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Uniform Policy

 

UNIFORMS                        

UNIFORM STANDARDS – Updated July 2019

There is a close relationship between high standards of dignity and pride and proper grooming which all contribute to an appropriate learning environment. Modesty will be the dominant feature in all clothes. Attire shall be clean and inoffensive. Students and parents share in the responsibility for proper grooming of the student; however, the campus administrator has the final authority concerning propriety of clothes, hairstyle, and jewelry.  Students are expected to follow the uniform standards on campus, on field trips, and at other school activities. Uniforms are expected to be worn Monday-Thursday each week. Friday is free dress day, following the General Guidelines found on page 33.


PreK-5th Grade

Tops

Polo shirt: solid red, navy, white 

Loose-fitting, with no ruffles, lace, gathers, or logos

NYOS t-shirt in school colors

Undergarments

T-shirt: white, may not extend past shirt hem

Turtleneck: solid color to match polo or white

Tights or leggings: solid color to match shirt or bottoms, or white

Bottoms

Pants, shorts, skorts, jumpers: navy, black, khaki (tan)

Fabric may not be denim or athletic material.

At least mid-thigh in length, not tight or sagging below hip

Shoes

Closed-toe shoes at all times

Tennis/athletic shoes for PE

6th-7th Grade

Tops

Polo shirt: solid navy, white, grey, black 

Loose-fitting, with no ruffles, lace, gathers, or large logos

NYOS t-shirt in school colors

Sweatshirts: solid navy, white, grey, black

Undergarments

Undergarments must be covered at all times.

Tights or leggings: solid color to match shirt or bottoms, or white

Bottoms

Pants, shorts, skirts: navy, black, khaki (tan),

Fabric may not be denim or athletic material.

No embellishments or rips.  Cargo-style is ok. 

Skirts and shorts must be an appropriate length (about 1-3 inches for skirts and 1-5 inches for shorts above the knee).

Shoes

Closed-toe shoes required in science labs and recommended at other times.

PE

Top: T-shirt

Bottoms: shorts mid-thigh or longer, athletic material ok

Tennis/athletic shoes

 

8th -12th Grade

Tops

Polo shirt: solid navy, white, grey, black 

Loose-fitting, with no ruffles, lace, gathers, or large logos

NYOS t-shirt in school colors

Sweatshirts: solid navy, white, grey, black

Undergarments

Undergarments must be covered at all times.

Tights or leggings: solid color to match shirt or bottoms, or white

Bottoms

Pants, shorts, skirts: navy, black, khaki (tan),

Fabric may not be denim or athletic material.

No embellishments or rips.  Cargo-style is ok. 

Skirts and shorts must be an appropriate length (about 1-3 inches for skirts and 1-5 inches for shorts above the knee).

Shoes

Closed-toe shoes required in science labs and recommended at other times.

PE

Top: T-shirt

Bottoms: shorts mid-thigh or longer, athletic material ok

Tennis/athletic shoes

 

Piercings (HS Only) Small facial piercings are ok.  No large hoops or large gauges.

 

All Grades

Outerwear worn outside for warmth does not have to meet uniform requirements.

Polos must still be worn if wearing cold-weather gear inside.

Hats, hoods, and scarves are not permitted to be worn inside.

Headwear worn for religious purposes is ok.

 

On Fridays, students may wear regular street clothes of their choice following the general guidelines.


General Guidelines

Clothing should not be offensive or disrupt the learning environment in any way. Clothing should be neat, fit appropriately, and shirts must cover the abdomen.

Unacceptable clothing and accessories: 

  • Shorts, skorts or skirts and any slits in such attire shorter than uniform standards require 
  • Spandex shorts, wind shorts, or other tight fitting shorts
  • Halter tops, tank tops or other shirts with deep-cut openings 
  • Dresses or shirts that only partially cover the shoulders, i.e. spaghetti straps 
  • Shirts that are sheer or that do not cover the midriff 
  • Visible undergarments