Campus Life

2019-2020 Uniform Guidelines

Uniform Guidelines

All required uniform items must be purchased at Mills Uniform store or online at www.millswear.com.

Dress for Men

  • Socks: Socks must be worn at all times and must be solid color in white, black, or navy.
  • Pants: Men (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) may wear khaki pants purchased at Mills Uniform. Senior men may also wear blue pants purchased at Mills Uniform.
  • 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.
  • Shoes: Athletic shoesare an option as of 2019-2020. Students may choose any brand of athletic shoe in gray, black, blue, or white ONLY. The design of the shoe cannot include any other colors but may be a combination of these colors, i.e., black Nike with a white logo. Converse shoes are considered an athletic shoe. Sperry’s will remain an option.
  • Shirts: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors have the option of wearing a navy blue polo and seniors have the option of wearing a gray or navy blue polo. The polo is available in short-sleeved and sold in the Armory. Students may wear the polo any school day except on Mass days. Oxfords (blue or white) purchased at Mills Uniform are also an option. 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. Oxford 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 tie 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: Any JPII outerwear(with or without a hood) sold through the Armory or BSN for a JPII team/club/program may be worn any day.

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. Skirts: The Mills Uniform 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.
  • Pants: Women (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) may wear khaki pants purchased at Mills Uniform.
  • 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.
  • Shoes: Athletic shoesare an option as of 2019-2020. Students may choose any brand of athletic shoe in gray, black, blue, or white ONLY. The design of the shoe cannot include any other colors but may be a combination of these colors, i.e., black Nike with a white logo. Converse shoes are considered an athletic shoe. Sperry’s will remain an option.
  • Shirt: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors have the option of wearing a navy blue polo and seniors have the option of wearing a gray or navy blue polo. The polo is available in short-sleeved and sold in the Armory. Students may wear the polo any school day except on Mass days. Oxfords (blue or white) purchased at Mills Uniform are also an option. 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: Any JPII outerwear(with or without a hood) sold through the Armory or BSN for a JPII team/club/program may be worn any day.
  • 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.

Uniform Exception

  • Injury: If a student has sustained an injury and requires an alteration to the standard uniform, the student must first seek approval from the Assistant Dean of Students. Any exception to the school uniform will be based on the injury, limitations, and the student’s need.

Jewelry

  • Men are not permitted to wear earrings.
  • 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. The 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 any time even if the hair meets current hair length standards. This is to ensure 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 may be required to shave, tuck in shirts, etc. for immediately correctable violations. Students without a tie will receive a borrowed tie for the day and will be issued a detention. The Student Life office has the option to hold a student’s cellphone or car keys until the tie is returned at the end of the day.

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 violation = Parent conference

Beyond that can be suspension and probation