UNIFORMS

Divine Mercy students adhere to a dress code that prioritizes a student’s education over superficial values. The dress code is structured to instill student pride in his or her appearance, to maintain a academic-centered atmosphere, and to minimize superficial competition and values.

Violations of the uniform policy will result in the student’s parent or guardian being notified and asked to bring proper attire to school. Students not in compliance will be given an initial warning; with the second violation, the student will not be allowed to participate in a following out-of-uniform day.

Girls
Bottoms:
Navy blue twill or pique jumper with cotton shorts underneath if worn without tights
Navy blue twill uniform pants (can be pull on)
Navy blue twill uniform shorts

Tops:
Red, navy blue or white polo (long or short sleeve) or blouse
Navy blue cardigan
School sweatshirt or school jacket

Footwear:
White or navy socks or tights
Athletic type footwear (tie or Velcro). NO LIGHT UP SHOES
Velcro rubber soled Mary Jane style shoes

Boys
Bottoms:
Navy blue twill uniform pants (can be pull on)
Navy blue twill uniform shorts

Tops:
Red, navy blue or white polo (long or short sleeve)
Navy blue cardigan
School sweatshirt or school jacket

Footwear:
White or navy socks
Athletic type footwear (tie or Velcro). NO LIGHT UP SHOES

  • White, navy blue, or red dress shirt with collar, turtleneck, or knit polo shirt with collar are acceptable. Shirt must have long or short sleeves. 
    • All tops must be neat and appropriate in size.  Tops may provide for growth, but baggy and excessively long tops are not allowed.
    • T-shirts worn underneath the short-sleeved uniform shirt must be white in color, without logos, and should not be longer than the sleeves of the uniform shirt.
  • School uniform sweatshirt or school jacket.
  • Cardigan, v-neck, or crew neck sweater in navy blue, black, or red. These items must have no visible logos.
    • Approved uniform shirt must always be worn under sweaters or sweatshirts.
  • Socks should be ankle length and visible above the shoe.
  • Comfortable, safe shoes must be worn – a gym or athletic style shoe is best. There are NO high-tops, light-up shoes, Crocs, clogs, sandals, flip flops, fashion/dress boots, or heels allowed in school. 
    • During the winter, boots are not to be worn during the school day.  A change of shoes must be brought to school.
  • Uniform pants or corduroy dress pants may be worn in navy blue or black with uniform tops.
    • All pants are to be in a dress style.  NO denim pants of any color, leggings, yoga pants, sweatpants, or pants with cargo pockets will be permitted
  • Navy blue or black uniform shorts may be worn during the months of August, September, May, and June. (If the weather continues to stay warm beyond September, the “shorts” season may be extended to October 15th.)
  • A Hamilton plaid jumper, skort, or box-pleated skirt, worn no shorter than 2 inches above the knee)
    • Shorts can be worn underneath the uniform jumper or skirt, but they may not show or be longer than the uniform item
    • Any pants worn under the uniform skirt during recess must be removed when returning to class
    • Exercise-type leggings under the uniform, or in place of dress pants, are not allowed
  • Solid red, white, navy, or black ankle socks, knee-highs, or tights are permissible
  • Make-up is not to be worn.  Only clear nail polish is acceptable in school
  • Hair should be clean and worn in an acceptable hairstyle.  In general, an “acceptable” hairstyle is neat, does not draw undue focus on the student, and does not interfere with the learning process
  • Only post earrings are allowed (no more than 2 per earlobe). Necklaces, bracelets, and rings may not present a safety hazard or be inappropriate. Multiple bracelets and necklaces may not be worn
  • Clothing is to be neat, clean, and in good condition
  • Any clothing that is likely to be removed at school should be labeled with the child’s name to save confusion and to help facilitate the return of lost items.
  • No tattoos (real or temporary) or body piercings (including cartilage) are allowed
  • Students in Grades K4, K5, 1, 2, 3 and 4 will wear their school uniform for PE class.
  • Children in all grades must wear athletic shoes that tie or velcro (as stated in the General Uniform Policy) as a protective measure.  Children will not be permitted to participate in Physical Education class in stocking feet.  This is dangerous and poses a safety problem.
  • Students in Grades 5 through 8 will bring a change of clothing for Physical Education class.
  • Students must wear black/navy shorts that are the same length as uniform shorts, or sweatpants and red/black “Wildcats” t-shirts/sweatshirts.
  • Children may not share their clothes with others.  The clothing used for Physical Education class should be labeled with the child’s name.
  • Children who forget their gym clothes will not participate in Physical Education class.
  • It is recommended that children who wear glasses wear glass protectors or bands to keep them in place during activities.
  • The Dress Code for Physical Education classes will be closely monitored to determine if students are following the rules.
  • Children in all grades must wear athletic shoes (as stated in the General Uniform Policy) as a protective measure.  Children will not be permitted to participate in Physical Education class in stocking feet.  This is dangerous and poses a safety problem.
On all designated “out-of-uniform” days, the following guidelines apply:

  • Students may wear school appropriate clothing
  • Shirts must have a sleeve and shorts must be as long as uniform shorts
  • Jeans are allowed if they are not ripped or torn
  • If leggings/yoga pants are worn, the top worn with them must be long enough to extend past the hips

The following items are NOT allowed: short shorts/skirts/dresses that fall more than 2” above the knee, halter-tops, tank tops/spaghetti strap tops, and jeans with holes and frayed hems. Shirts with rude or suggestive expressions, rock groups/singers, and/or alcoholic labels are also not allowed. Students who wear inappropriate clothing on out-of-uniform days will be asked to call home immediately for a change of clothes.

  • In order to participate in a “School Spirit Day” students must wear clothing that has the school name or logo, or be primarily school colors (red and/or black)
  • T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, team uniforms, etc. which include the Divine Mercy name or logo are acceptable
  • On pre-approved “Scout” days, an official scout top may be worn with a regular uniform bottom (navy pants/shorts or skirt)