Uniform Standards

By a student’s attendance at Little Flower School, it is understood and expected that he/she will comply with the uniform and dress code of the school according to the following guidelines. It is also the parents’ responsibility to ensure that their child(ren) adhere to the guidelines. Please check that your child is in proper school uniform before he or she comes to school.

Exceptions due to cultural background may be made and will be determined by the principal. Please note that uniform infractions are a minor offense, unless repeated, in which case they can be considered a major offense and consequences for being out of uniform will follow the suggested disciplinary measures.


All Grades:

  • NO colored fingernail polish (white is a color; glitter-type polish is a color and is not allowed); only clear polish (without a tint) is allowed.
  • NO open-toed or open-heeled shoes. Tennis or athletic type shoes are preferred. Sandals are
  • never permitted. Flat-heeled boots may be worn during cold and/or wet weather.
  • NO hats, bandannas, or head coverings of any type may be worn in the classroom or in the building.
  • JEWELRY: ONLY girls may wear earrings: stud style earrings only, one per ear lobe, no dangling or hoop style earrings. One per ear lobe, no cartilage piercing.
  • ONLY one small necklace for boys and girls.
  • ONLY one bracelet and one watch for boys and girls.

Girls:
Jumpers / Skirts / Skorts:
Grades K-4:  McDonald plaid jumpers. The hem of the jumper must touch the middle of the kneecaps while standing up straight.

Grades 5-8:  McDonald plaid skirts. The hem of the skirt must touch the middle of the kneecap while standing up straight.

All Grades: Skorts may be worn daily, Monday through Friday.

Shirts:
All Grades: White knit collared shirts, plain, without emblems. No turtleneck shirts. If an
undershirt is worn, it must be plain white.

White shirts must be worn on Wednesday.

Gray knit collared shirts, plain, without emblems (purchased only from Dennis
Uniform Company), may be worn on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Shirts MUST be tucked in, except during recess and re-tucked when recess is over.

Sweaters / Sweatshirts:
Grades K-7: Red V-neck sweater (purchased from Dennis Uniform Company).
The sweater is required on Wednesday, unless the principal specifies otherwise.
Grade 8: The 8th grade students have the special privilege of wearing a sweatshirt selected by the entire class. The 8th grade students will wear either the red school sweater or the custom-designed 8th grade sweatshirt in the classroom or on dress-up days. Eighth grade students may need to wear the Dennis Uniform red v-neck sweater for the Christmas program.

Shoes: NO open-toed or open-heeled shoes. Tennis or athletic type shoes are preferred. Sandals are never permitted. Flat-heeled boots may be worn during cold and/or wet weather.

Socks: Plain white socks, no emblems or manufacturer logos are permitted; crew socks preferred. All socks must be visible 1” above the top of the shoe. Socks may not be folded down or tucked into shoes.
Plain knee socks and/or tights in white, red, or black may be worn during cold weather.

Slacks: Navy blue cotton twill or corduroy pants are to be worn. The slacks must be plain – no cargo pockets, flaps, or embroidery. Slacks must be worn with a belt.

Shorts: Navy blue cotton twill walking shorts to the kneecap – no cargo pockets, flaps, or embroidery. Shorts must be worn with a belt.

Belts: A solid black, brown, or navy blue belt must be worn with slacks and shorts.

Make-up: No make-up (this includes eye liner, eye shadow, mascara, blush, cover-up, glitter, lipstick, colored chap stick/lip gloss, etc.). Non-colored chap stick is permitted. This applies to grades K-8.

Hair: Hair must be clean, combed, and attractive in appearance during the school day and at school activities. Excessive or faddish hairstyles, unnatural color/bleaching, or unnatural highlighting is not permitted.


Boys:
Pants: Navy blue cotton twill or corduroy pants are to be worn. The pants must be fitted at the waist. No sagging or bagging is allowed. Undergarments cannot be visible.

