Uniform Policy

Updated 2-12-2024

School Dress Code

Students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 are required to wear the Sacred Heart School uniform to school. 

Most items must be purchased from Sacred Heart’s designated uniform provider, Flynn O’Hara. Only the following items may be purchased from a retailer other than Flynn O’Hara: pants, shorts, socks, tights, belts, shoes, modesty shorts, gym sweatpants and peter pan collar blouse. 

 

Uniform items may be purchased in-person at the Flynn O’Hara store or online: 

Flynn O’Hara
869 Eisenhower Blvd.
Harrisburg, PA 17111
www.flynnohara.com.

Enter the state and school name and select: Sacred Heart School (PA186) – Lancaster, PA
On the next page, enter gender and grade to view specific items.

 

Parents with questions about whether a particular item is compliant with the Dress Code and Uniform Policy should ask the principal prior to purchasing the item or allowing their student to wear the item to school. Parents may submit questions via email (including a photo of the item in question) to Mrs. Alton at kalton@sacredheartsch.org.

 

During the 2024-2025 school year, students may continue to wear their uniforms from the prior year, so long as the uniform items are neat, clean and fit properly.

The principal of Sacred Heart School is the final judge of adherence to and violations of the Dress Code and Uniform Policy.



Girls Winter Uniform

Underlined items must be purchased from Flynn O’Hara.


Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Girls may wear the 

Jumper Uniform or the Pants Uniform.


Jumper Uniform


Pants Uniform

5th-8th Grade

Girls may wear the 

Skirt Uniform or the Pants Uniform.


Skirt Uniform


Pants Uniform



Girls Summer Uniform

K-8th Grade

Girls may wear the Skort Uniform or the Shorts Uniform.

Underlined items must be purchased from Flynn O’Hara.


Skort Uniform


Shorts Uniform





Boys Winter Uniform

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Underlined items must be purchased from Flynn O’Hara.


Pants Uniform



Boys Summer Uniform

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Underlined items must be purchased from Flynn O’Hara.

Shorts Uniform





Girls and Boys Gym Uniform

K-8th Grade

Underlined items must be purchased from Flynn O’Hara.




Additional Dress Code Matters 

Shirts: Shirts must be tucked in at all times and must be long enough to stay tucked in.


Sweaters: Navy 1/4-zip and cardigan sweaters with the Sacred Heart logo may be purchased from Flynn O’Hara. Sweaters are optional and may be worn with the Winter Uniform or Summer Uniform.

 

Shorts, Skirts, Skorts and Jumpers: Must be no more than 1” above the knee.

 

Modesty Shorts: If socks are worn with a jumper or skirt, the student may also wear navy or black modesty shorts, a/k/a bike shorts or tumble shorts. Modesty shorts may not be longer than the skirt.


Khaki Pants and Shorts: No exterior or cargo-style pockets.

 

Socks: All socks must be ankle height or higher. Knee socks must be worn with girl’s winter jumper or skirt.

 

Belts: Belts must be leather or artificial leather. No fabric belts permitted.

 

Dress Shoes: Dress shoes must be brown, black or navy leather (or artificial leather) and should be sturdy enough for the student to participate in recess. MaryJane-style shoes or lace-up shoes are suggested for girls. Lace-up oxford-style shoes are suggested for boys. Loafer and boat shoes are permitted. No high heels, no patent leather, no ballet flats, no sneakers, no boots, no canvas shoes.

 

Sneakers: Sneakers must be white, blue and/or gray. Limited additional colors are permitted, such as a small logo.

 

Appearance: All uniform apparel should fit properly and be neat and clean.

 

Winter Uniform: May be worn all year. Must be worn during the months of November – April. The Winter Uniform may not be mixed with the Summer Uniform. For example, white sneakers may not be worn with long pants during warm months.

 

Summer Uniform: May be worn during the months of August – October and May-June. The Summer Uniform may not be mixed with the Winter Uniform. For example, white sneakers may not be worn with long pants during warm months.


Gym Uniform: Gym uniform must be worn by students on their grade’s gym day. Sweatpants and sweatshirt must be worn during Winter Uniform months (November – April). Gym Uniform t-shirt must be worn underneath sweatshirt. Gym Uniform shorts may be worn under the sweatpants.

 

Flynn O’Hara Purchases: Only the following items may be purchased from a retailer other than Flynn O’Hara: pants, gym sweatpants, shorts, socks, tights, belts, shoes, modesty shorts, and peter pan collar blouse. All other items must be purchased from Flynn O’Hara and must be designated by Flynn O’Hara for the Sacred Heart uniform.

 

Questions: Parents with questions about whether a particular item is compliant with the Dress Code and Uniform Policy should ask the principal prior to purchasing the item or allowing their student to wear the item to school. Parents may submit questions via email (including a photo of any item in question) to Mrs. Alton at kalton@sacredheartsch.org.


Hair, Jewelry and Other Accessories

Girls’ Hairstyles - Hairstyles and accessories should not be a source of distraction to others. Dying, highlighting and coloring of hair is not permitted. Fad and extreme haircuts are not permitted. 

 

Girls’ Jewelry - One, fine chain or cord with a religious medal, cross or small religious symbol may be worn inside or outside the shirt. One pair of post earrings (studs) may be worn on the ear lobe. No hoops, half-hoops or dangling earrings are permitted. A wristwatch is permitted. No smart watches are permitted. No earrings or other jewelry may be worn.

 

Boys’ Hairstyles – Hairstyles should not be a source of distraction to others. Boys’ haircuts are to be short, neat and clean. Hair must be above the eyebrows, above the ears, and may not touch the shirt collar. Dying, highlighting and coloring of hair is not permitted. Fad and extreme haircuts are not permitted.

 

Boys’ Jewelry – One, fine chain or cord with a religious medal, cross or small religious symbol may be worn inside the shirt. A wristwatch is permitted. No smart watches are permitted. No earrings or other jewelry may be worn.

 

Cosmetics and Other Accessories – Students are not permitted to wear make-up, nail polish, tattoos, false nails, false eyelashes and other cosmetics or accessories.

 

 

 Dress Down Days

The following items may not be worn on dress down days: torn jeans, cut-off jeans, exposed midriffs, tube tops, halter tops, tank tops, tops with spaghetti straps, low necklines, skirts with excessive slits, hats, pajamas, slippers, or flip flops. Slogan T-shirts should be in good taste avoiding all references to drugs, alcohol, and politics. All clothing should be neat and clean. Leggings or yoga pants are not to be worn as pants. If worn, a long shirt, skirt, or shorts must be worn that covers the rear end completely. Skirts, dresses and shorts must be no more than 1” above the knee.

 

 

Jackets: Winter Weather

Throughout the year, students may wear any jacket or coat while traveling to/from school and during recess. Only uniform sweaters may be worn while in class.

 

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 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 to the uniform guidelines above.  If a student is out of uniform it is the responsibility of the homeroom teacher only to take the following steps: