"EDUCATING FOR NOW AND FOR ETERNITY"

Standards of Appearance and Uniform Code

Uniforms are Worn at Cloverdale Catholic School for These Very Specific Reasons:
Standard Dress Uniform - Girls
Standard Dress Uniform - Boys
Optional Summer Uniform - Girls
Optional Summer Uniform - Boys
Gym Attire
Lost Articles and Clothing
Monthly Theme Days

Uniforms are worn at Cloverdale Catholic School for these very specific reasons:
      1)      To help build school spirit based on a sense of unity and identification with a special and unique group - Cloverdale Catholic School;
      2)      To help avoid competition based on looks and clothing. That is why we particularly request that you do not allow your child to deviate from the required uniform. We encourage individuality by having the students develop standards of excellence in their spiritual, physical and intellectual lives;
     
3)      We believe that being a grown-up lasts for a long enough time. Elementary schooling should be relatively free of the pressures of being cool and having to conform to the 'ways of the world;'
     
4)      Having a uniform, the pieces of which usually last the full year, saves you a lot of money; you don't have to submit to every new fashion fad.

All Uniform items are available through our official uniform supplier, Unimax, and may be ordered through the school semi-annually (dates will be announced). You may also phone the supplier throughout the year to order at 604 888 5212; completed orders will be sent to school.

Please ensure that your child is in complete uniform daily, including paying attention to the condition of the uniform pieces and personal hygiene. Tattered sweaters, faded pants that are no longer navy blue and sagging hemlines are not acceptable.

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STANDARD DRESS UNIFORM - (May be worn all year long September to June and must be worn October 1 to April 15 and for all formal occasions and performances). UNIFORM PIECES THAT ARE 'BOLDED' MUST BE ORDERED FROM UNIMAX.

GIRLS
  
Navy pleated tunic - (K to 3)
   Navy front box-pleated skirt (Grade 4 to Grade 7). Pleats 8 cm wide.
 
  Hems should be worn, modestly, just above the knee.
   White oxford-style blouse (long or short sleeve, with small, plain collar, no lace or other trim). Peter Pan collar shirt is acceptable for primary girls.
   White golf shirt with most recent C.C.S. logo from Unimax
   Red school sweater - cardigan, pullover or vest with most recent C.C.S. logo- Sweaters must be properly sized and replaced when there are obvious signs of wear.
   Plain white or navy knee socks (no lace)
   When the students perform as a class or go on a field trip they must be in perfect winter uniform - for these occasions the girls must wear white knee socks. Plain white or navy tights (not nylons) for winter only. During the winter, girls may bring navy or black pants to wear under their uniform for outdoor play.
   Low cut black dress shoe - heel up to 5 cm only, no platforms, no ornamentation or colours (functional and plain, only)
   NO JEWELLERY, except holy medals or holy crosses worn around the neck, plain earrings (small metal, red, white or navy hoops, or plain studs), double pierce maximum on the earlobe. No arm or ankle bracelets; watches must be plain and/or conform to uniform colour and not be too gaudy.
   Functional, plain hair ornaments (solid colour hair bands, scrunchees or barrettes in navy blue, red, white or black). Simplify! Simplify! Simplify!
   Hair Colour - the way God made it. If you dye, streak, highlight or whatever else can be done to hair, over the summer, please have it back to 'natural' for the first day of school.
   No make-up or coloured nail polish (completely clear is allowed, but not necessary)

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BOYS
   Solid navy dress pants - faded navy pants (the result of years of laundering) are not acceptable
   White oxford-style shirt (long or short sleeve, with plain collar)
   White golf shirt with most recent C.C.S. logo from Unimax
   Red school sweater - cardigan, pullover or vest - with most recent C.C.S. logo from Unimax. Sweaters must be properly sized and replaced when there are obvious signs of wear.
   Solid navy, black or white socks (white socks should be worn with team uniforms)
   Black dress shoes are mandatory, no decals ornamentation or platforms.
   Absolutely no pierced ears (with or without a band aid).
   Hair Colour - the way God made it. If you dye, streak, highlight or whatever else can be done to hair, over the summer, please return it back to its 'natural' state for the first day of school.
   Hair Length - boys' hair must be kept short and neat - above the ears on the sides, above the eyes in front and tapered down to the hairline in the back.

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OPTIONAL SUMMER UNIFORM - (may be worn from April 15 to September 30)
Girls:
   Navy blue skort
   White golf shirt with most recent C.C.S. logo from Unimax
   Same shoes as for winter with white or navy socks

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Boys:
   Navy walking short - must be just above knee level and purchased from Unimax
   Same shoes as for winter with white or navy socks
   White golf shirt with most recent C.C.S. logo from Unimax

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GYM ATTIRE
   Red shorts
   School t-shirt with most recent logo (all others are no longer acceptable).
   Please note that the most recent Walkathon t-shirt may be worn as 'back-up' gym shirt but not as a replacement.
   Plain running shoes
   Navy or white socks (white should be worn with team uniforms)
   Track suits (optional)
   Non-marking runners to be used only for gym

RANDOM MONTHLY UNIFORM CHECKS WILL BE HELD.
PARENT WILL BE CONTACTED AND STUDENT WILL BE ASSIGNED A CONSEQUENCE.

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Lost Articles and Clothing
We are ALWAYS able to return lost articles that have been marked with child's name. Rarely do we achieve any success if articles of clothing are not so marked. Please see that all of your child's books and clothing (boots, raincoats, gym strip, lunch bags, etc.) are marked with his or her name. Iron-­on labels are available through Regal. Items turned into the office will be kept for two months. If they aren't claimed within that time, they will be donated, thrown away or put in our box of emergency clothes supply.

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Monthly Theme Days
Theme Days are scheduled once a month, just for fun and so students get a break from wearing their uniform. The Student Council decides, with supervision, what the dates and themes will be and collects fifty cents from the students who participate. Students who don't want to participate in a particular theme must wear their regular uniform.

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