John Sinnott Elementary School

Appearance Code and Uniforms

2016-2017 John Sinnott Elementary School Uniform Policies and Standards




General Information

Students that attend John Sinnott School are required to wear a uniform.  If a parent does not want their child to wear a uniform, parents can complete an Exemption application and return to the school office.  


Uniform Regulations

  1. Every student must wear an approved uniform the first day of school.  For students enrolling after the first day of school, a uniform is required within 10 school days of the enrollment date.

  2. No clothing items other than those on the approved Uniform Standards list may be worn at       Sinnott School.

          3.    Pants and skirts must be worn at the waist.


Free Dress Days

    Free Dress Day will be on the last Friday of the month that is a school day.


Special Events:

.           1.    Uniforms are required on all field trips, unless otherwise specified by the classroom teacher.

           2.  Uniforms for Fall pictures only.



Non-Uniform Compliance

    If a student does not wear a uniform:

    -a warning may be sent home.

    -parents may be called to bring appropriate items.

    -child may be sent home, with parental consent, to dress appropriately.


Used Uniforms

A uniform "Clothes Closet" will be instituted at Sinnott School.  Students that leave Sinnott, or outgrow their uniform are invited to donate their uniforms to the Sinnott School "Clothes Closet."  Uniform exchange may be arranged during the school year through the office.


Uniform Information

Uniforms can be purchased at various department stores, such as Target, JC Penney's, Sears, Wall Mart and others.  You may buy any or all of your solid uniform pieces at any of these vendors.  Sinnott Spirit Wear sweatshirts, t-shirts, polo shirts, jackets and hats may be purchased in the fall through the school.  Order forms will be sent home.   


Please see the attached sheet for Uniform Standards.




    Color:  white, navy, burgundy,  (solid colors only)

    Style:  polo long and short sleeves, oxford, broadcloth,  spirit wear T-shirts only

    Size:  no more than one size larger than actual size (s, m,l) no baggy shirts

    Logos:  none allowed, except for the Sinnott logo

    Other requirements:  The shirt must be worn at all times.  No t-shirt is to  be worn over     the polo shirt.  Only a white t-shirt is to be worn under the  top garment.  Untucked shirts     must have a finished hem.


    Color:  navy, tan khaki, solid color only, no logos (NO LEGGINGS AS PANTS)


    Color:  navy , burgundy, tan khaki   (solid colors only), plaid, no logos

    Style:  no jeans or corduroy material, no leggings or knits,  no cut-offs for  the shorts, no

    short shorts

    Size:  no more than one size larger than actual size,  no baggy pants.  Outgrown pants

    may be cut off, hemmed and used as shorts.


    Color:  navy, tan khaki,  school plaid, burgundy

    Style:  pleated or non-pleated.  Shorts may be worn under skirts or on

    P.E. days.  They must not be visible below skirt hemline and must be

    navy, burgundy, tan khaki,  white or black.


    Color:  white, navy, burgundy, gray  (solid colors only)

    Style:  sweaters may be pullover or cardigan worn over a uniform shirt.

    Sweatshirts may be zip up, hooded or pullover

    Logos:  none allowed except for the Sinnott logo

    Sinnott spirit wear sweatshirts may be worn any time.


    Color:  solid color preferred.

    Other requirements:  Hoods on jackets may not be worn up indoors.

    All non-uniform outerwear must come off inside the building.

    Optional:  Sinnott spirit wear jackets may be worn inside the building.


    Color:  navy, black, brown.  


    Style:  any closed shoe (no open toes, sandals, high heels), shoes must be tied


    Color:  white, navy, burgundy, tan khaki, black, gray  (solid colors only, no ornamentation)

    Style:  anklets, knee socks, crew or tube socks, toe-to-waist tights, leggings (under skirts)


    Style:  Bill worn only in the front. Hats are to be removed in the classroom.

    Hair accessories:   coordinated color preferred, but optional, no restrictions

    on kind (headbands, scrunchies,  etc.)


    Spirit wear is acceptable any time.


NOTE:  Name labels should be on articles of clothing.  All clothing (with the exception of outerwear worn outdoors) shall be free

    of writing, pictures, symbols, or insignia, other than the Sinnott logo.   Graffiti, or tags, will     not be allowed on any  items brought to school.    No restrictions on color or style of





Students are required to wear their ID Cards around their necks each day and be in school uniform.Students must exercise appropriate discretion in their choice of clothing and personal grooming so as not to cause a disturbance or interruption for themselves or others.  Examples of unacceptable clothing are tube tops, tank tops, sport bras, halter-tops, and short shorts.  The torso must be covered at all times even when arms are lifted or when bending over.  Undergarments must not be visible.  No slits in skirts.  Clothing must be appropriately sized for school activities. All clothing must be neat, clean and in good repair. Spikes and chains may not be worn on the outside of any article.


Shoesmust be worn at all times and be safe and appropriate for all school activities.  Due to daily recess activities, closed-toe shoes are required at this site.  No heels higher than 1 1/2” are permitted.  Hats and other non-religious head coverings may not be worn indoors. Belts must be of appropriate length and contained within belt loops.  Students may not wear objects or any other items of apparel that present a health or safety hazard to themselves or to others.  Body piercing, other than ear piercing present a potential health and safety hazard and cannot be worn at school. 


Graffitior 'tags'will not be allowed on any items brought to school. Items such as backpacks, personal belongings, books, folders, and notebooks should be free of graffiti and tags.


The following is not acceptable at school:Any clothing or personal belongings that are deemed as gang related, depict the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, contain offensive language, graphics or symbols, or deemed inappropriate by the site administrator.  The school may require additional dress standards because of special health and safety circumstances.  The school may adopt uniforms as deemed appropriate by the school community as outlined in board policy 5132.1.  If a parent wishes to excuse his or her child from the uniform policy, an appointment must be made with the Principal.