Thank you all for your continued support during this difficult year.  Hope and renewal are more profound each day, and we are looking forward to a bright and beautiful 2021-2022 school year.  One order of business I would like to address is the uniform for 2021-2022.   After a year of change, adaptation, and modifications to the school dress code, we do anticipate a return to our traditional uniform next year. 

Please find instructions below for ordering the school uniform, what you need to order, and where to order all the supplies.

Please note:  there are amendments to the current uniform as well as the option to wear fall/spring apparel.  We encourage you to begin to order the required uniform pieces and all orders must be placed by June 21, 2021 to ensure sufficient time for production and shipping.

September 1, 2021 – October 14, 2021 & May 1, 2022 – June 21, 2022

  • Boys: 
    • Gray uncuffed pants worn with dark dress belt
    • Maroon blazer with school emblem (optional during the dates specified above)
    • White or blue Oxford cloth button-down collar shirt, white cotton turtleneck or  plain white polo shirt with no visible logos 
    • Navy blue tie with gold and white stripes (to be worn only with button-down collared shirt)
    • Dark dress socks
  • Girls:
    • Plaid skirt or skort (Available only through Flynn & O’Hara). The hem should fall no shorter than 1″ above the knee. 
    • Maroon blazer with school emblem (optional during the dates specified above)
    • White or blue uniform blouse or plain white polo shirt with no visible logos
    • Navy blue uniform tie (to be worn only with blouse)
    • Navy blue or white knee length socks or navy blue, black or skin color  tights
  • Boys and Girls
    • Classic black penny loafers – polishable and polished 
    • Optional:
      • Sweater: Navy blue V-neck sweater (sleeve or sleeveless) may be worn under the blazer.

October 15, 2021 – April 29, 2022

  • Boys: 
    • Gray uncuffed pants worn with dark dress belt
    • Maroon blazer with school emblem 
    • White or blue Oxford cloth button-down collar shirt or white cotton turtleneck 
    • Navy blue tie with gold and white stripes (to be worn only with button-down collared shirt)
    • Dark dress socks
  • Girls:
    • Plaid skirt or skort (Available only through Flynn & O’Hara). The hem should fall no shorter than 1″ above the knee
    • Maroon blazer with school emblem 
    • White or blue uniform blouse or white cotton turtleneck
    • Navy blue uniform tie (to be worn only with blouse)
    • Navy blue or white knee length socks or navy blue, black or skin color  tights
  • Boys and Girls
    • Classic black penny loafers – polishable and polished 
    • Optional:
      • Sweater: Navy blue V-neck sweater (sleeve or sleeveless) may be worn under the blazer.

**When students receive their ID cards at the beginning of each year, they will also receive a Kellenberg Memorial lanyard with a protective case.  This lanyard is to be worn each day the student is in school as part of the daily uniform.  If the ID card or lanyard is damaged or lost, the student can purchase a replacement at the help desk and book store respectively.

September 1, 2021 – October 14, 2021 & May 1, 2022 – June 21, 2022

  • Boys:
    • Gray uncuffed pants worn with dark dress belt
    • Navy blue blazer with school emblem (optional during the dates specified above)
    • White or blue Oxford cloth button-down collar shirt, white cotton turtleneck or  plain white polo shirt with no visible logos 
    • Navy blue tie with gold and white stripes (to be worn only with button-down collared shirt)
    • Full length, dark dress socks
  • Girls:
    • Gray uniform skirt

 The hem should fall no shorter than 1″ above the knee

  • Navy blue blazer with school emblem (optional during the dates specified above)
  • White or blue uniform blouse, white cotton turtleneck or plain white polo shirt with no visible logos 
  • Gray and maroon paisley tie (to be worn only with blouse)
  • Stockings (navy blue, black or skin color)
  • Boys and Girls:
    • Classic black penny loafers – polishable and polished 
    • Optional:
      • Sweater: Navy blue V-neck sweater (sleeve or sleeveless) may be worn under the blazer.

October 15, 2021 – April 29, 2022

  • Boys:
    • Gray uncuffed pants worn with dark dress belt
    • Navy blue blazer with school emblem 
    • White or blue Oxford cloth button-down collar shirt or white cotton turtleneck 
    • Navy blue tie with gold and white stripes (to be worn only with button-down collared shirt)
    • Full length, dark dress socks
  • Girls:
    • Gray uniform skirt

 The hem should fall no shorter than 1″ above the knee

  • Navy blue blazer with school emblem 
  • White or blue uniform blouse or white cotton turtleneck 
  • Gray and maroon paisley tie (to be worn only with blouse)
  • Stockings (navy blue, black or skin color)
  • Boys and Girls:
    • Classic black penny loafers – polishable and polished 
    • Optional:
      • Sweater: Navy blue V-neck sweater (sleeve or sleeveless) may be worn under the blazer.

