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 Dress Code

​Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School is committed to the affirmation of the self-worth of each person. We believe that the style of dress influences the students' self-concept, so a dress code has been instituted. Enrollment at Central signifies the intent of each student to abide by the standards set forth. Final decisions on dress code applications will be the sole responsibility of the school administration. At all times, the administration reserves the right to evaluate and critique an individual student's interpretation of the dress code policy as evidenced by his/her appearance at that time.  Final interpretation will be at the discretion of the administration.  Please see below for dress code guidelines.

Hoodies/outerwear are only permitted when traveling from building to buidling. They should not be worn in classrooms, hallways, the cafeteria, or any other area of the building.

Team dress downs (sports, clubs, etc): teams will be permitted to dress down only twice per season. Teams may dress down on senior night and the day of their first playoff game. Teams are expected to all wear the same sports uniform top or team spirit wear with their school uniform bottom.

Students are expected to be in compliance with the dress code at all times during the school day. Students out of compliance will face disciplinary action.

When ordering uniforms, please keep in mind that the shirts, blazers, sweaters, skirts, and pants must be worn for four years and must fit appropriately according to the guidelines below.

 2020-2021 Uniform Policy

Girls

All girls must have at least one crested Oxford dress shirt, and a washable blazer in maroon with the Central crest. These must be worn on "dress shirt and tie" days. GCC will make every effort to mark these days on the school calendar that will be posted on our website, www.gcchs.org. Students should listen to daily announcements as changes in our schedule are often unavoidable.

Shirts

(Short or Long sleeved)

Purchased through Log Cabin Embroidery

1616 McClure Road, Suite B
Monroeville, PA 15146
(724) 327-5929

Logcabinembroidery.com

Junior High Students will wear the black and grey polos.  Senior High Students will wear the maroon and white polos. All students need a blazer and a white button-down oxford.  Tops must be monogrammed with the school crest, MUST be tucked in, a solid white shirt can be worn underneath but must be tucked in, long sleeved shirts cannot be worn under short sleeved tops, colored or laced shirts are not permitted to show underneath the uniform shirt. Banded bottomed shirts are permitted but must fit long enough that bare midriffs are not showing. No performance or dri-fit material permitted.
Skirts
Plaid and black skirts.  Please do not alter the skirtsThey are to be to the top of knee. (NO exceptions) 
Pants.
Khaki or black pants (Dockers “style” ONLY) Not permitted are cargo style, corduroy, pants of color, denim, low cut; hip huggers; drawstring style; baggy, sagging style; tight fitting; or legging (jeggin) style pants.
Belts
A belt must be worn with pants at all times.
Sweaters/ Fleece (optional)The maroon or grey V-neck sweater, sweater vest, or cardigan provided by Log Cabin Embroidery or the sweater options provided by Lands’ End School monogrammed with the school crest are the only sweaters that can be worn.  Jackets, hoodies or sweatshirts of any kind are not part of our dress code and are not permitted to be worn.  *Maroon or grey fleece are available for Senior High students, and a black fleece is available for Junior High students through the school store is an acceptable alternative to the crested sweater.
Shoes
Traditional solid colored flat, leather or leather-like dress shoes in the following colors:  black, brown, blue, burgundy, tan, white, grey.  Sperry’s loafers, boat shoes, and oxfords are permitted but must be of solid color.   Shoes must be low-heeled, closed toe with a closed back.  Not permitted are boots, flip/flops, sandals, Crocs, canvas, or athletic shoes of any kind.  Shoes must be leather or leather-like.
​Socks/Tights
Solid socks must be worn at all times.  The only colors permitted are, grey, maroon, white, cream, or black, trouser socks or tights (no patterns for tights). Not permitted are ankle socks, footless/toeless tights, or footies.
Hair/Grooming

​Must be neat and clean.  Not permitted are extreme hair styles, un-natural colors, spiked hair, Mohawks, or cut in logo designs 
​Makeup

Must be tasteful & appropriate (as deemed by the administration). Not permitted are visible tattoos, visible body piercings other than earrings, baseball caps, hats, bandannas, or excessive jewelry.

*All uniforms must be in good condition - frayed, torn, or ripped uniforms are not permitted.

DRESS DOWN DAYS

***The following are NOT permitted for Dress Down Days:

BOYS: ripped, torn jeans/pants, any sleeveless shirts or tank tops, clothing with inappropriate pictures/sayings, hats (of any kind), flip flops or sandals.

GIRLS:  Ripped, torn jeans/pants, ANY sleeveless or low "V" neck shirts, shorts/skorts/skirts/dresses ABOVE the knee of ANY kind(including shorts/skorts/skirts/dresses worn with tights), bare midriffs, clothing with inappropriate pictures/sayings. No flip flops or sandals.

BOYS AND GIRLS:  To promote school spirit, pride, and unity, clothing with or promoting other high schools, their teams, or their logos are not permitted at any time.  The exception to this policy is a cooperative sport/activity into which Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School has entered with another school.  (Example:  Wrestling with Mt. Pleasant High School.)


