Dress Code

DRESS CODE FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
(Taken from the NISD Student Handbook)

Requirements regarding elementary student dress and grooming:

1. Shall project a positive image.

2. Shall not disrupt, interfere with, disturb, or detract from an environment conducive to learning.

3. Shall not create a health or other hazard to the student’s safety or the safety of others.

4. Shall not display or refer casually or indirectly to alcohol or alcoholic products, drugs or drug paraphernalia, tobacco or tobacco products, profanity, or anything referring to sexuality.

5. Shall wear appropriate shoes for physical education and recess every day.

It is preferred that the student wear these shoes all day to avoid having to have two pairs of shoes at school. If students wear other shoes, they must not have metal tips or wheels. Sandals must have a strap on the heel. House shoes are not allowed.

6. Shall not include inappropriate hairstyles that cause a disruption or that make use of unnatural hair color such as lime, blue, orange, green, pink, etc. Hair must be kept clean and neat.

7. Shall not include sagging pants, trousers, or shorts that cause an abnormal gait or reveal underwear (must be worn at normal waist level). Pants must fit properly and must fit at the waist. Pants may not be oversized. Pants need to be properly hemmed or cuffed. Pants may not be tight-fitting or made of stretch-type material.

8. Shall wear dresses, jumpers, or skirts which must be mid-thigh in length or longer. When appropriate, students’ jumpers or dresses must be worn with shirts or blouses underneath.

9. Shall wear shorts, skorts, and miniskirts that are mid-thigh in length or longer. Students may wear them only during appropriate weather conditions. Shorts, skorts, and miniskirts must not be extremely oversized and must be appropriately hemmed.

10. Shall not wear tank tops, tube tops, halter-type blouses, mesh shirts, or extremely oversized shirts. Students’ shirts should overlap the waistband of the skirt, shorts, or pants when the arms are raised. Shirts must be tucked in if it is extremely long (including T-shirts).

11. It is preferred that students do not wear jewelry because it is easily lost or stolen, and can be unsafe. If a student chooses to wear jewelry, it must be neat, appropriate, and safe. A student may not wear excessive amounts of jewelry, nor can it be large, bulky, or heavy. Shall not wear jewelry as a result of body piercing (except for the ears), inappropriate make-up, or distracting accessories, such as dental grills, ear gauges, and jewelry with sharp points.

12. Shall not wear caps, hats, headgear, bandanas, sweatbands, sunglasses, or any other distracting accessories.

13. Shall not wear any type of clothing that has been torn or has holes. See-through, "holey" apparel and fishnet shirts are prohibited. Inappropriately exposed skin or undergarments is prohibited.

14. Shall not wear provocative, offensive, violent, or drug-related pictures or slogans. Items advertising alcoholic beverages or tobacco products will not be permitted.

15. Shall not wear gang apparel. This includes clothing/grooming commonly referred to as "Gothic" (all black attire, white make-up, and blackened hair).

16. Shall not wear leotards, spandex, body suits, low necklines, or barebacked clothing.

17. Shall not wear chains, cords, ropes, and other items that could be used as weapons (including chained billfolds and chains hanging from clothing).

18. Shall not wear temporary/false tattoos, stickers, or writing on the body. Actual tattoos are discouraged.

19. Shall not wear pants or shorts with wording or phrases (except for trademarks).

20. Clothing normally considered pajamas are not acceptable school attire.