**When students receive their ID cards at the beginning of each year, they will also receive a Kellenberg Memorial lanyard with a protective case.  This lanyard is to be worn each day the student is in school as part of the daily uniform.  If the ID card or lanyard is damaged or lost, the student can purchase a replacement at the help desk and book store respectively.

 

September 1, 2021 – October 14, 2021 & May 1, 2022 – June 21, 2022

  • Boys:
    • Navy blue uncuffed pants worn with dark dress belt
    • Gray blazer with school emblem – 12th Grade optional senior sweater  (blazer and sweater are optional during the dates specified above)
    • White or blue Oxford cloth button-down collar shirt, white cotton turtleneck or plain white polo shirt with no visible logos 
    • Navy blue tie with gold and white stripes  (to be worn only with button-down collared shirt)
    • Full length, dark dress socks
  • Girls:
    • Navy blue uniform skirt. The hem should fall no shorter than 1″ above the knee
    • Gray blazer with school emblem –  12th Grade optional senior sweater (blazer and sweater are optional during the dates specified above)
    • White or blue uniform blouse, white cotton turtleneck or plain white polo shirt with no visible logos 
    • Gray and maroon paisley tie (to be worn only with blouse)
    • Stockings (navy blue, black or skin color)
  • Boys and Girls:
    • Classic black penny loafers – polishable and polished 
    • Optional: 
      • Sweater: Navy blue V-neck sweater (sleeve or sleeveless) with gold and white trim may be worn under the blazer.

October 15, 2021 – April 29, 2022

  • Boys:
    • Navy blue uncuffed pants worn with dark dress belt
    • Gray blazer with school emblem – 12th Grade optional senior sweater 
    • White or blue Oxford cloth button-down collar shirt or white cotton turtleneck 
    • Navy blue tie with gold and white stripes  (to be worn only with button-down collared shirt)
    • Full length, dark dress socks
  • Girls:
    • Navy blue uniform skirt. The hem should fall no shorter than 1″ above the knee
    • Gray blazer with school emblem – 12th Grade optional senior sweater 
    • White or blue uniform blouse or white cotton turtleneck 
    • Gray and maroon paisley tie (to be worn only with blouse)
    • Stockings (navy blue, black or skin color)
  • Boys and Girls:
    • Classic black penny loafers – polishable and polished 
    • Optional: 
      • Sweater: Navy blue V-neck sweater (sleeve or sleeveless) with gold and white trim may be worn under the blazer.

**When students receive their ID cards at the beginning of each year, they will also receive a Kellenberg Memorial lanyard with a protective case.  This lanyard is to be worn each day the student is in school as part of the daily uniform.  If the ID card or lanyard is damaged or lost, the student can purchase a replacement at the help desk and book store respectively.

DRESS & APPEARANCE

Kellenberg Memorial High School has a code of dress and appearance.  All students are expected to have a neat, well-groomed appearance. The Administration reserves to itself the right to reject unsuitable modes of appearance and to suspend a student from classes if he or she is not in uniform.

The parent must also assume responsibility for the student’s appearance. Current fads in makeup, jewelry and hairstyle can be distracting to others and detrimental to the school climate. 

For girls, the wearing of jewelry should be kept to a minimum because of the possibility of loss and of distraction. Girls may wear only one earring per ear on the lower ear lobe and be modest in presentation and size. Jewelry associated with all other piercings that are visible are not to be worn. Girls are not allowed to wear excessive hair ornamentation. Tee shirts with logos may not be worn as undershirts nor may tee shirts of any type be visible. Turtleneck shirts and blouses must be neatly tucked into the skirt.  The skirt’s waistband should be visible. The hem of the skirt or skort should fall no shorter than 1” above the knee. Girls’ hair is to be neatly kept and no part of the head may be shaved. Headbands must be moderate in style. The wearing of outer apparel displaying logos of cults or groups whose values are contradictory to those of Kellenberg Memorial High School is in bad taste and reflects poorly upon the school and upon the judgment of the individual. Make-up is to be moderate.

For boys, the hair is to be neatly kept, combed properly without covering the face and may be neither excessively long nor too short. Hair would be too long that touches the shirt collar when the collar is buttoned. Hair must be neat and well groomed. Substantial variations in length are not acceptable.  No lines or sharp demarcations may be inserted into the hair.   The Administration has the final decision on the appropriateness of a hairstyle.

Students are to be clean shaven.  Moustaches are not allowed.  Sideburns may not go below or above the ear.  Boys may not wear earrings. Only plain white undershirts may be worn beneath the uniform shirt. Boys should wear full length, solid, dark dress socks with the uniform.  Dark dress belts are to be worn. There are to be no designs on the belts. The wearing of wristbands and outer apparel displaying logos of cults or groups whose values are contradictory to those of Kellenberg Memorial High School is in bad taste and reflects poorly upon the school and upon the judgment of the individual. 

