Dress Code

Dress Code

Dress Code

The uniform guidelines of the school coincide with MPS dress code, but in a more detailed and school specific form".

Please review the MPS Code of Student Behavior as it relates to Dress Code.  Catoma Elementary does enforce a uniform procedure


  • Shirts are to be solid white, navy blue, or red in color with a collar. (No Light Blue)
  • All shirts must be two or three-button collar golf or polo style shirts. (No logo’s)
  • Shirts must have short or long sleeves. (Sleeveless not allowed)
  • Girls and boys are permitted to wear white button down oxfords only.
  • Shirts must be long enough and must be tucked in at all times.


  • Pants are to be solid khaki or navy blue in color.
  • Blue jeans are worn only on days permitted by administration!


  • Shorts, Skirts, and Capri’s are to be solid khaki or navy blue in color.
  • The length of the shorts, skirts, and dresses must be no shorter than 2 inches above the bend in the back of the knee.  Bottom of the attire must reach past finger tips when arms are down by your sides.


 Belts are to be worn at ALL TIMES!

  • If clothing has belt loops, A BELT MUST BE WORN.
  • No large dangling earrings.  Hoop earrings may be no larger than a dime.
  • No long chains, large colored beaded necklaces, and or bracelets permitted.
  • Hats, caps, headbands, sweatbands, bandanas, visors, and sunglasses must be removed and placed in the locker or designated area and remain there during the school day (except for health and/or religious reasons, which must be approved in advance by the administration).


  • Jackets, sweaters, and pullovers of students’ choice are permitted to be worn in the building, but must not be of such that causes attention or a disturbance within the learning environment.  Coats are the student’s choice to stay warm, but must be removed in the building.


  • Students must wear shoes that cover their feet.  Athletic shoes are preferred.  No bedroom slippers, flip flops, stilettos/shoes with high heels or slides will be allowed.

 * STUDENTS ARE TO BE IN UNIFORM EVERYDAY.  NO GRAPHICS OF ANY KIND ARE TO BE WORN ON ANY UNIFORM SHIRT, SWEATER, JACKET, PULLOVER, SWEAT SHIRT OR JEANS if worn on permitted days, as depicted by Administration! (No stitched brand names on uniform shirt, no designs on pants like beads or artwork. Any shirt or garment under the uniform shirt should be SOLID WHITE like turtlenecks, undershirts, and long-sleeve shirts)!

 Please monitor your child before they leave for school so there is no question that the procedure is followed.

 The Principal will have the final decision on what is or is not acceptable in keeping with this dress code.  The school administration has the right to review and change uniform procedure to ensure student safety and compliance as needed throughout the school year.  This information will be communicated in a timely manner to all stakeholders.

Dress Code Violations/Consequences

First Violation/Consequences-- Parent will be contacted and required to take corrective action.

Second Violation/Consequences-- Student will receive a one-day detention and parent will be requested to bring appropriate apparel/shoes.

Third or subsequent offenses will be upgraded to B10: Persistent/Willful Disobedience and consequences will be issued accordingly.

Be advised that if the procedures are not followed your child may be sent home for not adhering to the uniform procedures!

Backpacks should be standard size and should not have rollers

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