Parents and students are encouraged to assist staff in maintaining a dress code conducive to the promotion of a positive learning environment in the school. For example, T-shirts with inappropriate slogans or label are not permitted. Shorts, skirts, halter tops, tank tops, muscle shirts that expose undergarments and/or tops that inappropriately expose parts of one’s body are not permitted (eg, shirts which expose the midriff). Excessively torn or tattered clothing must not be worn in school or in gym classes. No hats of any kind are to be worn during school hours other than the designated “hat days”. Clean, non-marking, dry footwear must be worn indoors at all times. A pair of non-marking indoor running shoes must be kept at school for physical education classes. Students at NHS have school sanctioned gym apparel (T-shirt with NHS logo, and black shorts with NHS logo), which can be purchased at the school. If students do not wish to purchase school gym apparel, they are expected to wear T-shirts and shorts or other appropriate attire for physical education. Shorts, skirts, halter tops, tank tops and muscle shirts are allowed seasonally. Fashionable trends are acceptable as long as approval has been set forth by staff. Perfumes, cologne and body mist must be used in moderation.
Students who come to school wearing inaproporiate attire will respectfully be asked to change their clothing. This may include wearing a sweater, or changing into gym strip.
Please label clothing brought to school - especially shoes and winter boots. Everyone should be checking the lost and found weekly - even if they do not think anything is missing. Students who do not check the lost and found regularly run the risk of having their items donated, recycled, or thrown in the garbage. We simply do not have the space to store all of these items. Every year thousands of dollars of personal items go unclaimed.