Uniform Guidelines

Boys Uniform Attire

School uniforms may be purchased from Merry Mart Uniforms in Santa Clara

Boys Pants, Shorts

  • Navy blue twill pants or navy blue twill shorts (K-5th grades)
  • Khaki twill pants or khaki twill shorts (6th, 7th, 8th grades)

Pants and shorts must fit properly and be in good condition, clean, and free from holes or stains. Pants and shorts may not sag (be worn below the hipbone), be oversized, or be considered "skinny" on the student. Pants and shorts must be an appropriate length on the student and may not be cargo style. In general, shorts length is not to exceed 2 inches above the knee. Leggings, tights or spandex may not be worn under shorts. Belts are optional and are to be simple, plain, free of decoration, and a single color (black, brown, or blue). Belt buckle is to be simple and plain.

Boys Shirts

  • Non-logo white polo shirt (K-8th grades)
  • GS logo gray polo shirt (K-8th grades)
  • GS logo forest green polo shirt (K-5th grades)
  • GS logo navy polo shirt (6th, 7th, 8th grades)

Each student must have at least one white shirt to be worn for picture day with formal wear sweater or vest.

Polo shirts must fit properly and be in good condition, clean, and free from holes or stains. Polo shirts should be tucked into pants or shorts. It is recommended that only plain, white undergarments should be worn, as undergarments should not be visible through white polo shirt.

Boys Outer Wear

  • Logo green sweatshirt (K-5th grades)
  • Logo blue sweatshirt (6th, 7th, 8th grades)
  • Logo green pullover sweater, cardigan sweater, sweater vest (K-5th grades)
  • Logo blue pullover sweater, cardigan sweater, sweater vest (6th, 7th, 8th grades)
  • Logo green nylon hooded jacket (K-5th grades)
  • Logo blue nylon hooded jacket (6th, 7th, 8th grades)

GS sweater and sweatshirt are part of the full uniform and are required. GS logo sweater is required on school formal days (mass, special occasions) except for 8th graders who keep their 8th grade pull over sweatshirt. Students have the option of pullover sweater, cardigan sweater, or sweater vest.

In cold weather students may wear nylon logo jacket over the uniform sweater/sweatshirt to and from school, and when outside. In the classroom we ask that students remove their outer jacket or coat for mobility and temperature regulation reasons(uniform sweatshirts and sweaters may be worn in the classroom).

Boys Socks (K-8th grades)

  • Solid plain white, navy, gray, black, or forest green

Socks are to be worn and free from designs or emblems. If a sock with a logo is unavoidable, logo is to be no larger than the size of a quarter.

Boys Uniform Shoes and Laces (K-8th grades)

  • Shoes are to be sturdy, closed-toe and mostly a solid color of black, white, gray, or navy
  • Laces are to be solid black, white, or navy

Flip-flops, clogs, sandas, opened-top shoes, shoes with wheels, and boots of any type are not permitted. Due to safety concerns, shoes should fit properly.

Boys Physical Education Uniform

  • Logo green/gray t-shirt (K-5th grades)
  • Logo blue/gray t-shirt (6th, 7th, 8th grades)
  • Logo green mesh shorts (K-5th grades)
  • Logo blue mesh shorts (6th, 7th, 8th grades)
  • Logo green sweatshirt and green logo sweatpants (K-5th grades)
  • Logo blue sweatshirt and blue logo sweatpants (6th, 7th, 8th grades)

PE uniform is to be worn during assigned PE days and on an occasional designated day. GS spirit wear t-shirt is not part of the regular school uniform or PE uniform, and is not to be worn under sweater, or other uniform pieces. Athletic socks are recommended. Spandex, tights or leggings are not to be worn under shorts. Please note that the previous white GS PE t-shirt is no longer part of the school uniform.

Boys PE Shoes and Laces (K-8th grades)

  • Sturdy athletic shoe
  • No or minimal neon accent
  • Standard color without designs

Athletic shoes worn on PE days are to be sturdy and of standard color (mostly white, black, gray, green, or navy) free from sparkles, lights, wheels, or characters (such as Batman or Hello Kitty, etc.). Shoes should fit properly. Shoelaces must be white or black (no neon).

