The uniform code was established to break down socioeconomic barriers between students, promote unity and pride in one's self and one's classmates, enhance security, and strengthen the overall image of the Academy of Holy Angels. A student's appearance may not draw undue attention to him or herself to disrupt the operations of the school.
The AHA uniform will be worn by all students grades 9-12 and will consist of a white shirt with the AHA logo and navy blue pants, skirt, skort or shorts. There are several pant selections, and styles of skirts and two styles of shorts available in several sizes. A navy blue jumper is available but is a special order item.
A large selection of shirts is available, including turtlenecks, oxfords, and polos with a banded bottom, all with the AHA logo. Other optional logo items include fleece wear, sweaters, and vests. AHA athletic and activity crew-neck sweatshirts and 1/4 zip pullovers purchased anytime during the previous four school years through athletic or activity captains and any approved uniform sweatshirt sold in Stars Spirit store also can be worn as part of the uniform. These sweatshirts and pullovers must be gray or white in color and can not have a hood. Royal blue and black colored sweatshirts and pullovers, even purchased in the school store or ordered by a team cannot be worn during the school day. The school name and its trademarks are the sole property of Academy of Holy Angels.
The Academy of Holy Angels uniform apparel must be purchased through Donald's Uniform, the sole uniform provider for AHA. Donald's is located at 972 Payne Ave., St. Paul. All clothing is washable and dryable, and comes in blends or 100 percent cotton. Donald's purchases uniforms from manufacturers certified to be in strict compliance with all generally accepted international workplace standards, local laws and work place regulations. There are several ways to acquire the uniform pieces: at the Donald's stores; via phone order at 651 776-2723 with UPS delivery; or via Donald's Web site at: www.donaldsuniform.com.
Please maintain uniform clothing in a presentable manner. Students must wear correctly sized clothing, and no ripped, cut, faded or torn items may be worn. Shirts need to be tucked in at all times unless the shirt has a banded bottom. Shorts, skirts, skorts and jumpers must be to the top of the kneecap. Shorts and pants cannot be rolled up. School approved sweaters and sweatshirts may be draped or tied around the shoulders, but not around the waist. All long pants must be hemmed and not dragging below the bottom of the shoe.
For safety reasons, the following items must be removed and not worn in school: all hats, caps, scarves, bandanas, kerchiefs, winter headbands, jackets, mittens and gloves. In addition, students are not allowed to wear flip-flops, thong sandals, or bedroom slippers in school.
The following is the policy on accessories: Skirts, skorts and jumpers may be worn with navy, black or white tights or leggings that extend to the ankle. Tights and leggings must be solid in fabric. Cutouts and mesh are prohibited. Knee highs or regular anklet socks can be any color. Garments worn under uniform shirts must be solid white in color and visible only at the neckline. Facial jewelry may not cause a distraction or safety hazard.
Pants must be worn outside of shoes and boots. There may be no chains, linked or other type, except necklaces or bracelets of one eighth inch or smaller. Offensive, obscene or potentially harmful accessories are not allowed.
Students must be in uniform the entire school day. Being in uniform is wearing the appropriate attire in the appropriate manner (e.g. shirt tucked in). The uniform policy is enforced from 7:50 a.m.-2:40 p.m., Monday through Friday. It also is in effect on field trips and other designated AHA events. A student is fined $10 for being out of uniform without prior permission, or they can serve a Saturday detention. Failure to serve detention results in the fine. After the third offense, Saturday detention is not an option, and all offenses receive a $10 fine. Disrespectful response to the staff member issuing the fine will result in detention and possible suspension. Uniform fines are payable at the Attendance Office. The Dean of Student Life will resolve disputes.
Out-of-Uniform days, dress-up days or "theme" days are periodically scheduled throughout the year for a variety of special events.
If and when masks must be worn at school: If a mask must be worn to enter the school building. No mask, no admission. Masks must be worn while in the school building. The mask can be a disposable surgical mask, a STARS mask that is sold in the Stars Spirit store or a cloth mask that is solid in color with no decorations, verbiage or logos on it. All masks must cover the nose and mouth and wrap securely around the face. Cloth masks must be made of at least two layers of tightly woven cotton material such as quilting fabric or cotton sheets.
Uniform at home if and when classes are online: Whether students are working in person or online, they are attending school. This requires that even when working online, students are in uniform and abiding by the same expectations for behavior as they would if they were in the building. At home, students must wear a uniform approved top. Hats and hoodies are not acceptable. The student's total face must be seen so sunglasses and masks are not permitted. Students cannot use an emoji to represent themselves while attending school online. Students must be at a desk or table in a well lit area while attending classes.
Students wearing a brace or cast:
If a student is wearing a brace or cast as the result of an injury and feels that he or she is unable to wear uniform apparel because of the brace or cast, the student must see the Dean of Students or Assistant Principal to receive permission to be out of uniform. Every effort is made to keep students in uniform even when they’re wearing a brace or a cast.