Dress Code

While there is no uniform at most sites (the Catholic Return Ticket Program does have a uniform), each site has specific dress code expectations, and will be outlined at the intake meetings. Students who do not respect the dress code will be asked to change, or may be asked to leave.

During the 2020/2021 school year, headwear will be under review across all DCDSB secondary schools pending consultation with community partners and stakeholders. All Dress Code infractions will be addressed with discretion and respect. 

At sites that do not have a uniform, and on non-uniform days at Catholic Return Ticket Program, the following applies at all times. In keeping with the values of self-respect and respect for others, students must wear clothes that do not display scenes or words of violence, sex, alcohol, drugs, or with racist overtones. In addition, clothing worn must be appropriate for the school environment; for example, the following items are not acceptable:

  • bare midriffs
  • visible undergarments
  • low cut blouses/shirts
  • spaghetti strap tops/dresses/tank tops and muscle shirts
  • pants worn below the waist
  • inappropriate symbols, slogans or sayings on any clothing