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Dean's Office

DO Charly Ieremia  
Daniel O'Keefe Charly Ieremia Attendance/Registrar
Dean of Students Dean of Students Registrar/Attendance Office
ext. 135 ext. 316 ext. 341
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The Office of the Deans of Students strives to set standards of excellence to foster a welcoming environment that is inclusive, safe and conducive to learning.  


ABSENT, EARLY DISMISSAL OR TARDY

To report an absence or tardy, or to request an early dismissal call 708-386-0127 ext. 341 or email attendance@fenwickfriars.com. Please include the student's full name, year of graduation and the reason for the absence, early dismissal or tardy.  Doctor, dentist or court appearance require documentation to be considered excused.  The documentation can be faxed, emailed or brought to Student Services upon the student's return. 

DRESS CODE

Fenwick High School’s student dress code aims to inspire excellence, self-respect and a sense of school identity.  It has been our experience that, with the support of the parents and faculty, these guidelines help to engender a positive climate for mature behavior which reinforces good academic performance.

Any student who cannot abide by the dress code due to injury or illness must have written permission from the Dean.  To obtain permission, a note indicating the injury or illness must be provided by the student’s doctor to the Dean’s Office.  If there is another reason a student is unable to abide by the dress code as it is stated, a parent/guardian should reach out to the Dean of Students directly.

All clothing must be free of markings, tears and patches.  Minor dress code violations will result in JUG.  Students sent to the Deans’ Office for major dress code violations will be withheld from class until the violation is corrected. The absence from class will be considered unexcused.  Any questions about the appropriateness of the dress code or a student’s outfit should be referred to the Deans’ Office.

All uniform materials are available through Lands’ End.  Dress code items do not need to be purchased through them, with the exception of Skorts, as long as items meet the standards below.  For Lands’ End clothing go to landsend.com and look under the school center or visit any local Lands’ End store or vendor.

ALL STUDENTS

Accessories:  All make-up must appear natural.  No excessive or extreme nail length/designs or jewelry may be worn.  No piercings of any kind with the exception of young women may have a single small stud earring (one in each ear). No visible tattoos.  All hats and sunglasses must be removed as students enter the building.  All outside wear should be stored in the students’ locker during the regular school day.

Belt:  A school appropriate belt is required with any dress slacks.  No extreme colors, patterns or raised designs are allowed.

*Masks: When students are required to wear face masks the Fenwick uniform black mask, a solid-colored surgical mask or N95 are the only masks that can be worn. ABSOLUTELY NO bandanas, scarfs, or neck gaiters may be worn. Extra Fenwick uniform masks can be purchased from the friar shop, the Dean’s Office, or the front office area. (*This policy will be based on the Boards of Health and requirements will be posted on the website and Schoology.) 

Shoes:  Students must wear black, brown, navy, tan or gray dress shoes. Shoes should be in a penny loafer style or a dress shoe style; no heels, wedges or backless styles of any kind.  Any shoe that has a sneaker resemblance or sneaker bottom is not acceptable. 

Student I.D:  The school issued Fenwick Lanyard with the student’s current I.D. must be worn at all times around their neck.

Suit coats/ blazers:  Must be solid black or navy blue.  Suit Coasts are required for all Masses and Formal school photos.

Sweaters:  It is recommended that students wear an extra layer over their regular uniform dress shirts in colder months.  All sweaters purchased through Lands’ End and uniform approved sweatshirts in the Friar Shop are acceptable.  Other permissible items are any non-hooded, solid colored (Black, White, Gray, Navy) sweat shirts, V-neck or crew neck sweaters, quarter-zips or cardigans.  Any logo other than the Fenwick shield/monogram must be smaller than a quarter.  

GENTLEMEN

Hair:  The student's hair must be neat, clean, and well groomed. Hair must be off one's face, off the ears and above the collar. Absolutely no colors outside of blonde, black, brown, natural red, or auburn.  Severe styles or extreme color differences are not acceptable (i.e. no punk, faux- hawk, Mohawk, buns/pony tails, etc.). Hair, in general, should not stand higher than two (2) inches.  No more than one part can be in a young man’s hair. It should be a straight part and no longer than 2 inches. Designs of any kind are not acceptable.

