DRESS AND APPEARANCE
At Cathedral Catholic High School the dress code reflects the Catholic values we strive to instill within our students: modesty, unity, respect for others, and positive self-worth. Research supports CCHS’s belief that a student’s appearance has a direct effect on his/her attitude and behavior. In the larger scope of preparing our students for their future, the Dress Code is designed to teach students that different types of dress are appropriate for different settings. The Dress Code has been established so students understand that their manner of dress should be appropriate to the serious nature of academic study and promote the dignity and self-respect worthy of each student.
For the 2017-2018 school year, all grade levels must purchase their official CCHS Polo Shirts at the school’s Student Store or one of the school uniform recycle events. Previously purchased Dennis Uniforms may be worn as long as they still adhere to the new dress code guidelines. All other portions of the uniform may be purchased at the family’s store of choice but must adhere to the following Dress Code Guidelines:
GENERAL CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS
From the time a student appears on campus, it is his/her responsibility to be in dress code
• All clothing must be neat, clean, and free from tears, cuts, and holes • Shirts and pants should fit comfortably without being form fitting or too baggy
• Shirts must be long enough to cover midriff, even when arms are raised above student’s head
• Undershirts may not have brands, logos, or a design deemed inappropriate by administration
• Proper undergarments must be worn at all times
• Altering of any garment that detracts from the original integrity of the garment is not allowed (e.g. hemming skirts to inappropriate lengths or cutting/tearing clothes)
• Students must wear authorized attire during P.E. The P.E. attire cannot be worn as Spirit Attire
• A CCHS polo must be worn under all outerwear
• Boys may not wear makeup or earrings during any time they are on campus
• Visible tattoos are not allowed
Unacceptable dress code items will be confiscated and turned in to the Dean’s Office and consequences will be issued. The item(s) must be picked up by the student by the end of the business day. CCHS is not responsible for any items left overnight. Items not picked up by the end of the quarter will be donated to charity.
Pants/Shorts– Boys and Girls may choose the brand of khaki pants/shorts as long as they meet the following guidelines: Maximum of two pockets in front and back, no side/cargo/or hidden pockets, only khaki color allowed, must be worn at the waistline, and shorts must touch the knee when standing. Additionally, all shorts and pants must have a button or snap enclosure as well as belt loops. No drawstring, sweats, or jeggings allowed.
Skirts/Skorts– Girls may choose the brand of skirt/skort of her choice as long as it meets the following guidelines: Not excessively tight or form fitting and can be no shorter than 3” from the top of the kneecap while standing upright. Student may wear solid black hosiery/leggings underneath. Skirts/Skorts MUST be A-line in shape and made of cotton, polyester, cotton/poly blend, or wool only. Skirts/Skorts must be solid khaki, black, navy blue, or gray in color only. Outerwear – All outerwear is considered part of the uniform. The only sweaters, sweatshirts, and jackets allowed on campus at any time must be purchased at the CCHS student store or as part of authorized spirit wear provided in participation on an athletic/academic team or club.
Shoes –Only leather or leather-like closed-toe dress shoes or tennis shoes are acceptable. Heels must be no longer than 2”. All shoes must have a back strap. Please note specific shoe requirement for dress-up days.
Socks – Students must wear socks at all times. Girls may wear hosiery as an alternative to socks but they must be a solid material and solid color with no pattern. Hosiery may not be bright or fluorescent colored, sparkling, or fishnet. All socks must be a matching pair.
Hair – Hair must be neat and well groomed. No radical cut, style, or color is acceptable. For boys, hair may not extend below the top of the collar, below the eyebrows, or more than 2” out from the scalp. Boys may not have ponytails, braids, or hair accessories. No facial hair is allowed. If students are unshaven, they will be required to shave immediately, and consequences will be issued.
Hats – No hats, beanies, beanie caps or bandanas are allowed on campus during the school day without prior consent from the Dean of Students.
Jewelry – Students may wear up to two appropriately placed modest necklaces and two rings per hand. Girls may wear up to 3 earrings per ear. No other jewelry is allowed on campus.
Belts – All boys are required to wear a belt on dress up days. Belts must be leather/canvas dress belts in good condition. Belts must be worn through belt loops. Buckles must be appropriate.
Rainy Day Attire– On rainy days only, students may wear water-resistant raincoats and water resistant boots. Flannel jackets, ponchos, or other jackets or non-CCHS sweatshirts are not allowed.
SPECIFIC DRESS CODE ATTIRE
Regular Dress Attire
Boys: Approved CCHS polo shirt, Khaki pants or Khaki shorts and socks. All uniforms must meet above general guidelines. Tennis shoes and leather or leather-like dress shoes are the ONLY acceptable footwear. Sweatshirts and outwear must be CCHS sponsored.
Girls: Approved CCHS polo shirt, skirt, skort, Khaki pants or Khaki shorts only. All uniforms must meet above general guidelines. Tennis shoes and leather or leather-like closed-toe dress shoes are the ONLY acceptable footwear. Sweatshirts and outwear must be CCHS sponsored.
Dress-up Day Attire
Cathedral Catholic High School has implemented Dress-Up Attire for Liturgies and special events. During the Liturgy/event students may not wear jackets or sweatshirts of any kind unless given specific administrative approval for occasions such as rain. Required dress for these days will consist of the following:
Boys: Solid white, button-down, collared dress shirt with tie the entire school day. Shirt must be without decor of any kind and MUST remain tucked in for the entire school day. Undershirts worn must be white and may not have any logo, design, or writing of any kind. School approved pants are to be worn on dress-up days, as well as socks and a belt. Dress shoes must be Black or Brown leather or leather like material and they must have a dress sole. Tennis shoes and canvas/suede material shoes are unacceptable, e.g., Tom’s, Sanuk’s, and moccasin/slipper type shoes. Any other attire not deemed to be appropriate for Liturgy is not acceptable.
Girls: Solid white, button-down, collared dress shirt. Shirt must be without decor of any kind. Undershirts worn must be white or skin-tone and may not have any logo, design, or writing of any kind. School approved pants, skirts, or skorts must be worn. Leather or leather-like closed-toe dress shoes with a dress sole are required, and they must have a heel strap. Tennis shoes and canvas/suede material shoes are unacceptable, e.g., Tom’s, Sanuk’s, and moccasin/slipper type shoes. Any other attire not deemed to be appropriate for Liturgy is not acceptable.
Spirit Dress Attire
Spirit Dress is allowed on the last day of the week (except if the last day of the week is a liturgy day) and on designated days to bolster school spirit. Students may wear the regular uniform or spirit day dress attire. Spirit day attire consists of a CCHS-sponsored T-shirt or polo shirt and solid blue/black jeans. No other color jeans are acceptable and jean shorts may not be worn. Additionally, students may not wear jeggings, overalls, coveralls, cargo pants, sweatpants, or denim skirts/shorts.
UNIFORM ENFORCEMENT POLICY
Any student in violation of the dress code is subject to the following:
1. Student is sent to the Dean’s Office.
2. Parents/Guardians may be called to bring proper garments.
3. The following consequences will be issued:
a. 1st and 2nd Offense: 45-minute after school detention.
b. 3rd Offense: 4-hour Saturday Detention.
c. 4th Offense: Meet with the Dean of Students and additional consequences may be given.
d. 5th Offense: Meet with the Principal and additional consequences may be given.
***The administration reserves the right to hold students out of class for flagrant violation of the dress code.