Dress Code

General Statement

Students in 5K-8th grade are required to wear uniforms. The school does not handle any uniform orders. Uniform items, including our plaid jumpers & skirts, can be purchased through the Land’s End catalog (using SFB’s preferred school # 900037276). Basic uniform pieces such as blue pants and shirts may be purchased at the retailer of your choice. We strongly recommend you label all clothing. A uniform resale is usually held shortly before the end of the school year.

Boys:
All pants must be uniform pants. They must be plain navy blue twill or corduroy (no blue jean, cargo, or pants with studs). No faded navy pants are allowed. Pants must be worn on the student’s waist. No low rise or baggy pants are to be worn. A small flare is fine, but slits are not acceptable. If pants have loops, a belt must be worn. No exceptions will be made.

Girls:
Grades 5K-4th:  Green plaid uniform jumper
Grades 4th-8th:  Girls may wear the uniform jumper or skirt.
Grades 5th – 8th:  Green plaid uniform skirt.

Both the jumper and the skirt are to be worn slightly above the knee. They may be longer, but not shorter. The jumper and skirt must be buttoned and zipped at all times. No exceptions will be made. Please purchase a skirt that will fit your daughter for the entire year.

Girls may wear pants from November 1st – March 31st. They must meet the same criteria as stated in the Boys’ section. During colder weather, girls may wear blue or black tights or straight or slightly flared leggings under their skirt or jumper. No sweatpants may be worn.

Shirts:

5K – 7th Grades: White collared shirts, blouses, or turtlenecks. They may be sleeveless, short or long sleeved. They must be worn tucked in.
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8th Grade only: Students in the eighth grade have the privilege of wearing shirts in the following  colors: Navy blue, hunter green, yellow, true red, and white. Light blue, lime green, gold and burgundy are not acceptable. Also, please make sure that shirts fit properly, are worn tucked in, and are not too large or too tight. No exceptions will be made.

Only plain white t-shirts may be worn under uniform shirts.

Shoes:

Shoes must be worn at all times. No sandals, flip-flops, or clogs without a back strap may be worn.  “Crocs” are acceptable when worn with socks and with the strap behind the ankle. Gym shoes are required for gym class.

Socks:

Socks or hose are to be worn at all times.

Spiritwear:

Approved Spiritwear may be purchased through the Home and School. Spiritwear with the old SFB logo will be phased out over the next year.

Sweaters:

Solid navy blue, hunter green or white sweaters or sweater vests may be worn.

Sweatshirts:

5K-8th grade students may wear approved SFB sweatshirts. Only 5th through 8th grade students may wear the official SFB sports sweatshirt. Sweatshirts with the old logo will be phased out over the next year.

Sweatpants:

Only 5K students may wear sweatpants which must be solid blue.

Shorts:

Shorts may be worn from the start of school through October 1st, and from May 1st through the end of the school year. Only plain navy blue shorts (no jean, cargo, or studs) are permitted. Shorts must also be worn at an appropriate length. Uniform shorts are the only shorts that may be worn to school, even on out of uniform days. No exceptions will be made.

Skorts:

5K – 4th grade girls may also wear a solid navy skort during shorts’ season only.

Gym Uniforms:

Gym uniforms are required of all students in 3rd through 8th grade.

  • 3rd through 6th Grade: Any dark colored athletic shorts of appropriate length and the new SFB gym uniform t-shirt.
  • 7th & 8th Grade: Any dark colored athletic shorts of appropriate length and any formerly approved SFB gym or Spiritwear shirt OR the new SFB gym uniform t-shirt.

The new gym uniform t-shirt may be ordered online through Master Printwear. Ordering information is available in the school office.

Jeans Day:

The last Monday of the month is “Jeans’ Day”. This is an out-of-uniform day in which the students may wear street clothes. However, even on Jeans’ Day, shorts are not permissible unless they are the school uniform shorts. If there is no school on the last Monday of the month, there is no Jeans’ Day that month. No ripped jeans are to be worn.

Upper School Dances:

The Upper School Student Council periodically hosts evening dances. Students are to dress  appropriately for these dances. Skirts are to be at least knee length. Shirts are to be modest and have no inappropriate language on them. Students may not wear any clothing, including hats, advertising alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. Students will be asked to go home and change if they are inappropriately dressed.

Violation of the Dress Code

Parents will receive written notification if their child is not in compliance with the dress code. After
a child has received two violations in a given semester, a 3rd violation that semester will result in a
consequence as determined for that grade level.

Other Comments

  • Hats are not to be worn in the school building except when students are involved in a project/play.
  • Hairstyles are to be neat, clean and of a conservative style. No Mohawks or “Fauxhawks” are allowed.
  • Hair in natural hues only. No artificial colors such as pink, purple etc. are allowed.
  • Heavy makeup is not acceptable.
  • No body piercing, other than pierced ears, is acceptable.
  • Only simple ear studs may be worn.
  • Jewelry and accessories are to be minimal and non-distracting.
  • No body tattoos are allowed, temporary or otherwise.
  • No perfume, cologne, or heavily scented body spray/deodorant is allowed.
  • If yoga pants or leggings are worn on out of uniform days, shirts must reach mid-thigh length.

It is the principal’s discretion to make decisions as to appropriateness of uniform, hair and accessories.