Girls Uniform Attire

School uniforms may be purchased from Merry Mart Uniforms in Santa Clara

Girls Pants, Shorts

  • Navy blue twill pants or navy blue twill shorts (K-5th grades)
  • Khaki twill pants or khaki twill shorts (6th, 7th, and 8th grades)

Leggings or yoga pants are not considered appropriate uniform attire and should not be worn alone. Leggings may only be worn under uniform jumper or uniform skirt. Pants and shorts must fit properly and be in good condition, clean, and free from holes or stains. Pants and shorts my not bag, sag (be worn below the hipbone), be oversized, or be considered "skinny" on the student. Pants and shorts must be an appropriate length on the student and may not be cargo style. In general, shorts length is not to exceed 2 inches above the middle of the knee. Leggings, tights, or spandex may not be worn under shorts. Belts are optional and are to be simple, plain, free of decoration, and a single color (black, blue, or brown). Belt buckle is to be simple and plain.

Girls Jumper, Skirt

  • Campbell plaid jumper (K-3rd grades)
  • Campbell plaid skirt (4th-5th grades)
  • Blackwatch plaid skirt (6th, 7th, 8th grades)

Jumpers and skirts are to fit properly and be in good condition, clean, and free from holes or stains. Skirt length is not to exceed 2 inches above the knee.

Girls Shirts

  • Non-logo white polo shirt (K-8th grades)
  • GS logo gray polo shirt (K-8th grades)
  • GS logo forest green polo shirt (K-5th grades)
  • GS logo navy polo shirt (6th, 7th, 8th grades)
  • No logo white peter-pan collared blouse

Each student must have at least one white shirt to be worn for picture day with formal wear sweater or vest.

Polo shirts must fit properly and be in good condition, clean, and free from holes or stains. Polo shirts should be tucked into pants or shorts. It is recommended that only plain, white undergarments be worn, as undergarments should not be visible through white polo shirt or white blouse.

Girls Outer Wear

  • Logo green sweatshirt (K-5th grades)
  • Logo blue sweatshirt (6th, 7th, 8th grades)
  • Logo green pullover sweater, cardigan sweater, sweater vest (K-5th grades)
  • Logo blue pullover sweater, cardigan sweater, sweater vest (6th, 7th, 8th grades)
  • Logo green nylon hooded jacket (K-5th grades)
  • Logo blue nylon hooded jacket (6th, 7th, 8th grades)

GS sweater and sweatshirt are part of the full uniform and are required. GS logo sweater is required on school formal days (mass, special occasions) except for 8th graders who wear their 8th grade pullover sweatshirt. Students have the option of pullover sweater, cardigan sweater, or sweater vest.

Girls Socks and Leggings

  • Solid plain white, navy, gray, black, forest green
  • Solid plain forest green, navy, black, or white tights
  • Navy blue or black leggings to the ankle (no spandex or capri leggings please)

Socks, tights, and leggings are to be free from designs or emblems. If a logo sock must be worn, logo on sock is to be no larger than the size of a quarter. Tights or leggings are not to be worn under shorts. Leggings are to cover the legs to the ankle, no capri-length leggings.

Girls Uniform Shoes and Laces (K-8th grades)

  • Shoes are to be sturdy, closed-toe and mostly a solid color of black, white, gray or navy
  • Laces are to be solid black, white or navy

Flip-flops, clogs, sandals, opened-toe shoes, shoes with wheels, and boots of any type are not permitted. Due to safety concerns, shoes should fit properly.

Girls Physical Education Uniform

  • Logo green/gray t-shirt (K-5th grades)
  • Logo blue/gray t-shirt (6th, 7th, 8th grades)
  • Logo green mesh shorts (K-5th grades)
  • Logo blue mesh shorts (6th, 7th, 8th grades)
  • Logo green sweatshirt and green logo sweatpants (K-5th grades)
  • Logo blue sweatshirt and blue logo sweatpants (6th, 7th, 8th grades)

PE uniform is to be worn during assigned PE days and on an occasional designated day. GS spirit wear t-shirt is not part of the regular school uniform or PE uniform, and is not to be worn under jumper, sweater, or other uniform pieces. Athletic socks are recommended. Spandex, tights or leggings are not to be worn under the shorts. Please note that the previous white GS PE t-shirt is no longer part of the school uniform.

