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The approved Uniform Policy for St. Wenceslaus School is listed below. Gently used uniforms are available through our exchange program at no charge.  To guarantee approved items are acquired, families are encouraged to purchase their uniform items through Donald’s Uniforms or Educational Outfitters. You may shop online at www.donaldsuniform.com or http://minnesota.educationaloutfitters.com.  You can also shop directly in the Donald’s Uniform locations in St. Paul or Eden Prairie. Educational Outfitters is located in St. Louis Park.

If you have questions about uniform items from another vendor, please contact the school for samples of approved uniform items. These items must also conform to the uniform policy listed below.

UNIFORM POLICY and DRESS CODES (2018-19)

The approved Uniform Policy for St. Wenceslaus School is listed below. Gently used uniforms are

available through our exchange program at no charge. To guarantee approved items are acquired, families are encouraged to purchase their uniform items through Donald’s Uniforms or Educational Outfitters. You may shop on-line at Donald’s Uniform  or Minnesota Educational Outfitters . You can also shop directly in the Donald’s Uniform locations in St. Paul or Eden Prairie. Educational Outfitters is located in St. Louis Park.

If you have questions about uniform items from another vendor, please contact the school for samples of approved uniform items. These items must also conform to the uniform policy listed below.

Uniform Guidelines FOR GIRLS (K-6)

Jumpers

• Blue and green plaid jumper with 2 pleats in front and 2 pleats in back from Donald’s Uniform Store (Donald’s #55) or the approved plaid available from Educational Outfitters– Other plaids will not be accepted.

Shirt/Blouse

• Short or long sleeve white uniform blouse (Peter Pan or pointed collar)

• Short or long sleeve white, light blue or red knit polo shirt (School logo on left preferred but not required)

• White or Red long sleeve turtleneck

• Buttons must be white or clear

• Must NOT have any lace, ruffles, logos, zippers or wide collars

Pants/Shorts/Skorts/Skirts

• Navy blue twill DRESS pants – Uniform style (No elastic waist or knit pants)

• Navy blue twill dress shorts, skorts, capris, skirts or blue & green plaid skirt – uniform style from Donald’s.

• No outer pockets, zippers, logos, or other decals.

• Navy blue, white, or red leggings may be worn with a skirt, skort, or jumper along with approved socks.

Sweaters/Sweatshirts/Fleece Jacket

• Red or Navy Blue cardigan or pullover sweater must be plain weave and cardigan must have plain buttons (no hoods, pockets, trim, or zippers)

• St. Wenceslaus School Sweatshirt – Red or Navy – One of the approved polo shirts or blouses must be worn underneath the school sweatshirt.

• Red or Navy Blue fleece jacket with school logo- only available at Donald’s and Educational Outfitters

• ***New - Red or Blue Dry fit 3/4 zip pull over with school logo- only available at Donald’s.

Socks and Shoes

• Tights or socks (White, Red or Navy) – Socks must be worn at all times with all types of shoes

• No backless shoes, sandals, or flip-flops. Closed toe/closed heal shoes are required.

• Athletic shoes are required for all field trips and physical education classes.

Uniform Guidelines FOR BOYS (K-6)

Shirts

• Short or long sleeve white, light blue or red polo shirt (School logo on left preferred but not required)

• White or Red long sleeve turtleneck

• Button down dress shirts are not approved

Pants/Shorts

• Navy blue twill DRESS pants – Uniform style or shorts (No elastic waist or knit pants)

• No outer pockets, zippers, logos, or other detail

• “Cargo” pants or shorts are not approved

Sweaters/Sweatshirts/Fleece Jacket

• Red or Navy Blue cardigan or pullover sweater must be plain weave and cardigan must have plain buttons (no hoods, pockets, trim, or zippers)

• St. Wenceslaus School Sweatshirt – Red or Navy – One of the approved shirts must be worn underneath the school sweatshirt.

• Red or Navy Blue fleece jacket with school logo- only available at Donald’s Uniform Store or Educational Outfitters.

• ***New - Red or Blue Dry fit 3/4 zip pull over with school logo- only available at Donald’s.

Socks and Shoes

• Navy blue, white, red, or black socks

• Socks must be worn at all times with all types of shoes

• No backless shoes, sandals, or flip-flops. Closed toe/closed heal shoes are required.

• Athletic shoes are required for all field trips and physical education classes.

Dress Code Guidelines FOR GRADES 7 & 8 (Boys & Girls)

The students in Grades 7 and 8 are not required to wear the school uniform. The dress code, however, must conform to the dictates of modesty and proper attire for all. The following Dress Code has been approved:

• Pants must be neat and clean. Pants must be free from holes or not show signs of excessive wear. Popular torn jeans may be worn only if the tears are below the knee or have a fabric underlay. These ‘torn jeans” may not be worn on school Mass days.

• Dresses, skirts, and shorts should be no higher than approximately 6″ above the knee. For taller girls, shorts may have a 6″ inseam however skirts and dresses must be longer and no shorter than 6″ above the knee.

• Halter-tops, tank tops or tube tops are inappropriate types of dress in an academic setting and therefore will not be allowed. Bare stomachs and/or bare shoulders are not acceptable.

• Girls may not wear tight stretchy pants such as leggings, yoga pants, jeggings and the like without wearing a long shirt that covers the student’ body past the torso area. Tights are never acceptable unless under a dress and may not be substituted for leggings.

• Students are not to wear hats, coats or jackets in the classroom.

• Any clothing displaying alcohol, controlled substances, sexual connotations or firearms and violence is prohibited at any time.

• Athletic shoes are required for all field trips and physical education classes.

Special Event Clothing

(For Archdiocesan special events, school Mass days, and other events that come up throughout the year.)

For 7th and 8 grade students

• Tan Khaki pants for boys and girls.

• Tan Khaki skirt or skort for girls.

• Navy blue or white pullover polo shirt with school logo available from Donald’s

• Navy blue or white button down dress shirt.

• Navy blue or white blouse with collar and sleeves for girls - no decals, logos or lace.

• Red or Navy Blue fleece jacket with school logo- only available at Donald’s Uniform Store or Educational Outfitters.

• ***New - Red or Blue Dry fit 3/4 zip pullover with school logo- only available at Donald’s.

Mass Attire for Students in Grades 7 – 8

• Students in grades 7-8 are expected to wear clothing appropriate for Mass. Boys:

Long pants or nice shorts – No Sweat pants.

Boys: Dress shirt/polo shirt with buttons and a collar – No Sweatshirts or t-shirts.

Girls: Long pants or nice shorts with nice top/shirt. – No Sweatpants and sweatshirts or t-shirts.

Girls: Skirt/Skort or Dress with an appropriate style and length for Mass.

• Students wearing any other type of clothing judged by the Dress code policy, principal or classroom teacher as unacceptable for school will be sent home for a change of clothing or will be given an appropriate alternative item to wear from the staff.

Most Common DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS

For your convenience we have listed below some of the most common dress code violations seen at St.Wenceslaus School. Adherence to our dress code policy is very important. We strongly encourage you to call the school office with any questions regarding approved uniform items.

• Violation: Girls plaid jumpers from other area schools or the wrong plaid lines/colors

• Violation: Girls stretch knit pants with elastic waist

• Violation: Girls cardigan sweaters with ruffles, hoods, zippers, ornamental weave and/or decorative buttons

• Violation: Girls socks or tights with ornamental design

• Violation: Boy’s button down collared dress shirts

• Violation: Boy’s “cargo” pants or shorts with outer pockets, zippers, logos, etc.

• Violation: Coats and jackets and non-approved sweat shirts/sweaters worn in the classroom.

• Violation: Shoes without socks. Inappropriate shoes

• Violation: Shorts and Skirts that are more than six inches above the knee.

• Violation: Leggings or yoga pants worn with a short shirt or top.

• Violation: Tights worn under shorts or in place of yoga pants.

Any non-approved clothing items worn to school will be considered a policy violation. A written note will be sent via e-mail to the parent on the first violation. If a second violation occurs, the student will be sent home for a change of clothing or will be given an appropriate alternative item to wear from the staff.

SWS Uniform Policy & Dress Codes ~ 2018-19