Uniform Policy

Purchasing School Uniforms
Uniforms are purchased through Dennis Uniform.

Dennis Uniform
1400 E Business Center Drive,
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Phone: 847-299-1442
Web Site: www.dennisuniform.com

The online ordering code for SMM is GMRGV. You MUST use this code when ordering online.

School Dress Code
St. Margaret Mary School’s dress code is designed to uphold the general standards of neatness, moderation and modesty. Standards are determined by the principal and are outlined in the uniform policy listed below. Please be sure to review the full policy.

General Standards

  • Neatness, cleanliness, moderation, and modesty should guide appearance and selection of student dress
  • Extreme hairstyles are not permitted. The school reserves the right to define “extreme.”
  • Ornaments and decorations associated with body piercing (with the exception of earrings) and visible tattoos are not permitted in school or at school-sponsored events, including but not limited to dances and athletic events.
  • Make-up, glitter, stickers, colored lip-gloss/balm/stick, and fake nails (including tips, acrylics, gels, sculptures) may not be worn.
  • A student may wear one small stud earring in each earlobe, a watch, a bracelet, or a necklace may be worn.
  • Chains, key chains, and key rings that attach to clothing in any way may not be worn.
  • Jewelry and belts that are spiked, studded or dog collar style are not allowed.
  • Clothing with logos from other schools is not permitted.
  • Dress shoes or gym shoes that are predominantly white or black are permitted. Gym shoes with Velcro or zippers are acceptable.
  • Slipper or slipper type shoes, heels, wedge, platform, open-toe, open back, sling back, sandals, flip flops, clogs, and crocs are unacceptable shoes.
  • Hair must be a natural color.
  • Blouses and shirts must be neatly tucked in.
  • Skirts/skorts may not be rolled at the waist.
  • If students wear T-shirts underneath their uniform shirts/blouses, the T-shirt must be white, tucked in, and sleeves should not be longer than the sleeves of the uniform blouse/shirt.
  • Socks and shoes are to be worn at all times to comply with local health regulations.
  • Girls’ and Boys’ socks must completely cover the anklebone.

All uniforms must be marked with the child’s name and in clean and good condition at all times.

 

 
Girls

Primary Girls K-3

Lloyd dropped waist jumper
Fire engine red or white polo shirt (logo optional) or white blouse with Peter Pan collar
solid white, navy, or black socks; must completely cover ankle, or tights
Option for winter weather: (Monday after Thanksgiving until the end of March): navy blue slacks and fire engine red or white polo shirt or white blouse with Peter Pan collar

Girls Grade 4-8
Lloyd kick pleat skirt or skort (no shorter than three inches above the middle of the knee)
Sport collar white blouse or fire engine red or white polo shirt (logo optional)
Solid white, navy, or black socks; must completely cover ankle
Option for winter weather: same as above
Optional for All Students
White or fire engine red turtlenecks
Navy blue sweatshirt/sweater with SMM logo
Navy blue dress walking shorts (Aug.-Sept. and May-June) 
(approximately four inches above the middle of the knee)*
Red fleece with logo purchased from Dennis Uniform

*All these must be purchased at Dennis Uniform Co. 
Note: The slacks and shorts should be tailored style with a maximum of four slit pockets. Unacceptable slacks and shorts are cargo, carpenter, and riveted. No oversized slacks are permitted. Slacks or shorts may not be worn hanging below the waist.

Boys

Boys Grades K-8
Navy dress pants purchased at Dennis Uniform Co.
Fire engine red or white polo shirt (logo optional)
Belt (black or brown)
Solid white, navy, or black socks

Optional for All Students
White or fire engine red turtlenecks
Navy blue sweatshirt/sweater with SMM logo
Navy blue dress walking shorts (Aug.-Sept. and May-June) 
(approximately four inches above the middle of the knee)*
Red fleece with logo purchased from Dennis Uniform

*All these must be purchased at Dennis Uniform Co. 
Note: The slacks and shorts should be tailored style with a maximum of four slit pockets. Unacceptable slacks and shorts are cargo, carpenter, and riveted. No oversized slacks are permitted. Slacks or shorts may not be worn hanging below the waist.

Physical Education Uniforms
Physical Education is a part of the school curriculum and, for this reason, compliance with uniform regulations is important.
Gym Shoes – Students are to wear white or black gym shoes and white socks.
Gym Uniform – On gym day the children are required to wear the red SMM logo T-shirt or a plain red T-shirt with the navy SMM logo shorts or plain navy shorts or ankle length sweatpants. Students may wear the shorts under their sweatpants and remove the sweatpants prior to gym class. Navy blue sweatshirts with the SMM logo are permitted. After May 1st, students may wear navy SMM logo or plain navy shorts on gym day without sweatpants.
Sweatpants are not to be altered-bottoms, must have elastic and no slits, and may not be oversized. Sweatshirts with hoods are not permitted during indoor physical education classes. Students wearing jewelry may be asked to remove it during class.
Students are to wear their gym uniforms to school in place of their regular uniforms on gym day. All gym clothes must be marked with the child’s name.

Out-of-Uniform Days

The school, in conjunction with the Student Council, sponsors out-of-uniform days. Such days are announced in newsletters, special bulletins, or as part of morning announcements. Students may come to school out of uniform, dressed in the theme of the day. Sometimes a fee is requested.

Student dress on out-of-uniform days must meet the guidelines set fourth for neatness, moderation, and modesty. Clothing must not be ripped or ragged, excessively large, too tight, or low-cut (tops or pants). Tank tops, thin/spaghetti straps, bare midriffs, and sheer clothing are not allowed. Walking shorts may be worn as part of out-of-uniform days in August, September, May, and June. Keeping safety in mind, shoe styles must conform to uniform guidelines even on out-of-uniform days