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At Lake Catholic High School, students are asked to participate in a structured dress and personal appearance code. This code is designed to promote school identity and to respect the individual dignity and uniqueness of each person. The dress and personal appearance code stress uniformity and personal modesty in school attire appropriate to learning.

When a student enrolls at Lake Catholic High School, there is an awareness and understanding that individual dress has specific restrictions, and that violation or misinterpretation of the uniform will result in disciplinary action, which may include referrals or exclusion from classes. The uniform is officially enforced during school hours while a student is in the building. Parents are considered to be partners with administrators and teachers in enforcing the “Code for the Personal Appearance of Students” and have a responsibility to check their child’s appearance before they leave home. 

At school functions, students should remember that they are responsible for the good name of Lake Catholic High School at all times and their appearance should reflect good taste and appropriate attire. The following regulations on dress and personal appearance are created to help motivate a student to develop habits of neatness, order, cleanliness, and appropriate dress for a variety of occasions. Deviation in dress, hairstyle, or appearance violates this personal appearance and dress code. Students must be in compliance with the appearance code at all times.

IN ALL MATTERS REGARDING THE CODE FOR THE PERSONAL APPEARANCE OF STUDENTS THE ADMINISTRATION HAS THE FINAL DECISION APPEARANCE CODE VIOLATIONS 

*APPROPRIATE CLOTHING: (These standards apply to normal school day dress-up or dress-down days.) Students are not permitted to wear any clothing containing advertisements or references to any tobacco, drug, or alcohol product. No clothing article may contain any symbol, word, or phrase conveying a message or theme inconsistent with Lake Catholic High School community’s perception of the Gospel and traditions of the Catholic Church.

GIRLS

Khaki colored (tan) dress pants or black dress pants are to be worn. A belt is required when pants are worn. Pants must be worn at the waist and are not permitted to be undersized or oversized. Pants with emblems, patch pockets, back pocket rivets, rips and tears, or designs of any kind are not permitted. Corduroy, cargo, jogger, and jean style pants are prohibited.

Lake Catholic approved Glen plaid skirt (no shorter than 3 inches above the knee) purchased through the Lake Catholic Spirit Store. Undersized and oversized skirts are not permitted. Skirts are a privilege, not a right; repeated violations may result in the removal of skirts from daily dress code.

Long or short sleeved polos of either green or gray color, with the Lake Catholic logo are permitted. Polo shirts must be purchased through the Lake Catholic Spirit Store. Shirts must remain fully tucked in at all times. Undersized and oversized polos are prohibited. Polo shirts must be kept in good condition and cannot have any rips or tears. 

Green or gray school approved sweaters may be worn. Sweaters must be purchased in the Lake Catholic Spirit Store. A solid white, green, or gray shirt must be worn under the sweater. 

Green or gray school approved uniform sweatshirts may be worn, no collar required to be worn underneath. All sweatshirts must be purchased in the Lake Catholic Spirit Store.

Students are permitted to wear their choice of appropriate footwear in suitable, clean condition. Flip flops, crocs, shoes with wheels/lights and other loud or outrageous shoes are not allowed. Open toed shoes are not permitted. Solid colored socks must be worn in a suitable color, limited to green, gray, black, or white. School administration has authority to determine what constitutes loud or outrageous footwear. Green, gray, or black tights or leggings of neutral shades must be worn under skirts. Solid colored green, gray, white, or black socks of neutral shades must be worn with leggings so that no skin is exposed. Tights and leggings must be a uniform color and design throughout, and must be solid, free of holes or sheer material.

Jewelry and makeup must be appropriate for a school environment. Earrings may only be worn in the ear, no more than three earrings per ear; no other piercing is permissible. Excessive bracelets and necklaces are not allowed. Fad haircuts and colors are not permitted. Tattoos must not be visible at any time.

BOYS

Solid khaki colored (tan) dress pants are to be worn. A belt is required to be worn appropriately. Pants must be worn at the waist and are not permitted to be undersized or oversized. Pants with emblems, patch pockets, back pocket rivets, designs of any kind are not permitted. Corduroy, cargo, jogger and jean style pants are prohibited.

Long- or short-sleeved polos of either green or gray color, with the Lake Catholic logo are permitted. Polo shirts must be purchased through the Lake Catholic Spirit Store. Shirts must remain fully tucked in at all times. Undersized and oversized polos are prohibited. Polo shirts must be kept in good condition and cannot have any rips or tears.

Ties will be worn with mass attire. 

