Dress Code

The Catholic Community of Sacred Heart is committed to developing in our students a strong sense of identity.  A school dress code compliments the teaching of order and discipline, provides for a less distracting environment, and builds community.  Uniforms promote a sense of belonging and unity among the student body of SHCS.  Students must be in uniform every day unless otherwise determined by the principal.  The school uniform is available at Parker School Uniform in Oklahoma City.  Any clothing items not purchased from Parker must be similar to the regulation uniform. All uniforms must fit correctly, be clean, pressed and in good repair.  While on campus, shirts and blouses must be buttoned and tucked so that the belt shows.  For school Mass, the uniform shorts may be worn.  The principal reserves the right to send home any student who is inappropriately dressed.  The principal is the final recourse to determine what is acceptable.  The regulation uniform code is as follows:

Girls

Plaid jumper (PK-4) – only available through Parker Uniform Co.

Plaid skirt (5th – 8th) – only available through Parker Uniform Co.

Short or long sleeve white or light blue button-down oxford blouse (NO logos or colored trim)

Short or long sleeve white or light blue “polo” blouse with collar (NO logos or colored trim)

White turtleneck/mock turtleneck blouse (NO logos or colored trim)

*Navy blue cotton twill slacks, pleated or flat (any quarter) – No cargo pockets

*Navy blue cotton twill shorts, pleated or flat (1st and 4th quarters only) – No cargo pockets

Navy blue or white socks (above the ankles), knee-highs or tights

Brown, navy blue or black belt (grades 2-8) – plain, simple with no large belt buckles

SHCS sweatshirt (worn with collared uniform blouse)

Navy blue cardigan sweater or vest (No logo or adornment)

*Pants should fit on the waist.  PK, K & 1st may have an elasticized waistband.

Boys

Short or long sleeve white or light blue button-down oxford shirt (NO logos or trim)

Short or long sleeve white or light blue “polo-type” shirt with collar (NO logos or trim)

White turtleneck/mock turtleneck shirt (NO logos or trim)

*Navy blue cotton twill slacks, pleated or flat (any quarter) – No cargo pockets

*Navy blue cotton twill shorts, pleated or flat (1st and 4th quarters only) – No cargo pockets

 Boys and Girls

Navy blue or plain white socks (above the ankles)
Brown, navy blue or black belt (grades 2-8) – plain, simple with no large belt buckles
SHCS sweatshirt (worn with collared uniform shirt)
Navy blue cardigan sweater or vest (NO logo or adornment)

*Pants should fit on the waist.  PK, K & 1st may have an elasticized waistband.

Students who choose to wear a T-shirt under the uniform shirt or blouse must wear a white one.  Any design or printing may not show through the uniform shirt.

Tennis shoes/sneakers with non-marking soles are required for PK-8.  They may be of any color.  Tennis shoes/sneakers with lights are not permitted.  No other type of shoe may be worn.  They must have a closed toe and heel (including on Free Dress Day).

The length of the jumper, skirt or shorts is to be no shorter than the width of a dollar bill above the top of the knee and no longer than the width of a dollar bill below the top of the knee.  Pant length should not be excessively long.

A change of clothes should be sent for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students to keep at school should they have an accident.  The change of clothing does not have to be uniform clothing.

SHCS T-SHIRTS/SWEATSHIRTS – The SHCS T-shirt may be worn any day of the week except on Mass days.  Sweatshirts may be worn any day, but must be worn with a collared uniform blouse/shirt.  Current year or previous year versions are acceptable providing they are in good condition (not faded or frayed) or are not athletic T-shirt versions.

MASS UNIFORM/FIELD TRIP UNIFORM – All students are required to wear the SHCS embroidered logo shirt for Mass, field trips, or competitions (unless otherwise indicated). 

OUT OF UNIFORM – Out of uniform days may be declared at the discretion of the principal.  The following guidelines should be followed:

  • Clothes should be appropriate, clean, modest, and in good taste for a Catholic school.
  • Shorts, pants, jeans and shirts must be without holes.  Shorts and jeans must be worn on the waist.
  • Blouses and shirts must have sleeves.
  • Shorts and skirts are to be no shorter than the width of a dollar bill above the knee.
  • T-shirts with sleeves may be worn, however the logo and graphics must be appropriate for a Catholic school.  Skull and crossbones are not appropriate.

On occasion a day is designated as $3.00 out of uniform day.  The money collected is donated to various ministries such as SH Food Pantry, Birth Choice, Catholic Relief Services, etc.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS - Only non-marking tennis shoes/sneakers are permitted.  Girls who wear the skirt or jumper must wear modesty shorts underneath.

 HAIR - Hair should be neat with bangs not longer than above the eyebrows (girls and boys).  The hair length for boys should be no longer than the top of the shirt collar.  Extreme hair coloring, highlighting, and bleaching are not permitted (including on Out of Uniform Day).  Extremes in hairstyles are not permitted.  The principal will determine what is or is not extreme.  Scrunchies, hair ties, etc. must be in the hair not on the wrist.

MAKE-UP - No cosmetics including lip-gloss, colored Chapstick, or nail polish may be worn.  Artificial nails or nail tips may not be worn (all grades) (including on Out of Uniform Day).

JEWELRY - Jewelry is limited to one watch, one small bracelet, one ring, and one small, simple pendant on a narrow chain.   Watches with a beeping device should be disconnected during the school day.  Earrings are not an approved item for boys.  Girls may wear one pair of earrings not larger than a dime (including on Out of Uniform Day).  The entire earring must fit on the dime and earrings may not dangle.

MISCELLANEOUS (including on Out of Uniform Day)

  • Tattoos (temporary or permanent) and body piercing (other than earrings for girls) are not permitted.
  • Hologram contact lenses are not permitted.
  • Outerwear such as coats, jackets, hats, etc. may not be worn in the classroom.
  • Slacks may not be worn under jumpers or skirts.
  • Modesty shorts should be worn under jumpers or skirts.
  • Shoestring must be laced, pulled, and tied.
  • Baggy, oversized, ripped clothing/uniforms or clothing/uniforms with holes may not be worn.

SCOUTING Scout members may wear the complete scouting uniform or scouting shirt and school uniform pants/shorts to school on meeting days.