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Uniform Policy

 
Updated for the 2020-2021 School Year:
 
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.
 
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. 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). Undergarments: Undergarments must be covered at all times. Tights or leggings: solid color to match shirt or bottoms, or white.  Shoes: Closed-toe shoes required in science labs and recommended at other times.  P.E.: 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.  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. P.E.  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.  All students attending on campus should be wearing a cloth or disposable mask to prevent the spread of Covid-19. 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
  • Leggings worn in lieu of pants or yoga pants except for yoga class
  • Clothing, accessories, or tattoos with references to alcohol, drugs, sex, tobacco, vulgar language, violence, gang-related affiliation, or other symbols that detract from the learning environment
  • Gang-related attire (colors, bandanas, shoe laces, symbols, caps worn on belt loops or backpacks)
  • Bedroom attire (pajamas, slippers, etc.)
  • Caps, hats, hoods or any other head covering in the building, except as worn for religious purposes
  • Hair colors or styles that may cause a distraction to the school environment
  • Wheeled footwear
 
Administrators, sponsors, coaches, or other persons in charge of an extracurricular activity (or curricular activity such as a concert), may also regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in school activities. Designated group or team apparel may be designated.
 
Dress Code & Uniform Violation Consequences
 
Uniform violations are considered a disciplinary issue. Students will be required to call home and parents will be required to bring appropriate uniform before the student is allowed back to school activities. For frequent violations, a discipline referral will be issued and student is subject to further disciplinary actions at the discretion of school administrators. Any work missed due to uniform violations will be made up on the student’s own time. Students may be required to wear uniform on Fridays, if violations continue. Receptionist / teachers at respective campuses will keep track of violations.