Green or gray school approved uniform sweatshirts may be worn, no collar required to be worn underneath. All sweatshirts must be purchased in the Lake Catholic Spirit Store.

Green or gray school approved sweaters may be worn. Sweaters must be purchased in the Lake Catholic Spirit Store. A solid white, green, or gray shirt must be worn under the sweater

Students are permitted to wear their choice of appropriate footwear in suitable, clean condition. Flip flops, crocs, shoes with wheels/lights and other loud or outrageous shoes are not allowed. Open toed shoes are not permitted. Solid colored socks must be worn in a suitable color, limited to green, gray, black, or white. School administration has authority to determine what constitutes loud or outrageous footwear.

Boys must be clean shaven at all times. Hair is not to extend below the top of the collar and may not cover the eyes or the ears. Fad haircuts and colors are not permitted. Sideburns are not to extend below the earlobe. Wearing of jewelry (necklaces, earrings, nose or eyebrow studs/bars) is prohibited. Tattoos may not be visible at any time. 

MASS ATTIRE

SKIRTS - Lake Catholic approved Glen plaid skirt (no shorter than 3 inches above the knee) purchased through the Lake Catholic Spirit Store. Undersized and oversized skirts are not permitted.
SHIRTS - Short- or long-sleeve white Oxford style button down dress shirt/blouse. Shirts/blouses must be tucked in and are not to have more than two buttons unbuttoned. Undersized and oversized dress shirts/blouses are prohibited. Plain white t-shirts may be worn under the uniform shirts. However, the sleeve length of the
undershirt must match the sleeve length of the uniform shirt.
SHOES/SOCKS - Suitable leather or suede dress shoes (including dress clogs) are permitted. Shoes must be brown or black. High heels, platform shoes, moccasins, sandals, slippers, athletic shoes and boots of any kind are not permitted. Dress shoes are to be clean and polished. Green, gray, black, or white opaque plain tights
must be worn with the skirt.

PANTS - Khaki colored (tan) dress pants are to be worn. Belt is to be worn with the pants. Pants must be worn at the waist and are not permitted to be undersized or oversized. Pants with emblems, patch pockets, back pocket rivets, designs or loops of any kind are not permitted. Corduroy, cargo, jogger and jean style pants are prohibited.
SHIRTS - Long- or short-sleeve white Oxford style button down dress shirt. Shirts must be tucked in and fully buttons during the school day. Undersized and oversized dress shirts are prohibited. Plain white t-shirts may be worn under the uniform shirts. However, the sleeve length of the undershirt must match the sleeve length of the uniform shirt.
TIES - Ties are to be worn properly with a white Oxford dress shirt. No bow ties, string ties, etc.
SHOES/SOCKS - Suitable leather or suede dress shoes (including dress clogs) are permitted. Shoes must be brown or black. Construction shoes, moccasins, sandals, slippers, athletic shoes and boots of any kind are not permitted. Dress shoes are to be clean and/or polished and must be worn with plain socks (at least 2 in above the ankle).

SPIRIT DAY DRESS DOWN

Approved Lake Catholic spirit wear purchased in the Lake Catholic Spirit Store. Lake Catholic approved team or club shirts are acceptable. A Lake Catholic shirt/sweatshirt/sweater must be worn on Spirit dress down days. No bare midriff/short skirts that show the waist are permitted.

Jeans, sweatpants, wind pants, capri pants (below the knee), khakis, corduroys and cargos without holes and in good condition are acceptable. Neither shorts nor skirts are permitted. All pants must be suitable for the school environment.

Casual shoes, gym shoes, or sandals in good condition are acceptable.

CONDITION OF THE UNIFORM

The Lake Catholic uniform must always be worn in a manner that is appropriate for a school environment. All parts of the uniform need to be in good condition. All frayed cuffs, split seems, writing, markings and holes in the uniform are unacceptable.

Note: The lanyard is no longer a required element of the dress code but students must have their student I.D. on their person at all times.

The administration reserves the right to update the dress code policy with fair notification at any time during the school year.

Random school-wide dress code checks will be announced over the PA. Violators who cannot immediately correct the infraction will report to the Attendance Office and receive detention or other corrections as necessary.

Please note: This is the 2022-23 amended dress code policy. This policy is subject to change. 

Adherence to the dress code is expected. Students who are not dressed appropriately for school, should expect to serve an in-school exclusion from class and/or have a parent/guardian bring the proper attire and/or borrow one of the appropriate clothing options from the Dean of Student’s office in order to enter the classroom.

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