dress code

The school’s dress code provides a standard for our students that foster an environment conducive to learning and respectful behavior. The school uniform is a point of pride, in that not everyone has the privilege to wear it. The uniform also takes away the need to “one up” or “out do” another and keeps the focus on what is most important during the school day. In addition, a Bishop Ireton student is expected to follow through with the appropriate grooming guidelines and mind the “out of uniform dress out day” guidelines or the student will receive appropriate disciplinary action. All students should maintain possession of their school issued student ID. The Administration is ultimately responsible for the environment of the school; therefore, parent and students must understand that the Administration reserves the right to make judgments about inappropriate dress, behavior, tattoos, etc., in order to maintain this environment. A Bishop Ireton student is expected to follow the dress code and appearance guidelines set forth by the school and understand that the school’s decision on what is and isn’t appropriate is final.

fall / spring uniform:

For boys:
● Flynn & O’Hara uniform pant or shorts, with belt
● White uniform polo shirt
● Navy, black or dark brown dress shoes or low-top (below the ankle) athletic shoes
(“work” boots (hard toe boots) are not acceptable at any time)
● Socks (black or white) must be worn; dress socks must be worn with pants, white/black
athletic socks may be worn with uniform shorts
● Only a plain white t-shirt (crew-neck or V-neck) may be worn underneath
● Shirt must be neatly tucked in so belt is showing at all times.

For girls:
● Flynn & O’Hara uniform pant, skort*, or shorts
● White uniform polo shirt
● Navy, black or dark brown dress shoes or low-top (below the ankle) athletic shoes
● Socks, tights or pantyhose must be worn and be of a solid color - white, black, navy or
maroon only- with no writing (eccentric or lace tights/ pantyhose are unacceptable)
● Only a plain white t-shirt (crew-neck or V-neck) may be worn underneath
● Shirt must be neatly tucked in at all times.
* All uniform skorts/shorts must be 20” inches in length - unapproved alterations are forbidden.

winter uniform:

For boys:
● Flynn &O’Hara uniform pant, with belt
● a white or blue button down, long-sleeved oxford shirt
● Uniform tie (from Flynn & O’Hara)
● Uniform sweater vest or uniform sweater (navy for 11th and 12th & maroon for 9th and
10th graders)
● Navy, black or dark brown dress shoes
● Socks must be worn
● Only a plain white t-shirt (crew-neck or V-neck) may be worn underneath
● Shirt must be neatly tucked in so belt is showing at all times.
For girls:
● Flynn & O’Hara uniform pant or skort*
● White or blue button down, long-sleeved oxford shirt
● Uniform sweater vest or uniform sweater (navy for 11th and 12th & maroon for 9th and
10th graders)
● Navy, black or dark brown dress shoes
● Socks, tights or pantyhose must be worn and be of a solid color - white, black, navy or
maroon only- with no writing (eccentric or lace tights/ pantyhose are unacceptable)
● Only a plain white t-shirt (crew-neck or V-neck) may be worn underneath
● Shirt must be neatly tucked in at all times.
* All uniform skorts/shorts must be 20 inches in length - unapproved alterations are forbidden.
Students are permitted to wear the Bishop Ireton approved black fleece jacket that is sold in the school bookstore. Non-approved jackets, hoodies, or any other garments worn over the school uniform will be confiscated and returned to the student at the end of the school year. Repeated violations of this guideline may result in a Saturday detention and/or other disciplinary action. Students must also wear their uniform polo or sweater/sweater vest under the fleece jacket.

grooming / jewelry

Boys - Boy’s hair must be clean and neatly trimmed and should not extend below the top eyebrow on the forehead or of the collar (in the back and sides); sideburns should not extend below the earlobe. Boys must be neatly shaven; moustaches and beards are not permitted. Notes requiring the need to lightly shave or let facial hair grow must be submitted to the Dean of Students. The note will be verified and parents may be required to come in and meet with the Dean of Students. Boys’ jewelry may consist of a watch, a ring and a chain. This chain must extend in enough length that it will be worn under the uniform shirt. Necklaces and chokers are not allowed. Hairstyles and jewelry judged eccentric by the Administration will be forbidden. Earrings, caps and bandannas are not to be worn in the school building at any time (this includes all lunch periods and school sponsored activities). These items will be confiscated and not be returned.

Girls - Girl’s jewelry may consist of one pair of earrings (only one earring is permitted in each ear lobe), a watch, a ring and a chain. This chain must extend enough in length that it will be worn under the uniform shirt. Necklaces and chokers are not allowed. Girls may wear cosmetics which are lightly applied and in good taste. Hair must be clean and neatly styled, without unnatural highlights or colors. Hairstyles and jewelry judged eccentric by the Administration will be forbidden. Sweat pants, thermals, boxer shorts, etc., may not be worn.

out of uniform dress out days

● All pants including jeans will have no frayed areas, no holes, no un-hemmed edges, and
no worn/ragged areas. Jeans and pants must be clean. No sweatpants.
● Oversized slacks and jeans are not acceptable Oversized means any size one larger than
one’s measured [Flynn & O’Hara size]
● Walking shorts, jean shorts and jean skirts may be worn. All shorts and skirts should fit at
the top of the knee. “Cutoffs” of any kind are not allowed, including “athletic” “short
shorts.”
● Yoga pants and sweatpants are NOT acceptable (walking pants, workout pants, leggings,
etc.)
● Students can wear turtlenecks, collared, V-neck, scoop neck and round neck long or
short-sleeve shirts or sweaters. No halter-tops, tube tops, strapless shirts, low cut tops or
shirts where the stomach is exposed are allowed.
● T-Shirts/Sweatshirts with messages of violence, drugs and alcohol are not allowed.
● Dress shoes or tennis shoes are acceptable. Flip flops are not allowed.
● Chains, nose-rings, pajamas, caps, hats, lace tights, ripped, torn or suggestive type
clothing may not be worn.
● Gentlemen are NOT allowed to wear ear-rings at any time.

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