The St. James of the Valley uniform dress code has been instituted as a symbol of pride in our school.
- Clothing must not be ripped or torn.
- Clothing must be clean.
- Baggy or oversized clothing is not permitted.
- All pants and shorts must be worn at the waist at all times.
- Students may not draw or write on their bodies or clothing.
- The administration will make the final determination as to the appropriateness of any uniform or fad item.
Consequences for Dress Code Violations
Consequences for being out of uniform will follow the discipline policies of the school and will be enforced by the faculty, staff, and administration of the school. At the discretion of the administration, students who fail to comply with the dress code may be required to call home for proper clothing.
Dress Code for Grades K-8
All students in grades 3-8 must wear solid black, brown, tan, or navy belts with their slacks or shorts. Belt loops may not be cut off of slacks or shorts.
Hair should be neat, clean, combed and above the eyebrows. Hair must not be dyed an unnatural color. Boys’ hair must be above the collar with hair around the ears cut out. Boys must be clean-shaven at all times. Extreme haircuts and hairstyles are not permitted. The school administration will have the right to determine the appropriateness of haircuts or hairstyles.
Students in grades 4 through 8 are expected to bring a change of clothes for physical education class. Solid color blue or green gym shorts are to be worn. (Campus Outfitters is uniform provider store.) Shorts must be no shorter than three inches from the crease in the back of the knee. Shorts must be worn at the waist at all times. Short sleeve t-shirts (spirit wear) is sold through Campus Outfitters. In lieu of spirit wear, solid t-shirts may be worn. Gym shoes with non-marking soles are required. Tops must cover the midsection at all times. No cut-offs, tank tops, or inappropriate clothing is allowed. The dress code for hair, jewelry and make-up must be followed.
One watch, one ring, and one religious medal (no larger than one inch) may be worn. Simple stud earrings, not below the earlobe may be worn.
Plaid jumpers (not skirts) may be worn by girls in grades kindergarten through four. Jumpers must be no shorter than three inches from the crease in the back of the knee. (See “Stores”, below.)
No make-up is permitted. Nail polish and artificial nails are not permitted.
All students must wear nametags during the First Semester. Nametags will be kept in the classrooms overnight.
White oxford cloth dress shirts may be worn. Long or short sleeves are permitted. Plain white knit polo-type shirts with a front placket and a collar with long or short sleeves may also be worn.
White or light blue oxford cloth dress shirts may be worn. Long or short sleeves are permitted. Plain white or light blue knit polo-type shirts with a front placket and a collar with long or short sleeves may also be worn.
Any undershirt or t-shirt must be white. Writing is not permitted on these shirts. Long sleeved shirts may not be worn under short sleeved shirts. Only the top button may be open on all shirts. All shirts must be tucked in, not folded under.
Heels must not exceed 1 1/2 inches. Boots, clogs, crocs, and sandals are not permitted. Shoes with non-marking soles must be worn in the gym. Heelies (gym shoes with wheels in soles) are not permitted on school grounds.
All students may wear navy twill uniform shorts. No cargo-type pockets are permitted. Shorts may be no shorter than three inches above the crease in the back of the knee. (See “Stores”, below.)
Plaid skirts (not jumpers) may be worn by girls in grades five through eight. Skirts must be no shorter than three inches from the crease in the back of the knee. (See “Stores”, below.)
Navy twill or corduroy, straight leg, uniform slacks with set-in pockets (no denim, no polyester/knit, no jeans) may be worn. No cargo-type pockets are permitted. No flared legs or split hems are permitted.
Skorts are no longer part of the uniform.
Socks of solid white, hunter green, or navy must be worn and be visible above the shoe. order forms will be sent home in the beginning of the school year. Pajama bottoms or sweat pants under a skirt/jumper may not be worn during the school day.
St. James Uniform sweatshirts/sweaters may be worn as part of the daily
Hooded sweatshirts are not permitted to be worn during the school day.
Eighth graders may wear their class shirts on designated days.
Solid navy, hunter green or white cardigan, v-neck, or crew neck sweaters without a logo may be worn.
Our primary uniform company is:
35 Tri-County Parkway
The following stores also may carry the older and newer SJOV girls’ line of jumpers/skirts:
Out of Uniform Days
Students must dress appropriately on out of uniform days. Shorts must be no shorter than three inches from the crease in the back of the knee. Tops must cover the midsection at all times. No cut-offs, tank tops, or inappropriate clothing is allowed. Pants must be worn at the waist at all times. The dress code for hair, jewelry and make-up must be followed.