Dress Code

DRESS CODE AT A GLANCE

Acceptable for Girls

Head:  Hair – neat and clean.

Above the Waist:  Garments of appropriate size and fit

Must cover: Shoulders               Midriff

       Back                      Cleavage

       Sides

Tops – Your middle may not show when arms are extended above your head. 

Sleeveless garments - at least 3 fingers in the front and may not “cut in” in the back.

Waist and Below:  Garments of appropriate size, fit, and length.  Minimum length – longer than your fingertips when arms and hands are fully extended to your sides.

Feet:  Dress sandals and casual footwear of appropriate size and fit. 

Not Acceptable for Girls

Head:  Poor hygiene

            Head coverings

            Sunglasses

Above the Waist: 

-       Half tops, tube tops, crop tops, split side. Nor halter tops.

-       Strapless tops and dresses

-       Thin straps including ‘spaghetti straps’

-       Clingy or see-through tops, including see- through lace tops or sheer material

-       Exposed undergarments - ever

-       Exposed Cleavage

-       Exposed abdomen

-       Swimwear        

Waist and Below: 

-       Exposed undergarments – ever

-       Sagging garments

-       Clingy suggestive garments

-       Sleepwear

-       Leggings, jeggings or tights that do not have a top or covering that meet the ‘fingertip’ rule

-       Yoga pants, tight-fitting workout gear

-       Track shorts, soccer shorts or other thin, loose fitting shorts

Feet:  Bedroom or house slippers 

Acceptable for Guys

Head:  Hair – neat and clean.

Above the Waist:  Garments of appropriate size and fit

Must cover: Shoulders               Midriff

       Back                      Sides

Waist and Below:  Garments of appropriate size, fit, and length. 

Feet:  Casual footwear of appropriate size and fit.

Not Acceptable for Guys

Head:   Poor hygiene    

Head coverings – including headbands

             Sunglasses.

Above the Waist: 

-       Half tops

-       Mesh tops

-       Muscle shirts

-       Shirts with large arm-holes that expose the sides

Waist and Below: 

-       Exposed undergarments – ever

-       Sagging garments

-       Garments with excessive leg openings

-       Sleepwear / swimwear

Feet:  Bedroom or house slipper

The school prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing or on the body that are lewd, offensive, vulgar, sexually provocative, ethnically provocative, or culturally provocative, advertise or depict tobacco, alcohol, drugs or any other prohibited substances.

Consequences: 

1)  Before 8:00 am – Student will be asked to change.

2)  After 8:00 am, ISS for remainder of day.

3)  Chronic offenders could receive steps towards the administrative discipline policy.

Gang Clothing or Symbols will not be tolerated at NBHS.  For more information, please see page 12 of this handbook.

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