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405 E. National Rd

Vandalia, Ohio 45377

937 898 5104

937 454 4790 fax

07:30 am - 3:30 pm

Monday to Friday Office Hours

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937 898 5104

405 E. National Road Vandalia, Ohio 45377

07:30 am - 3:30 pm

Monday to Friday

Dress Code

Uniforms can be purchased through Education Apparel.

Dress Code Purpose:

At St. Christopher we value our Catholicism and the traditions of our faith. Our uniforms are our first Opportunity to make
an impression on those who see us, and as such are the most apparent expression of our commitment to modesty, safety and
a distraction free learning environment. We believe that our dress code policies contribute to a positive school, and provide
a level playing field to our students, free of judgment, which may be a byproduct of fads, fashion trends, or socioeconomic
factors. Our uniforms and dress code also provide safety from clothing, which may be a hazard on the playground, as well as
provide us a means of quickly identifying people who may not belong on school grounds.

Mass Attendance:

On any school day that students attend Mass, they must be in full school uniform, including the St. Chris gym uniform if it is
their day for gym. Students may not use their jeans day passes on Mass days. (Wednesdays or Holy Days)

Cardigans, Sweatshirts, or Vests:

Cardigans will be plain, waist length, solid navy blue, light gray or maroon. Sweaters may be crew neck or V-neck, full zip, pull over, and button up. The only logo should be a St. Christopher logo.

Shirts:

White, dark navy, light gray, and maroon long or short sleeve collared shirt, and polo shirt, permitted in all grades. No lace
collars, no ribbons, ruffling, or smocking on any shirt. Shirts must be tucked in. Undershirts must be white, short-sleeved,
with no logos and no logo visible through shirt.

Pants:

Standard slack cut, straight leg or boot cut, (no skinny cut, no tight fitting jeggings or pants with lycra , or rivets, no jeans).
Pants must be dark navy for grades K-5 and 6-8 may wear khaki or dark navy slack cut pants. Pants may not have pockets
on the legs, no cargo pants, no skinny legged pants, no joggers. Pants must be worn at waistline.

Walking Shorts:

Dark navy twill walking shorts (no shorter than 3” above knee) are permitted from August until October 31st and then again
on May 1st until the last day of school with Principal exception based on weather conditions. No sweat pants or jersey knit
material shorts allowed. No cargo style shorts. Tights may not be worn with shorts. Students in junior high (6-8 grades) can
wear shorts year round.

Jumpers:

Girls in grades K-4 may wear dark navy jumpers. Spandex shorts may be worn under jumpers and must not be visible.
Ankle-length navy, gray or white leggings may be worn with jumpers and skirts.

Skorts:

Girls in K through 5th grade may wear dark navy only and girls in 6-8th grades may wear dark navy or khaki skorts. Skort
length must be no shorter than 3” above the knee. Skorts may be worn all year long. We do recommend leggings/tights/or
knee socks be worn with the skort to keep your child warm as we do go outside if it is 32 degrees or above.

Socks:

Solid navy, black, gray, or white only with no logo (for example Nike elite socks will not be acceptable during the school day).
Socks must be worn, and can be no show, ankle, or midrise. Girls may wear plain (not patterned) tights in solid white, navy
or gray.

Belts:

Students are encouraged to wear belts. (If they wear a belt it needs to be navy, black or brown) Solid colors only, no
patterns, no logos. Students may not wear suspenders on uniform days.

Shoes:

  • Students are required to wear shoes that are safe, closed toe, non-distracting, and appropriate for school.
  • Sturdy, full-enclosed, non-skid shoes. These may be tennis shoes. Shoes need to be secured via laces, Velcro, buckle, or sturdy strap for safety.
  • Shoe designed for laces must be securely laced and tied. No flip-flops or slides.
  • No sandals, wheeled shoes, no noise, or light up shoes. No raised heels or platforms, unless dress up day, class presentation, picture day, or graduation.
  • PE Shoes – Students should wear appropriate athletic shoes to school on days when they have P.E.

Personal Appearance:

Students need to arrive at school dressed neat and clean. Clothing must be in good repair. Please mark all clothing with
student’s name.

Hair Accessories:

Hair accessories must be simple, non-distracting without logos, no scarves, flowers, or embellishments on uniform days.

Hats:

Hats and scarves may not be worn in the school building with exception of certain celebrations (students will be notified
ahead of time of these exceptions.)

Make Up/Nail Polish:

Minimal make up and nail polish may be worn and should be applied at home (DO NOT BRING TO SCHOOL).

Jewelry:

Stud size earrings only, no larger in diameter than a dime, and no dangling earrings are to be worn – even on free dress days.
No other jewelry allowed with the exception of watches, or a religious medal or coin worn around the neck.

Jeans Days:

Free dress is allowed on special occasions throughout the year as designated by the principal. Clothing must be modest and
appropriate for school as determined by the school administration. Shorts can be worn, and length must be no
shorter than three inches above the knee. Spandex or lycra shorts are not allowed. If lycra leggings are worn, they must be covered with a top that reaches no shorter than three inches above the knee. No pants with holes are allowed. Plain loose-fitting track pants are allowed, but can have no wording or large logo on pants. Shoes, make-up, and jewelry policies are in effect even on free dress days. Students not conforming to free dress policy will be subject to disciplinary action.

Spirit Wear Days:

Spirit wear of any color can be worn with your uniform bottoms for these days. These days are NOT the same as jeans days.
Students may not wear the following:

  • Suspenders (unless special day)
  • Bow ties, regular ties (unless special day)
  • Clothes that are overly revealing, too tight, have inappropriate writing (including but not limited to writing
    on the seat of the pants), or have holes in them.
  • Pajamas of any kind (unless special day)
  • Tank Tops
  • Yoga Pants
  • Biker Shorts
  • Hats, scarves on the head or toboggans (unless special day)
  • Excessive jewelry
  • Cut off pants, shorts, or skirts (even if purchased in cut off condition).
  • No track shorts, no volleyball shorts, shorts must be bermuda like (just above the knee)

P.E. Uniforms

Navy mesh shorts with the St. Christopher logo on them; navy sweats with no branding or stripes and must have the St.
Christopher logo. The shirt must be the gray shirt either long or short sleeve with the St. Christopher logo on it. There will
also be a dri-fit shirt and shorts available. The tye-dye shirts will be phased out from August 2016 through May of 2017.
Beginning in August of 2017 there will be no tye-dye shirts worn unless you wear them on a jeans day. The tye-dye shirts
have been taken off of the order form and will not be ordered from this point on. You may also wear a St. Christopher
sweatshirt or ¾ zip in approved colors.