Parent Information

"Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule."

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2223

At Sacred Heart School we endeavor to work with parents to provide an education for all children, for life.

Communication between home and school is essential and we value our partnership with our parents. Look for our school communications, information, and forms in these pages. Please let us know if we can add any information to these pages to better communicate school information.

+May God bless our SHS families!

School Dress Code: The appearance of our students is important. It is a fact that student behavior, attitudes and effective learning improve when children are dressed appropriately. Uniforms are available from Flynn & O'Hara Uniform Company. We also have a Uniform Exchange program; information regarding this program may be obtained through the school office.

Boys Uniform

Pants: Navy or gray dress pants worn with a black, brown, or navy belt. No pants with outside pockets, elastic cuffs or labels may be worn.

Shirts: White or light blue long or short sleeve dress shirt

Ties: Ties are optional. Navy or gray with no decorations.

Sweaters: Navy or gray V-neck or cardigan sweaters may be worn during the winter months. These may be removed if a student is too warn. No hoodies, sweatshirts, or other non-uniform sweaters may be worn.

Shoes and Socks: Navy, black or gray. No boots, vans-style/boat shoes, Regular shoes my be dress shoes or a dark brown, black , or navy, simple style casual lace-up shoe.

Optional Warm Weather: Boys may wear the light blue Sacred Heart monogrammed polo shirt in the fall and spring of the school year. This date is determined by the principal. Gray or navy uniform shorts from Flynn & O'Hara may be worn with white crew socks and gray, white, or blue sneakers. Sneakers can be a combination of gray, white, and/or blue, but may not have lights or any other distracting features.

Hairstyles: Boys' haircuts are to be neat and clean---hair must be above the eyebrows, above the ears, and may not touch the shirt collar. Hairstyles should not be a source of distraction to others; dying/highlighting/coloring of hair is not permissible.

Jewelry: One fine chain with a medal, cross or small religious symbol may be worn inside the shirt. A wristwatch may be worn. No smart watches may be worn. No other bracelet may be worn. Earrings are not permitted. Tattoos are prohibited.

Girls Uniform

Jumper: Grades K-4 wear a drop-waist plaid jumper. Uniforms may not be shorter than 1 inch above the knee.

Kilt: Grades 5-8 wear a plaid kilt. Uniforms may not be shorter than 1 inch above the knee.

Optional Slacks: Gray or blue uniform slacks may be worn during the winter months and must be purchased from Flynn & O'Hara.

Blouses: White or light blue, long or short-sleeved oxford cloth blouses.

Socks: Navy or gray knee-high socks or navy or gray tights may be worn with the winter uniform.

Sweaters: Navy or gray V-neck or cardigan sweaters may be worn during the winter months. These may be removed if a student is too warn. No hoodies, sweatshirts, or other non-uniform sweaters may be worn.

Shoes: Sturdy brown, black or navy shoes may be worn. No boots or uggs, vans-style shoes, clogs, sandals, ballet flats, backless, platform or boat shoes. Regular shoes my be dress shoes or a dark brown, black , or navy, simple style casual lace-up shoe.

Optional Warm Weather Wear: Girls may wear gray or navy shorts from Flynn & O'Hara during the warm weather months. When wearing shorts, girls may also wear navy blue, white or gray ankle socks. White sneakers may be worn.

Hairstyles: No extreme hairstyles are permitted. Hairstyles should not be a source of distraction to others; dying/highlighting/coloring of hair is not permissible.

Jewelry: One fine chain with a medal, cross or small religious symbol may be worn inside the shirt. A wristwatch may be worn. No smart watches may be worn. No other bracelet may be worn. One single pair of post earrings (studs) may be worn on the ear lobe. No hoops/half hoops or dangling earrings as these can cause injury during recess and gym. Tattoos are prohibited.

Make-up: Make-up, colored nail polish, and false nails are not permitted.

Gym Uniforms: All students in grades K-8 are required to wear the Sacred Heart gym uniform. Warm weather uniforms consist of a light blue monogrammed T-shirt or the gray Sacred Heart spirit shirt and burgundy monogrammed gym shorts. Shorts must be purchased from Flynn & O'Hara. Cold weather uniforms consist of navy sweatpants and sweatshirts. The navy sweats may be purchased at Flynn & O'Hara. These will have the school logo. However, you may purchase any navy sweatshirt ( without the logo) from any store. The dates for sweats/shorts are determined by the principal. Students are to wear non-marking gray, white, or blue sneakers. Sneakers can be combination of gray, white, and/or blue and may not have any lights or any other distracting/showy features. These should be work with white ankle or crew socks.

Uniform Accommodations: Sacred Heart will accommodate students with documented sensory needs and make individual adjustments to the uniform for those students. Parents of those students are responsible for communicating those needs with the school. Parents of students who do not have those same needs should help their child understand that adjustments should be made for students who need them because it is the right thing to do.

In winter weather, students may wear additional layers and footwear for travel, but these must be removed once students are at school so that they are wearing the appropriate school uniform throughout the school day.

Uniform Correction Plan: Because uniforms create a sense of unity in the school and personal pride for individual students, it is important that students and parents adhere tot he uniform guidelines above. If a student is out of uniform it is the responsibility of the homeroom teacher only to take the following steps:

  1. First Uniform Infraction: A casual email reminder will be sent to the parent(s)/guardian(s) to remind them of the uniform policy. The teacher will also include some ways to assist the parent (uniform exchange) to make sure the child has everything needed to wear their uniform correctly. The principal should be copied on this email.

  2. Second Uniform Infraction: After a week, if the same issue continues, the homeroom teacher will notify the principal in writing so that the parents and the principal can come up with a solution together.