Dress Code & Uniforms

Quick Referral Uniform Purchasing Guidelines  (Note: Navy Cardigan must now be with Logo Patch! Available in School Office for $3)

Uniform Policy – 2017-18 for K-8 Students

(Pre-school and Pre-kindergarten students do not need to wear uniforms)

St. Bernadette Catholic School’s uniform is designed to reflect our oneness in faith, promote an atmosphere of academic excellence, and support our sense of community within our parish. The clothing regulations are a reflection of the high standards expected by our Archbishop, Superintendent of Catholic schools, Pastor, Principal, faculty, and parents who wish to provide our children with an outstanding Catholic education.  Uniforms help ensure that our students’ self-esteem comes from internal feelings of success not related to external trappings, like clothing. It is the responsibility of our parents to implement and support this code.  The school should NOT have to enforce the uniform code. Parents may be called to bring appropriate clothing, or students may be sent home to change clothes, if not in compliance with the code. Dress is expected to be neat, clean, modest, and appropriate in size.  Wearing undersized, oversized, or sagging articles of clothing, or intentionally displaying undergarments, is not permitted.

*St. Bernadette Catholic School asks that uniforms be purchased from Dennis Uniform Company (www.dennisuniform.com) located at 8600 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 700, Lone Tree, CO  80124; (303) 738-2255.  or All Schools Apparel (http://www.allschoolsapparel.com) at 38th and Wadsworth (one block east on 38th) or online at Sears (Lands End) (http://www.landsend.com/uniforms) under our school name and dress code. Brochures are available in the school office and uniforms may be purchased on-line. Other uniform purchasing options will be published for the 2016-17 school year, but in the interim, navy or khaki pants or shorts in the exact uniform color and style may be purchased at Penneys, Sears, or Target. Polo shirts will need a school logo that is being ordered as a sew-on patch if not bought at the uniform stores. A specific uniform is required for Mass days; this uniform is referred to as “Mass Dress” and is outlined below. Scout uniforms may be worn on the day of the meeting in lieu of the school uniform.

Girls’ Uniform (Preschool – 4th Grades) Blouse: White with Peter-Pan Collar – Short or Long-Sleeve; Shift/Jumper: Tyler Plaid;  Skorts with Button Tabs:  Tyler Plaid, Navy Twill, or Khaki Twill; Pants: Navy Twill or Khaki Twill – Flat Front, Pleated Front, or Stretch Front; Belt: Navy or Black Leather or Stretch Shorts: Navy or Khaki Twill Walking Shorts w/belt. Shirts:  White, Light Blue, or Navy Polo Shirt with St. Bernadette Fiberlok Logo; Short or Long-Sleeve Sweaters:  Navy V-Neck Cardigan with Logo Patch and with Soft-Button Front; Sweatshirts:  Navy with St. Bernadette Fiberlock Logo; Shoes:  Flats or Dress Shoes (no heels or open toes); Laced Athletic Shoes (no black soles)

Girls’ Uniform (5th – 8th Grades) Blouse:  White with Peter-Pan Collar; Short or Long-Sleeve Skirt:  Tyler Plaid Skort with Tabs:  Tyler Plaid, Navy Twill, or Khaki Twill Shirts:  White, Light Blue, or Navy Polo Shirt with St. Bernadette Fiberlok Logo; Short or Long-Sleeve Pants:  Navy Twill or Khaki Twill; Flat Front, Pleated Front or Stretch Front; Belt: Black or Navy Leather or Stretch Shorts: Navy or Khaki Twill Walking Shorts (no more then 3″ above knees) w/belt. Sweaters:  Navy V-Neck Cardigan with Logo Patch and Soft-Button Front; Sweatshirts:  Navy with St. Bernadette Fiberlok Logo;  Shoes:  Flats or Dress Shoes (no heels or open toes); Laced Athletic Shoes (no black soles)

