SCHOOL UNIFORM (revised/adopted February 27, 2019)

The School Uniform is a symbol of a student's pride in herself/himself and the school. Students must
wear approved articles of clothing from the uniform list and the required Mass uniform on Mass days.
The required school uniform must be purchased from Melvins or through OLV resale.

Mass Day Uniform

Mass Day Uniform

BOYS: GRADES PRE-K3 THROUGH 8TH

  • Navy blue twill slacks
  • Oxford cloth shirt (long or short sleeve) - Solid light blue color
  • Grades 1st-8th: Plain leather (like) belt with plain buckle - black, brown or cordova color
  • Socks: Majority of the sock must be white, royal blue, navy or black - logos or stripes are acceptable
  • Tennis shoes: Majority of the shoe must be white, royal blue, navy, black, or gray with solid color shoe lace
  • Grades 5th-8th only: Plain, not decorated, deck (Sperry style) shoes in brown, tan or white
Shirttails must be tucked in

Non-Mass Day Uniform

Boys: Grades Pre-K3 through 8th

  • Navy blue twill slacks or navy blue shorts
  • Monogrammed polo style shirt (white, or royal blue)
  • Grades 1st - 8th Plain leather(like) belt (black, brown, or Cordova) w/ plain buckle
  • Socks: Majority of the sock must be white, royal blue, navy, or black. Logos or stripes are acceptable.
  • Tennis shoes: Majority of the shoe must be white, royal blue, navy blue, black, or gray with solid color shoe laces.
  • Grades 5th - 8th only: Plain, not decorated, deck (Sperry style) shoes in brown, tan or white
Shirttails must be tucked in.

Mass Day Uniform

Mass Day Uniform

Girls: Grades Pre-K3 through 3rd

  • White blouse with round dress collar
  • Plaid jumper with knit shorts or full-length leggings in white, or black underneath
  • Socks: Majority of the sock must be white, royal blue, navy, or black. Logos or stripes are acceptable.
  • Tennis shoes: Majority of the shoe must be white, royal blue, navy blue, black, or gray with solid color shoelaces.
  • Closed-toe Mary Jane or saddle oxfords with non-marking rubber soles in navy blue or black are acceptable.

Mass Day Uniform

Girls: Grades 4th through 8th

  • White Oxford shirt (short or long sleeve)
  • Pleated, plaid skirt with knit shorts or full-length leggings in white, or black underneath
  • Socks: Majority of the sock must be white, royal blue, navy, or black. Logos or stripes are acceptable.
  • Tennis shoes: Majority of the shoe must be white, royal blue, navy blue, black, or gray with solid color shoe laces.
  • Closed toe Mary Jane or saddle oxfords with non-marking rubber soles in navy blue or black are acceptable.
  • Grades 5th - 8th only: Plain, not decorated, deck (Sperry style) shoes in brown, tan or white
Girl's lengths of skirts must touch the top of the kneecap and shorts must be no more than two
inches above the knee.

Shirttails must be tucked in.

Non-Mass Day Uniform

Girls: Grades Pre-K3 through 8th

  • Navy blue shorts or pants, plaid shorts, or plaid or navy skort
  • Monogrammed polo style shirt (white or royal blue)
  • Grades 1st-8th: Plain leather (like) belt with plain buckle -when required. (Colors: black, brown or cordova)
  • Socks: Majority of the sock must be white, royal blue, navy or black. Logos or stripes are acceptable. No neon colors.
  • Tennis shoes: Majority of the shoes must be white, royal blue, navy blue, black or gray with solid color shoelaces. No neon colors.
  • Closed-toe Mary Jane or Saddle Oxfords with non-marking rubber soles in navy blue or black are acceptable
  • Grades 5th-8th only: Plain, not decorated, deck (Sperry style) shoes in brown, tan or white

Girl's length of skirts or skorts must touch the top of the kneecap and shorts must be no more than two inches above the knee.

Shirttails must be tucked in.

