Student Uniforms

Uniform Expectations

Students are expected to be properly dressed when they arrive at school and to remain properly dressed until they leave the school premises. All articles of dress are to be worn properly and as intended. All articles of clothing that are not a part of the uniform, such as jackets or sweatshirts are to be placed in lockers before 8:00 a.m. and must remain in the lockers until students are dismissed for the day.
 
Sweatshirts/spirit wear with the LCHS logo ARE NOT PERMITTED to be worn during the school day. The only acceptable outerwear that can be worn during the school day is a plain black sweater, cardigan or pullover. Sweaters may be purchased anywhere.
 
It is important to note that fads and extremes in dress, hair, and jewelry are not acceptable. Items not specifically listed as part of the dress code are not permitted. Tattoos are not to be visible in school dress, nor are students permitted to draw on their bodies so that it is visible while in uniform. Body piercings are not permitted while in school dress with the only exception being, that ladies may wear two earrings in the lobe of each ear, and one earring may be worn in the cartilage of one ear. Gentlemen ARE NOT PERMITTED to wear earrings or spacers in their ears in place of earrings, nor can a student cover the piercings with a band-aide. Nose rings or any facial piercings of the like are NOT permitted nor can they be covered with a bandage of any kind. 

Proper Dress Code for Young Women

  • Uniform plaid skirt
    • The skirt must be worn at the waist and touch the top of the knee while standing straight, in a manner which is appropriate and reflective of the modesty expected of Christian women.
  • Optional: Ladies' uniform pants
    • Until we are able to get fully stocked with our new uniform supplier, new pants for girls will not be available for purchase. For the 2022-2023 school year, ladies may opt to wear khaki pants, which should be similar to the boy's uniform khaki pants. The pants MAY NOT be jeans that are khaki in color or any type of legging. They must be actual khaki pants with pockets and loops for a belt to be worn.
  • White oxford button-down collared dress shirt, free of any designer logos, which must be properly tucked into the skirt and may be purchased anywhere. (If worn, only a solid white T-shirt may be worn under the dress shirt, no colored undergarments should be visible through the shirt)
  • Summer Uniform
    • During 1st and 4th quarter only: A uniform polo shirt with the LCHS logo may be worn.
    • Regarding shorts- Until we get fully stocked with our new supplier, new ladies' shorts will not be available for purchase. However, we have a limited supply of used uniform shorts that may be worn. These shorts must be worn with mostly white sneakers and white crew socks (mid-calf).
  • A plain black sweater is the only acceptable outerwear during the school day. The sweater may be a cardigan or pullover which can be purchased anywhere.
  • White or black knee-high/crew socks or tights must be worn with the skirt. No ankle socks may be worn with the skirt or shorts.
  • Dress shoes must be worn with the skirt. Shoes should be mostly solid in color, either black, brown, or gray, (no shiny/metallic designs) without open backs, or excessive heels.
    • Not Permitted: Any kind of casual footwear such as sneakers, canvas shoes such as TOMS, sandals, flip-flops, moccasins, work shoes, boots, and the like. This includes UGG boots
  • Hair must be neat, well-groomed, reflect due regard for health and safety regulations, and be a natural hair color. Students are not permitted to dye hair an unnatural color.

Proper Dress Code for Young Men

  • Uniform khaki pants with LCHS logo. Pants must be clean, worn at the waist, pressed, and fit properly. A belt must be worn. Belts may not have any large or extreme buckles.
  • The uniform shorts have an LCHS logo on the leg. If shorts are hemmed, they may not be hemmed above the LCHS logo which MUST be visible. 
  • Dress shoes are to be worn with pants and must be black, brown, or gray in color. No fluorescent-colored socks are permitted.
    • Not permitted: Any kind of casual footwear such as sneakers, canvas shoes such as TOMS, sandals, flip-flops, moccasins, work shoes, boots, and the like. This includes UGG boots.
  • White oxford button-down dress shirt must be worn with an LCHS school tie. The shirt must be tucked into the pants. Oxford shirts may be purchased anywhere but must be free of any designer logos. Only white T-shirts are acceptable to be worn underneath.
  • A plain black sweater is the only acceptable outerwear during the school day. The sweater may be a cardigan or pullover which can be purchased anywhere.
  • Summer Uniform
    • During the 1st and 4th quarter only: A polo shirt with the LCHS logo may be worn with LCHS uniform khaki shorts. A belt must be worn. Shorts must be worn with mostly white sneakers and white crew socks (mid-calf).
  • Hair must be neat, well-groomed, trimmed around the ears, out of the eyes, and off the collar. Students are not permitted to dye hair an unnatural color. Male students are to be clean-shaven. Beards and mustaches are not acceptable.
    • Male students will be sent to the nurse’s office to shave with a clean disposable razor if necessary.
    • Sideburns may not extend beyond the middle of the ear.
  • Earrings and/or spacers are not acceptable at school and school functions.

Proper Dress Code for Students with Medical Issues

Apparel for an injured or pregnant student must reflect the norms as stated above. An attending physician may request a variance in writing. Altered dress code requests are to be directed to the Vice Principal.

Physical Education Uniform

 
All students must wear a physical education uniform consisting of LCHS PE purple shorts and an LCHS PE gold t-shirt with sneakers and white socks. PE uniforms can be purchased through the athletic office, using the order form below. Sample uniforms are available in the athletic office for sizing purposes. Seniors may also wear their senior class shirt in place of the required gold t-shirt. This uniform is mandatory for all students. All PE clothing and equipment must be clearly marked with the student's name.
 
Failure to dress for the class or wearing an incomplete uniform will affect the grade. 
 
Lancaster Catholic's Athletic Office is in charge of gym uniforms. 

Please complete this form and submit payment by
  • sending in cash or a check made out to LCHS Boosters, Memo: Gym Uniforms
  • paying online using your LunchTime account
Please call Diana Anater in the Athletic Office at 717-509-0316 or email [email protected] if you have any questions. 

Casual Dress

Upon occasion throughout the year, casual attire will be permitted. The regulation governing such attire is modesty.
 
Not permitted:
  • patched or torn jeans
  • cut-off jeans
  • exposed midriffs
  • tube tops
  • halter tops
  • tank tops
  • tops with spaghetti straps
  • necklines that reveal cleavage
  • excessively short skirts
  • skirts with excessive slits
  • hats
  • pajamas
  • open back shoes
  • slippers
  • flip flops
 
Proper undergarments should be worn and are to be completely covered by appropriate outer garments; slogan T-shirts should be in good taste avoiding all references to drugs, alcohol, and politics. All clothing should be neat and clean.
 
Leggings or yoga pants are NOT to be worn as pants. If worn, a long shirt, skirt, or shorts must be worn that cover the rear end completely. In addition, leggings or yoga pants with mesh or see-through material ARE NOT permitted.
 
When shorts are permitted, they must touch the top of the knee.