Girls PE Shoes and Laces (K-8th grades)

  • Sturdy athletic shoe
  • No or minimal neon accent
  • Standard color without designs

Athletic shoes worn on PE days are to be sturdy and of standard color (mostly white, black, gray, green, or navy) free from sparkles, lights, wheels or characters (such as Batman or Hello Kitty, etc.) Shoes should fit properly. Shoelaces must be white or black (no neon).

Other Uniform Requirements for Boys and Girls

Hats

  • GS logo baseball cap
  • GS logo beanie

Only GS logo beanies and caps may be worn to protect the student from the sun or from cold weather. GS beanies and caps may be worn at recess and lunch only. All beanies and caps must be removed during morning assembly and indoors. Students wishing to wear a weather-protecting that is not a GS logo hat, must receive permission from the school administration prior to wearing.

Hair Accessories

  • Headbands, hair clips, and other hair accessories are to be a solid color found in the school uniform or GS plaid (white, navy, forest green, or GS plaid)
  • Hair ties are to be neutral in color (black, white, or brown)

Headbands, clips, hair ties and other hair accessories may be worn to hold the hair back and out of the student's face. Hair accessories may not distract from the educational success of the student or the student's classmates.

Jewelry

  • A religious necklace may be worn under the uniform shirt
  • Watches may be worn for the purpose of telling time and must be neutral in color such as black, white, brown, or silver (watches may not be used for recording or connecting to the internet. Watches are to remain on the wrist, may not distract from learning, or be used as a toy)
  • Girls may wear one pair of small stud earrings (one earring in each ear lobe and no larger than the size of a pencil eraser tip)

For safety reasons earring hoops or earrings that dangle are not permitted. Boys are not allowed to wear earrings on campus any time. A medical ID bracelet or necklace is permitted. Body piercings, tattoos, and chains are not allowed.

Sunglasses

  • Although a GS hat is recommended for sun protection, sunglasses worn for sun protection must be approved by the school administration in advance of wearing
  • Sunglasses are not to be worn in the classroom
  • Sunglasses may not distract from the learning environment

Grooming Guidelines

Hair

Hair must be well kept, clean, and neatly groomed in the student's natural "God-given" hair color without artificial highlights of any shade. Students not following grooming guidelines are subject to a uniform violation and may be asked to dye hair back to its original color. Fad haircuts and styles are not allowed. Boy's hair length must be above the eyebrow and collar. It is recommended that the hair be out of child's eyes and face. Hair or hair accessories should not distract from learning. Please refer to the "hair accessories" guidelines under other Uniform Requirements for Boys and Girls.

Nails

Nails are to be kept clean, trimmed, and free from decorations or polish. Artificial nails, acrylic nails, and designs on nails are not permitted. Clear nail polish is okay.

Make-up

Make-up is not allowed at school. This includes, but is not limited to mascara, eye shadow, tinted lip-gloss, blush, or tinted face cream. During choral or drama performances, students may be asked to wear stage make-up. Chapstick is okay.

Free Dress and Specific School-Wide Celebrations

On occasion, students may be allowed to wear apparel other than the school uniform. The opportunity to do so is a privilege, and as such the same standards of grooming and modesty apply to free dress clothing as to the uniform.

Students are NOT allowed to wear the following at any time, including "free dress days"

  • Clothing which is extremely tight, see-through, or contains offensive symbols or writing (e.g. drugs or alcohol ads) or is excessively large
  • Shorts which are shorter than the uniform's customary length
  • Skirts which are shorter than 2 inches above the top of the knee cap (uniform length)
  • Spaghetti strapped tops or bare midriffs
  • Jeans with holes or skinny jeans
  • Hats with inappropriate logos or slogans - hats are not allowed to be worn in the school buildings
  • Hair color should not be altered (except for "crazy hair" spirit day where a temporary wash-out color may be used

Spirit Wear Attire

Top

  • Any GS t-shirt (baseball style, short sleeved)
  • PE shirt
  • Athletic sweatshirt
  • No GS sports uniform tank or GS sports uniform jersey may be worn unless pre-approved by the administration

Bottom

  • Jeans in good shape free from holes
  • GS shorts including PE short
  • GS uniform pants
  • No jean shorts or other shorts may be worn

Sports Sweatshirt

  • GS sports sweatshirt may be worn on designated spirit wear days
  • GS sports sweatshirt may be worn to show school spirit on game day of the sport the student participates in