Students are to be in complete uniform every day. If, for a serious reason, a student must be out of uniform, the student must bring a note from home signed by a parent or guardian that explains the unusual circumstance. Students may dress down in appropriate attire for their birthday. If a birthday falls over the weekend, they may dress down the Friday prior to the weekend or the Monday following the weekend. School and PE uniforms may be purchased from Continental Uniforms. Information regarding the place of uniform purchase is under the admissions tab. St. James Catholic School does not encourage preoccupation with personal appearance and wants to help the students maintain their spiritual and academic focus.
Therefore, the following are prohibited:
For Girls: nail polish, acrylic nails, make up, dangling earrings, ankle bracelets, fake tattoos, excessive jewelry, rubber bands worn as bracelets, smart watches, or any other inappropriate articles are prohibited. Girls wear simple hair styles. Hair fads such as unnatural colors, excessive extensions (hair worn too long), or distracting styles, as determined by the administration, are prohibited. Girls may wear one simple necklace, one watch, one ring, one pair of earrings, and/or one bracelet.
For Boys: earrings, rubber bands worn as bracelets, excessive jewelry, smart watches, fake tattoos, or any other inappropriate articles are prohibited. Boys wear their hair cut short and neat. Hair fads such as Mohawks, designs, or unnatural color, as determined by the administration, are prohibited. Boys may wear one necklace, one ring, one watch and/or one bracelet.
PE: K-8 students may wear PE uniforms to school on their assigned PE days only. PK does not wear the PE uniform.
Cold Weather Outerwear: A navy blue uniform sweater or the navy blue uniform jacket (no jackets with hoods) may be worn during cold weather. It is strongly encouraged to label all sweaters and jackets with the students’ names. Girls may wear plain black, white or navy leggings or tights under the uniform skirt/skort.
Students in grades K-3 may wear a uniform solid navy blue or green sweat suit to PE on exceptionally cold days (below 60° F degrees). A plain white t-shirt may be worn under the uniform shirt. No other color t-shirt may be worn under the uniform blouse/shirt except the PE shirt on PE days.
Shoes: Students in grades K-8 wear black school shoes with plain white, black, or navy socks (no ankle/hidden socks). Students in Pre-K wear plain black shoes without laces with plain white, black, or navy socks (no ankle/hidden socks). PE shoes are black sneakers with rubber soles.