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Uniforms

All students in grades K-8 are required to wear uniforms. Uniform guidelines for the 2016-2017 school year are also found in the Parent-Student K-8 Handbook. The Physical Education uniform must be purchased through the school and is available from Mrs. Houtz. The cost of the physical education uniform will be charged to your FACTS Tuition Agreement. The dress code provides a standard for our students, which fosters an environment conducive to learning and respectful behavior. Final decisions regarding the school uniform rest with the principal/administration.


Uniform Requirements for 2016-2017

A student’s appearance, self-respect and performance tend to complement each other; hence, reasonable care and neatness in regard to dress and appearance are required of all students. All students in grades K-8 are required to wear uniforms the entire year. The school uniform will be handled by Flynn & O’Hara. The school uniform consists of the following items:

Boys Grades K-5

  • Shirts: white or maroon knit pullover (long/short sleeve) with St. Francis logo
  • Trousers: gray tailored slacks with a black or brown belt (kindergarten students are excused from wearing a belt)
  • Shoes: low cut solid black leather athletic shoes with matching shoelaces and non-marking sole. Velcro closures are also allowed. Shoelaces must be tied using a criss-cross style with the laces tied at the top of the shoe on the tongue. For safety reasons, no slip-on or zipper shoes are to be worn.
  • P.E. Shoes: all black or all white low athletic shoe
  • Socks: black or white crew socks, long enough to turn down to form a cuff
  • Sweater: optional maroon pullover or sleeveless V-neck vest with logo

Boys Grades 6-8 (Middle School)

  • Shirts: white or maroon knit pullover (long/short sleeve) with St. Francis logo
  • Trousers: gray tailored slacks with a black or brown belt
  • Shoes: Flynn & O’Hara Black Tie Oxford shoe with matching shoelaces OR an all black Authentic Original 2-Eye Sperry Boat shoe with matching shoelaces. NOTE: the soles, sides of the soles, stitching, piping and laces must be solid black.
  • Socks: black crew socks, long enough to turn down to form a cuff
  • P.E. Shoes: all black or all white low athletic shoe
  • P.E. Socks: white cuffed crew athletic sock
  • Sweater/vest: maroon pullover or sleeveless V-neck vest with logo is required to be worn during the academic school hours (8:05-3:10)

Girls Grades K-5

  • Jumper: maroon plaid jumper
  • Blouse: white round collar blouse (long/short sleeve)
  • Sweater: optional maroon cardigan with logo
  • Shoes: low cut solid black leather athletic shoes with matching shoelaces and non-marking sole. Velcro closures are also allowed. Shoelaces must be tied using a criss-cross style with the laces tied at the top of the shoe on the tongue. For safety reasons, no slip-on or zipper shoes are to be worn. P.E. Shoes: All black or all white low athletic shoe
  • Socks: maroon knee socks or tights. P.E. Socks: white crew socks
  • Trousers: optional gray tailored slacks with a black or brown belt
  • Skort: gray skort (worn with the white or maroon knit shirt with logo)
  • Shirts: white or maroon knit pullover (long/short sleeve) with St. Francis logo (may be worn with optional trousers, shorts, or skorts)

Girls Grades 6-8 (Middle School)

  • Skirt: maroon plaid skirt no shorter than 1” above the knee
  • Blouse: white buttoned-down collar blouse (long/short sleeve)
  • Sweater/vest: maroon pullover or sleeveless V-neck vest with logo is required to be worn during the academic school hours (8:05-3:10)
  • Shoes: Flynn & O’Hara Black Tie Oxford shoe with matching shoelaces OR an all black Bluefish/Koifish Sperry Boat shoe with matching shoelaces. NOTE: the soles, sides of the soles, stitching, piping and laces must be solid black
  • Socks: maroon knee socks
  • P.E. Shoes: all black or all white low athletic shoe
  • P.E. Socks: white cuffed crew athletic socks

An optional warm weather uniform is offered. Boys and girls may order gray shorts (cuffed for the girls, plain for the boys).  Shorts must be no shorter than 2” above the knee. The boys’ white or maroon uniform shirt can be purchased for both boys and girls. A black or brown belt must be worn. The uniform may be worn until October 31st weather permitting, and again in the late spring. It should be purchased from Flynn & O’Hara.


