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Uniform Standards

 
 
Uniforms are worn Monday through Thursday. Friday is a free-dress day, which means that any school-appropriate clothing can be worn on Fridays.
 
Our PTA provides a Free Uniform Exchange program at various times throughout the year. Families can take items as-needed for FREE! You may also donate items to the Free Uniform Exchange once you're student has grown out of clothing items.
 
Elementary (PreK-5th) uniforms options include:
 
  • Solid Color Polos (no logos, lace, ruffles) in red, navy blue, or white. Polos can be purchased at a number of places, including Target, Walmart, The Children's Place, Old Navy, Costco, Kohl's, and more! 
  • NYOS t-shirt in school colors (navy blue and grey/silver). NYOS provides a number of t-shirt fundraisers throughout the school year that you can purchase apparel from. 
  • Pants, Shorts, Skorts, or Jumpers: navy blue, black, khaki/tan (no denim or athletic/sweatpant material)
  • Tights/Leggings Under Bottoms: solid color to match bottoms or white
  • Closed-toe shoes every day (no sandals)
 
Elementary uniform examples
 
 
Secondary (6th-12th) uniform options include:
 
  • Solid Color Polos (no logos, lace, ruffles, or gathers) in navy blue, grey, white, or black. Polos can be purchased at a number of places, including Target, Walmart, Old Navy, Costco, Kohl's, and more! 
  • NYOS t-shirt in school colors (navy blue and grey/silver). NYOS provides a number of t-shirt fundraisers throughout the school year that you can purchase apparel from. 
  • Pants, Shorts, or Skirts: navy blue, black, khaki/tan (no denim or athletic/sweatpant material. No embellishments or rips, but cargo-style is okay. Skirts and shorts must be an appropriate length (about 1-3 inches above the knee for skirts and about 1-5 inches above the knee for shorts). 
  • Closed-toe shoes are required in science labs and will be recommended at other times. 
  • For PE Only: T-shirt for top, shirts that are mid-thigh or longer (athletic material is okay) and tennis/athletic shoes
 
Secondary uniform examples
 
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 a free dress day, following the General Guidelines.
 
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. Head coverings should not cover student faces.
  • Headwear worn for religious purposes is acceptable.
  • 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:
  • Sweatpants or pants made of athletic material
  • Leggings worn in lieu of pants
  • Shorts, skorts or skirts shorter than mid-thigh in length or with slits shorter than mid-thigh
  • Tight fitting shorts or pants
  • Dresses or shirts that only partially cover the shoulders, i.e. spaghetti straps, tank tops, halter tops
  • Shirts with deep cut openings, that are sheer or that do not cover the midriff
  • Visible undergarments
  • 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
  • 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 will keep track of violations.