Shaving: The student's face is to be clean shaven.  Excessive sideburns are not acceptable (nothing lower than the ear lobe). Students that are not clean shaven will be issued a JUG.  After the second offense, the student may be removed from class and sent home for the remainder of the school day (unexcused) or asked to shave with a disposable razor.

Shirt: A solid colored (Black, White, Gray, Navy, or Light Blue), dress shirt with a collar, long or short sleeve is required. All buttons must be buttoned and shirts must be tucked in so that the top band or belt of the slacks/trousers is visible.  All shirts should be loose-fitting, free of any embellishments and all logos on the shirt must be smaller than a quarter unless it is the Fenwick shield or monogram.

Slacks/Trousers: Only full length, loose fitting, straight-leg dress slacks with no designs, large pockets, excess stitching or ornaments (excessive snaps, buttons or buckles) may be worn. Slacks must be brown, navy, gray, tan or black and be worn at the waist with a belt. Corduroy and khaki material is acceptable as long as they are cut as dress slacks or a regular fit, business casual pants.

Socks: School appropriate socks that extend above the ankle joint must be worn.

Ties: A school appropriate tie or bowtie must be worn at all times.

Undershirts: Undershirts must be a solid color and free of any wording or design. Undershirts must be a solid color and free of any wording or design. If wearing a light-colored dress shirt, the undershirt should also be light-colored.

LADIES

Hair:  The student's hair must be neat, clean and well groomed.  Hair must be off one’s face.  Absolutely no colors outside of blonde, black, brown, natural red, or auburn.  Severe styles or extreme color differences are not acceptable (i.e. no punk, faux-hawk, Mohawk, or one side shaved, etc.).  Designs of any kind are unacceptable.

Blouses/Dress Shirts: A solid colored (Black, White, Gray, Navy, or Light Blue), dress shirt with a collar, long or short sleeve may be worn.  All buttons must be buttoned with the exception of the neck button.  Otherwise a solid colored (Black, White, Gray or Navy) turtleneck may be worn. All shirts must be loose-fitting, free of any crests, lace, or embellishments and long enough to be tucked in so that the top band or belt of the Skort/pants is visible.  Any logo on a shirt must be smaller than a quarter unless it is a Fenwick monogram or the Fenwick shield. 

Skorts: All classes have a choice of one of the three patterns available through Lands’ End. They must be worn with the top band at the waist, not rolled over so that the Skort is no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.  The Fenwick shield must remain intact and in the proper location.  The built-in shorts must also remain intact.  Pants cannot be worn under the skirts during the regular school day.

Slacks/Trousers: Only full length, loose fitting, straight-leg dress slacks with no designs, large pockets, excess stitching or ornaments (excessive snaps, buttons or buckles) may be worn. Slacks must be brown, navy, gray, tan or black and be worn at the waist with a belt. Corduroy and khaki material is acceptable as long as they are cut as dress slacks or a regular fit, business casual pants.

Socks/Stockings/Tights:  School appropriate socks must be worn during the school day.  Socks must extend above the ankle and should not extend past the knee.  When wearing a Skort young ladies also have the option to wear solid colored stockings, nylons, or tights (natural tone, black, white or gray).

Undergarments: Undergarments must be worn.  If you are wearing a light-colored dress shirt or turtleneck your undergarments should not show through.  A camisole or tank top is recommended under the dress shirt.  If wearing the Skort, the built-in shorts must be intact.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Field Trips:  Students are expected to be in full regular uniform unless otherwise approved by the Deans’ Office.

Liturgy and Special Assemblies:  In addition to our regular uniform students are required to wear a blazer or suitcoat. 

School Pictures:  All students must have a suit coat for yearbook photos and young men must have a school appropriate tie or bow tie.  The only exception is for senior photos, young women may wear a dressier top without a suit coat.  Tops cannot be strapless or spaghetti straps.

Summer School:  The regular dress code policies apply with the exception of the uniform shirt.  During Summer School, young men and women can wear a solid colored polo shirt (Black, White, Gray or Navy) either purchased through Lands’ End or any other vendor as long as the logo is smaller than a quarter.

School Dances:  Students and their guests should wear tasteful appropriate clothing for a Catholic School Sponsored Event.  Dresses that expose the midriff must not be worn.  In addition, dresses should be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee and should not reveal too much cleavage.  Young men should wear dress pants and suit coats.  The school policies on tattoos and piercings still apply.

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