School Uniforms

School Uniforms

Uniform / Dress Code

Uniform / Dress Code
St. Barnabas School believes that the school uniform helps to create an appropriate tone for a productive school environment. It is imperative that students abide by the dress code from the time they arrive in the building until they leave the building after school. By eliminating competition in dress, the code helps to create a spirit of community while building positive identification with the school.
The general rule: A student who wears a visible item that is not specifically permitted by the dress code is in violation of the code. Students violating the dress code will be asked to provide written explanation from a parent/guardian. If a written explanation is not provided, parents/guardians may be called and asked to bring a change of clothes. The administration of St. Barnabas School has the ultimate authority to determine the appropriateness of all attire, including special dress days. Parents are depended upon to see that the dress code is observed at all times.
 
New fashions and trends sometimes pose questions as to whether they are consistent with the uniform policy. Please refer to this policy before purchasing such items. Questions may also be referred to the administration. Additions or changes to this policy may be made at any time.
 
The PTU sponsors Uniform Exchange events throughout the school year, where new and gently used Uniform items are available for a small fee ($10 or less per item.) You do not need to bring an item to purchase an item. The Uniform Exchange Chairperson may also be able to accommodate a special request, outside of the scheduled sessions by appointment.

Standard Uniform - Emblem

It is our policy that the Standard Uniform polo, navy Mass sweater vest and navy Mass sweater include the St. Barnabas embroidered emblem.
Uniform apparel vendors
  • Schoolbelles, Inc.
    • http://www.schoolbelles.com
    • School code #S0192
  • Land’s End
    • https://www.landsend.com
    • Preferred School #900131616
Embroidery services:

  • Mrs. Shauna Kaminsky
    • 330-468-6941 (Office)
    • 216-548-0966 (Cell)
    • Texting is suggested
  • Mrs. Terese Joyce
    • 216-254-0217   
  • Steve’s Sports
    • http://www.stevesports.com
    • 440-735-0044



 

Girls Standard Uniform

  • Girls Grades K-3: A royal blue/white/gray plaid open arm or tunic style jumper with pleated skirt purchased from Schoolbelles. Jumper should be no more than 2 inches above the knee.
  • Girls Grades 4-8: A royal blue/white/gray plaid skirt or skort purchased from Schoolbelles. Skirt/skort should be no more than 3 inches above the knee, and may not be rolled to make shorter.
  • Tailored plain front or pleated slacks, purchased from Schoolbelles or Lands’ End. Similar style slacks may be obtained from any supplier, however these pants must be traditionally styled slacks with inside pockets (not patch pockets/cargos), plain or pleated fronts, with cuffed or stitched hems. Slacks should not be flared or hip hugger style, should not have contrasting seams or other adornments, and should not drag on the ground. A plain, brown or black belt that is securely fastened around the waist must be worn if the slacks bear belt loops. 
    • Grades K-6: Navy color slacks only
    • Grades 7-8: Option of Tan slacks with Navy polo
    • Grades K-2: Belt is optional
  • Long or short-sleeved tailored button-down blouse (no emblem), or polo shirt with St. Barnabas emblem from Schoolbelles or Lands’ End. Other blouse/polo shirt may be obtained from any supplier, however the polo must be embroidered with the St. Barnabas emblem, and not contain other emblems or names. Blouse/polo shirt must be properly tucked into the pants unless banded. A solid white t-shirt or turtleneck with no writing or design may be worn under the blouse/polo shirt and must be tucked in. 
    • Grades K-6: Blouse/polo shirt must be Light Blue or White color only
    • Grades 7-8: Option of Navy polo with Tan slacks, or uniform skirt/skort.
  • A vest, sweater, or sweatshirt without hood that is navy color with the St. Barnabas emblem may be worn over the blouse/polo shirt. A crewneck, cardigan or vest sweater that is solid navy, grey or white, with no other emblems may also be worn over the blouse/polo. Sweater may not be oversized or cover the uniform. 
  • Socks that cover the ankle must be worn at all times and must be solid navy, black, gray or white. Girls may also wear opaque (not see-through, not patterned, not mesh) tights with feet in solid blue, black, grey, or white with jumpers or skirts/skorts. Girls may not wear leggings, leg warmers, thigh-highs, thermal underwear, or long pants under jumpers or skirts/skorts. Socks may not be worn with tights.
  • Saddle style, navy, black or brown dress shoes must be worn with standard and mass uniforms. Shoes must be closed-toe loafer or tie style, and laces must be tied at all times. Boots, boot-like shoes, “crocs,” slippers, moccasins, slides/mules, high heels, platform style and sandals are not permitted. Athletic footwear or "look-alike" will not be permitted. Shoes with heels should be no more than 1 inch, measured from the inside of heel. 
  • Inappropriate hairstyles are not permitted. Extreme spiking, unnatural colors or combinations of colors are not acceptable. Fashion-styled hair beads, hair wraps, corn braids and hairpieces are some examples that are not acceptable. Girls’ hair should be neatly trimmed and not hang in front of student’s face. Students may not wear scarves, bandannas, hats, or other headwear. Headwear worn as legitimate religious attire (as determined by the School Principal) may be considered as an exception.
  • Makeup, perfume, nail polish and tattoos are not permitted.
  • Simple jewelry (one pair of small stud earrings, two bracelets; one necklace) that complements the uniform may be worn. Anatomical piercing, except of the ear (girls only), may not bear jewelry of any kind. No accessory may be worn that is contrary to the philosophy of the school.

