Back To School Guide
Parent Back to School Events
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Standard Uniform Dress is in effect during the entire school year, including orientations. Students are required to purchase their uniform tops from Tommy Hilfiger, the school Spirit Shop, or the Parents’ Club “Twice Is Nice” program. Students may wear previously purchased shirts or pants from Lands’ End and Tommy Hilfiger and previously purchased skirts from Tommy Hilfiger.
Students may continue to wear Tommy Hilfiger or Lands’ End pants that are black or blue with embroidered logos, but may also wear khaki, navy blue, or black colored pants from any brand they choose, provided they are clean, do not have holes, are not cargo pants or leggings, and meet the expectation of “neatly, cleanly, and modestly” worn.
- Polo shirt in white, black, navy blue, or royal blue, long- or short-sleeved, with embroidered St. Mike’s logo from our approved embroidery vendor: Tommy Hilfiger. Polo shirts must be worn tucked in at all times. Students may not purchase their own shirts and have the logo embroidered on them from a local vendor. All uniform tops must come from the Twice is Nice sale, Tommy Hilfiger, or the school’s Spirit Shop.
- Long-sleeved shirts may be worn underneath short-sleeved polo shirts. All undershirts/camisoles (long- or short-sleeved) must be in an approved polo color, or a St. Michael’s P.E. shirts may be worn.
- Khaki colored or navy blue or black plain front or pleated pants, skirts or shorts may be worn.
- Bottoms may not rest lower than the top of the hipbone. Shorts must be knee length.
- If bottoms are designed with belt loops, a belt must be worn every day. Belts must have a simple buckle and may not have protruding studs or harmful objects.
- No cargo or drawstring-style bottoms are allowed. Leggings or yoga pants of any kind are prohibited. “Carpenter style” khaki or black pants as well as khaki colored jean-cut and/or denim pants are permitted.
- Skirts may be purchased through Tommy Hilfiger, but also from any brand they choose provided they are pleated skirts that rest at the top of knee. Pencil skirts of any kind from any vendor cannot be worn. Skirts must rest at the top of the knee when the student is standing.
St. Michael’s High School entertains “spirit dress” every Friday and additional days as specified by the administration. Spirit days serve to promote school spirit and pride throughout the school year.
- Students may wear approved St. Michael’s t-shirts or St. Michael’s team jerseys. These can be purchased in the Spirit Shop.
- Sleeveless team jerseys must be worn over approved standard dress St. Michael’s tops.
- Black or blue jeans only may be worn but must be clean, with no holes, and not baggy, torn, or frayed.
- Students may not wear gym shorts, sweats, or leggings.
- Only seniors may wear college sweatshirts.
All shoes must have a backing (heel cup) or back strap (no flip-flops, house slippers, etc.). Birkenstock sandals and Crocs WITH back straps are permitted.
- Sweaters and/or vests must have a St. Michael’s logo from an approved vendor (Tommy Hilfiger) or purchased from the “Twice as Nice” shop. Sweaters/vests are to be worn with uniform dress tops underneath and must be of proper size and of neat appearance.
- Must have a St. Michael’s logo or be an approved St. Michael’s High School extracurricular design.
- Only seniors may wear college sweatshirts.
- Sweatshirts are to be worn with standard dress tops underneath.
- Sweatshirts may be worn in the classroom at the discretion of the classroom teacher.
- Sweatshirts may not be worn into Mass.
- Sweatshirts may be purchased from the Spirit Shop.
- A jacket is a short overcoat, lined, with a full zipper or buttons.
- After a student enters the building, they are to remove their jackets. Jackets should not be worn in the building during the school day unless the building heat is not working properly; permission to wear jackets is at the discretion of the classroom teacher.
Students are required to be in Mass Dress for Mass and prayer services as well as for specified assemblies and special occasions. These school days and occasions are indicated on the school calendar.
Juniors and senior students are permitted to wear “Sunday Best” for Mass. “Sunday Best” requires at least a tie or bowtie for boys and a skirt/dress/romper for girls. Boys, for example, may opt to wear a non St. Michael’s button down dress shirt with a tie and a vest and dress pants or slacks. Girls may choose to wear a nice dress instead of the customary pants and button down Mass shirt. Girls’ “Sunday Best” must be, by most reasonable opinions, modest and conservative. Cocktail dresses that are short (above the knee), shorter than fingertip length when arms are extended downward with shoulders relaxed), skin tight, and/or revealing are prohibited. If any students are curious about what will and won’t be permitted under “reasonable opinion” for Sunday Best, they should consult with the principal, assistant principal, or school counselors BEFORE Mass Day begins (the day before).
Junior and senior students who are not in “Sunday Best” for Mass are required to follow the standard Mass Dress guidelines.
Appropriate Mass Dress
- Dress shirt in white, light blue, long- or short-sleeved, with embroidered St. Michael’s logo. Dress shirts must be worn tucked in at all times and are required for Mass Dress.
- If an undershirt is worn, it must be white.
- A necktie (including bolo or bow tie), worn as designed.
- Uniform dress pants; if pants have belt loops, a simple black or brown belt must be worn.
- Ties, scarves, and sashes may not be worn as belts. Belts must have a simple buckle and may not have protruding studs or harmful objects.
