St. Mary's Catholic Grade School. We have educated children living in Woodford County; Metamora, Germantown Hills, Washburn, Eureka, and Roanoke areas for over 135 years.
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St. Marys School
St. Mary's Grade School
400 West Chatham
Metamora, IL 61548
tel: 309-367-2528 ● fax: 309-367-2169
St. Marys School

 

 

 

Dress Code
St. Mary’s School requires all students from kindergarten through the eighth grade to abide by the school dress code. Students are expected to be clean, well groomed and neatly clothed. Uniforms help provide structure and organization within the school. Wearing uniforms also helps ease the stress of what to wear each school day, relieving peer pressure, and maintaining a commonality among students. Thus, the school can place greater emphasis on religious formation, academic achievement, and Catholic identity. Uniform items can be purchased from area stores such as Dollar General, J.C. Penney, Sears, Target, Walmart, and Lagron Miller in Peoria. Other stores and catalogs, such as French Toast, Land’s End, and Choice Uniforms are available for purchasing uniform items at reasonable costs. French Toast and Choice Uniforms offer five percent paybacks to St. Mary's School. Parents may contact the Principal for information. Parents are free to take uniforms from the cafeteria for their children as they wish. Outgrown, clean uniforms in good condition may be donated to this collection at any time. When donating uniforms, it is helpful to pin the size of clothing to the uniform. Special days may be designated for non-uniform attire such as school picture day or a special activity or spirit day. Guidelines for acceptable dress are given prior to these events. These days will be announced by the Principal and stated in the newsletter. Students involved in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts may wear their uniforms on meeting day.
School Uniform Shirt
Parents will have the opportunity to purchase a specific “school uniform shirt” in white, blue, or yellow with the school logo several times during the school year. Students may wear the specified “school uniform shirt” with logo as a part of the daily uniform. Parents may contact the Principal for information about the “school uniform shirt.”
Requirements for Girls
Jumper:  A regulation jumper may be purchased from Lagron-Miller or from a uniform catalog carrying the specified regulation plaid or blue jumper.                                                                                        Skirt and Vest: A skirt of regulation plaid and a vest of navy blue may be purchased. Modesty dictates the hemline length for skirts and jumpers and should be no shorter than just above the knee. Students with questionable lengths of skirts or jumpers will be referred to the principal.
Slacks: Navy blue slacks of brushed twill or cotton and polyester may be worn at any time in place of the skirt or jumper. Navy slacks and shorts must be of the style as shown in uniform catalogs sent home. No rivets or contrasting stitching, no denim or look-like denim, knits, or corduroy is permitted. Cropped, Capri style, or bell-bottom slacks will not be allowed. Slacks should be straight legged; no boot-cuts or slits allowed.Slacks need to have a definite waist; low-rise and hip huggers are not permitted. Slacks with questionable fit will be referred to the Principal
Shorts and skorts: At the beginning and the end of each school year, navy walking shorts or skorts of polyester and cotton or brushed twill may be worn in place of the jumper or skirt. Shorts may be purchased through Lagron Miller, J.C. Penney, or the store of your choice. Shorts and skorts must be of appropriate length. Short shorts or tight fitting shorts or skorts will not be tolerated. Students with
questionable length or fit will be referred to the Principal. The Principal will announce the dates for wearing shorts. Usually, shorts may be worn during August, September, May, and June.
Blouses: Tailored or knit blouses or shirts with pointed collars, turtlenecks, or rounded collars in long or short sleeves should be worn. Polo style knit shirts with collars must have two or more buttons down the front. Colors can be solid white, yellow, gold, navy, or blue. Blouses and shirts must be worn fully tucked into slacks, shorts, skorts, or skirts and be free of any appliqués or logos, except the selected “school uniform shirt.” Contact the principal for additional information if there are questions about the “school uniform shirt.” T-shirts worn under knit shirts or blouses for the winter months may show only at the neckline. Writing seen through T-shirts is not allowed. T-shirts may not hang out under short sleeves. Blouses with questionable fit will be referred to the Principal.
Sweaters: Any solid blue, white, or yellow sweater, cardigan or pullover style may be worn over the uniform blouse. Sweatshirts are not sweaters and may not be worn in class.
Footwear: Socks must be knee socks, crew socks, or tights, in solid colors of white, blue, yellow, or gold. Sock length must be worn well above the ankle. Socks with logos are not permitted. Dress shoes or tennis shoes may be worn. No sandals or dress boots are permitted. Shoes must have a back to them. Shoes that make black marks will not be permitted. If snow boots are worn to school, an extra pair of shoes must be brought for indoor use. Outdoor boots must be worn when there is visible snow on the playground.
Jewelry: Wristwatches are permitted. Only one set of small post earrings may be worn in the earlobe. Hoops and hanging earrings may not be worn. Other body piercing is not allowed. Students may wear religious medals and crosses on simple gold or silver chains. No rings or other jewelry will be  permitted.
Make-up: No make-up will be permitted. Artificial fingernails are not appropriate.
Hair: Hairstyles that are out of the eyes are required. No fad or distracting hairstyles will be allowed. Hair dyed in patches or hair in unnatural colors will not be allowed. Hair should be kept clean, neat, and well groomed. The Principal will decide the suitability of the hairstyle.
Belts: Students must to wear belts with shorts and slacks requiring a belt. The belt should be plain and may be leather-like, braided, or elastic in solid colors of navy, brown, or black.      