Unacceptable Clothing

Unacceptable Clothing

  • Over-large, decorative, or embellished belts or buckles
  • Sweatshirts and/or jackets with non-OLV writing or symbols
  • Undershirts in colors other than white or royal blue
  • Headbands and bows in colors other than white or royal blue
  • Tights/leggings in solid colors other than white or black
  • Neon colors on any clothing, socks, or shoes

General Guidelines for Both Boys and Girls

  • ON VERY COLD DAYS, STUDENTS MAY WEAR HEAVY JACKETS THAT ARE NOT SCHOOL RELATED.
  • While in the classroom, the coats will be kept in the lockers.
  • Students are not allowed to change from their Mass uniform on Mass days.
  • On Mass days students must wear the approved uniform from the official list.
  • Not wearing a Mass day uniform on a Mass day may result in an Out of Uniform Infraction (see below).
  • The School Staff reserves the right to judge whether any item or fashion fad (i.e. haircut, accessories, etc.) is incompatible with the uniform policy.
  • Official gym uniforms are required for grades 5th - 8th
  • Tennis shoes are required for P.E.
  • Students are not permitted to wear any nail polish, regardless of grade level. Students who wear nail polish to school will be asked to remove it.

POLICY FOR JEAN DAYS

POLICY FOR JEAN DAYS

Dark colored, full-length denim blue jeans are allowed on all Fridays except Mass days.
Unacceptable Jeans:

  • Skin tight jeans or jeggings
  • Carpenter jeans
  • Cargo jeans
  • Stone-washed, acid-washed, or faded jeans
  • Jeans that are frayed or cut at the seams, with holes, or with patches
  • Jeans with embellishments, sequins, beads, etc.
  • Low rise jeans (where undergarments or body parts are visible when bending, reaching, etc.)
On jean days, school approved (spirit) shirts or uniform shirts are to be worn, tucked in, with a
school approved belt. Any school approved shirt (i.e., club/sports, cheerleaders, Student Council,
PTC sponsored shirts etc.) may be worn by both boys and girls. Boy/Girl Scouts may wear official
Scout uniforms on jean days. Please note: Spirit shirts and/or apparel for any activity at Our Lady of
Victory Catholic School are welcome. However, any logo representing OLV must be submitted to and
approved by the school principal prior to printing.

Any student not adhering to the above mentioned guidelines will receive one warning. On the second offense, the student will lose the privilege of wearing jeans on Fridays for four weeks.

Out of Uniform Infractions

Students (Grades 5K through 8th) who are out of uniform compliance may be sent to the office; a notice
may be sent to parents. Students out of uniform will be given one verbal warning and subsequently a
conduct slip (grades 5K through 8th). After two warnings and on the third infraction there will be a 30
minute detention after school.

FREE DRESS / NON-UNIFORM DAY DRESS CODE

No free dress on Field trip days, unless specifically noted on permission slip.
General Guidelines for Shoes and Socks:

  1. Socks must be worn at all times.
  2. Shoes must be closed-toe and should not leave black marks on the gym floor.
  3. Flip-flops and slippers are not allowed.

General Guidelines for Shirts:

General Guidelines for Shirts:

  • Shirts must have sleeves that fully cover the shoulders (no "cap" sleeves or "cold" shoulder sleeves)
  • Shirts must have a complete sleeve
  • Skin and undergarments must be covered at all times when sitting or standing; the shirt must meet or cover the top of the pants/shorts/skirt at all times. No tight or formfitting shirts.
  • Undergarments must not be visible.
  • No tank tops or thin strap tops or bare-midriff or see-through clothing is allowed.
  • The neckline of shirts must be no lower than 2 inches from the top of the collarbone (approximately the width of three fingers from the top of the collarbone)
  • No shirts with alcohol or inappropriate graphic or logos, etc.

General Guidelines for Pants / Shorts / Skirts:

  • Shorts/skorts must be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.
  • Skirts must touch the kneecap, even if leotards/leggings are worn.
  • Jeans are allowed if they are in good condition, with no holes or "bling" attached and that fit appropriately.
  • Leggings or tights may not be worn alone as pants.
  • A shirt or pair of noncompression shorts must be worn over the top of leggings.
On occasion, the school will sponsor a theme or holiday-associated Free Dress Day. Students not interested in participating in that theme/dress are expected to wear their uniform that day.

If in doubt as to whether an item is appropriate, please send a back-up in case the student is asked to
change.