Uniforms

As a means of continuing our Catholic school identify, students are expected to be in proper uniform at all times. Navy pants and shorts, white shirts, and socks may be purchased at a retail location of your choosing. The plaid jumpers, skirts, skorts, and ties may be purchased at The Shoppe on King's Way in Augusta, Georgia or online at French Toast, Lands' EndSchool Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger, and Schoolbelles.

BOYS UNIFORM (GRADES K–8)

1. Shirt -- Plain (no logo) white polo-style shirt, short or long sleeve -- SMCS crest/patch is optional. Only a plain white t-shirt may be worn under the polo shirt -- no turtlenecks. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
2. Navy Shorts/Pants -- Navy blue walking shorts (no logo), no more than one inch above the knee – measured from the bend in the back of the knee or navy blue uniform pants (no logo).
3. Shoes -- Tennis shoes (sneakers), tan Buc shoes, tan suede slip-on Mocs, light brown Sperry-type boat shoes, light brown Wallabies or light brown polishable dress shoes are allowed. Tennis shoes must be primarily a solid white, black, gray, navy, or tan color. Any other colors on the shoes should be minimal. Lights, sparkles, dots, or rollers are not allowed. Laces must be neutral. High-top tennis shoes that are above the ankle are not permitted. 
4. Socks -- Plain white or navy blue crew socks, small brand name logos are acceptable.
5. Sweatshirt -- Navy blue or red sweatshirt with SMCS crest embroidered on it or with SMCS patch sewn on it
6. Sweater -- Navy blue or red cardigan sweater with SMCS crest embroidered on it or with SMCS patch sewn on it
7. Belt -- Solid, dark-colored belt must be worn with shorts and pants if they have belt loops.
8. All-School Mass Uniform/Field Trip Uniform (or other designated days) will be white long-sleeved, oxford cloth shirt; plaid school tie or bow tie; navy blue uniform pants; and closed-toe dress shoes (no tennis shoes) or the tan/light-brown shoes (see above) with socks, black socks with long pants are acceptable. Only a plain white t-shirt may be worn under shirts.

GIRLS UNIFORM (GRADES K–3)

1. Shirt -- Plain (no logo) white polo-style shirt, short or long sleeve -- SMCS crest/patch is optional. Only a plain white t-shirt may be worn under the polo shirt--no turtlenecks. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
2. Plaid Jumper/Navy Shorts/Navy Pants – Plaid jumper should be no more than one inch above the knee – measured from the bend in the back of the knee. Navy blue walking shorts (no logo) no more than one inch above the knee – measured from the bend in the back of the knee and navy blue uniform pants (no logo) are optional.
3. Shoes -- Tennis shoes, tan Buc shoes, tan suede slip-on Mocs, light brown Sperry-type boat shoes, light brown Wallabies or light brown polishable dress shoes are allowed. Tennis shoes must be primarily a solid white, black, gray, navy, or tan color. Any other colors on the shoe should be minimal. Lights, sparkles, dots, or rollers are not allowed. Laces must be a neutral color. High-top tennis shoes that are above the ankle are not permitted. 
4. Socks -- Plain white, red, or navy crew or knee socks. Small brand name logos are acceptable. Plain navy, red, or white tights or leggings are permitted. Leggings may only be worn with the uniform jumper.
5. Sweatshirt -- Navy or red sweatshirt with SMCS crest embroidered on it or with SMCS patch sewn on it
6. Sweater -- Navy or red cardigan sweater with SMCS crest embroidered on it or with SMCS patch sewn on it
7. Belt -- Dark-colored belt must be worn with shorts and pants if they have belt loops.
8. All-School Mass Uniform/Field Trip Uniform (or other designated days) will be white polo shirt; plaid jumper;  and closed-toe, no-heel dress shoes (no tennis shoes) or the tan/light-brown shoes (see above) must be worn. Boots are not allowed. Socks or tights are preferred with dress shoes but are not required.

