School uniforms have traditionally been a hallmark of Catholic education for several reasons:
1. Their use fosters a sense of unity and solidarity among the students of a given school.
2. Uniforms help to promote an environment of equality among students.
3. The use of uniforms eliminates difficulties in clothing selection for both students and parents alike.
As a visible sign of outward representation of Holy Spirit Catholic School, uniforms should be clean, neat, and in order, reflecting pride in appearance which is consistent with the ideals of the school.
HSCS uniforms may be purchased from Dennis Uniform Company in Salt Lake City, Utah at any time during the year. Other retailers such as Land's End, Target, Sears and JC Penney's may be used for certain items such as short sleeved polo shirts, navy blue shorts and slacks. Plaid skirts and jumpers must be ordered from Dennis Uniform Company.
Uniforms must be worn on each school day during the year, except on Free Dress Days specifically designated by the Principal. The Principal will, on occasion, distribute coupons for good deeds or other positive actions that can be used for a Free Dress day. The student may choose the day he/she wants to redeem their coupon for free dress and simply give the coupon to the Principal upon arriving at school that morning.
On the first Friday of each school month, we observe a "Spirit Day." Students are not required to be in uniform on this day. On First Fridays "Spirit Days," school sweatshirts and clean and decent T-shirts are acceptable. Parents are responsible for sending their child to school in appropriate clothing. Immoral messages printed on clothing and torn/ragged clothing is not permissible. Girls may not wear short tops or blouses on Free Dress Days. Free dress privileges may be taken away from any student who continually dresses inappropriately.
If the temperature reads higher than 40 degrees, navy blue shorts or capri pants may be worn along with the white uniform shirts. The length of the shorts must extend to slightly above the knee. The child's fingertips should touch the bottom edge of the shorts. This will also be the case when wearing shorts for free dress. SHORTS AND CAPRI PANTS CAN ONLY BE WORN WHEN THE TEMPERATURE IS HIGHER THAN 40 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT AND AT NO OTHER TIME.
Students may wear any combination of the items listed below unless otherwise specified:
Solid Navy Blue Slacks – No tight fitting pants (i.e., knits, stirrup pants or leggings). During winter months, corduroy navy blue slacks may be worn. No cargo pockets, elastic or gathered cuffs, rolled up cuffs of a different color, crop pants or jeans. A navy blue or black belt may be worn with pants that have belt loops.
White, Hunter Green, or Light Blue Collared Shirts – Long or short sleeved polo, oxford or turtleneck shirts with no embroideries or laces. Shirts must be tucked in. T-shirts are not allowed on regular school days.
Plaid Jumpers, Skirts and Skorts - Girls may wear plaid jumpers, skirts and skorts. Only plaid uniform items supplied by Dennis Uniform Company in Salt Lake City are permitted. Navy blue or black shorts may be worn under jumpers/skirts during P.E. classes provided they are not longer than the jumper/skirt.
No logos or crests are permitted on clothing, except those sewn into the waist band.
Jewelry or hair accessories are acceptable as long as they do not prove to be unsafe or become a distraction. In such cases, the Principal or teachers may request for their removal.
Shoes and socks must be worn. Sandals may be worn with socks. No clogs, thongs or open-backed shoes are allowed. Socks should be white or navy. Girls may wear navy or white anklets or tights as well.
Violation of the uniform code – Students wearing incorrect uniforms will be sent to the office to call his/her parents. Parents will be required to pick up the student or bring the correct uniform attire to school.
For P.E. classes, non-marking, rubber soled shoes must be worn.
Scout uniforms may be worn with the Principal’s permission.