School Uniforms

School Uniforms

Uniform Dress Code

Uniform Dress Code
Uniforms are an important part of the way we remain connected as a school community. When wearing The St. Barnabas School Uniform, inside and outside the school, students represent the school and their behavior should be a credit to themselves, their families, and the school community. We ask that all parents and students adhere to the uniform policy outlined below to help our school community retain this important part of our identity.

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 code will be asked to provide written explanation from a parent. If a written explanation is not provided, parents will be called and further action may be taken.  

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. 
 

Purchasing Uniforms

St. Barnabas School has contracted with two uniform vendors to provide our families with a variety of options.  St. Barnabas recommends that you purchase your items from one of the two uniform vendors listed below, as all items in these school shops are approved for use at the School.  

Items purchased from other vendors must mirror the style and color options offered from School Belles and Lands’ End.  If you purchase items from other vendors, embroidery services are available for a fee from the following:  

  • Mrs. Shauna Kaminsky:  330-468-6941 (Office); 216-548-0966 (Cell).  Texting is suggested.
  • Steve’s Sports:  440-735-0044 

The administration of St. Barnabas School has the ultimate authority to determine the appropriateness of ALL attire, hairstyles, accesssories, etc., worn to the School on days the School is in session.

Standard Uniform and Dress Uniform

Note:  all items in the St. Barnabas school shops on School Belles and Lands' End websites are approved.  
  

 ITEM

DETAILS 

BOYS 
PRE-K-3
TOPSPolo: white, light blue, navy, royal blue, grey

Logo required on all polos

Short or long sleeve polo; tucked in or banded 

BOTTOMS
Dress slacks:  navy

Walking shorts (Qtrs 1 & 4 only):  navy 

Tailored plain front or pleated slacks or walking shorts (Qtrs 1 & 4 only), with inside pockets with cuffed or stitched hems

No patch pockets/cargos, contrasting seams or other adornments

REQUIRED 
ACCESSORIES
Socks: solid navy, black, grey or white

Belt (with slacks or walking shorts):  dark brown or black

Socks must cover ankle

Belt optional

 
BOYS
4-8 
TOPSPolo:  white, light blue, navy, royal blue, grey
Logo required on all polos
 
Short or long sleeve polo; tucked in or banded
DRESS UNIFORM TOPSOxford:  plain white + SBS plaid or solid navy tie
Logo optional on oxford
 
Short or long sleeve oxford; tucked in
BOTTOMSDress slacks:  navy (grades 6-8 can also wear khaki)

Walking shorts (Qtrs 1 & 4 only):  navy (grades 6-8 can also wear khaki)
Tailored plain front or pleated slacks or walking shorts (Qtrs 1 & 4 only), with inside pockets with cuffed or stitched hems

No patch pockets/cargos, contrasting seams or other adornments
REQUIRED ACCESSORIESSocks: solid navy, black, grey or white

Belt (with slacks or walking shorts):  dark brown or black
Socks must cover ankle
 
GIRLS
PRE-K-3
TOPS
Tailored blouse:  peter-pan (round) collar, white
 
Polo:  white, light blue, navy, royal blue, grey
Logo required on all polos; logo optional on tailored blouse
 
Short or long sleeve polo or blouse; tucked in or banded
BOTTOMSOpen arm or tunic style jumper:  SBS plaid 

Dress Slacks:  navy

Walking shorts (Qtrs 1 & 4 only):  navy 
Jumper should be no more than 2 inches above the knee cap
 
Tailored plain front or pleated slacks or walking shorts (Qtrs 1 & 4 only), with inside pockets with cuffed or stitched hems

No patch pockets/cargos, contrasting seams or other adornments
REQUIRED ACCESSORIES Dress socks, knee socks or tights: solid navy, black, grey, white

Belt (with slacks or walking shorts):  dark brown or black
Socks must cover ankle; cannot be worn with tights.  

No leg warmers, thigh-highs, thermal underwear, or long pants under jumpers  

Belt optional 
 
GIRLS
4-8 
TOPSTailored blouse:  peter-pan (round) collar, white

Polo:  white, light blue, navy, royal blue, grey
Logo required on all polos; logo optional on tailored blouse 
 
Short or long sleeve polo or blouse; tucked in or banded
DRESS UNIFORM TOPS
Polo:  White, light blue, navy, royal blue, grey; AND Sweater vest, crew neck or cardigan Sweater: navy
 
Oxford:  plain white + SBS plaid or solid navy tie
Logo required on all polos; logo optional on oxford 
 
Logo required on all sweaters 
 
Short or long sleeve oxford or polo; tucked in or banded 
BOTTOMSSkirt or skort:  SBS plaid

Dress slacks:  navy (6-8 grade can also wear khaki)

Walking shorts during Qtrs 1 & 3:  navy (grades 6-8 can also wear khaki)
Skirt or skort should be no more than 2 inches above the knee cap; cannot be rolled to make shorter

Tailored plain front or pleated slacks or walking shorts (Qtrs 1 & 4 only), with inside pockets with cuffed or stitched hems