Physical Education Uniforms

The P.E. uniform is to be worn on the student’s P.E. day. The uniform consists of the uniform shorts, the uniform tee shirt with the St. Francis logo and a sweat suit (pants and sweat shirt), and must be purchased through the school. No other logo athletic wear is permitted. Middle school students are required to wear the St. Francis logo sweatshirt with their P.E. uniform on P.E. day. Please see prices below:

Maroon sweatshirts: YS-AXL - $24.00
Maroon sweatpants: YS-AXL - $18.00
Shorts Maroon Mesh: YS-AL - $18.00
Short Sleeve Tee Shirt (Grey Only): YS-AXL - $10.00


Weather policies

Students shall come to school dressed appropriately for the weather. A raincoat and umbrella are needed for rainy days.  Warm coats, hats, gloves, or mittens shall be worn on cold days. If the outside temperature is below 40, students must wear appropriate outer clothing or they will not be allowed outside at recess.

Shirts must remain neatly tucked in to visibly display the waistband of the girls’ skirts, the belts of the boys’ and girls’ trousers and shorts, and the waist bands of the P.E. uniform.

Order forms for Flynn & O’Hara are available in the school office.


Used Uniforms

A used uniform sale will be handled through the PTO and the “boutique” is open year round.  A $5 per piece cost will be charged to your FACTS Tuition Agreement and deducted on the same date as your tuition. Please visit the school office for assistance.

Policies for out of uniform days and school-sponsored activities:

  • Students are not permitted to wear or display items which represent drugs, alcohol products, gang membership, or which promote violence
  • All skirts must be no more than one inch above the knee
  • No sheer “see-through” garments
  • No garments that are too revealing, expose undergarments, are excessively tight and form fitting, or which have very low necklines.
  • No tops with oversize arm openings, strapless tops, tube tops, tops with spaghetti straps, or tank tops. Shoulders and midriff must be covered
  • Only uniform-approved athletic shoes may be worn on out-of-uniform days.
  • No jeans, leggings, yoga pants, or jeggings
  • Shorts may be worn only when the optional warm weather uniform policy is in effect
  • Shorts must be no shorter than 2” above the knee (walking shorts)

Please label your child’s clothing and possessions with his/her name.


Allergies/Jewelry

Scented products (i.e. cologne, hand lotion, after-shave, etc.) are not permitted as they may cause an allergic reaction in another person. Cosmetics are not permitted as they are inappropriate for the age of our students, promote the abuse of bathroom privileges, and create distractions from learning. Any jewelry worn must be appropriate for a tailored uniform. Girls may wear simple post earrings (no hoops), appropriate watches, and simple religious necklaces. Wrist and ankle bracelets are not allowed. Girls may wear clear nail polish only. Artificial nails are not allowed. Boys may wear appropriate watches and simple religious necklaces. Boys may not wear earrings. No hats may be worn in the building.


Hairstyles

Conservative hairstyles are expected and must be neat in appearance. Boys hair should be trimmed at or above the collar, with eyebrows and ears fully visible. No mohawks, wraps, or beads are permitted.

No visible tattoos or pierced body parts (other than girls ears) are allowed.

A uniform non-compliance warning will be issued for non-adherence to the above rules. Parents may be called to bring in appropriate attire.

 

Information

Uniforms are available from Flynn & O'Hara in store, by telephone, or online:

http://www.flynnohara.com

Flynn & O'Hara Uniforms
Fair City Mall
9650 Main Street Unit 20
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 503-5966

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