Girls’ Mass Dress (Preschool – 4th Grades) Navy V-Neck Cardigan with Logo Patch and with Soft-Button Front; Tyler Plaid Shift and White Blouse with Peter-Pan Collar; Short-Sleeve Solid Navy or White Tights; Navy or White Knee-Hi, Cuffed, or Anklet Socks Flats or Dress Shoes (no heels or open toes); Laced Athletic Shoes (no black soles)

Girls’ Mass Dress (5th – 8th Grades) Navy V-Neck Cardigan with Logo Patch and with Soft-Button Front; Tyler Plaid Skirt or Skort,  White Blouse with Peter-Pan Collar; Short-Sleeve Solid Navy or White Tights; Navy or White Knee-Hi, Cuffed, or Anklet Socks;  Flats or Dress Shoes (no heels or open toes); Laced Athletic Shoes (no black soles)

Boys’ Uniform (Preschool – 8th Grades) Shirts:  White, Light Blue or Navy Polo with St. Bernadette Logo; Short or Long-Sleeve;  Shorts: Navy Twill, or Khaki Twill or Flat Front or Pleated Front;  Pants: Navy Twill, or Khaki Twill Flat Front, Pleated Front, or Relaxed Fit;  Belt:  Black or Navy, Leather or Stretch with Magnetic Closure;  Sweaters:  Navy V-Neck Cardigan with Logo Patch;  Sweatshirts:  Navy with St. Bernadette Logo;  Shoes:  Laced Dress Shoes or Velcro or Laced Athletic Shoes (no black soles)

Boys’ Mass Dress (Preschool – 8th Grades) Navy V-Neck Cardigan with Logo Patch;  Khaki Pants: Rassler Twill or Twill, Flat Front, Pleated Front, or Relaxed Fit; White Oxford-Cloth Button-Down-Collar Shirt, Short-Sleeve;  Belt:  Black or Navy; Leather or Stretch with Magnetic Closure;  Navy or White Socks; Crew or Athletic Dress Shoes or Laced Athletic Shoes (no black soles)

Guidelines for Girls & Boys

  • Blouses and Shirts must be tucked in at all times. Solid white undershirts are acceptable.
  • Shift, Skirt, and Skort length should at least be no more than 3″ above top of the kneecap.
  • Pants or shorts must not fit below the hips or sagging or skin tight (skinnies).
  • Shoes may be athletic or dress; NO heels, backless or toeless shoes.  Shoes with laces must be tied all the way to the top. Boots of any style are not part of the uniform and may be worn to and from school only during snowy weather.
  • Tights must be solid navy or white with no decoration.  Ankle length leggings are permitted only on cold days below 32* and must be worn with socks.
  • Hair must be neat, clean, and well-groomed.  No excessive hairstyles will be permitted for girls or boys.  Hair must be a reasonable and tidy length (no longer than collar length for boys) and should never obstruct a student’s vision.  A shaved design, tails, spikes, or other “fad” cuts or styles are not permitted.  If hair does not follow code, the student will be excluded from school until in compliance.
  • Hats and sunglasses may not be worn in any building on the St. Bernadette campus.  Any student choosing to wear them in the building will be asked to remove them.
  • Jewelry:  Girls and boys may wear one religious oriented necklace and/or bracelet (ex. cross, heart, religious medal).  One “cause” bracelet may also be worn (ex. Live Strong, cancer awareness, etc.).  Girls may wear one set of post earrings, not hanging below the earlobe.
  • Girls in 6th through 8th grades may wear make-up in moderation for special events. Teachers may ask a student to remove inappropriate make-up. Clear nail polish or “French” manicures are acceptable as long as nails are less than 1/8 inch.
  • No eyebrow, lip, multi-ear, nose, tongue, or body piercing.
  • No tattoos showing whatsoever.

 THE PRINCIPAL HAS FINAL SAY IN ALL MATTERS CONCERNING THE UNIFORM CODE AND GUIDELINES, AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AMMEND OR MAKE CHANGES TO THE POLICY WHEN NECESSARY.