- Blouse in white, light blue, long or short sleeved, with embroidered St. Michael’s logo. Blouses must be worn tucked in at all times and are required for Mass Dress.
- If an undershirt/camisole is worn, it must be white.
- A necktie (including bolo or bow tie) is optional, but must be worn as designed.
- Standard dress pants; if pants have belt loops a simple black or brown belt must be worn.
- Ties, scarves, and sashes may not be worn as belts. Skirts may be worn, no shorter than knee length and without slits, in the same style and colors indicated for standard dress bottoms. No denim skirts.
Orientation for All Classes
- 8th Grade - 8:00am
- 9th Grade - 8:30am
- 10th Grade - 9:00am
- 11th Grade - 9:30am
- 12th Grade - 10:00am
- *7th Grade - 10:30am - 1pm
St. Michael’s High School does not have a nurse on duty at the school. In accordance with state law, all students are required to have up-to-date immunizations to enroll or remain in school.
Any student taking prescription medication on campus must have a current note on file with the school counselor or attendance clerk. The note must be signed by the student’s parent/guardian specifically requesting that the child be allowed to carry the medication on campus and identifying the medication and the dosage. Only a daily dosage may be carried on campus by a student. Arrangements must be made for the medication to be kept in the Administrative Office.
The medication must be kept in its original container, with the prescription label, in a ziploc bag with a parental note requesting that the child be allowed to administer the specified medication him/herself as prescribed. Only a weekly dosage may be kept in the office. If the medication is long term arrangements will be modified. No medication can be administered by any faculty/staff member. The student will receive an official note to present to their teacher stating that they need to go to the front office to take their prescribed medication.
In case of a medical emergency, the school will attempt to contact a parent/guardian. If the parent/guardian cannot be reached immediately, the administration may call 911 for professional medical assistance and possible transport to Christus St. Vincent Hospital at the expense of the parent/guardian.
Class Schedule Changes
Positive Coaching Alliance
St. Michael's is a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and will feature training throughout the school year. As a catalyst for a positive sports culture, Positive Coaching Alliance provides research-based training and resources for coaches, parents, athletes, and leaders to ensure a positive youth development experience for ALL kids, in all communities across the U.S., through sports. PCA ensures sports are ‘done right’ with programming that is research-based and designed to have impact at three levels in sports organization or school:
COACHES become more positive and increase their focus on using sports to teach life lessons.
SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS AND SCHOOLS see their cultures become more positive and everyone involved has more fun.
PCA offers Partnerships that include live workshops for school districts, conferences, park-and-recreation organizations, leagues, and youth sports consortiums in all 50 states and several other nations. Each Live workshop (Zoom or in-person) will be facilitated by a certified PCA Trainer. Our interactive workshops range from 30-120 minutes each. Participants receive tangible and practical tools while involving everyone in the process of learning together. PCA also offers six online courses - all expert-developed and designed to help coaches, parents, athletes and officials ensure that winning happens both on and off the field in youth sports. Whether you simply want to improve your youth sports experience, or whether your school/organization has directed you to these courses, they will benefit you and the youth you serve!
Practice & Conditioning
Required Forms & Information Night
- Athletic Registration: Complete the SMHS online athletic clearance form here:
- Athletic Physical: As part of athletic registration at Saint Michael's High School, you must have a current physical dated after April 1, 2022. Please click here to find the form required for an athletic physical.
- Choose to receive a monthly invoice, or
- Set up recurring automatic payments from your bank account or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted)
- Review account history, transaction details, and print monthly invoices
- Edit your contact information, password, and payment method
- Make a payment or set up recurring payments
- Campus safety improvements are underway including re-keying building locks, installation of additional security cameras, and structural enhancements to deter internal accessibility from campus perimeter walls. A thorough deep cleaning and replacement of air filters is happening throughout the entire campus.
Due to safety and security purposes, students will be required to wear a student identification badge this year. The student ID will be issued by the school and must be visibly displayed on the front of that person to whom the badge was issued using a lanyard provided by the school. Seniors will be issued a specific color of lanyard. The rest of the student body will have a different color.
Identification badges are used for safety, compliance, and tracking of students. Therefore, trading, sharing, or loss of badges will be subject to disciplinary action. Loss of, misplaced, or stolen IDs must be replaced. The replacement cost will be charged to the student account. Seniors who are leaving campus for lunch must display their student ID with the appropriate color lanyard.
For safety purposes, students may not go to class until they obtain a temporary ID, until the student receives a new one. ID replacement cost is $10.00 and only cash is accepted. Temporary ID badges must be obtained from the front office. Teachers must check for student IDs when students enter the classroom. IDs are also required for any school function such as athletic games, school activities, and dances.
- Faculty supervision is provided on campus 20 minutes before and after school. The library is available to students between 7:30 AM–4:30 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 AM–4 PM on Fridays.
Student Pick-up and Drop-off
All visitors (including parents/guardians) on the St. Michael’s High School campus must make an appointment prior to arriving to the school and check in at the front office. Visitors will present their ID and receive a Visitor's Badge. Persons who are on campus without authorization will be asked to leave. Students who would like to “shadow” a student at St. Michael’s High School must obtain prior approval from the Director of Strategic Initiatives.