All students are required to wear dress uniforms on Mass days or other special days that may be announced throughout the year.
Girls Dress Uniform:
Girls in grades K – 3 dress uniform consists of wearing the NDES plaid jumper with a blouse or oxford shirt. For grades 4 – 8, the dress uniform consists of the NDES plaid skirt with a blouse or oxford shirt and vest. Girls may not wear pants or shorts on dress uniform days. Girls in junior high are also permitted to wear a Schoolbelles khaki skirt.
Boys Dress Uniform:
Boys in grades K – 6 dress uniform consists of wearing navy school pants with a short or long sleeved solid polo shirt or dress shirt; boys in grades 7 and 8 are required to wear a dress shirt in uniform colors and a tie with khaki or navy pants. Boys may not wear shorts on dress uniform days.
Boys and Girls K – 8:
Students may wear a navy, white, forest green cardigan or pullover sweater, crewneck sweatshirt, warm-up jacket or hoodie with the NDES logo.
Girls Grades K – 3:
Girls in grades K – 3 wear a NDES plaid jumper, navy blue or plaid slacks or NDES plaid or navy shorts from Schoolbelles.
Girls Grades 4 – 8:
Girls in grades 4 – 8 wear a NDES plaid skirt, skort, kilt or kick-pleated skirt of appropriate length, navy blue slacks, NDES plaid or navy shorts from Schoolbelles.
Girls Shirts Grades K-8:
Girls wear a solid white, navy, pastel blue or yellow blouse, turtleneck or polo shirt, regular or banded bottom. The NDES logo is the only logo permitted on shirts. Navy uniform vests may be worn but are not required.
Boys Grades K – 8:
Boys wear navy blue dress pants or navy shorts purchased from Schoolbelles.
Boys Shirts Grades K – 8:
Boys wear solid white, navy, pastel yellow or pastel blue polo shirts, dress shirts or turtlenecks. The NDES logo is the only logo permitted on shirts.
Grades 7 – 8:
Junior high students may wear khaki pants as part of their uniform. The pants are to be traditional in style. Girls may wear Schoolbelles khaki skirts or skorts. Polo shirts or button down dress shirts may be worn. A solid brown or black belt must be worn with belt-looped pants and shorts.
Solid brown or black belts are required with belt-looped pants and shorts in grades 4 – 8.
For both boys and girls, socks must be solid colored navy blue, black, forest green or white above the ankle in length. Simple logos are acceptable. Girls may wear solid colored tights, leggings, anklets or knee hi socks of the colors listed above.
Schoolbelles uniform shorts may be worn August – October and April – May. Girls in kindergarten-8th grade may also wear a navy skort. Junior high students may wear khaki uniform shorts.
Any low top, closed heel and toe, laced, Velcro or slip on shoes or tennis shoes may be worn in any combination of the following colors: navy blue, brown, black, gray and white. Light-up tennis shoes are not permitted.
On dress down days, girls in grades 7 and 8 may wear light make-up.
Clear nail polish or translucent shades of light pink or tan are permitted.
Traditional wristwatches, religious pins and a simple gold or silver chain may be worn. Girls may wear simple post stud earrings. Electronic (ex. Apple) watches/devices are not permitted.
Extreme hairstyles and colors are not permitted. Simple, appropriate hair accessories are acceptable.
Gym Uniform Policy Grades K – 8:
The physical education uniform consists of a gold Notre Dame t-shirt and solid navy shorts with the ND logo, purchased at school. All students who purchased a warm-up suit may wear it to school on their gym days throughout the year. Gym shorts and t-shirts are to be worn under the warm-up suit. In addition, August – October and April- May, students may wear their gym shorts and Notre Dame t-shirt to school. All students are required to change for gym on dress uniform days and dress down days.
Gym Uniform Shoe Policy:
Any low-top tennis shoe is acceptable. Students are not required to change into a different pair of tennis shoes for gym class.
Clothing for Spiritwear Days consists of any
appropriate NDES Spiritwear t-shirt or sweatshirt with jeans, sweatpants or
shorts. Shorts are worn to be at least fingertip length. Running shorts and/or
pajama pants are not permitted. Leggings may be worn with a shirt that is at
least fingertip length.
Dress Down Days:
Clothing for a dress
down day is to be appropriate for the NDES school environment. Suggestive or
offensive language and/or pictures are unacceptable. Tanks, spaghetti straps,
bare midriff, and ripped jeans are not permitted. Shorts must be at least
fingertip length. Running shorts and/or pajama pants are not permitted.
Leggings may be worn with a shirt that is at least fingertip length
Students should be prepared for outside recess at all times. Students have outdoor recess if the temperature is 22 degrees or above.