School Uniform 2019-2020

A school dress code provides a standard for students that fosters an environment conducive to learning and respectful behavior. The dress code at Bishop O’Connell High School encourages neatness and good order among the students, measures self-discipline and instills school and personal pride.

In this light, students must comply with the dress code from the time the first bell rings until the end of the school day. The dress code is to be observed on field trips unless otherwise announced by the administration. Any questions regarding the dress code should be addressed to the Office of Student Life.

For the 2019-2020 school year, all students in all grades are required to wear the uniform as described on this page and in the 2019-2020 Student Handbook.

 

Official School Uniform Provider

FlynnO’Hara is the only uniform company authorized to sell our school uniform. Uniforms purchased from any other vendor are unacceptable. Exceptions are noted with an asterisk below. The FlynnO’Hara website is www.flynnohara.com.

 

The Bishop O’Connell school code is VA-252.

FlynnO’Hara Uniforms, Inc.
Fair City Mall
9650-20 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 800-441-4122

Fall/Spring Uniform

The Fall/Spring uniform is mandatory for all students from the first day of school until Oct. 31, and again from Mar. 15 until the end of the school year.

 

 

Boys

Girls

Pants

Uniform gray pants.*

Uniform gray pants (optional).*

Kilt

N/A

Uniform gray plaid kilt.*

Shirt

Uniform polo with Bishop O’Connell logo, neatly tucked in.* Grades 9-11 wear navy polo. Grade 12 wears white polo.

Uniform polo with Bishop O’Connell logo. * Grades 9-11 wear navy polo. Grade 12 wears white polo.

 

Socks or Tights

Plain black, navy or neutral tone solid color dress sock.

Uniform white crew socks or navy/gray knee socks with O’Connell logo.* As an alternative, navy or black opaque tights may be worn (without socks).

Belt

Solid black or brown.

Solid black or brown (with pants only).

Shoes

Solid brown or black, leather topped dress shoe.

Solid brown or black, leather dress shoe.

Pullover (optional)

Uniform navy pullover sweater**

Uniform navy pullover sweater**

*Must be purchased at FlynnO'Hara only.
**Is only available for purchase at the school store.

 

Winter Uniform

The following uniform is mandatory for all students from Nov. 1 until Mar. 14.

 

Boys

Girls

Pants

Uniform gray pants.*

Uniform gray pants (optional).*

Kilt

N/A

Uniform gray plaid kilt.*

Shirt

Solid white or light blue short or long sleeved oxford shirt. Must be tucked in.

Solid white or light blue short or long sleeved oxford shirt. Must be tucked in.

Necktie

Grades 9-11 wear school tie (blue-striped).* Grade 12 wear their choice of ties.

N/A

Vest

Uniform navy sweater vest with O'Connell logo. *

Uniform navy sweater vest with O'Connell logo. *

 

Socks

Plain black, navy or neutral tone solid color dress sock.

Uniform white crew socks or navy/gray knee socks with O’Connell logo.* As an alternative, navy or black opaque tights may be worn (without socks).

 

Belt

Solid black or brown.

Solid black or brown.

Shoes Solid brown or black, leather topped dress shoe.

 

Solid brown or black, leather topped dress shoe.

 

Pullover (optional)

 

Uniform navy pullover sweater**
Seniors may wear class sweatshirt.

 

Uniform navy pullover sweater**
Seniors may wear class sweatshirt.

 

*Must be purchased at FlynnO'Hara only.
**Is only available for purchase at the school store.

 

Uniform Standards

Students and parents are encouraged to take pride in the school uniform, ensuring that all uniform pieces fit properly and are kept clean, neat and in good repair. Uniform pieces should be ordered for proper fit. All uniform items must be worn in the manner they were designed to be worn.

Torn, tattered, oversized/undersized or modified items of the school uniform are not acceptable. Students with missing or non-compliant uniform pieces will be given a detention and have 24 hours to remedy the deficiencies. Students with three (3) uniform detentions will be sent home with an unexcused absence.

For dress code specifics, please select from the tabs below:

Dress Holidays

The school administration approves dress holidays for special events and programs (e.g. Superdance, fundraisers, Spirit Week, etc.). Dress holidays call for proper attire where good taste should be the arbiter of dress. Immodest clothing of any type is not permitted. When dress holidays are granted, the following standards should be observed:

Compliance and Enforcement

Members of the administration, faculty and staff will refer students who are out of uniform to the Office of Student Life with a Dress Code Detention. Students will be required to purchase the missing parts of the uniform or remedy the infraction. Failure to comply could result in the student being sent home by the Director of Student Life and not re-admitted until they are properly dressed. If this occurs, each day missed will count as an unexcused absence.

Any student who has a medical issue that prevents them from wearing the appropriate uniform or otherwise following the dress code must make a written request for exemption to the Director of Student Life. This request must be signed by a parent and be accompanied by appropriate documentation from a medical professional as requested by the Director of Student Life. Requests related to chronic conditions must be renewed at the beginning of each school year.

The Administration is ultimately responsible for the environment of the school; therefore, parents and students must understand that the Administration reserves the right to make judgments about inappropriate dress in order to maintain this environment.

Final decisions regarding the school dress code rest with the Principal/Administration.

Fall Uniform - Girls

Fall/Spring Uniform

Fall Uniform - Boys

Fall/Spring Uniform


Winter Uniform - Girls

Winter Uniform

Winter Uniform - Boys

Winter Uniform


Pullover

Optional Uniform Sweater (year-round)
This is the only pullover that students may wear.
Previous blue pullovers are NOT grandfathered.


Contact Student Life

tsabatino@bishopoconnell.org
703-237-1409