DRESS CODE POLICY STUDENT DRESS

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					                      DRESS CODE POLICY

STUDENT DRESS
Modesty is a virtue to be pursued at all times. Therefore, Trinity Academy
encourages all students to live this virtue both inside and outside school
hours and activities. As a temple of the Holy Spirit, you represent yourself,
your family, Church, and school, and so it is important that you consider this
virtue carefully and live it faithfully.

Trinity Academy understands and promotes the maxim that external order
produces internal order. Consequently, the following guidelines have been
developed for creating an orderly environment for all students:

   • All students are to present themselves in a neat and clean manner at
     all times out of respect for themselves and others.
   • A uniform dress code violation slip will be sent home if the student is
     out of uniform. Three dress code violation slips will result in
     detention. Rectification of any dress code infraction will be required
     so as to maintain uniformity and consistency in the application of
     these directives.
   • Any school activity on or off campus requires that students remain in
     uniform according to the dress code.
   • Uniforms must be purchased from Dennis Uniform in order to
     maintain uniformity and consistency. Dennis Uniform provides
     durable, quality clothing that is made to last.
   • Only plain white t-shirts are allowed under uniform blouses and shirts.
     Turtlenecks are not permitted.
   • Blouses and shirts must remain buttoned at all times (top button not
     necessary).
   • Blouses and shirts should be tucked in except during active play and
     P.E.
   • No hats or caps.
   • No tattoos or body piercings.
   • Valuable jewelry should not be worn to school.
   • The school administration will be the final judge of what is or is not
     acceptable.

Girls Uniform:
Full Dress Uniform - Required Dress for Mass Days:
   • Mayfair plaid shift - must be mid-knee or longer in length.
   • White, button front blouse with Peter Pan Collar - short or long
      sleeved (to be worn under shift).
   • Hooded-zip, navy cardigan with Trinity Academy monogram.
   • Navy tights or knee-high socks.
   • For modesty, dark navy or black bike shorts or leggings must be worn
      under uniform if tights are not worn.
   • Shoes must be solid black, navy blue, or dark brown dress or athletic
      shoes. All shoes must be low-heeled and closed-toed. No backless
      shoes, sandals, boots, or high tops are allowed.
   • Hair should be neatly groomed and of natural color.
   • No make-up may be worn. Light colored, unchipped nail polish may
      be worn.

Optional Girls Uniform:
  • White, button front jersey blouse - short sleeved (to be worn under
      shift).
  • Khaki twill skirt - must be mid-knee or longer in length.
  • White or navy polo shirt with Trinity Academy monogram - short or
      long sleeved (to be worn with khaki twill skirt).
  • 1/4 zip sweatshirt with Trinity Academy monogram.
  • Solid white or navy knee-highs or tights.
  • Dark navy or white leggings (to be worn under shift or skirt).
  • Hair accessories must be navy blue or the uniform plaid.
  • One pair of stud pierced earrings and/or a simple necklace may be
      worn. No dangling earrings allowed. No fashion jewelry may be
      worn. A simple religious pin or American flag may be worn on the
      uniform.

Boys Uniform:
Full Dress Uniform - Required dress for Mass Days:
   • Khaki pants. No shorts allowed. The waist size and length of the
     pants must be the student’s natural waist size and inseam. Pants worn
     below or at the hip are not acceptable.
   • White polo shirt with Trinity Academy monogram - short or long
     sleeved.
   • Navy v-neck sweater or sweater vest with Trinity Academy
     monogram.
   • Navy socks.
   • Shoes must be a solid black, navy blue, or dark brown dress or athletic
     shoe. All shoes must be low-heeled and closed-toed. No backless
     shoes, sandals, boots or high tops are allowed.
   • A navy, brown, or black belt is worn at all times.
   • Hair should be a traditional gentleman’s cut: around the ear and short
     all around, neatly groomed, of natural color, and worn above the
     collar.

Optional Boys Uniform:
  • Navy polo shirt with Trinity Academy monogram - short or long
      sleeved.
  • 1/4 zip sweatshirt with Trinity Academy monogram.
  • A cross, crucifix, or religious medal on a chain may be worn. Boys
      may not wear earrings. A simple religious pin or American flag may
      be worn on the uniform.

Winter Clothing:
Students who do not have proper outdoor clothing may not participate in
outdoor recess activities. Please make sure that your child comes to school
during the winter months with the following items in addition to the regular
uniform:
 • Coat
 • Snow pants - to be worn over uniform.
 • Boots - to be worn outside, must also bring uniform shoes to wear
     indoors.
 • Hat
 • Gloves
 • Bag to keep winter clothing in while indoors - should be separate from
     school bag to ensure school books and papers are not ruined.
Free Dress Days:
Throughout the year there will be opportunities for students to come to
school in free dress. Free dress still requires attire that is neat, clean and
modest. Tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, shirts exposing the stomach, short
shorts, short skirts, low-riding pants, clothing with rips or holes, or clothing
displaying disrespectful words or images in poor taste are not permitted.

				
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