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Dress Code

Servite High School believes that there is a direct correlation between a student’s appearance and his overall attitude toward school. A student’s dress reflects his approach to his studies, the amount of respect he holds for members of the faculty and staff, and his behavior as it affects other students. Dressing professionally and appropriately for school signifies a respect for self, the Formation Process, and the Servite Order. Students clothing must never denigrate the Catholic faith or Servite Order or go against their values.

With the support of faculty and staff, the Dean of Students is directly responsible for the administration and interpretation of the Dress Code Policy. The Dress Code is most effectively enforced with the direct collaboration and support of parents and guardians. This policy is not exhaustive. It does not and cannot account for every scenario. The responsibility for rulings not covered by this policy rests with the Dean of Students

Each student is expected to be in school dress code, neatly dressed, and groomed while on campus. The Dress Code Policy is in effect for the entire school day (morning bell to dismissal bell, including break and lunch) and will be enforced from the first day of school through the last final examination. Any student out of dress code during final examination time will not be permitted to take the final.

Teachers will conduct dress code checks. Any student who is not able to correct a Dress Code violation will minimally receive detention. A student with repeat offenses or major violations will be referred to the Dean of Students. In some cases, a student may be sent home until he conforms to the policy.

 

Liturgical/Professional Day Dress
 

Professional dress must be worn appropriately for the entire school day.

● White long-sleeved dress shirt only
● Servite tie
● Black dress pants
● Black dress shoes
● Black dress socks
● Black leather-style belt
● Professional dress must be clean, pressed, and size-appropriate.
● A suit jacket or a Servite letterman’s jacket are the only permitted outerwear during Mass.
● No caps or hats will be worn with professional dress at any time.

 

daily attire
 

Pants
● Pants must be kahki, black, or gray and must have a belt loops.
● Pants must be clean and in good repair.
● Pants must conform to the size of the individual.
● Pants must be worn with a black or brown belt with a traditional buckle (no seatbelt or double-ring type buckles). Belts must be leather or leather style material (no cloth, woven, or canvas material).
● No cargo-style, denim, or jogger-style pants.

Shirts
● Servite branded polo shirts (Vikki Marsha, Student store, Athletics, or Clubs)
● Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
● Only seniors may wear an appropriate Hawaiian shirt.

Shorts
● Shorts must be kahki, black, or gray and must have a belt loops.
● Shorts must be clean and in good repair.
● Shorts must conform to the size of the individual.
● Shorts must be worn with a black or brown belt with a traditional buckle (no seatbelt or double-ring type buckles). Belts must be leather or leather style material (no cloth, woven, or canvas material).
● No cargo-style, denim, or athletic-style shorts
● Undergarments must be covered completely.

Shoes
● Only athletic or leather/canvas style shoes may be worn.
● Shoes must be clean and in good repair.
● Shoes must be closed toe with a back and worn properly. Sandals are never permitted.
● Vans-style slip-on shoes with tennis shoe soles are acceptable.
● Shoes with laces must be laced and tied.
● Slipper-style or loafer shoes (even with tennis shoe sole) are not permitted
● White or black socks must be worn and visible a minimum of ½ inch above the top of the shoe at all times. Seniors may wear patterned socks as a senior privilege.

Jackets/Sweatshirts
● Students may wear only Servite branded sweatshirts and jackets.
● The Deans Office may communicate additional options due to inclement weather throughout the year.
● Seniors may wear a sweatshirt or jacket with a college/university logo as a senior privilege.

Spirit Day
● The Dean of Students will designate and announce an upcoming Spirit Day. On these days, students may wear any Servite shirt with dress code pants, dress code shorts, or jeans. Students not participating in Spirit Day attire must follow the regular dress code policy.
● Any Servite shirt (polo, T-shirt, long-sleeved) may be worn.
● Jeans must be in good repair and are acceptable only if worn with a Servite shirt.
● Belts are required at all times, but shirts may be untucked on Spirit Days.

Hoods/Hats/Gloves/Sunglasses
● Only Servite hats/caps/beanies may be worn but are never permitted indoors.
● Sweatshirts may have hoods, however, hoods may not be worn indoors.
● Bandanas may not be worn at school or to school events.
● Sunglasses are never permitted indoors.

Hair
Hair must be properly groomed, cleaned, and neat in appearance, and must be your natural hair color. Exaggerated or extreme styles, non-natural colors, hair that hangs in the face, or scalp/hair designs distract from the educational experience and are not permitted. Extreme, two-toned hair color is never permitted. The Dean’s Office will determine if a student’s grooming or hairstyle violates school policy.
● Hair will be off the eyes and the length may extend on the sides beyond the top of the ear but not below the halfway point of the ear. Additionally, it may touch the collar but not extend beyond the bottom of the collar.
● Sideburns may not extend to the bottom of the ear and must be trimmed.
● Professionally groomed braids, twists, locks, or rows are permitted as long as they are within all other grooming guidelines.
● Students may be sent home or suspended from classes until the style/color is corrected to the satisfaction of the Dean of Students and/or administration.

Facial Hair
● Students must be CLEAN-SHAVEN of ALL facial hair at the beginning of each school day.
● Students who are not clean-shaven will receive a detention and must be in compliance the following day.

Tattoos & Piercings
● No earrings/posts/coverings/plugs/piercings on campus or at school activities and events.
● No visible tattoos on campus or at school activities and events.

Fingernails
● Fingernails must be clean and appropriately trimmed.
● Students are not allowed to wear fingernail polish on campus or at school activities and events.

Make-up
● Students are not allowed to wear make-up on campus or at school activities and events.