Campus Life

2018-2019 Uniform Guidelines

Uniform Guidelines

All required uniform items must be purchased at Mills Uniform store or online at www.millswear.com. Uniforms from our previous vendor, Parker, have only been approved for returning students or in cases where Mills Uniform was not able to fulfill an order.

Dress for Men

  • Socks: Socks must be worn at all times and must be solid color in white, black, or navy. There shall be no logos on socks.
  • Pants: Mills khakis for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Senior boys may wear blue Mills pants as well.
  • Shoes: Shoes for freshmen and new students shall be in Sperry Authentic Original Boat Shoe in Sahara or *Sperry Bluefish Boat Shoe in two-toned tan (now called Koifish Boat Shoe in Linen Oat if buying from another vendor). Sophomores through seniors can wear shoes purchased from the prior year.  These shoes include only Classic Saddle Shoe in Black and White, Buck Oxford in Taupe, Clark Wallabee in Sand Suede, Sperry Authentic Original Boat Shoe in Sahara, Sperry Bluefish Boat shoe in two-toned tan, and Bass Loafer in Cordovan. No other shoe is allowed.  *If a current student must purchase new shoes they must be the approved Sperry Authentic Original Boat Shoe in Sahara or *Sperry Bluefish in two-toned tan (now called Koifish Boat Shoe in Linen Oat if buying from another vendor).
  • Belt: Leather belt in black or brown. Buckle should be no more than 2.5 inches in diameter. Parents will be notified of any belt and/or buckle deemed inappropriate in size or design.
  • Shirts: Mills white or light blue oxford shirt (long or short sleeve) with JPII logo. Men are required to wear solid color white, cream-colored, or school gray undergarments under their oxfords with no logos other than a JPII logo on the undershirts. Shirts should be completely tucked in and the small buttons on the collar (the wings) should be buttoned at all times.
  • Ties: Boys must wear their school time on all Mass days. It is advised that they store a tie in their lockers. The Student Life Office will not offer replacement ties. Students may purchase an official JPII tie from the Armory. Ties should be tied in the style of a necktie, not a bow tie, and should be pulled up snugly to cover the top button of the oxford. (If a tie is lost or damaged the student will be required to purchase a new tie through the Armory.)
  • Outerwear: Outerwear is optional and men may wear any of the following: 1) JPII Letter Jacket, 3) Official JPII partial zip pullover (purchased from the Armory), 3) Official JPII full zip jacket (purchased from the Armory), or 4) Any JPII approved team, fine arts, or club jacket. JPII sweatshirts may only be worn on Spirit Dress days and hoods may not be worn in the building.

 

Dress for Women

  • Socks: Socks must be worn at all times and must be solid color in white, black, or navy. The socks may be crew or knee high. There shall be no logos on socks.
  • Skirts: The Mills skirt must be no more than six inches above the knee. This measurement is taken when the student is kneeling erect on the floor. The measurement is taken from the floor to the bottom of the skirt. Parents are responsible for making sure skirts are in compliance per the measurement above, whether skirt is bought on-line or at the store.
  • Shoes: Approved shoes are to be purchased from Mills Uniform Store. Shoes for freshmen and new students shall be in Sperry Authentic Original Boat Shoe in Sahara or *Sperry Bluefish Boat Shoe in two-toned tan (now called Koifish Boat Shoe in Linen Oat if buying from another vendor). Sophomores through seniors can wear shoes purchased from the prior year.  These shoes include only Classic Saddle Shoe in Black and White, Buck Oxford in Taupe, Clark Wallabee in Sand Suede, Sperry Authentic Original Boat Shoe in Sahara, Sperry Bluefish Boat shoe in two-toned tan, and Bass Loafer in Cordovan. No other shoe is allowed.  *If a current student must purchase new shoes they must be the approved Sperry Authentic Original Boat Shoe in Sahara or *Sperry Bluefish in two-toned tan (now called Koifish Boat Shoe in Linen Oat if buying from another vendor).
  • Shirt: Mills white or light blue oxford shirt (long or short sleeve) with JPII logo. Women are required to wear solid color white, cream-colored, or school gray undergarments under their oxfords. Shirts should be completely tucked in and the small buttons on the collar (the wings) should be buttoned at all times.
  • Outerwear: Outerwear is optional and women may wear any of the following: 1) JPII Letter Jacket, 3) Official JPII partial zip pullover (purchased from the Armory), 3) Official JPII full zip jacket (purchased from the Armory), or 4) Any JPII approved team, fine arts, or club jacket. JPII sweatshirts may only be worn on Spirit Dress days and hoods may not be worn in the building.
  • Tights: If a female student wishes to wear tights or leggings underneath her skirt for additional warmth, the tights or leggings must be solid black or navy. No other color or pattern is allowed. Jeggings and other similar garments are not allowed. Students must always wear socks with their tights or leggings.

 

Jewelry

  • Women may wear up to two earrings per ear.
  • Excepting the above, all facial piercings and spacers are prohibited.

Wireless Earbuds

  • Students may not wear wireless ear buds or earphones during the day except with the permission of the teacher.

Hair

  • Men and women’s hair coloring must appear natural and may not be of an outrageous hue.
  • Mohawks and “Faux Hawks” are not permitted.
  • Carving of words, symbols, logos etc. into a student’s hair is not permitted.
  • Men’s hair must not touch the collar and must be trimmed above the eyebrows. Hair on the side ear area and sideburns must be groomed at a level that matches the individual’s mid-ear region. Administration reserves the right to require a haircut at anytime even if the hair meets current hair length standards. This is to insure that hair is not too unruly and has a presentable, groomed appearance.
  • Men should be clean-shaven at all times. The nurse has razors and shaving cream available.

Hats

  • Students are not permitted to carry or wear hats in the school building at any time.

Tattoos

  • Students are not permitted to have visible tattoos. 

Labeling

  • We recommend labeling student clothing with student names in case the clothing is lost. 

Uniform Guidelines Infractions

Students in violation of the above uniform requirements will have his/her cell phone confiscated for the day, and will be required to correct the violation immediately. Students may be required to shave, tuck in shirts, etc. for immediately correctable violations. Students who lack the required item (e.g. tie, socks) will be required to purchase the item from the Student Life Office (parents may be billed for the item).

Detentions for Uniform Infractions

Teachers will issue a carbon copy detention form and one copy will remain with the teacher, one will be handed to the student, and one will be forwarded to the Student Life Office.

1 – 4 violations = Detention by teacher

5 violations = Student Life will give a Saturday detention

6 violations = Parent conference

Beyond 6 violations can result in suspension and probation.