Boys

All boys must have at least one crested Oxford dress shirt, and a washable blazer in in maroon with the Central crest. The Oxford dress shirt MUST be worn with a tie.  These must be worn on "dress shirt and tie" days. GCC will make every effort to mark these days on the school calendar that will be posted on our website, www.gcchs.org. Students should listen to daily announcements as changes in our schedule are often unavoidable.

Shirts

(Short or Long sleeved)

Purchased through Log Cabin Embroidery

1616 McClure Road, Suite B
Monroeville, PA 15146
(724) 327-5929

Logcabinembroidery.com

Junior High Students will wear the black and grey polos. 

Senior High Students will wear the maroon and white polos. 

All students need a blazer and a white button-down oxford.

Tops must be monogrammed with the school crest, MUST be tucked in, a solid white shirt can be worn underneath but must be tucked in, long sleeved shirts cannot be worn under short sleeved tops, colored shirts are not permitted to show underneath the uniform shirt. No performance or dri-fit material permitted.

​Pants
​Khaki or black pants (Dockers "style" ONLY) Not permitted are cargo style, corduroy, pants of color, denim, low cut; hip huggers; drawstring style; baggy, sagging style; tight fitting; or legging (jeggin) style pants.
​Belts
A belt must be worn with pants at all times.
​Sweaters/ Fleece (optional)
The maroon or grey V-neck sweater, sweater vest, or cardigan provided by Log Cabin Embroidery or the sweater options provided by Lands’ End School monogrammed with the school crest are the only sweaters that can be worn.  Jackets, hoodies or sweatshirts of any kind are not part of our dress code and are not permitted to be worn.  *Maroon or grey fleece are available for Senior High students, and a black fleece is available for Junior High students through the school store is an acceptable alternative to the crested sweater.
​Ties
Appropriate neckties knotted at the collar must be worn with the Oxford shirt monogrammed with the school crest.  The top button need not be buttoned but cannot be visible.  The crested Oxford shirt and tie must be worn to school on days when we celebrate Mass or participate in a Prayer Service. Boys should have at least one crested dress shirt.
​Shoes
Traditional solid colored flat leather or leather-like dress shoes in the following colors:  black, brown, blue, burgundy, tan, white, grey.  Sperry’s loafers, boat shoes, and oxfords are permitted but must be of solid color.   Shoes must be low-heeled, closed toe with a closed back.  Not permitted are boots, flip/flops, sandals, Crocs, canvas, or athletic shoes of any kind.  Shoes must be leather or leather-like.  
​Socks
Solid colored socks must be worn at all times.  The only colors permitted are, grey, maroon, white, cream, or black. Not permitted are ankle socks.
​Hats/Caps
No baseball caps, hats, or bandannas may be worn in the building.
​Grooming
Hair may not fall below the shirt collar.  Facial hair must be kept trimmed and neat.  Not permitted are extreme hair styles, Mohawks, or cut-in logo designs.  Not permitted are visible tattoos and body piercings other than earrings.  No excessive jewelry.

*All uniforms must be in good condition - frayed, torn, or ripped uniforms are not permitted.

DRESS DOWN DAYS

***The following are NOT permitted for Dress Down Days:

BOYS: Ripped, torn jeans/pants, any sleeveless shirts or tank tops, clothing with inappropriate pictures/sayings, hats (of any kind), flip flops or sandals.

GIRLS:  Ripped, torn jeans/pants, ANY sleeveless or low "V" neck shirts, shorts/skorts/skirts/dresses ABOVE the knee of ANY kind, (including shorts/skorts/skirts/dresses worn with tights), bare midriffs, clothing with inappropriate pictures/sayings. No flip flops or sandals.

BOYS AND GIRLS:  To promote school spirit, pride, and unity, clothing with or promoting other high schools, their teams, or their logos are not permitted at any time.  The exception to this policy is a cooperative sport/activity into which Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School has entered with another school.  (Example:  Wrestling with Mt. Pleasant High School.)

 

 Consequences of Dress Code Violations

  • ​Each time a student is out of uniform in homeroom, he/she will be sent to the office to borrow clothing to become in compliance with the dress code policy.  Students will be charged a $5 deposit for each item that needs borrowed.  $3 of this money will be returned when the item is returned, freshly laundered.
  • Students will receive 1 point for every violation of the dress code policy.  This includes students sent to the office during homeroom, and students found to be in violation later in the day. 
  • 3 points will earn a student 1 detention. 
  • Any 12 dress code violations during a single quarter will become an in-school suspension.
  • Inappropriate attire on dress down days (or dressing down on a non-dress down day):  1st offense: students will receive 1 point and will be required to change their clothes for the day, 2nd and subsequent offenses: students will forfeit the right to dress down for the remainder of the quarter (if a dress down occurs at the end of a quarter, students will not be permitted to dress down for the next quarter.

 Injuries and Uniforms

Students are required to wear their uniforms when injured unless they are unable to do so due to an injury. When it is necessary to be out of uniform, the clothing worn must be neat and appropriate. A doctor's excuse must be provided if it is necessary for the student to be out of uniform.

A student who is out of uniform must report to the administration for an Out of Uniform excuse.

Early dismissals and late arrivals are not an excuse to be out of uniform. Athletic events are not special dress up days, regular uniforms must be worn. A note from a parent is not an excuse to be out of uniform. Only the administration may give permission for any student to be out of uniform.