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Dress Code

According to the Dress Code for Pupils Policy S.S.07, it is mandatory that every student wear the School Dress Code attire to St. Marcellus School.

The Dress Code reflects the mission of the Board which includes providing a safe and welcoming learning environment that is an example of Catholic community and sense of belonging. The Dress Code en-dorses and supports our commitment as visible role models of Gospel values and Catholic doctrines, teachings and beliefs and integration of Catholic beliefs into the total learning experience. The Dress Code contributes to providing a learning and working environment that is safe and respectful of the needs and well-being of all individuals.

The responsibility for meeting the expec-tations of the Dress Code is primarily that of the parents/guardians of the students.

The enforcement is the responsibility of the staff and principal.

The St. Marcellus Dress Code consists of :

  1. Navy twill/cotton pants, navy skirt/skort or navy walking shorts (slightly above or at knees).

  2. White shirt, white T-shirt, white golf or polo shirt, white turtleneck.

  3. Only sold navy hoodies, sweaters, cardi

  4. Gym attire: white shirts, shorts, track pants.

The St. Marcellus Dress code does not include the following: jeans, jeggings, sweat pants, leggings, track pants. If in doubt, please check with staff/principal.

Parents/Guardians are free to purchase the navy blue and white garments at any retailer they wish. The school has also made arrangements with a local supplier for families who would like to purchase the clothing at the school:

Authentic Clothing
Frank (905)755-1105 or

Order pamphlets can be acquired at the school office.

No student will be denied access to school as a result of inability to afford clothing required by the school’s Dress Code. Strategies are in place to address issues of affordability. Please contact the office.

Consequences for students who do not comply with the policy have been established by the principal in consultation with staff and with the Catholic School Parent Council (CSPC). The consequences are part of the school’s Progressive Discipline approach for non compliance:

  • Verbal reminders of expectations

  • Consultation with parent/guardian

  • Written notification (notes, agendas) to parent/guardian by staff (principal)

  • Loss of privileges

  • Detention, age appropriate discipline assignment

  • Contacting parent/guardian to pick up student from school

  • Suspension of student

The above standard of student dress, which is in keeping with our Catholic teachings and beliefs, and reflects standards of decency does not include the following: short shorts, bare midriffs, halter tops, tank tops, sleeve-less shirts; any accessories that are not in keeping with the spirit of the Dress Code and language and/or representation on attire that indicates gang affiliation and or depicts violence, profanity or discrimination of any kind that demeans an identifiable individual or group.

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.