• Pupil Dress & Grooming Policy

     
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    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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