No patch pockets/cargos, contrasting seams or other adornments 
REQUIRED ACCESSORIESDress socks, knee socks or tights: solid navy, black, grey, white

Belt (with slacks or walking shorts):  dark brown or black 
Socks must cover ankle; cannot be worn with tights

No leg warmers, thigh-highs, thermal underwear, or long pants under skirt or skort 
 
ALL SHOESDress, dress casual, low-cut loafers, boat shoes, oxfords and sneaker-style

Shoe colors: solid black, brown, grey or navy

Shoe soles can be white, black, brown or grey
Examples include Sperry, Converse, Vans, Toms, Roxy, Adidas, Sketcher, etc.   Closed-toe and closed-back; must be tied at all times.
See examples here. 

No excessive stripes or designs; no significant heel
 
Not permitted: athletic/running shoes, mid-tops, high-tops, boots, “crocs”, slippers, moccasins, slides/mules, high heels, open toe, sandals, lights/light-up, wheels or noises
 
Rubber soles only; non-marking 
WARM LAYERSSweater vest, crew neck sweater, cardigan sweater, gym sweatshirt:  solid navy

Layering t-shirt or turtleneck:  plain white
Logo required on all sweaters and sweatshirts

Items should not have a hood

Plain white t-shirt or turtleneck may be worn under polo shirt or blouse (girls), must be tucked in 

Gym Uniform

 Required for all students in K-8, to be worn to school all day, on the day(s) the student has gym class.

ALL 

 

 ITEM

DETAILS 

TOPS

T-shirt:  SBS navy gym t-shirt

Optional:  navy sweatshirt (no hood)

Logo required on all items

Gym t-shirts can be purchased from the school directly, or Lands' End or School Belles 

BOTTOMS

Shorts:  SBS navy gym shorts

Winter uniform (2nd & 3rd quarters): navy sweatpants or track pants

Logo required on all items

Gym shorts can be purchased from the school directly, or Lands' End or School Belles

Sweatpants or track pants must be purchased from Lands' End or School Belles only

REQUIRED ACCESSORIES

Socks:  any color

Socks must cover ankle

SHOES

Athletic/Running Shoes:  any color

Athletic/running shoes must be laced with only one pair, must match the color of the shoe, and tied at all times 
 
Non-marking athletic shoes of any color, and must be fastened or laced and tied at all times
 
High-tops are permitted with Gym Uniform only; See examples here
 
In the event of bad weather, student must wear weather appropriate shoes/boots to school and bring athletic shoes to change

Additional Policies

GIRLS
PRE-K-8
Hairstyles:  neatly trimmed and not hanging in front of face
 
Makeup, nail polish and perfume are not permitted.
 
Simple jewelry (no more than two pairs of small stud earrings per ear, two bracelets; one necklace) that complements the uniform may be worn
BOYS
PRE-K-8
Hairstyles:  neatly trimmed and not hanging in front of the face.  Must be above the shirt collar, the top of the ear and the eyebrow
 
Cologne is not permitted
 
Facial hair:  it is expected that boys be clean-shaven.  Beards, mustaches, and sideburns extending below the earlobe or onto the cheek are not permitted
 
Simple jewelry (two bracelets; one necklace) that complements the uniform may be worn
ALL
Not permitted:  inappropriate hairstyles, trends and fad hairstyles/coloring, extreme spiking, unnatural colors or combinations of colors of hair, scarves, bandanas, hats or other headwear, anatomical piercing, except of the ear (girls only), nail polish and/or tattoos
 
Headwear worn as a legitimate religious attire (as determined by the School Principal) may be considered an exception
 
No accessory may be worn that is contrary to the philosophy of the school

Special Dress Days

DRESS DOWN DAYS

Permitted:  jeans, cargos, sweatpants, wind pants or loose-fitting athletic pants, yoga pants, leggings and jeggings provided the shirt touches the fingertips when arms are down at the sides, shorts (during 1st and 4th quarters), T-shirts, polo shirts or sweatshirts; athletic shoes

Not permitted:  ripped, torn, tight-fitting or painted clothing, clothing with inappropriate words, hats or headwear, armbands, crop tops, tank tops, tube tops, halter tops, low-rise pants, and shorts (during 2nd and 3rd quarters)

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 and Dress Uniform

Students dressed inappropriately on a dress down day will be issued a consequence, 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

DRESS
UP DAYS
An example of a Dress Up Day would be Picture Day, Awards Day, Concerts, etc.  Follow the guidelines outlined from the Principal

Students are not required to wear Standard and Dress Uniform
 
Athletic shoes, athletic shorts, t-shirts, jeans, tank tops, spaghetti straps are examples of items that are not permitted
BIRTHDAYSStudents may dress down on the day of his/her birthday is celebrated.  Please consult with your teacher prior to dressing down

Questions

If you have questions or want to confirm your item complies with the Uniform Dress Code Policy, please email Mrs. Faentenini – you can even attach a picture of your item!  
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