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SECTION 5 DRESS CODE

5.1 GENERAL REGULATIONS

In order to encourage the environment of unity and school pride, it is the policy of NLR Catholic Academy that a school uniform shall be worn by all students. Each day student’s are expected to be clean, well groomed, and uniforms are to be in good repair. The administrator will announce casual days or exceptions to the uniform code. Parents will be notified of any changes in the uniform code. The following dress is mandatory and will enforced with no exceptions.

The school reserves the right to review and update the handbook as needed. The parent/ legal guardian will be given prompt notification if changes are made.

NOTE: Skirts/jumpers are measured with the student kneeling. A maximum of 3 inches above the knee is allowed.

NOTE: Sweatshirt/sweaters may not be worn around the waist.

NOTE: Shirts must be tucked in at all times.

HAIR STYLES PRE-K - GRADE 8

Both girls and boys should wear their hair in a traditional manner and never extreme. Styles must be arranged as to be off the face and out of the eyes. Boys” haircuts must be off the ears, off the eyebrows, and not touching the back collar. Sideburns must be no longer than the ear lobe. Hair color should look natural, with no extreme colors.

HAIR RIBBONS PRE-K - GRADE 8

Girls may wear hair ribbons that are traditional in manner and never extreme.

JEWELRY PRE-K - GRADE 8

The only acceptable jewelry for students is a watch and a cross or religious medal necklace. Girls may wear one pair of stud (post) earrings on the ear lobe and no larger than the lobe of the ear. NO OTHER JEWELRY IS ALLOWED. Boys are not allowed to wear any type of earrings.

COSMETICS PRE-K - GRADE 8

Cosmetics are not allowed. This includes nail polish (only clear nail polish is acceptable), artificial nails, foundation, mascara, lip-gloss or eye makeup are not allowed.

BELTS GRADE 2 - GRADE 8

Navy blue, brown or black is required with all pants or shorts. This belt must be visible at all times.

SHOES

TENNIS SHOES - predominantly solid navy, solid black, solid gray or solid white should be worn everyday. NO HIGH TOPS. Non-skid shoes are required. Boots, rippled soles, black rubber, sandals, or cleat type shoes are not allowed.

SOCKS

White socks only (no logo and must cover ankles). Absolutely NO ANKLES SHOWING at any time. During the winter months, navy blue or white tights may be worn under skirt. Pants may not be worn at any time under skirts or jumpers.Navy or black leggings may be worn under skirt, but must cover ankles.

SHOELACES

Only solid black or solid white shoelaces are allowed. No colored or striped shoelaces are allowed.

5.2 GRADES 6 - 8 DRESS CODE

Boys Uniform Requirements

NOTE: Colored or printed undershirts are not allowed.

NOTE: No jackets of any type will be worn in the classroom. Except for School Jacket or Hoodie.

Khaki Pants (Tan in color) (No cargo pants)

Khaki Walking Shorts (Tan in color ) (No Cargo Shorts) Shorts should be no shorter than three inches above the center of the knee.

Black knit polo shirt with NLRCA logo

Hoodie, Sweatshirt or Black School Jacket with NLRCA logo

Any Panther School T-Shirt on P.E. days

Girls Uniform Requirements

NOTE: Colored or printed undershirts are not allowed.

NOTE: No jackets of any type will be worn in the classroom. Except for School Jacket or Hoodie

Khaki Skirts (Tan in color ) (Knife or regular pleat) Skirts should be no shorter than three inches above the center of the knee.

Khaki Pants (Tan in color) (No cargo pants)

Khaki Walking Shorts (Tan in color ) (No Cargo Shorts) Shorts should be no shorter than three inches above the center of the knee.

Plaid Skirt available at The Toggery

Black knit polo shirt with NLRCA logo Hoodie, Sweatshirt or Black School Jacket with NLRCA logo

Any Panther School T-Shirt on P.E. days

Tights (optional during winter months) navy or white tights may be worn under skirts (NO OTHER COLORS)

Leggings (optional during winter months) navy or black leggings may be worn under skirts (NO OTHER COLORS) PANTS MAY NOT BE WORN UNDER SKIRTS.

Athletic Shorts are to be worn under skirts for playing on the playground equipment.

5.3 K - GRADE 5

Boys Uniform Requirements

NOTE: Colored or printed undershirts are not allowed.

NOTE: No jackets of any type will be worn in the classroom. Except for Hoodie

Solid Navy Blue Twill Pants (No cargo pants) No emblems or designer labels allowed

Solid Navy Walking Shorts (No Cargo Shorts) Shorts should be no shorter than three inches above the center of the knee. No emblems or designer labels allowed.

Light Blue polo shirt with NLRCA logo

Red knit polo shirt with NLRCA logo

Hoodie, Sweatshirt with NLRCA logo

Any Panther School T-Shirt on P.E. days

Girls Uniform Requirements

NOTE: Colored or printed undershirts are not allowed.

NOTE: No jackets of any type will be worn in the classroom. Except for Hoodie

Solid Navy Blue Twill Pants (No cargo pants) No emblems or designer labels allowed

Solid Navy Walking Shorts/ Skorts (No Cargo Shorts) Shorts/Skorts should be no shorter than three inches above the center of the knee. No emblems or designer labels allowed.

Light Blue polo shirt with NLRCA logo

Red knit polo shirt with NLRCA logo

Hoodie, Sweatshirt with NLRCA logo

Any Panther School T-Shirt on P.E. days

Tights (optional during winter months) navy or white tights may be worn under skirts (NO OTHER COLORS)

Leggings (optional during winter months) navy or black leggings may be worn under skirts (NO OTHER COLORS) PANTS MAY NOT BE WORN UNDER SKIRTS.

Athletic Shorts are to be worn under skirts for playing on the playground equipment.

5.4 CASUAL DAY REGULATIONS

The administrator will designate casual days. A casual day is defined as a special privilege which allows the students, staff, and faculty to dress in casual clothes. Casual days are a privilege, not a right and can be taken away if abused.

Casual clothes will be defined as a T-shirt and a nice pair of jeans (NO HOLES IN JEANS). Shorts may be worn if within the dress code limits.

5.5 UNIFORM CODE VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES

The following will be followed for violations to the Uniform Code:

First Violation: A notice will be sent home stating the uniform infraction. This notice must be signed by the parent/guardian and returned to the school office the following day. A conduct mark will be given to the student. Five (5) conduct marks equal a D-Hall.

Second Violation: When the same infraction occurs a second time, the student will immediately call his/her parents. Parents will be contacted by the Administrator and a conduct mark will be given to the student.

NOTE: North Little Rock Catholic Academy Administration reserves the right to question any uniform item it deems improper.