Jesuit High School believes that student appearance has an impact on attitude and behavior. It is the responsibility of parents to see that their student leaves home properly dressed and groomed for school. Students are expected to adhere to the dress code throughout the school day and they are to be properly groomed at school-sponsored events.
The general expectation is that students observe the standards of modesty, moderation, and good taste. All clothes must fit appropriately, concealing undergarments at all times. Clothing should be clean and neither oversized or baggy nor torn or ragged. Please closely read the following specific guidelines for dress code as a student at Jesuit High School and be prepared to follow all of its parameters.
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The following basic guidelines must be observed during school hours. Violations will result in detention (JUG). Students found to be in flagrant or repeated violations may be sent home from school. Any classes missed for a dress code violation will be considered unexcused absences and behavioral consequences will apply. Regular and random dress code checks will be conducted during the school year. The Dean has final discretion in terms of student compliance to the “spirit” of this dress code; exceptions to any of these guidelines must have the prior approval of the Dean.
Shirts – Only collared JHS-authorized logowear shirts are permitted. JHS-authorized logowear T-shirts may be worn on Fridays and other approved days only. Torn or ragged shirts or any shirt that displays conspicuous advertising, promotion of products that are not suitable for minors to use or consume, or profanity or obscene images are not permitted at school or any school-sponsored events.
Pants – Dress pants and shorts may be worn at the student’s discretion. Solid color, chino or khaki style pants are the only approved pants. Pants and shorts must be worn at or above waist level. Shorts must end at or above the knee. Underwear may not be visible at any time.
The following style of pants are not permitted under Jesuit’s dress code:
excessively baggy shorts, disheveled or torn pants, selective bleached, altered, or excessively baggy pants.
PE or athletic shorts (rugby, soccer, basketball, skate/ snowboard, football practice)
denim pants with rivets (jeans)
Nylon warm-ups sweatpants of any kind
Scrubs/ hospital pants
Jooger style pants
Friday dress code will differ than the other weekdays in that students will be permitted to wear an authorized Jesuit T-shirt and a pair of jeans (not denim shorts). Normal rules regarding footwear will apply and all articles of clothing must fit appropriately, be clean and free of holes or tears.
Hats and Hoods – Hats and hoods are not to be worn inside any classroom or office at any time or inside the gymnasium, Phelan Chapel, or Harris Center during assemblies and liturgies.
Earrings – Students are allowed to wear one modestly sized stud earring per ear located on the lobe. No oversized earrings (gauges) are allowed. Students may not have any other visible piercings. Earrings of students in violation of the policy will be confiscated and not returned.
Hair – Hair should be neat and clean. Hair must remain its natural color. Distracting hairstyles such as carved lines, shaved heads, faux hawks (shave or close-cropped on the sides and long on the top) are not permitted. Students with inappropriate haircuts will not attend class until the hairstyle is corrected. All students must be clean shaven. Beards, mustaches and/or excessive sideburns are not permitted.
A student may be suspended until his hair style is remediated to comply with Jesuit policy and expectations.
Shoes/Socks – Any type of conventional footwear may be worn, including athletic/tennis shoes. Socks must be clearly visible.
The following types of footwear are not permitted under Jesuit’s dress code:
Soccer or sports sandals
Any manner of moccasin or slipper (even with leather soles)
Heavy-soled, floor-damaging boots or shoes.
While athletic/tennis shoes are allowed, students must have a separate pair of athletic shoes and socks for PE.
Tattoos – Tattoos, both temporary and permanent, are discouraged. Should a student have a tattoo, that tattoo must be covered by clothing and not be visible while on campus or at any Jesuit High School event, on or off campus.
Jesuit will be adopting a new dress code starting in the Fall of 2018. A dress code for students is meant to place the proper emphasis on where we are and what we are doing. Being at Jesuit High School matters and what we wear each day should serve as a reminder that this is not “just any other high school.” Dress codes, to be successful, should also be enforceable, easy to follow, and serve as a “social equalizer” for students. In this way, the dress code should be a stress-reducer, giving students clarity about what they are supposed to do and what they a