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Uniform Guidelines - Secondary

Girls Dress/Uniform Code

Monday through Thursday (choose from the following)

  • Pleated khaki shorts or pants with NC logo
  • Shorts and pants must be worn with a belt
  • Shorts and pants must fit at the hips
  • Shorts must measure no more than 3 inches above the knee from the floor when kneeling
  • Knit polo style shirt, red, white, or black, short sleeve or long sleeve, with school logo
  • White oxford cloth shirt, short sleeve or long sleeve, with school logo
  • Turtleneck with school logo
  • All shirts must be long enough to stay tucked in when both arms are raised
  • Black plaid, solid khaki or solid black skirt
  • Skirt lengths - for girls who are shorter than 5 feet, 3 inches tall, skirts must measure no more than 3 inches above the bend of the knee when measured from the back of the leg. For girls who are 5 feet, 3 inches tall or taller, skirts must measure no more than 4 inches from the bend of the knee when measured from the back of the leg.

Friday Spirit Day 

  • Regular “Monday-Thursday” dress code or
  • Blue Jeans that are not frayed, not sagging, no embellishments, no chemical fading, no baggy legs, no low hip-huggers, no holes
  • No leggings or jeggings
  • Northland spirit shirt purchased from the Cougar Store or received through participation in Northland activities (sports, drama, debate, etc.)
  • No P.E. shirts or excessively weathered t-shirts
  • Shirts must be long enough to stay tucked in when both arms are raised

Outerwear

  • Sweatshirt with school logo
  • Cardigan, black, with school logo
  • Fleece jacket, black, with school logo
  • Black & Gold jacket, with school logo
  • Northland letter jacket (high school only)
  • When the temperature is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, a jacket or coat from home may be worn; however, when the temperature rises above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, students must resume wearing Northland outerwear. Sweatshirts other than Northland sweatshirts are not acceptable. Additionally, girls may wear solid black leggings under their skirts during periods of cold weather
  • Sweatpants may not be worn under skirts

P.E. Uniforms

  • Required for P.E. classes and athletic practices
  • NCS grey athletic T-shirt
  • Northland logo black and gold shorts or Northland logo black mesh shorts
  • Socks and suitable athletic shoes must be worn (not sold in Cougar Store)

Belts 

  • Are required and must be plain buckle
  • Conservative in color and design, with no embellishments
  • May be purchased from the Cougar Store

Jewelry 

  • No more than two earrings in each ear
  • Earrings must be worn on earlobes
  • No ear cuffs or gauges
  • No body piercing

Hair Grooming

  • Hair must be neat, clean and well groomed
  • No extreme haircuts, distracting styles or colors (pink, blue, green etc.) Color different from natural color will not be allowed.
  • Any haircut deemed disruptive or distracting to the learning environment by the Dean of Students will not be allowed
  • Feathers in hair are not allowed
  • No head coverings of any kind

General Grooming

  • No extreme make-up, no tattoos, decals, pencil or pen markings on the body
  • Clothing must be clean, fit properly and be free of holes or tears 
  • All clothing must be properly hemmed, no cut-offs are permitted
  • Sunglasses, head coverings, caps, hats, safety pins and pocket-chains are unacceptable accessories

Underclothing

  • White (no other colors) camisole
  • Short sleeved (no long sleeves) t-shirt (not sold in Cougar Store)

Socks

  • White
  • Red
  • Black
  • Girls may wear solid knee socks with skirts (not sold in Cougar Store)

Shoes

  • Tennis shoes
  • Leather shoes
  • Leather sandals (no thong sandals, no small straps and/or high heels, no beach sandals, “flip-flops”, or plastic shower shoes, no shoes with wheels)
  • All shoes and sandals must have a back strap that secures shoe to the heel.  (Not sold in Cougar Store) 

Boys Dress/Uniform Code

Monday through Thursday

  • Knit polo style shirt, red, white, or black, short sleeve or long sleeve, with school logo
  • White oxford cloth shirt, short sleeve or long sleeve, with school logo
  • Turtleneck with school logo
  • All shirts must be long enough to stay tucked in when both arms are raised
  • Pleated khaki or black shorts or pants with NC logo
  • Shorts and pants must be worn with a belt
  • Shorts and pants must fit at the hips
  • Shorts must measure in the range of three inches above the knee to the bottom of the knee

Friday Spirit Day

  • Regular “Monday through Thursday” dress code
  • Blue jeans – not frayed, not sagging, no embellishments, no chemical fading, no baggy legs, no low hip-huggers, no holes and no capris
  • NCS spirit shirts;
  • Spirit day shirts are to be purchased from the Cougar Store or obtained through participation in NCS activities (sports, drama, debate, etc.)
  • No P.E. shirts or excessively weathered T-shirts (shirts must be long enough to stay tucked in when both arms are raised). 

