Neptune Township School District

A Community of Learners

Pupil Dress & Grooming Policy

 
dress code
 
The Neptune School District has a mandatory dress code for all elementary and middle school students. There are many positive reasons for a school dress code, including:
  • A dress code encourages students to express their individuality through personality and academic achievements, not outward appearances
  • A dress code puts the focus on academics, not fashion, because they project a neat, serious, businesslike image
  • Schools with dress codes have fewer discipline problems because students aren't distracted
  • Dress codes can be less expensive
  • Dress codes create a sense of school pride and belonging
 

Uniformity of Dress Selections

GRADES PK - 5

  • Pants, shorts, jumpers, skirts and/or skorts in khaki or black (no baggy, cargo or corduroy pants)
  • Golf/Polo shirts, short or long-sleeved, in red, white or black (no visible logo or insignia)
  • Turtlenecks (underneath Golf/Polo shirts) in red, white or black.
  • Cardigan sweaters in red, white or black.
  • Socks, knee-highs, stockings and/or tights in red, white, black or natural.
  • Belts in brown or black.
 
 
GRADES 6 – 8 (Girls)

  • Button down long/short-sleeved blouses, polo shirt, turtlenecks in red, black or white
  • Vests (button down or pull over), V-neck/cardigan sweaters, in red, black or white
  • Skirts or shorts (Bermuda)/skorts in Khaki or black (must be fingertip length or longer)
  • Jumpers in red, white or black (must be fingertip length or longer)
  • Slacks in khaki or black only
  • Black leggings–only, socks in uniform colors–only, red, black or white
 
GRADES 6 – 8 (Boys)

  • Button down long/short-sleeved shirts, polo shirt, turtlenecks in red, black or white
  • Vests (button down or pull over), V-neck/cardigan sweaters, in red, black or white
  • Slacks in khaki or black (must be worn at the waist level and with a belt)
  • Shirts must be Bermuda short length , e.g. (above the knee)
  • Socks in uniform colors–only, red, black or white *considerations may be given for special needs students needing modified attire.
 
Footwear

  • Students may not be bare-footed at any time.
  • Shoes, sneakers, boots, and certain sandals are permitted. Adidas-styled slippers, flip flops, Chinese/bedroom slippers, plastic beach shoes, and/or plastic shoes of any kind are not permitted.
  • Excessively high heels or high platforms are not permitted.
 
General Dress Code

  • Students shall be physically clean, neat, and well groomed.
  • Hats, scarves, bandanas or any head coverings are not to be worn, except those worn for religious significance.
  • Spiked chokers, dog collars, dog chains, one-piece multi-fingered rings, chained wallets or oversized medallions are not permitted.
 
School Spirit Wear

  • There will be designated “school spirit” days in which students will be permitted to wear approved Neptune Middle School spirit wear.
  • Spirit wear may be purchased from NMS Student Activities in the form of t-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants.
  • Students who do not conform to the Uniformity of Dress Policy shall be subject to clearly defined consequences by the school administration.
 
 
 
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