Student Dress Code

The Visitation BVM School uniform is worn by every student in grades K through 8 and should be worn with a sense of dignity.

Recognizing the relationship between personal dress and personal attitude, we encourage our students to dress so as to demonstrate pride in themselves and in their school. Students should be in full uniform on the first day of school. Students should arrive at school looking clean and well-groomed each day. Personal appearance and cleanliness affect the academic progress of the student. Students must be dressed neatly, modestly, and appropriately in properly fitting uniforms at all times.

Parents are reminded to send their student to school each day appropriately dressed for the weather. Jackets or coats are required on colder days for outdoor recess. All clothing, including gym uniforms, should be labeled with the student’s full name.

Students who do not adhere to the dress code will first receive a verbal warning. If the infraction is not corrected, students will receive a written dress code violation form to be signed by parents. Any student who receives three dress code violations will receive an in-school suspension for insubordination.

Uniform Purchase

Our official uniform provider is Flynn & O’Hara Uniforms. Orders may be placed on-line at: https://www.flynnohara.com/School-Landing.aspx?scn=PA593

Flynn & O’Hara Uniforms Stores near us:

901 N Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA

10 Shurs Ln, Ste 100, Philadelphia, PA 19127-2114

**Note: Flynn & O’Hara will custom make a uniform for any student whose height, weight, or build deters the regulation proper fit of the ready-made uniforms.

Used Uniforms

Used uniforms are also available in the uniform closet in the main entrance of the school.

Regular Uniform

Neatness and cleanliness are prime requisites. All students must be in uniform every day. Parents/guardians of primary grade students (K-2) are responsible for having your child dressed according to school dress code policy. There will be Dress Down Days during the course of the year (a dress code for such days is included in this section).

If there is a time when the prescribed uniform cannot for some legitimate reason be worn, a note from the parent/guardian must be sent to the teacher.

Pre-Kindergarten Dress Code

Pre-Kindergarten students may wear the official gym uniform as described below or wear play clothes dressed for the season. Sneakers should be worn daily.

Kindergarten

Visitation Gym Uniform, Ankle length white socks, Sneakers (no light-up shoes)

Girls

Summer - (April 15th through Oct. 31st)

1st – 5th Grades

  • Navy blue skort-no belt (less than 3 inches above knee)
  • Navy blue shorts w/ belt (less than 3 inches above knee)
  • Navy, white, or yellow polo shirt with school logo
  • Navy blue sweater with school logo (optional item)
  • Ankle length socks (solid white or navy)
  • Shoe-Buc Academy/ Buc Hushpuppy Tuft or Oxford Tie Shoe from Flynn & O’Hara or Flocco stores

6th-8th Grades

  • Plaid uniform skirt (less than 3 inches above knee)
  • Navy, white, or yellow polo shirt with school logo
  • Navy blue skort-no belt (eliminated July, 2016)
  • Ankle length socks (solid white or navy)
  • Shoe-Buc Academy/Buc Hushpuppy Tuft or Oxford Tie Shoe from Flynn & O’Hara or Flocco stores

Winter - (Nov. 1st through April 14)

1st – 5th Grade

  • Plaid jumper (less than 3 inches above knee)
  • Light blue blouse (long/short sleeve with peter pan collar)Light blue turtleneck
  • Navy blue sweater with school logo (optional item)
  • Navy blue knee-high socks or solid, navy tights (ankles covered)
  • Shoe-Buc Academy/Buc Hushpuppy Tuft or Oxford Tie Shoe from Flynn & O’Hara or Flocco stores

6th – 8th Grade

  • Plaid uniform skirt (less than 3 inches above knee)
  • Light blue blouse (long/short sleeve with button-down oxford collar)
  • Navy blue sweater or sweater vest with school logo
  • Navy blue knee-high socks or solid navy tights (ankles covered)
  • Shoe-Buc Academy/Buc Hushpuppy Tuft or Oxford Tie Shoe from Flynn & O’Hara or Flocco stores

Boys

Summer - (April 15th through Oct. 31st)

