose jewelry is permitted. Tattoos, permanent or temporary (fake), are not allowed.