Student Uniforms

  • A mandatory uniform policy for all students in St. Mary Parish has been implemented since 1999-2000 school year.  The information below is a guide to assisting parents with the purchasing of clothing for student(s).

    BASIC UNIFORM 

    1. PreK-8 GRADES- White or navy blue short or long-sleeved polo "golf' or oxford style shirts are to be worn by all elementary and junior high school students. "Polo" shirts must have at least two buttons and a collar. Pockets are permissible. Oxford shirts must button all the way down. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. Name brand emblems are not allowed on shirts.  White uniform shirts will not be allowed at B. E. Boudreaux beginning 2010-11 school year.

      9-12 GRADES- White or school-colored short or long-sleeved polo "golf' or oxford style shirts are to be worn by all high school students (WSMHS students -light blue only)."Polo" shirts must have at least two buttons and a collar. Pockets are permissible. Oxford shirts must button all the way down. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. Name brand emblems are not allowed on shirts.

    *Designated School Colors: BHS -Black CHS -Purple FSHS -Garnet MCHS -Forest Green PSHS -Red WSMHS -light blue (ONLY)

    **Any long or short-sleeved undershirt worn under shirt must be of the uniform color designated by the school.

    1. Male students must wear khaki-colored, uniform style pants or shorts. Pants/shorts can have pleated or flat fronts. Pants/shorts are to be the appropriate size for the student, must fit properly at the waist, and must be neither too tight nor too baggy. Pants/shorts must be worn so that the waist of the garment cannot fall lower than the hipbone. No side pockets are allowed on the lower legs of pants/shorts. No external pockets are allowed on the pants/shorts. Exaggerated size pant bottoms (not to exceed 22" in circumference) and/or fraying of hems are not allowed. No visible name brand emblems are allowed on these garments. Khaki-colored jean/denim style pants/shorts, overalls, corduroys, warm-ups, joggers, cargo and drawstring clothing are not considered acceptable uniform style pants.
    2. Female students must wear khaki-colored, uniform style pants or shorts, skirts, skorts or jumpers. These garments can have pleated or flat fronts. These garments are to be the appropriate size for the student, must fit properly at the waist, (No hip-huggers or low riders), and must be neither too tight nor too baggy. No side pockets are allowed on the lower legs of pants/shorts. Exaggerated size pant bottoms (not to exceed 22" in circumference) and/or fraying of hems are not allowed. Short skirts can not be wrap around or have splits in front or back. Hemlines of shorts, skirts, skorts or jumpers cannot exceed two inches above the knee. Only longer skirts (27" or more) may have splits in back or side. No side pockets are allowed on pants/shorts or long skirts. No external pockets are allowed on pants/shorts or   No visible name brand emblems are allowed on these garments. Khaki-colored jean/denim style pants/shorts, overalls, corduroys, warm-ups, cargo, capri, leggings, and drawstring clothing are not considered acceptable uniform style pants. 
    1. Students must wear solid white, black, brown, navy blue or khaki/tan colored socks with no logos or emblems on them. Socks must be worn above the ankle and must be visible at all times.  (No anklets or footie socks allowed) The same colored tights or stockings may be worn instead to accompany the uniform. 
    1. Students must wear a solid khaki, black, navy blue or brown (leather or cloth) belt with the uniform style pants. Standard size buckles are required – not to exceed 2" in height.  (No big buckles are allowed.) 
    1. Students must wear shoes such as tennis, casual or dress styles. No sandals, thongs, boots (to the knee) or other inappropriate footwear are allowed. Shoes must have a complete front and back. Shoes requiring laces must have the laces and remain tied at all times during the day.

    ADDITIONAL GARMENTS

    1. Solid navy blue, white, khaki/tan or school-colored sweatshirts, sweaters, or sweater vests may be worn over polo or oxford shirts. No contrasting colors, stripes, etc. will be allowed. Sweatshirts, sweaters, and/or sweater vests may have official school mascot/logo on them. Sweatshirts must be pullover in nature and may have hoods. Hoods may not have drawstrings. (The hood must be removed once inside the building.) Uniform shirt collars must be visible at all times when wearing these garments. Note: WSMHS students may have the following colors only: light blue, navy or black. Over garments worn at West St. Mary High must zip, button, or snap all the way down and must be hoodless. 
    1. A lightweight jacket, parka, or windbreaker can be worn when experiencing cooler weather or when buildings are too cool for students. The garment must be solid navy blue, khaki/tan, white, black, brown, or designated school color. No contrasting colors, stripes, etc. will be allowed. These garments may have hoods but must be free of name brand emblems.  Hoods may not have drawstrings. (The hood must be removed once inside the building.)  Official school mascots/logos may be located on these additional garments. School-issued jackets may be taken into consideration as part of the uniform. Note: WSMHS students may have the following colors only: light blue, navy or   Over garments worn at West St. Mary High must zip, button, or snap all the way down and must be hoodless. 

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

    1. Students who transfer into St. Mary Parish will be allowed two weeks to purchase uniforms complying with the policy.

    2. Clothing must be neat, clean, modest, properly worn, and the correct size for the student. Blue jeans are allowed (when designated by the principal) but must meet the same criteria as uniform pants. Accessories, book-sacks, book covers, or any other item containing graffiti, or writing/symbols, which may be perceived as vulgar, profane, disruptive, gang-related, violent, heavy metal, tobacco or alcohol-related language are not to be worn or brought on the school.

    3. Spirit shirts may be worn with approved pants/shorts, skirts, etc. on designated days as determined by the principal. Students have the option of wearing a spirit shirt or standard school uniform.

    4. The school principal/designee will make final decisions regarding acceptance of garments within the uniform policy

    NONCOMPLIANCE PROCEDURES FOR DRESS CODE POLICY

    The student dress code policy shall apply to all students in all schools in St. Mary Parish.  

    The following are approved disciplinary procedures for students (Pre-K - 12th grade) who are in noncompliance with the mandatory dress code policy: 

    *First Offense: A telephone call will be made by the principal to the parent/guardian to attend a conference with principal concerning the dress code policy.  Parent/guardian should also bring appropriate change of clothing to school. 

    *Second Offense: A telephone call will be made by the principal to the parent/guardian to alert parent that the child is being referred to two (2) hours in the student adjustment center for appropriate disciplinary action as determined by the principal.  Parent/guardian should also bring appropriate change of clothing to school and will be required to attend a conference with the principal prior to the student returning to class. 

    *Third Offense: A telephone call will be made by the principal to the parent/guardian to alert parent that the child is being referred to four (4) hours in the student adjustment center for appropriate disciplinary action as determined by the principal.  Parent/guardian should also bring appropriate change of clothing to school and will be required to attend a conference with the principal prior to the student return to class. 

    A student’s clothing must be the appropriate, standard school uniform as determined by the St. Mary Parish School Board and as interpreted by the principal.  The principal will make the determination regarding the acceptability of a student’s uniform dress, accessories, and appearance. 

    **Students who are in continuous noncompliance of the dress code policy will be referred by the school principal to the Child Welfare and Attendance Supervisor.  At this time, a disposition will be made by the Superintendent or his designee for possible court action against the parent and/or student.

     

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