Outerwear 

  • Sweatshirt with school logo
  • Fleece jacket, black, with school logo
  • Black & Gold jacket, with school logo
  • Northland letter jacket (high school only)
  • When the temperature is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, a jacket or coat from home may be worn however, when the temperature rises above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, students must resume wearing Northland outerwear.  Sweatshirts other than Northland sweatshirts are not acceptable.

P.E. Uniforms

  • Required for P.E. classes and athletic practices
  • Northland grey athletic T-shirt
  • NCS shorts, black mesh
  • Socks, white and tennis shoes (not sold in Cougar Store)

Belts

  • Required and must be plain buckle
  • Conservative in color and design with no embelishments

Jewelry

  • No chains or pocket chains
  • No body piercing
  • No earrings, ear cuffs or gauges

General Grooming

  • Hair must be neat, clean, well groomed, above the eyebrows, above the middle of the ears and above the top of the collar when combed straight down No extreme cuts or distracting styles (ex. excessive height greater than 2.0 inches, mohawks, etc.), shaved, sculpted designs or colors different from natural will be allowed. Any haircut deemed disruptive or distracting to the learning environment will not be allowed. 
  • No make-up, no tattoos, decals, pencil or pen markings on the body
  • Clothing must be clean, fit properly and be free of holes and tears
  • All clothing must be properly hemmed, no cut-offs permitted
  • No sunglasses, head coverings, caps, hats and safety pins
  • No head coverings of any kind
  • No facial hair is permitted

Underclothing

  • White short sleeved (no long sleeves) t-shirt (not sold in Cougar Store)

Socks

  • White
  • Red
  • Black

Shoes

  • Tennis shoes
  • Leather shoes
  • Leather sandals (no thong sandals, no beach sandals, “flip-flops”, or plastic shower shoes, no shoes with wheels)
  • All shoes and sandals must have a back strap that secures shoe to the heel (not sold in Cougar Store)

Co-Curricular and Field Trip Dress

Modest clothing is required at all Northland athletic, fine arts and formal events. No short shorts, tank tops, garments which show cleavage or midriffs, or halter tops will be allowed at any Northland sponsored event, on or off campus. Dress Code is required for all field trips and school-sponsored trips unless specified by the trip sponsor. 

Dress Code Violations

Dress code compliance is about attitude. We believe that dress standards will be required throughout life. It is our goal to teach compliance and encourage cooperation because it simply is the right and appropriate course of behavior. Students who “fight” the system are learning habits that will have negative outcomes into adulthood. Therefore, dress code violations will be addressed as follows: 

  • Each dress code violation will be recorded in the student’s discipline record, with immediate uniform correction required. Student will not be allowed to return to class until correction is made. Any class time missed will be unexcused. 
  • Dress Code Penalties – The following penalties will be assigned for dress code violations and these penalties will accumulate throughout the entire academic year. It should be noted, also, that during each week that a dress code violation is recorded, the loss of the spirit dress day privilege will be enforced. 
Violation#   Penalties
1st A warning will be issued
2nd Extension Center assignment for one hour and loss of spirit wear for one week
3rd Two Extension Center assignments for one hour each and loss of spirit wear for four weeks
4th One-day assigned to ISS
5th Two-day assignment in ISS and loss of spirit wear for the entire semester or three months
6th Two-day assignment in ISS, forfeiture of exemptions for semester, and loss of field trip privileges for the remainder of the semester or three months
7th Four-day assignment in ISS
8th Two-day suspension (OSS), four-day assignment in ISS, and placement on disciplinary probation
9th Recommendation for Expulsion
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