Hair color for both boys and girls may not be dyed any unnatural color. Natural human hair color is defined to be black, brown, blonde, natural red and grey.

School uniforms are required. For the sake of uniformity, they must be purchased through the clothing company which services Kellenberg Memorial High School. Variations of the uniform are not acceptable. For the 2021-2022 school year, the uniform clothing may be purchased through Lands’ End @ Landsend.com or through Flynn & O’Hara @ Flynnohara.com.  Uniform orders for 2021-2022 were required to be placed by July 2021.

When students receive their ID cards at the beginning of each year, they will also receive a Kellenberg Memorial lanyard with a protective case.  This lanyard is to be worn each day the student is in school as part of the daily uniform.  If the ID card or lanyard is damaged or lost, the student can purchase a replacement at the help desk and book store respectively.

Protective Masks: All students must adhere to the Kellenberg Memorial reopening guide for 2021-2022. The reopening guide will be reviewed and adapted throughout the 2021-2022 school year as circumstances and needs arise. 

At this time, health considerations make it necessary for all individuals to wear masks in the building at all times, unless otherwise directed. Masks with the Kellenberg logo may be purchased in the bookstore; all other masks must be solid in color with no visible designs, logos, or sayings. 

The complete uniform must be worn at all times. This requirement includes orientation days at the beginning of the school year, as well as testing periods. The uniform is to be worn at any activity which takes place during the school day, including club or organizational meetings. Students leave their blazers in their hallway lockers during gym classes.

After school, students may remove the blazer and tie. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. Students are to change for practice only in the locker room. In addition, students may not wear hats or hoods in the building.

The school uniform is to be worn before and after school while the student is on school property. Shirts and blouses must be tucked in upon entering the school building, during the school day, and after school. Athletic uniforms are an exception. Only the tie and blazer may be removed after school. The tie and blazer may be kept in the school locker overnight and must be put on as soon as the student arrives at school. Students are not to enter the cafeteria for breakfast, socialize or work with a teacher unless they are in full uniform.

There are times when the uniform is not required for a Kellenberg Memorial activity, whereby the dress code for the event will be outlined by the moderator. Students must keep in mind propriety and modesty when dressing for a KMHS sponsored event. Clothing should be clean, not torn, frayed, oversized or tight. Short shorts, leggings, spandex short skirts, midriffs, tank tops, spaghetti straps and sundresses are not appropriate attire at KMHS events.  Students should dress neatly and respectfully. 

This renders adjudication in matters of dress a delicate art. Parents in sending their sons or daughters to Kellenberg Memorial High School and students in coming here accept the judgment of the appropriate Administrator as final in matters of dress and appearance at school.

At Commencement Exercises, young men must wear a shirt and tie, dress pants, and dress shoes. Please be aware that boat shoes and docksiders are not considered dress shoes. Students do not have to wear a blazer or jacket under the graduation gown. Hair must be well groomed, evenly cut, an appropriate length, and above the collar. Students must be clean-shaven and earrings are not permitted.  Young women must wear dress shoes with a heel no higher than 2 inches. Sandals, flip flops and backless shoes are NOT permitted.  For both the gentlemen and the ladies, there is no exception to the school handbook procedure on jewelry for this day.

Please note the following information regarding appearance at the the Athletic Awards Banquets, the Junior Ring Banquet, the Magnificat Dinner, the Pop Hop, and for the Communion Breakfast participants:

Gentlemen are required to wear a business suit or sports jacket with dress slacks, a collared shirt with a tie, socks and polished shoes. Gentlemen must be clean shaven. Ladies are required to wear one of the following three options: a dress or skirt with a hem that should not extend more than 1” above the knee, a blouse that will fully cover the shoulders, or a pant suit with a jacket. In addition, ladies are to wear pantyhose, shoes or sandals. Backless shoes/slides are not permitted. Denim clothing of any type is not permitted. For both the gentlemen and the ladies, there is no exception to the school handbooks procedure on jewelry for this day.

Any student who displays a permanent tattoo which is visible while wearing the school uniform properly renders himself or herself ineligible to continue attendance at Kellenberg Memorial since they would not be in accordance with the uniform requirements.

Secondly, any student who displays a tattoo that is visible while wearing regulation athletic attire either in gym, practice or competition during Kellenberg Memorial sponsored events renders himself or herself ineligible for participation on athletic squads, home room nights, intramural events and other such athletic contests. Symbols and mottos expressed through the means of a tattoo, permanent or temporary, are in direct conflict with that philosophy.