All students attending St. Rita School in Webster will look a bit similar this year because a new uniform policy means kindergartners must now wear the same uniform as the rest of the students. “Wearing uniforms give the kindergartners a sense of community," says principal Mary Ellen Wagner.
Until this year kindergartners could wear their own clothes to school, but after a group of parents polled the pre-kindergarten families in the spring, a motion was made and passed to make the uniform policy “uniform” for all grades, kindergarten through grade 6.
Boys wear polo shirts and navy pants or shorts. Girls wear jumpers or navy skorts, shorts or pants with a polo shirt. Gym uniforms are gold t-shirts and black shorts or sweatpants. All shirts have the SRS logo.
"I love seeing our kindergartners in St. Rita School colors. I think wearing the uniform that they see their upper class siblings and buddies wear helps our youngest learners to feel more a part of our School Family," says kindergarten teacher Mary Dangler.