INCLEMENT WEATHER/SCHOOL CLOSING & UNIFORM POLICY

INCLEMENT WEATHER/SCHOOL CLOSING POLICY

Saint Michael School of Allied Health students, faculty and staff members will follow the school closing policy of the District of Columbia Public School System; however, if the D.C. schools are on delayed schedule, SMSAH will open at the regularly scheduled time. If inclement weather occurs late in the day, students should check with the SMSAH office for advice.

STUDENT IDENTIFICATION

  • Students of Saint Michael School of Allied Health will be issued a picture ID during the clinical phase of the program. This ID card must be on the student’s uniform while at the clinical site.
  • Students will be identified with their driver’s license or another form of identification they normally use.

UNIFORM POLICY

Saint Michael School of Allied Health official uniform shall consist of:

  • FEMALE- hunter green pant with white top tailored, cotton-blend uniform [no lace, ruffles, embroidery, or culottes] dress or tunic-top pantsuit with the SMSAH crest patch sewn on the left sleeve two inches below the shoulder seam: white hose and shoes.
  • MALE- hunter green pant with white top uniform [no scrubs] with SMSAH crest patch sewn on left sleeve two inches below the shoulder seam; white socks and shoes.
  • SHOES – must be white and comfortable; all white, leather tennis shoes are acceptable, as are the traditional oxford or loafer.
  • White cardigan sweater [optional] is acceptable.
  • Student ID is required to be worn with uniforms.

Miscellaneous items:

  • Plain white lab coat with SMSAH crest patch sewn on the left sleeve two inches below the shoulder seam
  • Bandage scissors
  • Watch with second hand
  • Pen [black ink]
  • Stethoscope
  • Small pocket calculator [optional]

General guidelines for uniform policy:

  • Jewelry should be limited to very small gold or pearl post-type earrings and wedding bands.
  • Shoes and uniforms must be neat and clean at all times.
  • Dress uniform length should be no shorter than knee length.
  • Hair must be constrained and groomed by the policy of the clinical agency and site.
  • Complete nursing uniforms are to be worn at the clinical site and laboratory unless otherwise instructed.
  • A student inappropriately dressed may be asked to leave the clinical area and this will be considered an unexcused clinical absence.
  • Student uniforms are only to be worn when students are functioning under the auspices of Saint Michael School of Allied Health practical nursing program.