Student Dress Code

A safe and disciplined learning environment is essential to a quality education program. District-wide
standards on student attire are intended to help students concentrate on schoolwork, reduce discipline
problems, and improve school order and safety. The Board of Education recognizes that students have a right
to express themselves through dress and personal appearance; however, students shall not wear apparel that
is deemed disruptive or potentially disruptive to the classroom environment or to the maintenance of a safe
and orderly school.

In the event that a student is in violation of the dress code teachers will handle the incident in accordance with
NVCS policy JICA – R.

Unacceptable Items
The following items are deemed disruptive to the classroom environment or to the maintenance of a safe and
orderly school and are not acceptable in school buildings, on school grounds, or at school activities:
1. Shorts, dresses, skirts, or other similar clothing that is inappropriately sheer, short, tight or low-cut
(e.g. midriffs, halter tops, backless clothing, tube tops, garments made of fishnet, mesh or similar
material, muscle tops, etc.) that bare or expose traditionally private parts of the body including, but not
limited to, the stomach, buttocks, back, and breasts.
a. Shorts, skorts, skirts, or pants: ​may not have tears, holes, shredding, or worn spots. Pants
may not be oversized, baggy, sagging or worn so that underwear is showing. Cut offs are not
allowed. Shorts, skirts, skorts, and dresses must be fingertip length when standing. No form
fitting pants (leggings, jeggings, tights, yoga pants, etc.) may be worn without an appropriate
length (fingertip) shirt, skirt, or dress worn over them. It is suggested that shorts or tights be
worn under skirts and dresses. Pajama bottoms are not acceptable pants.

2. Tank tops must have straps that are at least 3 fingers width in size, no thin, or “spaghetti” straps. Shirts
must cover from the shoulders to the top of the pants.
3. Sunglasses, bandanas and/or hats worn inside the building
4. Shoes must be worn at all times. Sandals are acceptable. No flip-flops or slippers. Appropriate athletic
shoes must be worn with socks during physical education.
5. Hair may not be dyed unnatural colors (pink, purple, bright orange, green, blue, etc) and must
have a clean, combed appearance.
a. Distracting hairstyles are not acceptable.
b. Examples include, but are not limited to mohawks, designs shaved on the scalp, long
spikes, etc.
c. Staff and administration will make the final determination.
6. Any clothing, paraphernalia, grooming, jewelry, hair coloring, accessories, or body adornments that
are or contain any advertisements, symbols, words, slogans, patches, or pictures that:
a. refer to drugs, tobacco, alcohol, or weapons
b. are of a sexual nature
c. by virtue of color, arrangement, trademark, or other attribute denote membership in gangs
which advocate drug use, violence, or disruptive behavior
d. are obscene, profane, vulgar, lewd, or legally libelouS
e. threaten the safety or welfare of any person

f. promote any activity prohibited by the student code of conduct
g. otherwise, disrupt the teaching-learning process
h. are racist in nature or include derogatory comments or slurs against groups of people

Appropriate athletic clothing may be worn in physical education classes. Clothing normally worn when
participating in school-sponsored extracurricular, or sports activities may be worn to school when approved by
Clothing needs for medical purposes will be approved by the administration on a case by case bases.
Adopted: December 14, 2005




Revised: December 13, 2016