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Dress Code Policy

Notre Dame Elementary School believes that the school uniform helps create an appropriate tone for a focused learning environment. By eliminating competition in dress, the code promotes a spirit of community and builds a positive identification with the school. A basic dress code, with different options, assists students to be conscious of good grooming and appropriateness in dress. Parents are essential in helping the school enforce the dress code. 

School uniforms www.schoolbelles.com. or 888.637.3037
Gym uniform/Spirit Wear rdpsports.com
RDP Sports
9261 Ravenna Road, Suite B-8
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087-2449
Tel: 330.405.3501
For your convenience, NDES keeps a limited supply of gym uniforms and spiritwear available for purchase.
 
Dress Uniform
Dress Uniform
All students are required to wear dress uniforms on Mass days or other special days that may be announced throughout the year.
 
Girls Dress Uniform
Girls in grades K-3 dress uniform consists of wearing the NDES plaid jumper with a blouse or oxford shirt. For grades 4-8, the dress uniform consists of the NDES plaid skirt with a blouse or oxford shirt and vest. Girls may not wear pants or shorts on dress uniform days. Girls in junior high are also permitted to wear a Schoolbelles khaki skirt.
 
Boys Dress Uniform
Boys in grades K-6 dress uniform consists of wearing navy school pants with a short or long sleeved solid polo shirt or dress shirt; boys in grades 7 and 8 are required to wear a solid dress shirt in uniform colors and tie with khaki or navy pants. Boys may not wear shorts on dress uniform days.
 
Regular Uniform

Girls Jumpers Grades K-3
The girls in grades K-3 wear a NDES plaid jumper, navy blue slacks or NDES plaid or navy shorts from Schoolbelles. A navy, white, or forest green cardigan or pullover sweater may also be worn with the uniform. An NDES crewneck sweatshirt is also acceptable.

Girls Skirts Grades 4-8
The girls in grades 4-8 wear a NDES plaid skirt, skort, kilt or kick-pleated skirt of appropriate length (2 inches above the knee or longer), navy blue slacks, NDES plaid or navy shorts from Schoolbelles.
 
Girls Blouses Grades K-8
The girls wear a navy blue uniform vest with a solid white, navy, pastel blue or pastel yellow blouse (including the piping area and collar) with a Peter Pan, tailored or button-down collar either long or short sleeved. A solid white turtleneck or solid white, pastel blue or pastel yellow polo shirt (including the piping area and collar), regular or banded bottom, may also be worn. 
 
Vests are not required with polo shirts as long as appropriate attire is worn under the polo shirt (solid white or cream colored cami or tank top). A navy, white or forest green cardigan or pullover seater may also be worn with the uniform. An NDES crewneck sweatshirt is also acceptable. The NDES logo is the only logo permitted on blouses, shirts and sweaters.
 
Boys Grades K-8
The boys wear navy blue dress pants or navy shorts. Only navy shorts must be purchased from Schoolbelles.  A navy, white or forest green cardigan or pullover sweater may also be worn with the uniform.

Boys Shirts Grades K-8
The boys wear solid white, navy, pastel yellow or pastel blue knit or moisture wick polo shirts (including the piping area and collar), solid white, pastel yellow or pastel blue button-down dress shirts or white turtlenecks. Shirts may be long or short-sleeved and must be tucked in. The NDES logo is the only logo permitted on shirts.

Grades 7-8

Junior high students may wear khaki pants as part of their uniform. The pants are to be traditional in style. They may not have pockets down the sides or any brads on them.  Girls may wear Schoolbelles khaki skirts or skorts. Polo shirts or button down dress shirts (see above) may be worn with the khaki pants or khaki skirts. Shirts are to be tucked in and a solid brown or black belt must be worn with belt-looped pants and shorts. Girls may also wear banded polo shirts; vests are not required with polo shirts and khakis (see above).
 
Uniform Shorts
Schoolbelles uniform shorts may be worn August – October 31st and April – May. Junior high students may wear khaki uniform shorts without cargo pockets, pockets down the sides or brads of any type.
 
Belts
Solid brown or black belts are required with belt-looped pants and shorts in grades 4-8.
Socks
For both boys and girls, socks must be solid colored navy blue, black, forest green or white above the ankle in length. Simple logos are acceptable. Girls may wear solid colored tights, anklets or knee hi socks of the colors listed above.  "No show" socks and tights with holes are not acceptable.
Shoes
Solid navy, black, tan, cordovan or brown leather or canvas shoes with closed toe and closed heel and heels not to exceed 1 ½ inches. Shoes with a contrast in the same color family are acceptable. Gold, silver, flashy, sparkly or plaid/printed shoes are not acceptable. Boots of any kind are not acceptable

Traditional-style (non-high-top/mid-top) tennis shoes in white, navy or black or any combination of these colors, may be worn with NDES uniform shorts and with the NDES gym warm-up uniform that can be worn to school on gym days. Regular shoes may also be worn with school uniform shorts and with the NDES gym warm-up uniform that can be worn to school on gym days.

High-top or mid-top tennis shoes may only be worn on dress down days. Tennis shoes worn to school may not be the same shoes worn for gym class. Shoes for gym class are to be kept at NDES. Light-up tennis shoes are not permitted.

Gym Uniform
Gym Uniform Policy Grades K-8
The physical education uniform consists of a gold Notre Dame t-shirt (purchased at school) and solid navy shorts with the ND logo (purchased at school). All students who purchased a warm-up suit may wear it to school on their gym days throughout the year. Gym shorts and t-shirts are to be worn under the warm-up suit. In addition, August-October and April-May, students may wear their gym shorts and Notre Dame t-shirt to school. Tennis shoes may be worn with the gym uniform.  All students are required to change for gym on dress uniform days and dress down days.

Gym Uniform Shoe Policy

All students are required to have a pair of tennis shoes at school that will be worn only for gym class. The tennis shoes are to be traditional in style and the color/colors of your choice. Shoes must either have Velcro or laces that are fully laced and tied. No light-up, high-top or mid-top tennis shoes may be worn for gym class.
Spiritwear & Dress Down Days
Spiritwear Days:
Clothing for Spiritwear Days consists of any appropriate NDES Spiritwear t-shirt or sweatshirt with jeans, sweatpants or shorts. If shorts are worn, they must be at least fingertip length.
Running-type shorts, yoga pants, leggings and/or pajama pants are not permitted. 

Dress Down Days:

Clothing for a dress down day is to be appropriate for the NDES school environment. Tops with suggestive or offensive language and/or pictures are unacceptable. Tanks, tiny tees, spaghetti straps, sheer tops, bare midriff are not permitted. Tops/t-shirts are not to be tied or rubber-banded. Concert and band t-shirts, “PINK” brand of clothing, camouflage attire, oversized pants, miniskirts, short dresses, skirts are not appropriate. Tight fitting clothing of any kind are not permitted. There should be no wording across the back of pants. If shorts are worn, they must be at least fingertip length. Running shorts, yoga pants, leggings and/or pajama pants are not permitted. Rompers and off-the-shoulder attire are not permitted.

If a student comes dressed inappropriately, the student will be required to call home for a change of clothes or given a change of clothes to wear from the NDES Clinic.
Recess Attire
Students should be prepared for outside recess at all times. Students have outdoor recess if the temperature is 22 degrees or above.
Notre Dame Elementary School

13000 Auburn Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024
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