*  SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS ACADEMY

DRESS CODE

2016-2017

 

Shirts:
Style: Loose fitting, maximum 3-button polo shirt, short or long sleeve. No more than two (2) buttons unbuttoned. Shirts may have STAA logo (not required) or other logo/label provided such other logo/label is not distracting or offensive, is located on the hem, sleeve, lapel, or the shirt pocket area and does not exceed 2 inches by 2 inches in size, but otherwise no labels or logos. No tight fitting shirts.

            Middle & High School Color: Any solid color (no striping of any kind)

            Elementary School Color: Solid white, navy, hunter green, red, or light blue

 

Sweater:
Style: Cardigan, zip, or button, crew neck or V-neck pullover.
Sweaters may have STAA logo or other logo/label provided such other logo/label is not distracting or offensive, is located on the hem, sleeve, lapel or the shirt pocket area and does not exceed 2 inches by 2 inches in size.
No decorations like sequins, rhinestones, etc. are permitted.

Middle & High School Color: Any solid color (no striping of any kind)

            Elementary School Color: Solid white, navy, hunter green, red or light blue

 

Sweatshirts:
Style: Any STAA or appropriate school logo sweatshirt (hooded or crew) will be allowed.
No hooded sweatshirts can be worn during Mass regardless of STAA logo.
Sweatshirts may have STAA logo or other logo/label provided such other logo/label is not distracting or offensive, is located on the hem, sleeve, lapel or the shirt pocket area and does not exceed 2 inches by 2 inches in size.

Middle & High School Color: Any solid color (no striping of any kind)

            Elementary School Color: Solid white, navy, hunter green, red or light blue


Pants:

Style: Twill pants with an appropriate waist with no skin showing.
Leggings, denim, and yoga pants are not allowed.
Cargo pants are allowed with close fitting pockets. Capri pants are allowed for the girls. Pants should not be tight.

Color: Navy, khaki, and black.


Jumpers:  
Elementary School Only (Grades K-5)
Style: To the knee; tights or shorts should be worn underneath.

                       Color: Navy blue or khaki
Shorts/Skorts:
Style: To the knee; can be worn only from April through October.

                       Color: Navy blue or khaki

                       Shorts are not to be worn on Mass days.


Special Considerations:

Shirts under polos: plain, knit, solid colored shirts or turtlenecks can be worn under polo shirts.

Underwear: should never be seen.

Prevention of exposed midriff: shirts need to cover midriff at all times.

Jewelry: No more than two (2) piercings in each ear.  No other facial piercings. No excessive chains.

Makeup: High School (Grades 9-12); No extreme make-up.

Shoes: shoes with toes and heels covered. Sandals with back straps are allowed with socks.
Flip flops, clogs, slippers, or shoes with wheels are not allowed. No heels over two (2) inches.

Socks: are to be worn

Belts: Required to prevent the sag if pants cannot stay above waist.

Hair: clean and reasonably groomed. To be kept out of eyes. No hats allowed in school.


Mass Days:   All students will wear white polos with uniform pants.

                      No hooded sweatshirts, capris, or shorts are to be worn during Mass.

***Students are permitted to wear Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy apparel tops with their uniform pants on any given day
except for Mass Days when white polos are required.


Jean Days:

Only clean jeans with no holes or rips allowed. T-shirts and sweatshirts allowed. Any printing on clothing should be in good taste.
Shorts may be worn if they are uniform shorts or denim shorts; no athletic shorts.  Shorts must be to the knee and may only be worn during the months of April, May, September, and October.  Sweatpants/wind pants are not allowed.  Information under “special considerations” still enforced.

 Students are permitted to wear Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy apparel tops with their uniform pants on any given day except for Mass Days when white polos are required.

 

These guidelines do not cover every possible situation. As indicated above, questionable attire or appearance will be referred to an administrative team member who will render an opinion, make a decision, and/or refer it to the Uniform Dress Code Committee. Since styles of clothing and hair change rapidly, the administrative team members reserve the right to restrict certain fashions that are inappropriate as well as interpret what is considered to be in poor taste or distracting to the learning environment.