NLCA DRESSCODE 2016/2017
DRESS CODE AND GROOMING
All students and staff will be required to dress with cleanliness and modesty in keeping with an attitude of Christian attire. Students are not allowed to have visible tattoos, wear adhesive sequins, other skin decorations, or body piercing of any type, except girls who may wear modest earrings. No extremes in
clothing, jewelry, hairstyles, make-up or other articles including non-prescription glasses, headdress or electronic gadgets which by their nature conceal the wearer or distract or disrupt the classroom, or are anti-Christian will be permitted.
Girls are expected to wear skirts or dresses of modest length (just above the knee or longer). Tight fitting, extremely short, or immodestly slit skirts are not allowed. Dress or casual slacks or capris and neat looking jeans may also be worn. No midriff, halter style, off the shoulder, sheer, low neckline, or other
provocative styles of blouses or upper wear are allowed. Tank tops must have straps that are at least 2 inches wide.
Boys are expected to wear slacks, casual pants, or neat looking jeans. Belts are to be worn if pants are designed with belt loops and droop or gap without a belt. Boys may wear shirts with a collar, button placket, crew neck, turtleneck, or V-neck. All Students: Slacks and jeans must fit appropriately (not too tight) and may not be frayed or torn. (Please no wind pants, athletic pants or sweat pants.) Pants should not be “sagging” and the inseam and waist should correspond to body measurements. The bottom of pants should not cover the entire shoe or be dragging. There should be no chains hanging from pants or pockets.
During warm weather days of September and May, students may wear knee length shorts that comply with the other code standards for pants as written above. No jerseys or T-shirts or other styles with slogans or advertisements are allowed. All sweatshirts must have visible collar/turtleneck. No hooded sweatshirts, outer coats, or hats are to be worn indoors. All students are expected to wear clean shoes and socks indoors. No black soled shoes, which can leave marks on the carpet or tile. Each student is to have athletic shoes for physical education and outdoor use and a dress or casual non-athletic pair for inside use.
Hairstyles and accessories should not draw undue attention to the students. No rebellious, outrageous, colored or statement hairstyles are allowed. Only hair colors and tints which fall into the “natural” color range and pattern are acceptable. Hair should be kept out of the student’s eyes. Boys’ hair should be combed above the eyebrows and trimmed at mid ear or above on the sides and above the collar in the back. Boys are also expected to be clean-shaven and sideburns must be neatly trimmed.
Physical Education Class
Proper attire for Phy-Ed will be loose fitting black or dark blue sweatpants or knee length shorts and a loose fitting NLCA sweatshirt or T-shirt. Athletic shoes and white socks are required. Exceptions may be made for inclement weather.
Proper outdoor attire that is suitable for each season is expected for every student. A sweatshirt or jacket is needed in the fall and spring. Warm coats, snow pants, boots, hats, and mittens are required for outdoor wear in the winter months. Students without proper outdoor clothing may be assigned recess detention.
Individual questionable situations not covered will be decided by the students’ teacher. If a student is out of dress code, parents will be called to bring a change of clothes and the student will be removed from class until the parent arrives. Such removal will be counted as an unexcused absence or tardy.