GIRLS UNIFORM (GRADES 4–8)

1. Shirt -- Plain (no logo) white polo-style shirt, short or long sleeve -- SMCS crest/patch is optional. Only a plain white t-shirt may be worn under polo shirt--no turtlenecks.  Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
2. Plaid Skirt/Plaid Skort/Navy Shorts/Navy Pants -- Plaid skirt (choice of style) or plaid skort no more than one inch above the knee – measured from the bend in the back of the knee. Navy blue walking shorts (no logo) no more than one inch above the knee – measured from the bend in the back of the knee and navy blue uniform pants (no logo) are optional.
3. Shoes -- Tennis shoes, tan Buc shoes, tan suede slip-on Mocs, light brown Sperry-type boat shoes, light brown Wallabies or light brown polishable dress shoes are allowed. Tennis shoes must be primarily a solid white, black, gray, navy, or tan color. Any other colors on the shoe must be minimal. Lights, sparkles, or rollers are not allowed. Laces must be a neutral color. High-top tennis shoes that are above the ankle are not permitted. 
4. Socks -- Plain white, red, or navy blue crew or knee socks, small brand name logos are acceptable. Plain white, red, or navy blue tights or leggings are permitted. Leggings may only be worn with the uniform skirts.
5. Sweatshirt -- Navy blue or red sweatshirt with SMCS crest embroidered on it or with SMCS patch sewn on it
6. Sweater -- Navy blue or red cardigan sweater with SMCS crest embroidered on it or with SMCS patch sewn on it
7. Belt -- Dark-colored belt must be worn with shorts and pants if they have belt loops.
8. All-School Mass Uniform/Field Trip Uniform (or other designated days) will be white polo shirt; plaid skirt; and closed-toe, no-heel dress shoes (no tennis shoes) or the tan/light-brown shoes (see above) must be worn. Boots are not allowed. Socks, tights, or hose are preferred with dress shoes but are not required.

On "out-of-uniform days" students are to come to school in appropriate dress-down clothing. Some days will be designated as "spirit days", and students will need an SMCS t-shirt on those days. Clothing should be clean, neat, and not offensive in any way. Bare midriffs are unacceptable. Clothing that is torn, baggy, revealing, etc. will not be tolerated. Length of shorts, jumpers, or skirts should be beyond the longest fingertip when arms are extended lengthwise at the student's side. Leggings or jeggings may not be worn. If ever there is a question, opt on the side of caution. Students coming to school wearing inappropriate clothing on out-of-uniform days will be required to change. Students who abuse out-of-uniform days will lose the privilege. They will have to come to school in uniform on days when other students are allowed to be out of uniform. 

JEWELRY/MAKEUP

Jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, dangling and/or multiple earrings, or multiple rings) is not part of the school uniform. Only stud earrings are acceptable for girls and only one religious necklace and bracelet are permissible. Watches may be worn but a bracelet is not also permitted. Girls in the 7th and 8th grades may wear skin-matching foundation or base makeup. Lipstick, eye makeup, and fingernail polish are not permitted. For all other students makeup, including fingernail polish or colored lip gloss, is not permitted during school hours. Students with makeup and/or nail polish will be required to remove it.

GROOMING/HAIRCUTS

Proper grooming is expected of every student. Fad haircuts and coloring of hair is not acceptable and will be determined at the discretion of the principal. (Examples: rat tails, pony tails for boys or inappropriately shaved hair.) Any infraction of the grooming code will necessitate a phone call to the parents to request that the student’s haircut be corrected as soon as possible. Consequences will be at the discretion of the administration.

Students are required to be in proper uniform from the opening day of school until the closing day unless parents receive a notice that the students may be out of uniform. Students are to keep shirts tucked in until they leave school property. Noncompliance with this dress code, including, but not limited to, rolling of skirts, untucked shirts, no belt, improper shoes, improper jewelry, or wearing make-up or nail polish, will be subject to detention being issued. If the student continues to be in noncompliance, a parent conference with the principal will be necessary.