Guidelines and Policies

Dress Code

GENERAL GUIDELINES

A good rule of thumb in any doubtful situation is: “avoid all extremes.”

All clothing will be clean, neat, modest and in good taste.

St. Polycarp students should wear appropriate sized clothing, overly tight or baggy clothing is not appropriate.  Halter tops, spaghetti straps and bare midriffs tops are not allowed.  Hats, beanies, and bandana’s are only allowed when permission is given by the Administration or classroom teacher.  Articles of clothing or styles of grooming that imply affiliation with political parties or groups in conflict with Catholic School teachings and values, or reference profanity, drugs or alcohol are forbidden at all times.

The pastor, principal and or vice principal reserve the right to request a student to change attire, are the final interpreters of the dress code and reserve the right to regulate against unbecoming fads or fashions. 

GROOMING GUIDELINES

Dyed or colored hair (including rinsed) is not permitted

Boys’ hair must be cut above the collar

Exaggerated hairstyles (e.g. duck tails, faux hawks, shaved sides, exaggerated spikes, unkempt or ungroomed) are not permitted.

Make-up is prohibited

Excessive jewelry such as large hoop earrings, plugs, ear stretchers, spiked rings are prohibited

Non-Discrimination Policy

“Every person, as a child of God, regardless of race, condition, or age has equal dignity and an inalienable right to an education. Therefore, no qualified student will be denied admission to this school on the basis of sex, race, color, or national origin.”