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4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday to Friday

Uniform Policy

St. Joseph School Uniform Policy

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Click here for a PDF of our uniform & dress code policy with picture examples.

Students are asked to appear clean and dressed accordingly to the following:

Uniform Requirements

Grades K-5

  • Plaid jumper no higher than 1” above the knee
  • Navy blue twill pants (with belts grades 1-5)
  • White blouse or polo shirt with collar; long or short sleeved (no logo/decorations)
  • Solid red, white, navy socks that cover the ankle, knee highs or tights (no decorations)
  • UPDATED! Solid navy cardigan sweater, any SJS sweatshirt, fleece or hoodie
  • UPDATED! Dress shoes that tie/buckle or loafers in black, dark brown, or navy or athletic/gym shoes of any color (no sling back or platform)


Grades 6-8

  • Plaid skirt must be worn at the waist and no higher than 1” above the knee
  • Khaki twill pants worn with plain belts
  • Navy blue blouse or polo shirt with color; long or short sleeve (no logo/decorations)
  • Solid red, white, or navy socks that cover the ankle, knee highs or tights (no decorations)
  • UPDATED! Solid navy cardigan sweater, any SJS sweatshirt, fleece or hoodie
  • UPDATED! Dress shoes that tie/buckle or loafers in black, dark brown, navy, beige or tan or athletic/gym shoes of any color (no sling back or platform)

Grades K-5

  • Navy blue twill pants (with belts grades 15)
  • Light blue polo long or short sleeve (no logo/decorations)
  • Solid color crew socks in navy, black or white that cover the ankle
  • UPDATED! Solid navy cardigan sweater, any SJS sweatshirt, fleece or hoodie
  • UPDATED! Dress shoes that tie/buckle or loafers in black, dark brown, or navy, or athletic/gym shoes of any color (no sling back or platform)


Grades 6-8

  • Khaki twill pants worn with plain belts
  • Navy blue polo long or short sleeve (no logo/decorations)
  • Solid color crew socks in navy, black or white that cover the ankle
  • UPDATED! Solid navy cardigan sweater, any SJS sweatshirt, fleece or hoodie
  • UPDATED! Dress shoes that tie/buckle or loafers in black, dark brown, navy, beige or tan, or athletic/gym shoes of any color (no sling back or platform)
  • Blouses and shirts must be tucked in at all times.
  • Boys in Gr 1-8 must wear belts if the item has belt loops.
  • Appropriate hairstyles are required for both boys and girls, trendy hairstyles and “sparkly” hair accessories are not allowed.
  • Hair color shall remain natural; highlights are not allowed.
  • Sandal, mocs, flip flops, clogs, crocs, platform or backless shoes are not allowed.
  • Only students in grades 6-8 may wear beige or tan shoes.
  • Pajama bottoms are not allowed in school.
  • Boys may not wear earrings and girls may not wear dangling earrings.
  • Only jewelry of a religious nature may be worn.
  • Wristbands are not to be worn unless the school approves a special cause for a limited time period.
  • No makeup or nail polish is allowed.

UPDATED! Warm Weather Uniform Requirements 

Students may wear warm weather uniform from the start of the school year until November 1 and April 1 until the end of the school year. The warm weather uniform includes grade specific uniform requirements as noted above plus the following grade specific options.

Navy blue twill shorts no higher than 1” above the knee (with belts grades 1-5)

Khaki twill shorts no higher than 1” above the knee worn with plain belts

Students may wear any color gym shoes; and navy, black or white ankle length or crew socks

Gym Uniform

Kindergarten students wear regular school uniform with gym shoes (any color). Girls must wear shorts under jumper on gym days.

UPDATED! Grades 1-8 wear their gym uniforms to school on gym days and are required to wear the following apparel in order to participate:

  • Green SJS t-shirt
  • Black SJS gym shorts, or black or navy sweat or athletic pants; leggings are not permitted unless under gym shorts.
  • Athletic shoes of any color and are only worn for gym class (no sling back or platform)

Cold Weather Recess
Students should have proper protection from the weather. On cold and or windy days when the weather can be threatening to uncovered skin, students not wearing leg coverings will be required to stay inside for recess.

UPDATED! Spirit Wear
On specified days (Fridays for 2021-22 unless otherwise indicated), students may wear SJS spirit wear tops (shirts, Sweatshirts, sweaters, jackets, etc.) with uniform bottoms.

UPDATED! 8th Grade Class Shirts
8th graders may wear their class t-shirts on Mondays.

Out-of-Uniform Days
Students may wear school-appropriate clothing on specified Out of Uniform days; jeans and sports pants are acceptable, no leggings or jeggings unless under a dress top.

UPDATED! Birthday Out-of-Uniform Days
When it is a student’s birthday, they may come to school out-of-uniform, as a “gift” from the administration. Students may wear school-appropriate clothing on specified Out of Uniform days; jeans and sweat or athletic pants are acceptable, no leggings or jeggings unless under a dress top. If the birthday falls on a weekend, then students can come out-of-uniform on the Friday before. If the birthday falls on a break, including Christmas, Easter, and summer, we will designate a day close to those breaks for those students to come to school out-of-uniform.


Uniform Exchange

Gently used school uniforms that are no longer used are donated back to SJS. There are uniform-approved shirts, shorts, pants, skirts, jumpers, and even some Spirit Wear and gym shirts and shorts available to all students. Please contact the School Office to arrange a time to access the uniforms.

School Uniforms

Dennis Uniform
1141 N. Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148
630-932-7171
Order online at www.dennisuniform.com; SJS School Code: GJSGL
*Dennis Uniform is the source for our school-approved jumper and skirt; they also offer our navy hoodie sweatshirt and 1/4 zip navy sweatshirt. In addition, they sell shirts, pants and shorts that meet SJS uniform code, however purchasing these items from Dennis Uniform is not required. These items are available at many retailers such as: Gap, JCPenney, Kohls, Old Navy, Target, etc.

 

Gym​ ​Uniforms,​​ ​Sweatshirts & Spiritwear

PS Signs & Apparel
6400 Woodward Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 852-4040
Order online at: www.pssigns.com/sjs

*PS Signs is the source for our gym shirts and shorts, SJS sweatshirts and Spirit Wear items.