Boys Standard Uniform

  • Tailored plain front or pleated slacks, purchased from Schoolbelles or Lands’ End. Similar style slacks may be obtained from any supplier, however these pants must be traditionally styled slacks with inside pockets (not patch pockets/cargos), plain or pleated fronts, with cuffed or stitched hems. Slacks should not be flared or hip hugger style, should not have have contrasting seams or other adornments, and should not drag on the ground. A plain, brown or black belt that is securely fastened around the waist must be worn if the slacks bear belt loops.
    • Grades K-6: Navy color slacks only
    • Grades 7-8: Option of Tan slacks with Navy polo
    • Grades K-2: Belt is optional
  • Long or short-sleeved polo shirt with St. Barnabas emblem from Schoolbelles or Lands’ End. Other polo shirt may be purchased from any supplier, however it must be embroidered with the St. Barnabas emblem, and not contain other emblems or names. Polo shirt must be properly tucked into the pants unless banded. A solid white t-shirt or turtleneck with no writing or design may be worn under the polo shirt and must be tucked in. 
    • Grades K-6: Polo shirt must be Light Blue or White color only
    • Grades 7-8: Option of Navy polo with Tan slacks
  • A vest, sweater, or sweatshirt without hood that is navy color with the St. Barnabas emblem may be worn over the polo shirt. A crewneck, cardigan or vest sweater that is solid
  • navy, grey or white, with no other emblems may also be worn over a polo. Sweater may not be oversized or cover the uniform. 
  • Socks that cover the ankle must be worn at all times and can be solid navy, black, gray or white. 
  • Black or brown dress shoes must be worn with standard and mass uniforms. Shoes must be closed-toe loafer or tie style, and laces must be tied at all times. Boots, boot-like shoes, “crocs,” slippers, moccasins, and sandals are not permitted. Athletic footwear or "look-alike" will not be permitted.
  • Inappropriate hairstyles are not permitted. Extreme spiking, shaved sides or backs, carvings, unnatural colors or combinations of colors, and long tails are some examples that are not acceptable. Boys’ hair should be neatly groomed, and must be above the shirt collar, the top of the ear and the eyebrow. Students may not wear scarves, bandannas, hats, or other headwear. Headwear worn as legitimate religious attire (as determined by the School Principal) may be considered as an exception.
  • Boys are to be clean-shaven; beards, mustaches, and sideburns extending below the earlobe or onto the cheek are not permitted. Tattoos are not permitted. 
  • Simple jewelry (two bracelets; one necklace) that complements the uniform may be worn. Anatomical piercing, including ears may not bear jewelry of any kind. No accessory may be worn that is contrary to the philosophy of the school.

Mass Uniforms (Grades 4-8)

  • Mass uniforms are worn November 1 – April 30, for Liturgies, Prayer Services, Stations of the Cross, and/or at the teacher's discretion. Sweatshirts are not acceptable for Mass uniform. 
  • Girls Grades 4-8: 
    • In addition to the Standard Uniform, girls are required to wear a vest or sweater that is navy color with the St. Barnabas emblem, or a solid navy, grey or white V-neck sweater, sweater vest, or sweater cardigan over the blouse/polo shirt.
  • Boys Grades 4-8: 
    • In addition to the Standard Uniform slacks, boys are required to wear a solid color, long or short-sleeved oxford style dress shirt and choice of tie, appropriate for school. 
    • Boys also have the option to wear a vest or sweater that is navy color with the St. Barnabas emblem, or a solid navy, grey or white V-neck sweater, sweater vest, or sweater cardigan over the dress shirt and tie. 