1st – 8th Grades

  • Navy blue pants with loops and brown, black or navy belt
  • Navy blue shorts with loops and brown, black or navy belt
  • Navy, grey, or white polo shirt with school logo
  • Navy blue sweater w/school logo (optional item)
  • Ankle length socks (solid white or navy)
  • Shoe-Buc Academy/Buc Hushpuppy Tuft or Oxford Tie Shoe from Flynn & O’Hara or Flocco stores

Winter - (Nov. 1st through April 14th)

1st – 8th Grades

  • Navy blue pants with loops and brown, black or navy belt
  • Light blue shirt (long/short sleeve)
  • Visitation plaid tie
  • Navy blue sweater with school logo (optional item)
  • Dress socks (navy, grey or black)
  • Shoe- Buc Academy/Buc Hushpuppy Tuft or Oxford Tie Shoe from Flynn & O’Hara or Flocco stores

Gym Uniform for Boys/Girls Grades K-8 (optional for PK):

  • Navy sweatpants or navy shorts with school logo
  • Light blue tee-shirt with school logo
  • Ankle length white socks
  • Elite/sport style sock is permitted- Must be white with blue, or blue with white ONLY
  • Navy Sweatshirt (no hoodies) with school logo (optional item)
  • Sneakers (no light-up shoes)

Gym uniforms must be worn to school on the day of gym class. All students are expected to participate in weekly gym class unless a written doctor’s note is on file.

Personal Appearance

Faded or worn uniforms need to be repaired or replaced. Girls may wear post type earrings, one earring per ear. Jewelry should be limited to one simple watch (without texting or phone ability), one ring, and a simple cross or holy medal on a narrow gold or silver chain. No rubber band jewelry. Bracelets are not permitted. **For safety and security, no jewelry may be worn on PE days. No cosmetics, lip gloss, colored Chapstick, colored nail polish, or artificial nails may be worn. Body sprays or tattoos are not permitted.

Hair Style:

All students – hair should be neat with bangs above the eyebrows.

Outlandish hairstyles/colors and bleaching are not permitted; natural hair color is expected.

Boy’s hair should be above and not touch the shirt collar and trimmed around the ears.

Appropriateness of hairstyle or color will be determined by the administration. Students will be given a warning with one week to make needed changes.

Hairbands – must be plain and simple, without ornaments. Simple hair accessories that match the uniform are acceptable. Hair scarves are not acceptable.

Proper Uniform Attire requirements also includes:

  • All blouses and shirts must be tucked in – not rolled or folded.
  • Opaque, solid blue tights are acceptable – not stockings or nylons.
  • Elite/sport style sock is permitted with the gym uniform, but must be white with blue, or blue with white ONLY.
  • No Fad socks permitted unless announced for a School Spirit Day
  • Plain white undershirts may be worn under a boy’s/girl’s shirts.
  • Knee socks must be pulled up to the knee.
  • Shoes must be properly laced and tied and completely cover the foot (no folded down backs)
  • Head coverings are not permitted to be worn with the uniform

Dress-Down Guidelines for Pre-K through 8th

  • Pants: Appropriate fitting, no skin-tight jeans or slacks. Yoga or pajama pants and biker shorts are not acceptable. They should be neat and without any holes. Leggings are not acceptable unless covered by appropriate length (mid-thigh) top, skirt, or dress.
  • Skirts/Skorts must be less than 3” above the knee.
  • Shirts must have sleeves and may not have any inappropriate logos, pictures, or symbols. No tank tops, tops showing cleavage, spaghetti straps, bare midriff, or bare shoulder tops may be worn.
  • Girls may wear nail polish, but it must be removed when wearing the uniform the next day.
  • Junior high girls may wear light make-up, but must remove it for the next day.

For Safety Reasons:

  • No dangling earrings
  • No platform shoes, flip flops, or sandals.
  • Parents will be notified to bring a change of clothes if a student comes to school dressed inappropriately.

These guidelines also apply to after school-sponsored functions, such as school dances. Students who repeatedly demonstrate disregard for the Dress Code are liable to receive a disciplinary referral.

Revised 8/30/2018