Uniforms are a distinct indication of a student’s connection to the school. Representing the school in a positive manner is an expectation in all areas of student life, including professional dress and grooming. Handbook regulations concerning the uniform are applicable at all times, whether on or off campus. It is both the parents’ and the school’s responsibility to instill this mindset in the student body. It is expected that the uniform will be neat, clean, and in satisfactory condition. In addition to handbook guidelines, any other attire or grooming patterns determined to cause distractions are not acceptable. The administration is the final authority on interpretations of the dress code.
Shoes: Dress shoes with a closed toe and closed back in a solid shade of black or brown are required. No other colors are permitted. No sequins, metallic, patterns or bright colors are allowed. No sneakers, athletic style footwear, moccasins, clogs or slippers are allowed. Boots of any kind are not allowed. Shoes may be leather, cloth, or suede as long as they meet all criteria listed above. Shoes must remain in good repair and be tied at all times. A note must be given to the School nurse or the Vice Principal of Student Life if an injury requires the wearing of non-uniform shoes. Athletic shoes may be worn for a medical condition for no longer than one week with a parent note. If the shoes are required for a longer period than one week, a doctor’s note must be provided with specific guidelines. If the injury requires the wearing of non-uniform shoes for more than a three-week period, the student must wear plain all-black leather athletic shoes. The school is the final arbitrator of footwear.
Outerwear: The forest green v-neck school sweater or sweater vest with the SPIRE logo purchased from Donnelly’s must be worn between November 6 to April 9 inclusive, otherwise the sweater is optional. Students wearing non-approved outerwear to school must remove it each morning by the start of homeroom at 7:40 A.M. The forest green pullover fleece with the SPIRE logo purchased from Donnelly’s may be worn over the school sweater in the building. Hats and sunglasses are not permitted.
Body markings: Body markings such as tattoos or those made by ink pens must be covered while on school grounds or while representing the school in an extra-curricular activity.
TAG (Dress Down) Days: At various times during the school year, students are given the opportunity to come to school out of uniform. T.A.G. (Tasteful, Approved Garments) Days usually require a small fee to support a charitable cause or to recognize a specific activity or achievement. On any day that students are allowed to be out of uniform, posted standards must be followed. These days are considered a privilege that may be revoked for individuals failing to follow guidelines. Guidelines will be posted by the administration throughout the school.
DRESS CODE - Females
Skirt / Slacks: Skirts or solid color tan slacks must be purchased from Donnelly’s. Skirts may not be shorter than two inches above the knee. Skirt waistbands must be visible when the sweater is not worn. The skirts may not be rolled, secured by safety pins, etc.
Blouse: Pastel (white or blue) blouses with a Feehan (Shamrock) pocket logo must be purchased from Donnelly’s. Blouses are to be tucked in to the skirt at all times. Skirt waistbands must be visible when the sweater is not worn.Fitted / tapered blouses are not allowed. All buttons except the top one must be buttoned. Knit shirts and oversized blouses are not permitted. Only plain white T-shirts and undergarments are permitted under the blouse. Long sleeved plain white t-shirts are permitted only if worn with long sleeved blouses.
Tights: Green tights purchased at Feehan or Donnelly’s are required any time and place that the uniform is worn. Tights are to be free of holes and runs. If a student’s tights are deemed unacceptable, the student will be consigned a pair by the Bookstore for payment the following school day.
Sweater: The forest green v-neck school sweater or vest with the SPIRE logo purchased at Donnelly’s must be worn between November 6 to April 9, otherwise, the sweater is optional.
Makeup, accessories, and jewelry: A limited amount of makeup and jewelry is permitted. Rings through body pierced areas are restricted to the ear. There is a limit of two small earrings per ear. Any style or accessory considered by the administration to be distracting will not be allowed.
Tattoos: Tattoos should not be visible while a student at Bishop Feehan High School or involved in activity related to Feehan.
Hair: Hairstyles may not be distracting, as determined by the administration. Highlights must be subtle and non-distracting.Hair must be clean and styled in a moderate fashion, and hair guidelines do not change on T.A.G. (Dress Down) Days.
DRESS CODE - Males