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Dress Code

sacred heart catholic schoolSacred Heart Catholic School students wear uniforms to provide a sense of pride and respect. Uniforms downplay materialism and eliminate problems associated with inappropriate attire in the academic setting. Much effort has been put into the decision-making process regarding the dress code, and parents are urged to review the entire dress code prior to purchasing any items.

For complete dress code information, please download one of the following in PDF format.

CRUSADER BLUE IN 2022

Over the past few years, we have made some exciting changes at Sacred Heart. We have worked to improve the learning environment, added colorful graphics to our school, encouraged school spirit with a new Spirit Store and added Circles at the high school to create lasting bonds among students.

Within the next two years, we will take those efforts a step further… to our student body. We are Going Blue – Crusader Blue.

By updating our uniforms to match our school colors, we will create one cohesive look for our students – one clearly identifiable plaid and a polo-style shirt in “Crusader Blue.” This will not only offer an easy transition from elementary to high school but will give our students a clear identity as a Sacred Heart Catholic School student. We’ve been in Hattiesburg 120 years – it’s time to claim our Crusader blue!

The Process

It is not an easy undertaking to outfit more than 700 children with new uniforms in a new color scheme. We have taken our branding ideas and coupled them with input from parents and students regarding styles, vendors, and price and developed choices that will meet the needs of all of our students – PreK through 12th grade.

The Changes

Our Crusader Blue uniform look will feature a new plaid, new gray shorts and pants, and a new Crusader blue polo for all students – along with new styles of specific items like the girls' skort. All outerwear items will be navy blue and feature our school crest as the monogram. We will continue to have the options of a uniform sweater vest, cardigan and sweater. The Spirit Store will offer a school sweatshirt and ¾ zip sweatshirt.

Uniform Details by Grade Level

The Vendor

Our uniform search committee has spent more than a year interviewing uniform providers and viewing hundreds of plaids and product samples – all while looking at the overall cost to our families. We want our students to look great without imposing a financial burden on our Sacred Heart families.

To obtain the best customer service and selection, we have chosen one vendor for uniforms. Uniforms and Accessories will stock all uniform items and accessories – with the exception of the school sweatshirt and ¾ zip sweatshirt (available at the Spirit Store). The items are comparably priced to our existing uniform items. Shoes will continue as an item to be purchased from any retailer.

Uniforms & Accessories is a Meridian-based, locally-owned business. The owners have been in business more than 40 years and currently serve schools throughout Mississippi.

They will offer three ways to purchase uniforms:

  • They will bring their entire Sacred Heart inventory to Hattiesburg two to three times a year for onsite sales – with personnel on hand to assist with custom fittings.
  • They will maintain an online store with Sacred Heart items.
  • They have a brick and mortar store in Meridian.

In addition, Uniforms & Accessories will give a percentage of their sales to our school, on a scale from 2-5% each year.

The Transition

Crusader blue attire will be phased in over the next two years, with all students in the new look by August 2022 – that’s two full school years of transition time.

Mid-May 2020

New uniforms are available for purchase.

2020-2021 School Year – Transition Year 1

  • Students may wear the new or old school uniform.
  • January 2021 – The Crusader Closet Used Uniform Store will no longer accept old-style uniforms.

2021-2022 School Year – Transition Year 2

  • Every student must have the new Mass uniform.
  • Students may wear the new or old school uniform on regular days.
  • The Crusader Closet Used Uniform Store will not accept old-style uniforms.

2022-2023 School Year – Crusader Blue in 2022!

All students will begin the school year fully attired according to the new uniform guidelines in items purchased from Uniforms and Accessories or the Sacred Heart Spirit Shop.

On-Site Uniform Sale Dates

  • July  2020 (TBA)

Check the school calendar for times and locations! The online store will launch in April 2020 at www.uniformsacc.com.

More information will be sent to parents and posted on the Web site as needed.

Questions? Send an email to office@shshattiesburg.com.