Now that spring has finally arrived we ask that you take a moment to review the school Dress code with your child(ren).
At St. Dominic School we believe that students should be able to learn in a safe and caring space that is free of bias and discrimination. We expect that all students will use good judgement and respect for self and others when choosing what to wear. When making choices about what to wear to school, we respect a student’s individuality and have agreed on some basic criteria when it comes to our dress code.
- Students must always wear footwear inside and outside the school. It is preferred that students have both a set of shoes for indoor use AND a separate pair of shoes for outdoor use. In addition, students must wear running shoes to participate in physical education classes.
- Students should be dressed appropriately in the winter months, including boots, mittens, hats and warm attire.
- Students must refrain from dressing in sexually explicit or revealing clothing. This would include clothing that exposes the midriff, spaghetti straps, strapless tops and low-cut necklines. No undergarments including bra straps and boxers should be showing and skirts and shorts must be mid-thigh length.
- Students are not permitted to wear clothing with wording or graphics which are racist, sexist, advocate violence or are profane or demeaning to another person or towards the school. In addition, clothing with wording or graphics which promote alcohol or illicit drugs and/or is recognized to be associated with gang membership will not be allowed.
- Students will be asked to remove hats when entering the school building. This signals it is time to change from outside behaviour to inside behaviour.
- The Dress Code is in effect for class trips, unless instructed differently.
While the selection of clothing worn at school is the responsibility of parents and student, the school reserves the right of final decision concerning dress and appearance. If a student comes to school wearing clothing which fits into one of the categories listed above, the school may:
- Exclude the student from regular school activities until the situation can be rectified (e.g. T-shirt turned inside out for the remainder of the school day, wearing a school shirt, etc.);
- Contact parents and request replacement clothing if the problem cannot be rectified in the above manner;
- Take further action as appropriate if there is consistent violation by a student regarding inappropriate student dress.
Due to the constantly changing variety of apparel style, the Principal and staff have the authority to determine if a clothing item not specifically covered in this dress code is, in fact appropriate for school attire.
We are asking for your cooperation and support in efforts to maintain a positive school environment which is centered around student achievement and growth. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the main office.
St. Dominic Savio School
3 Westforest Trail
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