Dear Parents and Guardians
Please ensure that your child is in full uniform at all times on campus. Please contact and visit: Bombardieri, 448 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Phone: 905-525-6684, Hours: Tuesday thru Friday, 10 am. to 5 pm, and Saturday, 10 am. - 4 pm., if your child needs uniform items, and please refer to their website, www.bombardieri.ca or our school website at stma.hwcdsb.ca for more information.
Some immediate concerns:
-only school uniform items are to be worn within the school
-pants, must be uniform pants purchased through Bombardieri; St. Mary C.S.S. crested pants and/or Kilt must be worn, with appropriate tops and foot wear.
Students NOT in uniform will be addressed at the Attendance Office by their Vice-Principal. At this point, progressive discipline will be administered, with first a warning and call home to the parent/guardian, at this time the student, if possible, has the opportunity to correct the uniform infraction. If the uniform infraction is not immediately correctable, then the student may be held at the Attendance Office for the remainder of the day, the student may be sent home with permission, or the student may be given a period of time to correct the uniform offence. Students who are NOT in uniform on more than one occasion will be awarded progressive discipline that may eventually lead to a suspension.
The St. Mary C.S.S. dress code policy continues to ensure that every student wears a school uniform on campus and is in compliance with the policy before, during and after the instructional day. The common dress code has a positive effect on school identity, unity and pride. The uniform serves to promote our image in the community. It enhances security in the school. It reduces peer pressure and cost in terms of school attire. If one is proud to attend St. Mary C.S.S., one should be proud to wear its uniform.
As aforementioned, students must be in full school uniform at all times on campus, please refer to pages 33 to 36 of the Student Agenda Book. In particular, please be reminded that Spirit wear items are NOT regular UNIFORM items and to be worn on Spirit wear days only; and at no time are coats, hoodies of any make, hats/caps/toques, or any non-uniform item may be worn.
Thank you in advance for cooperation and have a good day.