Seasonal Uniform (1st and 4th quarters only)

  • Dress walking shorts no more than 3 inches above the knee, which can be purchased from any supplier. A plain, brown or black belt that is securely fastened around the waist must be worn if the shorts bear belt loops. 
    • Grades K-6: Navy color shorts only
    • Grades 7-8: Option of Tan shorts with Navy polo
    • Grades K-2: Belt is optional
  • Short-sleeved polo shirt with St. Barnabas emblem from Schoolbelles or Lands’ End. Other polo shirt may be obtained from any supplier, however it must be embroidered with the St. Barnabas emblem, and not contain other emblems or names. Polo shirt must be properly tucked into the shorts unless banded. A solid white t-shirt with no writing or design may be worn under the polo shirt and must be tucked in.
    • Grades K-6: Polo shirt must be Light Blue or White color only
    • Grades 7-8: Option of Navy polo with Tan shorts, or uniform skirt/skort
  • Socks that cover the ankle must be worn at all times and must be solid navy, black, gray or white. 
  • Standard uniform shoes, or black, grey or white athletic shoes may be worn with shorts. Athletic shoes must be laced with only one pair, must match the color of the shoe, and tied at all times. 

Special Dress Days

  • Students may dress down on the day their birthday is celebrated. 
  • During dress down days students may wear jeans, cargo pants, sweatpants, wind pants, or loose-fitting athletic pants. T-shirts, polo shirts or sweatshirts; and athletic shoes with socks that cover the ankle. 
  • The following are not permitted during dress down days: shorts (unless the Seasonal Uniform option is in effect); ripped, torn, tight-fitting or painted clothing, clothing with inappropriate words; hats or other headwear; armbands; inappropriate shirts including crop tops, tank tops, tube tops, halter tops and peasant blouses; low-rise pants, tight-fitting pants such as yoga pants, leggings, jeggings, etc.
    • Girls: Shirts must have sleeves and be long enough to meet the waistline of the pants, shorts, skirt/skort, without exposing the midriff or cleavage. Skirts/skorts must be no shorter than three (3) inches above the knee.
    • Boys: Shirts must have sleeves and and be long enough to meet the waistline of the pants or shorts. Pants must sit at the natural waist with no underwear showing, and not drag on the ground. Boys are not permitted to wear earrings.
  • Picture Day is a Dress-up Day. Students are not required to wear the standard or Mass uniform. Athletic shoes, shorts, T-shirts, denim or colored jeans are not permitted. 
  • While the school may have a special dress day, a class that has Liturgy or special activities may be directed by their teacher to adhere to the standard or mass uniform. 
  • Students dressed inappropriately on a dress down day will be issued a demerit, and may be kept out of class until appropriate clothing is found or brought from home.
  • If a student continues to violate the dress code he/she may lose future "out of uniform" privileges.

Physical Education Uniform

  • St. Barnabas School Physical Education (PE) uniform shorts and t-shirts are mandatory for all grades. New uniform shorts and t-shirts may be purchased from the PE teachers or through the school office. Gently used PE uniforms are typically available at Uniform Exchange sessions. 
  • Non-marking athletic shoes of any color must be worn during PE class. Athletic shoes that follow the Seasonal Uniform guidelines may also be worn for PE class. PE athletic shoes must be Velcro, fastened or laced and tied at all times.
  • Socks that cover the ankle must be worn at all times 
  • To maintain good hygiene and reduce the spread of germs, PE clothing and shoes are not permitted to be exchanged between students.
  • If a PE uniform is lost, it must be replaced within one week.
  • Points will be deducted from a student’s PE Dress Grade for arriving to PE class without the proper uniform. 
  • Grades K-3: 
    • In place of the standard or seasonal uniform, students may wear their PE uniform to school all day. During the 2nd and 3rd quarters, students must wear a solid navy sweatshirt and solid navy sweatpants/wind pants over their PE uniform.
  • Grades 4-8: 
    • Students are required to bring their PE uniform to school in a school appropriate gym bag. 
  • Label all PE clothing in permanent marker or ink.
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