DRESS CODE FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
Serra Catholic’s philosophy of dress code is that a student’s appearance should reflect his/her attitude and professionalism. Therefore, even on “dress down days,” students are expected to dress neatly and in good taste. Furthermore, excessive baggy/oversized clothing, "gothic" style dress/accessories are never appropriate, subject to administrative discretion.
Pants: All students must wear the uniform pants provided by Serra’s chosen supplier, Educational Outfitters. You may place your order online at www.EducationalOutfitters.com (Serra School Code PA01539) or visit their Greentree store on Cochran Road.
Shirts: Must be the approved red, white or navy Serra polo with the SC on the left chest. NO OTHER SERRA POLO MAY BE WORN. The uniform polo must be tucked in at all times and a belt must be worn. Only a plain white t-shirt may be worn under the polo. During the winter, a student may wear the approved Serra men’s cardigan (black, v-neck) or women’s cardigan (black, button-down). Polos must be worn under sweatshirts, cardigans, and sweaters with the polo collar showing. If your child is wearing any other sweatshirt, hooded sweatshirt, fleece sweater, any other sweaters, etc., that article of clothing will be confiscated and held for parent pick-up. (Serra sweatshirts are no longer available for purchase. However the approved maroon or grey Serra sweatshirt with “Serra Catholic” on the left chest may be worn by upperclassmen only). You may order polos through Serra or, for your convenience, while visiting the Educational Outfitters’ store. Order forms may be found on the forms page of our website.
Shoes: Students are permitted to wear solid brown or black dress shoes only. Shoes must also cover a student’s entire foot, and they must have backs on them. At no time (including dress down days) are students permitted to wear slippers, sandals, flip-flops or clogs to school. Students are not permitted to wear Timberland boots with the uniform, and shoes must be tied if they contain laces. Finally, shoes should not have inappropriate markings or logos on them.
Piercings: Only ear piercings are permitted – not to exceed three per ear. Flesh tunnels, barbells and gauges are prohibited. Visible piercings, other than the ear, are strictly forbidden.
Tattoos: Visible tattoos are not permitted. Students who have visible tattoos will be required to have them covered during school hours.
Hair: Hair may not be dyed unnatural colors, and extreme hair styles, such as Mohawks and cut-in logos, are not permitted. Additionally, the hair of male students must adhere to the following guidelines: it must be cut above the collar, eye brows and ears; mutton chops are prohibited and sideburns must not be longer than the ear. Additionally, students are not permitted to have facial hair or mustaches.
Violation of the Dress Code Procedure
Students in violation of the dress code will be subject to the following:
1. The office will provide clothing to the extent possible, and the student will be fined a $1.00 lease charge.
2. The parent/guardian will be contacted to provide clothing within the dress code.
3. If the office cannot provide clothing to the necessary extent, and the parent cannot be reached, the student will be removed from class and placed in in-school suspension.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS are asked for their support of the dress code by checking to see that their son/daughter is
properly dressed for school.