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Dress Code

Appropriate Dress Code (Blue and White)

Students are to dress according to the TCDSB’s Appropriate Dress Code, which consists of the following:

  • A navy-blue pant, kilt or short – pants must be worn around the waist and kilts/shorts must be knee-length

  • A white collared polo--‐shirt, oxford dress shirt, or blouse, tucked in – with or without the school crest

  • A blue cardigan or pullover – with or without the school crest

Subject to the discretion of the principal to permit exceptions regarding compliance in appropriate circumstances, every student in the school will comply with the dress code. All students are expected to dress in clean, neat and practical clothing.

On the occasion of a non--‐Appropriate Dress Code Day, good sense is the criterion for acceptable dress. We rely on parents’ able judgment to send their children to school dressed appropriately for the activity.

Inappropriate attire includes:

  • Short shorts/skirts, bare midriffs, halter tops, cut--‐off tops, low cut tops or tops that are buttoned too low, shorts/pants and tops that do not meet, tank tops, spaghetti straps, sleeveless shirts that are baggy/revealing

  • Hoodies/hats/caps/bandanas/gloves/sunglasses worn inside school

  • Language and/or representations on attire that indicates gang affiliation (e.g., gang colours/bandanas), that depicts violence, profanity, racial or gender discrimination or discrimination of any kind whatsoever, or that otherwise demeans an identifiable individual or group

  • Clothing with objectionable slogans that promote attitudes and behaviours that contravene the “Guiding Principles” of the St. Charles Garnier Catholic School, the TCDSB and the Provincial Codes of Conduct

  • Oversized jewelry such as earrings or necklaces

  • Makeup and/or body art/markings, fragrances and/or scented lotions, hair products, etc.

Dress Code in TCDSB Schools

All Elementary schools within the jurisdiction of the Board shall adopt an Appropriate Dress Code or Uniform Dress Code.

All Secondary schools within the jurisdiction of the Board shall adopt a Uniform Dress Code.

Parents are encouraged to review the local dress code at their child’s school and to direct their questions to the principal of the school.