Shirts: All Grades: White knit collared shirts, plain, without emblems. No turtleneck shirts. If an undershirt is worn, it must be plain white.
White shirts must be worn on Wednesday.
Gray knit collared shirts, plain, without emblems (purchased only from Dennis
Uniform Company), may be worn on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Shirts MUST be tucked in, except during recess and must be re-tucked after recess.

Sweaters / Sweatshirts:
Grades K-7: Red V-neck sweater (purchased from Dennis Uniform Company). The sweater is required on Wednesday, unless the principal specifies otherwise.
Grade 8: The 8th grade students have the special privilege of wearing a sweatshirt selected by the entire class. The 8th grade students will wear either the red school sweater or the Custom-designed 8th grade sweatshirt in the classroom or on dress-up days. Eighth grade students may need to wear the Dennis Uniform red v-neck sweater for the Christmas program.

Shoes: Tennis or athletic type shoes are preferred. Sandals are never permitted. Flat-heeled boots may be worn during cold and/or wet weather.

Socks: Plain white socks, no emblems or manufacturer logos are permitted; crew socks are preferred.  All socks must be visible 1” above the top of the shoe. Socks may not be folded down or tucked into shoes.

Slacks: Navy blue cotton twill or corduroy pants are to be worn. The slacks must be plain – no cargo pockets, flaps, or embroidery. Slacks must be worn with a belt. No sagging or bagging is allowed. Undergarments must not be visible.

Shorts: Navy blue cotton twill walking shorts to the kneecap – no cargo pockets, flaps, or embroidery, worn with a belt. Undergarments must not be visible. No sagging or or bagging is allowed.

Belts: A solid black, brown, or navy blue belt must be worn with slacks and shorts.

Hair: Hair must be clean, combed, attractive in appearance (clean cut), during the school day and at school activities. Excessive or faddish hairstyles are not permitted. This includes uneven or contrasting lengths and unnatural color/bleaching, or unnatural highlighting. Hair must be cut above the top of the collar and above the top of the eyebrows.


Mass Day:
• Girls are to wear their skirts/jumpers, or skorts on Wednesday.
• Boys are to wear their uniform pants – not shorts.
• Red sweaters are to be worn at Mass (unless the principal specifies otherwise).
• 8th graders will wear their sweatshirts.


Physical Education Uniform (Boys and Girls – All Grades):
Summer: Plain red mesh or jersey knit shorts to the kneecap – No stripes or logos; except for official Little Flower School logo).
Plain white T-shirt – No emblems (except large Little Flower School logo).

Winter: Plain red sweatpants – No emblems (except large Little Flower School logo).
Plain red sweatshirt – No emblems (except large Little Flower School logo).
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Athletic shoes are required on P.E. days.

Parents may come to the office to inquire about the purchase of PE uniforms with school logo.

NOTE: The school sells additional clothing items with the Little Flower School logo. These may be worn except on Mass days and PE days.
ALL clothing worn by the students should clean, neat, and free of holes or fraying, especially at the sleeves and neckline.


Free Dress Days
Jeans Day:

  • Jeans are a must.
  • Shirts must have sleeves and cover the pants waistline. Inappropriate logos or sayings (profanity, implications, etc.), are not permitted.
  • Tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, etc. are not allowed. 
  • Flip-flops, sandals, house slippers, open toed, or open heeled shoes may not be worn.
  • Make-up and jewelry rules will apply and will be in force.
  • On Jeans Day, the event advisor (Student Council or NJHS) will inform the student body of the rules.

Normal Free:

  • Jeans, khaki pants, Capri pants, and walking shorts (seasonal) to the kneecap.
  • Dresses are permitted.
  • Shirts must cover the top of the pants, the shoulders, the back and the chest.
  • Shirts must have appropriate emblems.
  • Flip-flops, sandals, house slippers, open toed, or open heeled shoes may not be worn.
  • Make-up and jewelry rules will apply and will be in force.

Dress policies for dances and graduation will be provided before the events.

Consequences for inappropriate uniforms are addressed in the Discipline section of the Student Handbook.