Uniform dress is required except on “Spirit Days.” Please see “COUGAR CREW/SPIRIT WEAR DAYS” below for a full explanation of our dress code on Fridays and the first Friday of the month.
A written excuse from a parent must be presented to the teacher if a child is out of uniform for the day. If your child is dressed inappropriately, you will be called to bring them the proper attire. The administration exercises full authority in the interpretation of issues pertaining to uniform regulations.
Sweatshirt – All students are required to have a uniform sweatshirt which is clean and in good condition when worn at school and at school events. Kindergarten – Grade 6: Red with school logo from True Grits. Grades 7 and 8: Navy with school logo from True Grits. Only uniform sweatshirts may be worn in the classroom or on field trips. Navy polar fleece logo jacket or vest is an option in the classroom in lieu of the sweatshirt. Fleece logo jackets may be worn to Mass. Nylon logo jackets are an option for outside wear only.
Red Sweater Vests (boys) and cardigan sweaters (girls) from True Grits are available for students grades K-6, and Blue Sweater Vests and cardigan sweaters (girls) from True Grits for students in grade 7-8. These are recommended for Mass Days.
Shirt – White, short sleeve knit polo shirt with no logo, no cap sleeves and plain edge collar with no lace or crocheting, OR white polo with navy OLA logo from True Grits, OR navy, short sleeve knit polo with OLA logo only from True Grits OR plain white long sleeve knit turtleneck in winter months. All knit shirts must be tucked in at all times. Plain white T-shirt or PE T-shirt on PE day may be worn under uniform. T-shirt sleeves may not be longer than uniform shirt sleeves.
Shorts – Uniform walking shorts no longer than the top of the knee may be worn year around. No “extra” pockets or loops (i.e. cargo pockets). Kindergarten – Grade 6: Navy uniform style or Dockers purchased at the retailer of your choice. Grades 7 & 8 – Khaki uniform shorts purchased only from True Grits.
Pants – No “extra” pockets or loops (i.e. cargo pockets). Pants and shorts may not be baggy and must be worn waist high. Kindergarten – Grade 6: Navy perma-press or Dockers. Grades 7 & 8 – Khaki uniform pants purchased only from True Grits.
Shoes – Athletic shoes must be tied in the traditional manner and in good condition. Velcro is acceptable. Flip-flops, sandals, boots, and moccasins are not permitted. Shoes that have wheels, have only straps for backing, or that expose toes are also not allowed.
Socks – Socks must be seen above the top of the ball of the ankle and well above the top of the shoe. The anklebone must be entirely covered by the socks at all times. Students wearing socks that drop below that level will be asked to call their parents and have a new pair of socks brought to school. Socks are to be plain white with no logo, and worn in the traditional manner. Solid white or navy knee socks with no logo are an option for girls.
Students performing for the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Family Mass with their class must perform in school uniform.
Belt – Boys in grades 7 and 8 are required to wear a belt
Shirt – Girls may wear any of the four shirts described above OR white, short sleeve, button front woven shirt with Peter Pan collar.
Jumper or Skort – Plaid uniform jumper, appropriate length for school, comparable length of uniform walking short, or a uniform plaid skort of appropriate length is required for Mass days in grades K-3.
Skirt – Plaid, appropriate length for school, comparable length of uniform walking short (no shorter than three (3) inches above the knee), is required for Mass days in grades 4-8.
Tights – Plain white or navy tights are an option for girls.
Headbands – Girls are allowed to wear traditional headbands. Headbands with scarves attached and scarves are not permitted. Hair feathers and clips are not allowed.
Makeup, artificial fingernails, nail tips, and fingernail polish may not be worn at school in any grade. Girls may wear one pair of small post earrings at school on uniform and non-uniform days. No other jewelry may be worn on uniform or non-uniform days with the exception of a small religious necklace. Students are not allowed to color, bleach or highlight their hair or shave their heads. Boys must wear their hair in a traditional manner; no fad or long hairstyles are permissible. Administration will determine inappropriate styles. Tattoos, temporary or permanent, are never allowed.
Uniforms are required for P.E. classes in Grades 4-8. No substitutes. Tied athletic PE shoes are REQUIRED for all grades (K-8) on the days they have PE. No slip on shoes are permitted.
Shirt – Light gray PE uniform T-shirt only from True Grits
Shorts – Knit navy logo PE short only from True Grits OR mesh navy PE short only from True Grits.
Sweats – Plain navy sweat pants may be worn in cold weather.
Shoes – Athletic shoes tied in the traditional manner.
Tank tops, halter-tops, spaghetti straps, bare midriffs, short shorts or skirts, low hanging or baggy pants, baseball caps, jewelry, makeup and nail polish are not acceptable attire. No threadbare material or cutoffs. This is not an exhaustive list and the principal and/or vice principal will have final discretion.
The second Friday of each month will be a Cougar Crew/Spirit Wear day. Students may come wearing a “Cougar Crew” t-shirt or sweatshirt or an OLA Spirit Wear t-shirt or sweatshirt with appropriate jeans, pants, or shorts. On Fridays that are not the second Friday of the month, students may wear an OLA Spirit Wear top with uniform bottoms. OLA Spirit Wear may not be worn on any other day of the week. So to summarize:
Spirit Days are sponsored by the Student Council. Please refer to the school bulletin for appropriate dress guidelines on those days.
Cougar Crew and Spirit Wear—See “SPIRIT WEAR”