Dress Code

Our Lady of Peace School

The uniform policy fosters an environment conducive to learning and respectful behavior. Final decisions regarding the school uniform rest with the principal. Children should dress appropriately for weather conditions including boots or change of shoes for snowy days. Hats and gloves are to be worn for cold weather as children may go outside for recess in cold conditions. Some days, considering temperature and wind chill factors, students will be outside for shorter periods to provide a fresh air break.


School Uniform Policy (Grades K through 5)

Parents: Please review this policy with your children. With your assistance you can avoid the inconvenience of being called to bring the appropriate clothes for school. If you are in need of financial assistance for uniform purchases, please contact the school office.

Pants and Shorts

*     Grades K-5 color: Navy

*     Classic traditional dress pants/shorts available at The Uniform Guy, Walmart, Kohls, Target. 

*     Girls pants and shorts must be pleated or flat front. These may be purchased through The Uniform Guy.

*     Cuffs are optional.

*     Pants/shorts must sit at the waist and should not be tight fitting, oversized, baggy or low waist.

Midriff baring styles are NOT acceptable.

Dress belts must be worn in belt loops. Belts should be solid navy, brown or black.

*     Shorts may be worn from the start of school in August until October l, and then again April 15 until the end of the school year.

*     Shorts must be hemmed to just above the knee.

*     The following do not conform to dress code: cargo pants, extra pockets, stretch fabric, flared legs, large labels, rivets, and jean style pants.

Option to girls available at The Uniform Guy:

*     Plaid jumpers Grades K-2

*     Plaid Skirts Grades 3-5

*     Plaid Skorts Grades 2-5

Items must be hemmed to just above the knee.


*     Grades K-5 color: solid white or powder blue polo or oxford style.

*     Long or short sleeves.

*     On church days boys MUST wear a solid white button down. These can either be short or long sleeve.

*     On church days boys are required to wear a tie that is provided by OLOP.

*     On church days girls MUST wear a solid white or oxford shirt. Pale blue shirts are not permitted on church days.

*     Shirts may not be tight fitting or over-sized; stretch fabric is not allowed.

*     Turtleneck tops are to be worn under a sweater, jumper, or vest.

*     All tops must be long enough at the bottom to be tucked in at all times.

Sweaters and Sweatshirts

*     Color: solid navy blue or white

*     Plain cardigan, V-neck or crewneck pullover style or sleeveless vest.

*     Turtleneck sweaters are NOT considered part of the uniform.

*     School gym jackets may be worn in school with the uniform.

Gym Uniforms

*     Gym uniforms are available for purchase through The Uniform Guy

*     Navy blue T-shirt with double cross

*     Navy blue pants with a white stripe down the leg or solid navy-blue pants

*     Navy blue jacket with gold double cross

*     It is mandatory that students wear their gym uniform on gym days only (Thursday and Friday).

Shoes & Socks

*     Dress shoes must be black, brown or navy with hard soles.

*     Solid black gym shoes are permitted.

*     The following DO NOT conform to the dress code: Crocs, sandals, backless shoes, platform shoes or any other footwear that does not completely cover the foot. For safety reasons, this also applies to dress down days.

*     During the snow season, boots can be worn to school and the student should carry their school shoes in their backpack.

*     Socks are to be plain white or navy blue. No "no-show" socks are permitted.

*     Girls may wear navy or white tights.


*     Hair length for boys MUST be above the collar in the back, ear lobes on the side and above the eyebrows in the front.

*     No trendy haircuts, two tones, extreme haircuts or designs in the hair.

*     No makeup, including colored lip gloss

*     Girls may wear sheer pink, nude or clear nail polish. No black, purple, red or hot pink.

*     Jewelry: one necklace worn inside of the shirt, one bracelet per arm and one ring per hand. No hoops. Girls only may way wear earrings. 

*     No body piercings

*     No tattoos

Dress Down Days:

*     Students may NOT wear yoga pants, tight fitting clothes, midriff showing, spaghetti strap or tank tops. For safety, no Crocs, flip flops, high stacked heels or platform shoes. Shoes must be safe for the stairs and playground.

Violation of Uniform Policy 

Students not following the dress code will receive:

*     Student and teacher discussion about the uniform policy.

*     Assistance and/or support about the uniform policy

*     An agreed upon length of time to allow for modifying clothing

*     Students may wait in the office during school hours until parent/guardian brings appropriate clothing that complies with the uniform policy.

Uniforms are to be worn the first day of the school through the last. On Wednesdays, students must wear white shirts for mass. Kindergarten and first grade students must bring a change of clothes to school every day. Out of uniform days will be announced in advance. Uniforms are not worn on Picture Day

Students are not permitted to wear their non-uniform jackets or hoodies during the school day.