Requirements for Boys
Trousers: Solid navy pants of polyester and cotton or brushed twill are required. Navy slacks and shorts must be of the style as shown in uniform catalogs sent home. No rivets, contrasting stitching, baggy pants, or designer markings, or logos will be permitted; also no corduroys or denims or look-like denim. No side pockets or dropped waists will be permitted. Trousers must be straight-legged and can be obtained from French Toast, Choice Uniforms, J.C. Penney’s, Sears, or the store of your choice.
Trousers of questionable fit will be referred to the .
Shorts: At the beginning and the end of each school year, navy blue walking shorts of polyester and cotton or brushed twill may be worn in place of the long trousers. Shorts must be of appropriate length. Short shorts or tight fitting shorts will not be tolerated. Students with questionable length or fit will be referred to the Principal. The Principal will announce the dates for shorts. Usually, shorts may be worn to school during August, September, May, and June.
Shirts: Shirts must be tailored or knit with collars and short or long sleeves. Polo style shirts must have two or more buttons down the front. Colors can be solid white, yellow, blue, navy or gold. Shirts must be worn fully tucked into shorts or slacks and be free of logos or appliqués, except the selected “school uniform shirt.” Contact the Principal for additional information if there are questions about the “school uniform shirt.” T-shirts worn under shirts for the winter months may show only at the neckline.
Writing seen through T-shirts is not allowed. T-shirts may not hang out under short sleeves. Sweaters: Any style of solid blue, yellow, or white cardigan or pullover sweater or vest can be worn over shirts. Sweaters are optional. School Sweatshirts may be worn in class.
Footwear: Socks must be knee socks or crew socks in solid colors of white, blue, or gold. Sock length must be worn well above the ankle. Socks with logos are not permitted. Any dress type shoes or tennis shoe may be worn. Boots such as hiking, cowboy, dress boots will not be allowed. Shoes must have a back. Sandals and flip-flops are not allowed. Shoes that make black marks will not be permitted. If snow boots are worn to school, an extra pair of shoes must be brought for indoor use. Outdoor boots
must be worn when there is visible snow on the playground.
Jewelry: Wristwatches only will be permitted. Students may wear religious medals and crosses on simple gold or silver chains. Rings, earrings, or other jewelry will not be allowed. Body piercing is not allowed.
Hair: Normal hairstyles that are out of the eyes are required. The length of the hair is not to exceed three inches anywhere on the head. Fad or distracting hairstyles will not be allowed. Hair dyed in patches or hair in unnatural colors will not be allowed. Hair should be kept clean, neat and well groomed. The Principal will decide the suitability of the hairstyle.
Belts: Students must wear belts with shorts and slacks requiring a belt. The belt may be leather-like, braided, or elastic in solid colors of navy, brown, or black.


Spirit Wear
School “spirit wear” will be available for purchase several times during the year. “Spirit wear” may be worn to school sporting events and on special “School Spirit Days” designated by the school. School “spirit wear” is defined as items that may contain school logos and colors but are not a part of the daily school uniform dress code.
Violations of the Dress Code
It is the responsibility of the parents to ensure their children dress in accordance with the above policy each day. Violations may result in disciplinary action or a call to the parents to bring an exchange of clothing for the student. Students wearing attire or hairstyles that may be questionable or found disruptive to the learning environment, will be sent to the office for review by the Principal.
The dress code will be enforced. To avoid embarrassment to any child, the staff of St. Mary’s School asks for parental support. The code is effective from the first day of school through the last day unless otherwise notified. If for some reason a student must attend school out of uniform as detailed above,
the parents must write a note to the teacher stating the reason. The note will be forwarded to the Principal. Continued violation of the dress code will result in disciplinary act.