Uniforms are used at St. Brigid and other Catholic schools for a few reasons. First, they help to foster a sense of order in the classroom. Second, they indicate to students that school is an institution that must be respected, and it is proper to dress respectfully at school. Finally, uniforms help to lessen the impact of the economic disparity present in any school. All students are dressed alike and can concentrate on learning, instead of "who is wearing what." It is with these very Catholic goals in mind that we developed the uniform code.
At St. Brigid it will be enforced by classroom teachers and staff and it is expected that all students will comply with the rules.
Girl's uniform generally consist of a plaid jumper/skirt with white shirts. Boy's uniforms generally consist of navy blue docker-style pants and blue oxford-style shirts with plaid ties.
The H.S.A. and other groups sponsor monthly dress down days. Students are allowed to wear jeans, sweatshirts and t-shirts without offensive or questionable slogans for a dollar. Appropriate dress does not include tank tops or halters. If dress down day occurs on a mass day, students should dress up for mass.
As fads are ever-changing, the appropriateness of casual clothing for dress down day will be determined by the principal. A Good Rule for students to follow for dress down days is "If you think you shouldn’t wear it, you shouldn't." AII uniform regulations and guidelines are subject to the discretion of the principal.
1. All students are expected to be in full uniform every day.
2. Students are expected to follow the spirit as well as the letter of the code. In other words, ties must be tied and properly worn, shirts must be tucked in, skirts and jumpers must be of appropriate length.
3. It is the classroom teacher's responsibility to enforce the uniform policy, and all staff will assist the classroom teachers in this effort.
4. If a student is not in full and proper uniform, appropriate action to address this matter will be taken.
A "uniform day'' is scheduled on-site with J.B. Edwards. Their staff are on hand with uniforms for advise and measuring. They may also be purchased at jbedwarduniforms.com.
The purpose of the uniform is to reinforce our Catholic values. The purpose is not to cause undue stress or trouble for families. If there are any unusual circumstances that make complying with the uniform difficult on a certain day, or for a certain period of time, please send in a note with your child. We will understand such situations.
In addition, we do not want the cost of the uniform to be a burden to any family. We have a large number of slightly worn extra uniforms downstairs at St. Brigid's main building. Please help yourself to any item in our extras area. If even after looking through the extras, the cost is still a burden, please arrange a meeting with the principal. We will work with families to the best of our ability.