Parent and Student Handbook

If your child will be absent or requires an early dismissal, please contact the Student Life Office at (615) 590-6037 or andrew.park@jp2hs.org or the receptionist at shanon.baldini@jp2hs.org

Uniform Guidelines

All required uniform items must be purchased at Mills Uniform store or online at www.millwear.com. Uniforms from our previous vendor, Parker Uniform, are only approved for returning students.

Identification cards: IDs are to be worn on the appropriate house lanyard around the student’s neck. IDs must be worn for the entire duration of a student being in the building, including after school hours. Students may remove their lanyards for PE classes, sports, or when deemed appropriate by a teacher (i.e. Labs). Students are required to have their ID when buying lunch. Students who do not wear their IDs will be issued a detention; if this occurs three times in a semester a student will then be issued a Saturday detention. Wearing an ID is a measure of security and will be treated with the utmost importance.

Virtual Learning: Students must be in their school uniform while attending virtual class and fully visible on the screen (no black screens and the camera must be on the student's face). Students must be sitting at an appropriate location (i.e., a desk or table). Students may not attend class via Google Meets from the bed. 

Mask or Face Shield: All students must wear a mask or face shield unless given direction by a faculty or staff member that they can remove it and follow safe physical distancing. Masks or Face Shields should not have any offensive symbols, words, or decorations.

Dress for Men

  • Socks: Socks must be worn at all times and must be solid color in white, black, or navy.
  • Pants: Men (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) may wear khaki pants purchased at Mills Uniform. Senior men may also wear blue pants purchased at Mills Uniform.
  • Belt: Leather belt in black or brown. Buckle should be no more than 2.5 inches in diameter. Parents will be notified of any belt and/or buckle deemed inappropriate in size or design.
  • Shoes: Athletic shoes are an option as of 2019-2020. Students may choose any brand of athletic shoe in gray, black, blue, or white ONLY. The design of the shoe cannot include any other colors but may be a combination of these colors, i.e., black Nike with a white logo. Converse shoes are considered an athletic shoe. Sperry’s will remain an option.
  • Shirts: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors have the option of wearing a navy blue polo and seniors have the option of wearing a gray or navy blue polo. The polo is available in short-sleeved and sold in the Armory. Students may wear the polo any school day except on Mass days. During COVID operations, Oxfords are not required on Mass days. Oxfords (blue or white) purchased at Mills Uniform are also an option. Men are required to wear solid color white, cream-colored, or school gray undergarments under their oxfords with no logos other than a JPII logo on the undershirts. Oxford shirts should be completely tucked in and the small buttons on the collar (the wings) should be buttoned at all times.
  • Ties: *During COVID operations, boys are not required to wear a tie at any time. Boys must wear their school tie on all Mass days. It is advised that they store a tie in their lockers. The Student Life office will not offer replacement ties. Students may purchase an official JPII tie from the Armory. Ties should be tied in the style of a necktie, not a bow tie, and should be pulled up snugly to cover the top button of the oxford. If a tie is lost or damaged the student will be required to purchase a new tie through the Armory.
  • Outerwear: Any JPII outerwear (with or without a hood) sold through the Armory or BSN for a JPII team/club/program may be worn any day.

Dress for Women

  • Socks: Socks must be worn at all times and must be solid color in white, black, or navy. The socks may be crew or knee high.
  • Skirts: The Mills Uniform skirt must be no more than six inches above the knee. This measurement is taken when the student is kneeling erect on the floor. The measurement is taken from the floor to the bottom of the skirt. Parents are responsible for making sure skirts are in compliance per the measurement above.
  • Pants: Women (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) may wear khaki pants purchased at Mills Uniform.
  • Belt: Leather belt in black or brown. Buckle should be no more than 2.5 inches in diameter. Parents will be notified of any belt and/or buckle deemed inappropriate in size or design.
  • Shoes: Athletic shoes are an option as of 2019-2020. Students may choose any brand of athletic shoe in gray, black, blue, or white ONLY. The design of the shoe cannot include any other colors but may be a combination of these colors, i.e., black Nike with a white logo. Converse shoes are considered an athletic shoe. Sperry’s will remain an option.
  • Shirt: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors have the option of wearing a navy blue polo and seniors have the option of wearing a gray or navy blue polo. The polo is available in short-sleeved and sold in the Armory. Students may wear the polo any school day except on Mass days. During COVID operations, Oxfords are not required on Mass days. Oxfords (blue or white) purchased at Mills Uniform are also an option. Women are required to wear solid color white, cream-colored, or school gray undergarments under their oxfords. Shirts should be completely tucked in and the small buttons on the collar (the wings) should be buttoned at all times.
  • Outerwear: Any JPII outerwear (with or without a hood) sold through the Armory or BSN for a JPII team/club/program may be worn any day.
  • Tights: If a female student wishes to wear tights or leggings underneath her skirt for additional warmth, the tights or leggings must be solid black or navy. No other color or pattern is allowed. Jeggings and other similar garments are not allowed. Students must always wear socks with their tights or leggings.

Hair

  • Men and women’s hair coloring must appear natural and may have highlights
  • Mohawks and “Faux Hawks” are not permitted.
  • Carving of words, symbols, logos etc. into a student’s hair is not permitted.
  • Men’s hair must not touch below the collar and must be trimmed above the eyebrows. The hair on the side ear area and sideburns must be groomed. Administration reserves the right to require a haircut at any time even if the hair meets current hair length standards. This is to ensure that hair is not too unruly and has a presentable, groomed appearance.
  • Men should be clean-shaven at all times. The nurse has razors and shaving cream available.