Uniforms

Students attending John Paul II Catholic High School are expected to be appropriately dressed. A student’s attire should reflect the Christian values of modesty and respect for the individual person and the school community at all times while on campus and at all school-sponsored activities.

Students are expected to be in uniform and to abide by uniform guidelines at all times. Uniforms must fit appropriately. Clothes should not be too tight, too baggy, ripped, or tattered. Male students should be clean shaven and hair length should be off the collar. If a student is out of uniform or not following guidelines, the appropriate disciplinary action will be applied. Students who violate the dress code may be subject to disciplinary action. Questions about this policy should be directed to the main office.

  • Students must come dressed for school. They cannot dress at their locker or in the bathroom.
  • Clothing that is overly tight or form-fitting is not acceptable.
  • There should be no cleavage and no bare midriffs, whether this is caused by shirts “rising up” or skirts “riding down.”
  • Shorts and skirts should be cut no higher than 3 inches above the knee.
  • Only modest ear-piercing is allowed.
  • Any hairstyle that causes a disturbance in the learning environment is not allowed.
  • Tattoos must be covered at all times.

 

There are 3 uniforms types:
  • Daily Uniform: Typically worn on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays (unless otherwise specified), students are to wear a polo; shorts, pants, or skirt (for females); and tennis shoes.
  • Dress Uniform: Worn on Mass days (typically Thursdays) as well as special occasions. See below for specifics.
  • Spirit Fridays: On Fridays (unless otherwise specified), students can wear any licensed JPII shirt with their daily uniform bottoms.

Female Students

Daily Uniform

Students can wear white, navy, gray, or yellow polo shirts with the full John Paul II Catholic High School logo. (Light blue polos are grandfathered but can no longer be purchased.) Polos can be ordered through Lands’ End or purchased locally. Polos cannot have a brand logo or symbol on the shirt. They can be embroidered at Boston Bags & Tags, Monograms Plus, Parrot Canvas, or through Mary Buddo at High Tide Embroidery.

Students can wear khaki or navy blue “khaki style” skirts, pants, or shorts ordered through Lands’ End or purchased locally. Unacceptable items include, but are not limited to:

  • black or other colors
  • cargo pants
  • skinny cut pants
  • leggings or jeggings
  • joggers
  • khaki or navy colored denim jeans

Tennis shoes or dress uniform shoes must be worn with the daily uniform.

Dress Uniform

Students and parents are encouraged to order the following through Lands’ End although items can be purchased locally:

  • khaki skirt (no skorts and no skirts with back pockets or belt loops)
  • navy blue blazer
  • white tailored button-down oxford shirt (short or long sleeve)
  • brown, navy, or black closed-toe flat style shoes or boat shoes/loafers (tennis shoes, boots, heels, wedges, sandals, and flip flops are not permitted)
  • optional items:
    • black or navy tights under a skirt during cold weather
    • JPII-specific girls’ tie (must be ordered through Lands’ End)

Male Students

Daily Uniform

Students can wear white, navy, gray, or yellow polo shirts with the full John Paul II Catholic High School logo. (Light blue polos are grandfathered but can no longer be purchased.) Polos can be ordered through Lands’ End or purchased locally. Polos cannot have a brand logo or symbol on the shirt. They can be embroidered at Boston Bags & Tags, Monograms Plus, Parrot Canvas, or through Mary Buddo at High Tide Embroidery.

Students can wear khaki or navy blue “khaki style” pants or shorts ordered through Lands’ End or purchased locally. Unacceptable items include, but are not limited to:

  • black or other colors
  • cargo pants
  • skinny cut pants
  • joggers
  • khaki or navy colored denim jeans

Tennis shoes or dress uniform shoes must be worn with the daily uniform.

Dress Uniform

Students and parents are encouraged to order the following through Lands’ End although items can be purchased locally:

  • navy blazer
  • white oxford button-down shirt
  • JPII-specific classic navy and gold stripe neck tie (must be ordered through Lands’ End)
  • khaki colored “khaki style” pants
  • black or navy dress socks
  • black or brown dress shoes and/or boat shoes/loafers (tennis shoes are not permitted with the dress uniform)
  • dress belt

All Students

Outerwear
  • Outerwear consists of vests, zip-up pullovers, light jackets (no coats), and sweatshirts (crewneck or hoodies). These can be worn on non-dress uniform days over a student’s JPII shirt (polos must still be worn on daily uniform days and a JPII shirt must still be worn on Spirit Fridays).
  • Outerwear color options are collegiate navy, white, gray, or collegiate gold (light blue outerwear is grandfathered but can no longer be purchased).
  • Outerwear can have any JPII logo. Items must be purchased from a school-sponsored spirit wear store (see below) with the exception of crewneck sweatshirts embroidered with the full school logo at one of the embroiderers listed below.
  • Non-JPII outerwear is not to be worn on the academic or athletic campus between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on school days or at JPII events.
  • If a student is wearing outerwear that includes a hood, at no time should the hood be on their head.
PE Uniform

For each physical education class a student attends they are expected to be dressed to participate in that day’s activity. This helps to ensure student safety during activity and student hygiene for the rest of the school day. Appropriate attire includes:

  • JPII T-shirt (an appropriate length that covers the stomach but does not cover the shorts)
  • athletic shorts (an appropriate fit; not too baggy, tight, or short)
  • tennis shoes

Sweatpants, athletic pants, and sweatshirts are appropriate for colder days.

Spirit Wear

Official JPII spirit wear can only be purchased from the following:

Home Game Dress Code for Sports Teams

As a means to generate school spirit, encourage attendance at home games, and promote attention to JPII sports programs, student-athletes may observe the following exceptions to the regular JPII dress code on the days of home sporting events only:

  • Team polos or approved team shirts may be worn instead of the school uniform polo shirt. Team coaches will designate what is acceptable for the team to wear.
  • Game jerseys may be worn except for tank-top styles (i.e. basketball jerseys or cross country jerseys).
  • Regular school uniform shorts, pants, or skirts are to be worn according to JPII dress code on all days;
    team shorts, sweat pants, or warm-up pants are not permitted.
  • If there is a home sporting event on a designated dress uniform day, the dress uniform must be worn.

 

Uniform Resources

Uniforms with Embroidery
Spirit Wear

Spirit Wear

The following businesses are authorized to embroider the full JPII logo on uniform polos and crewneck sweatshirts:

Boston Bags & Tags
3110 Evans Street
Greenville, NC 27858
252-756-9500

High Tide Embroidery
hightideembroidery@gmail.com

Monograms Plus
1528 Evans Street, Suite L2
Greenville, NC 27858
252-321-2988

Parrott Canvas
508 West 14th Street
Greenville, NC 27834
252-752-8433