• Our Lady of Victory Catholic School
    Uniform Requirements

    At Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, a code is in place to ensure the values core to our community, namely love, dignity, integrity and faith, are consistently expressed in the general appearance of our students. The school uniform must be worn on all school days, except those designated by the administration as “dress downs days.” All students are required to follow the established dress code. Students who do not follow the dress code will be subject to corrective or disciplinary action. The administration reserves the right to be the final judge of what is acceptable in matters of student dress and grooming.

    General Appearance

    ● Clothing:

    • ○  All clothing worn in school must be clean, neat, and in good condition (no holes in knees, tears, etc.).

    • ○  All clothing worn in school must be sized correctly and worn appropriately.

    ● Jewelry and body embellishments:

    • ○  Girls may wear post-type earrings only. Boys are not permitted to wear earrings.

    • ○  No body piercings or tattoos (pen, marker, real or temporary) are permitted.

    • ○  No smart watches (any device that accesses the internet, makes/receives phone calls, allows messaging, etc.) may be worn during the school day.

    • ○  Girls may wear nail polish and makeup, but extreme styles are not allowed. Boys are not permitted to wear nail polish or makeup.

      ● Hair:

    • ○  Hair styles should reflect the professional appearance of the uniform, be neat,

      clean, and well-groomed.

    • ○  Hair must not touch eyes or hang in the face.

    • ○  Completely or partially shaved haircuts, spikes, excessively gelled, and

      unnaturally colored hair (including highlights and tinsel) are not permitted.

    • ○  Hair violations will have one week to become compliant.

      Uniform

      The administration has chosen a modest uniform, which our students find comfortable and up-to-date, and parents generally find fashionable and easy to care for. Information about current uniform options may be found at www.olvcatholicschool.org/uniforms.

      New, official uniform items may be purchased from Lands’ End, using preferred school code # 900074790. Gym uniforms for middle school students may be purchased through Lands’ End or Collegiate Pride. A parent-organized used uniform sale generally occurs in the fall and spring of each school year.

      Parents/guardians are encouraged to label each of their student’s clothing articles (especially outerwear) with the student’s name.

    General Requirements

    ● Shirts

    • ○  Shirts must be tucked into trousers/skirts/skorts.

    • ○  White T-shirts may be worn under uniform shirts but may not be visible.

    • ○  Collars and sleeves of shirts/blouses may not be rolled in or up.

      ● Bottoms

    • ○  Shorts, skirts and skorts must be at a modest length.

    • ○  Skirts must reach within an inch above the top of the knee and may not be rolled up.

    • ○  Boys may wear shorts, and girls may wear shorts or skirts without tights or leggings, from

      • First day of school to October 31st, and

      • April 15th to the last day of school.

    • ○  Girls are encouraged to wear shorts (spandex “cartwheel” shorts, preferred)

      under their skirts, but the shorts may not be visible.

    • ○  Girls are to wear skirts with tights or leggings (navy) between November 1st

      and April 14th, but shorts (with or without tights or leggings) are not permitted

      during this time.

    • ○  Boys are encouraged to wear solid color belts, but this is not required.

      ● Outerwear

    • ○  Only uniform-specific outerwear may be worn in the classroom.

    • ○  Non-uniform outerwear may be worn at recess, when outdoors.

    • ○  Uniform shirts must be worn under uniform-specific outerwear.

      ● Socks/Tights/Leggings

    • ○  Socks must be solid navy blue, white, or black and at knee, crew, or ankle length; “no show” socks are not permitted.

    • ○  Navy blue leggings that reach the ankle are to be worn under skirts/skorts/jumpers. November 1st - April 14th. Socks must be worn when wearing leggings.

    • ○  Tights worn under skirts/skorts/jumpers must be navy blue.

      ● Shoes

    • ○  Sandals, flip-flops, and light-up sneakers are not permitted.

    • ○  Boots are not permitted to be worn during the school day.

    • ○  Students must wear sneakers/athletic shoes for physical education class.

    Elementary Uniform Requirements

    The following chart summarizes the uniform requirements for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. See the school website (www.olvcatholicschool.org/uniform) to view images of these options and additional details.

    Item

    Boy (K-5)

    Girl (K-3)

    Girl (4-5)

    Shirt

    Light blue polo with logo White polo (logo optional) White turtleneck shirt

    Light blue polo with logo White polo (logo optional) White blouse
    White turtleneck shirt

    Light blue polo with logo White polo (logo optional) White blouse
    White turtleneck shirt

    Bottom

    Navy chino trousers Navy walking shorts

    Plaid jumper
    Navy chino trousers Navy walking shorts Navy skort

    Plaid jumper

    Plaid skirt
    Navy chino trousers

    Navy walking shorts Navy skort

    Outerwear

    Navy fleece with logo Navy sweatshirt with logo Navy sweater (logo optional)

    Navy fleece with logo
    Navy sweatshirt with logo Navy sweater (logo optional)

    Navy fleece with logo
    Navy sweatshirt with logo Navy sweater (logo optional)

    Socks

    Solid navy blue, white, or black, that are at knee, crew, or ankle length

    Solid navy blue, white, or black, that are at knee, crew or ankle length

    Solid navy blue, white, or black, that are at knee, crew or ankle length

    Tights

    NA

    Solid navy blue

    Solid navy blue,

    Leggings

    NA

    Solid navy blue

    Solid navy blue,

    Shoes

    Sneakers/athletic shoes Brown/black/neutral dress shoes

    Sneakers/athletic shoes Brown/black/neutral color flats or "Mary Janes"

    Sneakers/athletic shoes Brown/black/neutral color flats or "Mary Janes"

    Middle School Uniform Requirements

    The following chart summarizes the uniform requirements for students in Grades 6-8. See the school website (www.olvcatholicschool.org/uniform) to view images of these options and additional details.

    Item

    Boy

    Girl

    Shirt

    Light blue Oxford shirt (logo optional)

    Light blue blouse (logo optional)

    Tie

    Crimson and Blue

    NA

    Bottom

    Navy chino trousers Navy walking shorts

    Navy chino trousers Navy walking shorts Navy skirt

    Outerwear

    Maroon fleece with logo Maroon sweatshirt with logo

    Maroon fleece with logo Maroon sweatshirt with logo

    Socks

    Dress Socks: Solid navy blue, white, or black, that are at knee, crew or ankle length
    Athletic Socks: Solid navy blue, white, or black calf-height

    Dress Socks: Solid navy blue, white, or black, that are at knee, crew or ankle length
    Athletic Socks: Solid black, white or navy calf-height

    Tights

    NA

    Solid navy blue,

    Leggings

    NA

    Solid navy blue, to the ankle

    Shoes

    Sneakers/athletic shoes Brown/black/neutral dress shoes

    Sneakers/athletic shoes Brown/black/neutral flats

    Physical Education Uniform Requirements

    The following chart summarizes the uniform requirements for physical education class for boys and girls: Crusader gear may also be worn for PE class. There will be sales several times a year with detailed information,

    Item

    Middle School Students

    Elementary Students

    Top

    Short sleeve gray T-shirt with logo School Sweatshirt (optional)

    NA

    Bottom

    Navy athletic shorts with logo Navy Sweatpants (logo optional)

    NA

    Shoes

    Sneakers/athletic shoes

    Sneakers/athletic shoes

    Mass Uniform Requirements

    Students are required to wear a particular uniform to the school Mass each week. The following chart summarizes the Mass uniform requirements:

    Grade

    Gender

    Mass Uniform Requirements

    Kindergarten

    Boy

    Any standard approved uniform combination

    Kindergarten

    Girl

    Any standard approved uniform combination

    1-3

    Boy

    White uniform shirt with navy trousers. School fleece is allowed.

    1-3

    Girl

    White uniform shirt with plaid jumper. School fleece or sweater is allowed.

    4-5

    Boy

    White uniform shirt with navy trousers. School fleece is allowed.

    4-5

    Girl

    White shirt with plaid jumper or plaid skirt. School fleece or sweater is allowed.

    6-8

    Boy

    Uniform shirt, navy trousers, and school tie. School fleece is allowed.

    6-8

    Girl

    Uniform shirt with navy skirt. School fleece is allowed.

    Dress Down (Out of Uniform) Days

    Dress down days are special days when students are not required to wear the school uniform. The following policy has been created regarding the dress for out of uniform days and events, in accordance with the Catholic virtues of modesty and temperance. Administration reserves the final right in determining the appropriateness of clothing.

    On Dress Down Days, students may wear street clothes that meet the following requirements:

    • ●  No oversized or tight fitting clothing may be worn.

    • ●  Pants may not drag on the ground or have holes/tears.

    • ●  Pants/shorts must be worn at the waist, not on or below the hips.

    • ●  Shorts must have an inseam of 5 inches or more and may only be worn between April 15

      and October 31.

    • ●  The lower portion of the skirts may be no more than 1 inch above the knee. No cut-off

      shorts/skirts are permitted.

    • ●  No tank tops/thin straps or short length shirts (eg. crop-tops) may be worn.

    • ●  No shirts showing violence or inappropriate sayings/pictures may be worn.

    • ●  No tight-fitting stretch pants or form-fitting bottoms are permitted.

    • ●  Leggings are permitted to be worn under a dress, a skirt, with shorts, or while wearing a long (falls

      well below the hips) shirt or sweatshirt.

    • ●  Shoes must meet the requirements for uniform days.

      Middle School Events

      When attending school-sponsored events (e.g. dances), middle school students are required to wear clothes that meet the requirements for Dress Down Days, though shoes may include sandals. Students may be denied access to the event if they are wearing clothing that does not meet the requirements listed above. As during the school day, the administration reserves the right to determine if a student’s dress is within the dress code requirements.

      Dress Code Violations

      Dress code violations are considered minor infractions.

      The first time a student is in violation of the dress code policy, a written warning will be sent home with the student, which must be signed by the parent/guardian and returned the next school day.

      A repeat of the same violation for which a warning has been issued will be assigned detention. A 3rd occurrence of the same violation results in 1 day in-school suspension. A 4th occurrence of the same violation results in a 2 day in-school suspension. If the violation continues to occur, the student will face an indefinite out of school suspension or potential expulsion.