Mater Dei Academy

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Dress Code

Revised 8/21/19

Mater Dei Academy

Uniform Dress Code

Uniform is worn daily in grades K-8 — Please label all of your child’s clothing

Girls Grades K-3
Jumper: Plaid # 847 V-neck or Dropwaist, length to top of knee must be purchased from Schoolbelles
Pants: Khaki twill or corduroy. No cargo style or painter style pants. No cuffed or elasticized ankles.
Tops: Blouse, knit polo, or turtleneck in white or maroon, short or long sleeve. Plain white tee shirt should be worn under tops if not wearing a jumper.
Sweater: *Cardigan, pullover, or vest in gray or maroon with school logo. Must be purchased from Schoolbelles
Socks: Cuffed, knee high, or tights in white, maroon, black or gray. No designs or symbols permitted on socks or tights. (ex. Nike swoosh)
Shoes: Sturdy “traditional” school shoes with heels no higher than 1″ in solid colors of black, brown, or tan with closed toe and heel. No embellishments. Saddle shoes in black and white may also be worn.
Girls Grades 4-8
Skirt: Plaid # 847 Classic pleated, kilt, or skort styles length to top of knee, must be purchased from Schoolbelles. Dark colored shorts may be worn under skirts.
Pants: Khaki, twill or corduroy. No stretch, cargo style or painter style pants. No cuffed or elasticized ankles.
Tops: Banded bottom polo in white or maroon in short or long sleeve. This design gives a” tucked in” look. Plain white tee shirt or camisole must be worn under polos.
Sweater: *Cardigan, pullover, or vest in gray or maroon with school logo
Must be purchased from Schoolbelles
Socks: Knee high or tights in white, maroon, black or gray. No designs or symbols are permitted on socks or tights. (ex. Nike swoosh)
Shoes: Sturdy “traditional” school shoes with heels no higher than 1″ in solid colors of black, brown, or tan with closed toe and heel. No embellishments. Saddle shoes in black and white may also be worn.
Boys K-5
Pants: Khaki or black twill or corduroy. No cargo style or painter style pants. No cuffed or elasticized ankles. Pants must be worn at the waist with a black or brown belt.
Shirt: Solid white or maroon in short or long sleeve. Shirts must be worn tucked inside pants (grs 2-5). Plain white tee shirt may be worn underneath.
Sweater: *Cardigan, pullover, or vest in gray or maroon with school logo
Must be purchased from Schoolbelles
Socks: Visible socks in solid white or black must always be worn with pants or shorts. No ankle socks. Socks must be above the ankle.
Shoes: Sturdy “traditional” school shoes with heels no higher than 1″ in solid colors, black, brown, or tan with closed toe and heel
Boys 6-8
Pants: Khaki or black twill or corduroy. No cargo style or painter style pants. No cuffed or elasticized ankles. Pants must be worn at the waist and if designed with loops must be worn with a black or brown belt.
Shirt: Solid white or maroon with no logos in long or short sleeve. Shirts must be worn tucked inside pants. Plain white tee shirt may be worn underneath.
Ties: Any solid color or appropriate print worn daily. Bow ties may be worn.
Sweater: *Cardigan, pullover, or vest in gray or maroon with school logo. Must be purchased from Schoolbelles.
Socks: Visible socks in white or black must always be worn with pants or shorts. Socks must be above the ankle.
Shoes: Sturdy “traditional” school shoes with heels no higher than 1″ in solid colors, black, brown, or tan with closed toe and heel.
All Students K-8
*Sweater: All students must purchase a uniform sweater with school logo from Schoolbelles. Sweater will be mandatory on special occasion days such as all school Mass days between October 1st and May 7th of each school year. Students are allowed to wear their sweaters on any other day that they choose
Jewelry and Accessories: Students are permitted to wear one watch and one bracelet, one ring, and one religious necklace tucked into blouse or shirt. No hats, bandannas, or headscarves may be worn. Students may not mark, write, draw, color or have stickers or tattoos on their skin.

Girls: may wear one pair of small post earrings on ear lobe. No dangling earrings are allowed.

Boys: may not wear earrings to school or school functions. No other body piercings are permitted

Hair: Must be neatly groomed with no extreme hairstyles or unnatural coloring. Hair should not be tinted, dyed, highlighted, or bleached. Hair may not be worn covering eyes and face.
Boys: must be of a reasonable length that is out of the eyes and no longer than shirt collar.
Make-up: K-5: No make-up is allowed. Only clear nail polish. No fake nails or acrylic nails are permitted.
6-8: Girls may wear a small amount of natural looking make-up and may wear light pastel or clear nail polish. No fake nails or acrylic nails are permitted.Principal, teachers, and staff have the right to decide what is natural looking make-up.
Non-dress uniform : worn during designated times
Phys Ed: Students may wear a gray Mater Dei gym shirt with solid micro mesh maroon shorts, socks above the ankle, and tennis shoes. The gym uniform is ordered through the school office.
Optional: Worn only in August, September, May, and June Khaki or black walking shorts. Refer to Schoolbelles buying guide.*Tennis shoes may be worn with walking shorts. No High Top Tennis Shoes* 6-8 grade boys who choose to wear walking shorts may wear a white or maroon polo shirt instead of dress shirt with tie. Polo shirts are to be worn only with shorts.
Out of Uniform Days:

When students are permitted to be out of uniform, these rules must be followed.

No tank tops or sleeveless or thin narrow top straps

No tops that are revealing, have low cut necklines, or expose bare midriffs when sitting, stretching, bending over, or stooping

No sweatpants, pajama pants, “tear-away” pants, pants with rips or holes or any pants with writing on the back.

Pants may not be worn low or sagging

No skirts or dresses shorter than top of knee unless worn with leggings.

Leggings may not be worn with just a blouse or sweater top. Leggings may only be worn under a skirt or dress.

No shorts may be worn unless they are knee length such as Bermuda shorts

Capri style pants may be worn

No inappropriate words, designs, or pictures on any clothing

On spirit days or other special celebrations, school spirit wear may be worn. Students who do not have spirit wear, may wear shirts with school colors.

Shoes may be tennis, school, or dress shoes

No flip-flops, slides, sandals of any kind, no work boots, shoes with heels, or high top sneakers

On special occasions students will have the option to dress up.

Add-On Days

On occasions where students may add-on to the uniform, the following must be observed:

Students will wear their usual lower half of the uniform, including skirts or khaki pants.
They may wear low-cut tennis shoes.
Depending on the theme of the day, students may add an appropriate tee shirt or hoodie.

Parents understand that once they enroll at Mater Dei Academy a school uniform is mandatory and is to be worn properly. Parents are not required to purchase all items from Schoolbelles, but are responsible to purchase items that are the same as the ones sold at Schoolbelles. When students wear clothing that does not meet the dress code or uniform regulations, parents will be contacted by phone or in writing, and they may be required to provide regulation clothing immediately by bringing it to the school. It is the responsibility of the parents to make sure their children are wearing the uniform and wearing it properly. Principal’s decision is final.