Dear St. Margaret Mary Families,
I know there has been a lot of talk and questions about the possibility of a big uniform change for next year. Although the finalized website is not complete I would like to share with you some of the changes that are coming. I am hoping that the following questions and answers will help clear up any misunderstandings about the changes. If you have any questions or concerns about the uniforms for next year please let me know.
Q: Are we changing the uniforms for next year?
Yes and no, our basic uniform is not changing, however, there will be changes to the “outerwear” options for all students. Students will still be required to wear navy, red, or white polo shirts with navy pants or shorts. Girls will still have an option to wear the red/navy jumper and box plaid skirt. We are replacing the options for outerwear for all students. Students will wear St. Margaret Mary School logo sweaters or polar fleeces. Sweatshirts will only be permitted on spirit wear days.
Q: Will previous STMM sweatshirts be permitted or grandfathered in for the 2019-2020 school year?
No, sweatshirts will no longer be a part of the uniform for the 2019 -2020 school year. Students will only have the option to wear logoed outerwear (sweaters or polar fleeces from Land’s End).
Q: Do you have to purchase uniforms from Land’s End?
Sweaters and polar fleeces must be purchased from Land’s End, as we are requiring them to have the school logo. Land’s End will be offering all of our uniform options through their website, however, you are not required to purchase basic uniform pieces through Land’s End only the outerwear (sweaters and polar fleeces).
Q: Will polo shirts need to have the school logo on them for the 2019-2020 school year.
No, the only uniform piece that will have a mandatory logo is the sweaters and fleeces. Families are welcome to put logos on shirts, however, this is not a requirement for the 2019 – 2020 school year.
Q: Can we still purchase skirts from Dennis Uniform Company?
Yes, the skirts will be available from both Dennis Uniform and Land’s End.
Q: When can we purchase items from Land’s End?
I am currently working with the company to build our site. We are hoping that in the next week we will be able to go live with all the options for St. Margaret Mary. Once the site is live, and email will be sent out to all school families.
Q: Can we use Land’s End coupons with uniform purchases?
Yes, Land’s End sends out regular emails with some great discounts including back to school sales. You can join their email list through the Land’s End website.
Principal – STMM