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Uniform Guidelines - Secondary

Girls Dress/Uniform Code

Monday through Thursday (choose from the following)

  • Red, black, or white Northland polo (short or long sleeved). Shirts must be long enough to stay tucked in when both arms are raised.
  • White, cap­sleeve (non­tuck) with new school logo or “NC”
  • Khaki shorts or pants with “NC” logo
  • Plaid, khaki, or black modern or traditional skirt. Skirts must measure no more than 3 inches above the knee from the floor when kneeling.
  • Shorts and pants must be worn with a belt

Spirit Day Wear
Regular “Monday­ through Thursday” dress code OR:

  • Blue jeans that are not frayed, not sagging, no embellishments, no chemical fading, no baggy legs, no low hip­huggers, no holes
  • No leggings, jeggings, or yoga pants
  • 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

Outerwear

  • Northland branded outerwear (ex. sweatshirts, fleece jackets, hoodies) purchased through the Cougar Store or obtained through participation in Northland activities (ex. athletics, fine arts, clubs, etc.)
  • When the temperature registers below 40º Fahrenheit at 7am on a school day, a non­-Northland outer jacket or coat from home may be worn. The jacket must have a full zippered or buttoned front. Quarter zips, sweatshirts, and fleece tops do not fall under the guidelines of a jacket or coat. Girls may wear solid black leggings under their skirts during periods of cold weather. Sweatpants may not be worn under skirts or shorts.

P.E. Uniforms

  • Required for P.E. classes and athletic practices
  • Northland grey athletic t-shirt
  • Northland logo black and gold shorts or Northland logo black mesh shorts
  • Socks and suitable athletic shoes must be worn

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 looking color will not be allowed.
  • Any haircut deemed disruptive or distracting to the learning environment will not be allowed
  • Feathers in hair are not allowed

General Grooming

  • No extreme make­up, uncovered tattoos, decals, pencil or pen markings on the body
  • Clothing must be clean, properly fitting, and be free of holes or tears
  • All clothing must be properly hemmed, no cut­offs are permitted
  • Sunglasses, head coverings, caps, hats, safety pins and pocket­chains are unacceptable accessories

Underclothing

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

Shoes

  • Tennis shoes
  • Dress shoes
  • Leather sandals
  • No thong sandals, Crocks, beach sandals, “flip­flops”, shower shoes, house shoes, high heels, or shoes with wheels
  • All shoes and sandals must have a back strap that secures shoe to the heel

Boys Dress/Uniform Code

Monday through Thursday (choose from the following)

  • Red, black, or white Northland polo (short or long sleeved). Shirts must be long enough to stay tucked in when both arms are raised.
  • White oxford, long or short sleeved, with new school logo or “NC”
  • Khaki shorts or pants with “NC” logo
  • Shorts and pants must be worn with a belt

Spirit Day Wear
Regular “Monday through Thursday” dress code OR:

  • Blue jeans – not frayed, not sagging, no embellishments, no chemical fading, no baggy legs, no low hip­huggers, no holes and no capris
  • Northland spirit day shirts that are purchased from the Cougar Store or obtained through participation in Northland activities (ex. athletics, fine arts, clubs, etc.)

Outerwear

  • Northland branded outerwear (ex. sweatshirts, fleece jackets, hoodies) purchased through the Cougar Store or obtained through participation in NCS activities (ex. athletics, fine arts, clubs, etc.)
  • When the temperature registers below 40º Fahrenheit at 7am on a school day,  a non­-Northland outer jacket or coat from home may be worn. The jacket must have a full zippered or buttoned front. Quarter zips, sweatshirts, and fleece tops do not fall under the guidelines of a jacket or coat. Boys may wear black tights under their shorts when it is cold, but sweatpants may not be worn under shorts. 

P.E. Uniforms

  • Required for P.E. classes and athletic practices
  • Northland grey athletic t-shirt
  • Northland shorts, black mesh
  • Socks and suitable athletic shoes must be worn 

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 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 shaved styles or patterns. Color different from natural color will not be allowed. Any haircut deemed disruptive or distracting to the learning environment will not be allowed.
  • No makeup, uncovered tattoos, decals, pencil or pen markings on the body
  • Clothing must be clean, properly fitting, and free of holes and tears
  • All clothing must be properly hemmed, no cut­offs permitted
  • No sunglasses, head coverings, caps, hats, or safety pins
  • No facial hair is permitted. You need to shave in the comfort of your own home. If you are told to shave, you will be sent to Student Services in Building 7. A disposable razor and shaving cream will be provided and you will be expected to shave with those items.

Shoes

  • Tennis shoes
  • Dress shoes
  • Leather sandals
  • No thong sandals, Crocks, beach sandals, “flip­flops”, shower shoes, house shoes, or shoes with wheels
  • All shoes and sandals must have a back strap that secures shoe to the heel

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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