Grooming Guidelines

  1. Students will be issued with all the required uniforms and other non-personal items of clothing.
  2. Alterations that change the original design of the clothing items are prohibited.
  3. Clothing must be sized appropriately to fit the student. Clothes may not be too big, too small, or too short. Skirts and shorts should not be hemmed higher than 1inch below the bottom of the knee.
  4. Students must arrive and depart appropriately dressed in the required school uniform, and should not change clothes on school buses or public transport Students who arrive with other attire will have to surrender those items.
  5. All uniform items must be clean and in good condition at all times. Faded or discolored items will not be permitted.
  6. Shirts and blouses must be tucked into bottoms at all times.
  7. Undergarments worn underneath skirts, shirts or blouses should not be visible.
  8. Sunglasses may not be worn inside the building unless they are medically prescribed.
  9. Hair accessories in NLA colors (navy blue/ light blue/white/uniform plaid) may be worn and should be simple and not distracting.
  10. Students representing NLA in any off campus activity are expected to be in uniform, unless directed by NLA staff to dress in other attire.
  11. Students with religious requirements that do not meet these guidelines should contact the principal to discuss modifications. Non-religious headwear, hats, head scarves, or bandanas are prohibited.
  12. Sunglasses should not be worn inside the building unless there is a medical condition that requires protective eyewear. A doctor’s note will be required.
  13. We reserve the right to specify additional items of dress or appearance that may be disruptive to the school environment. Students may also be required to dress in professional attire for designated activities.
  14. Student appearance or clothing that is disruptive, provocative, indecent, vulgar, or obscene, or which endangers the health or safety of the student or others is prohibited. Students are expected to adhere to standards of dress and appearance that are compatible with an effective learning environment. The following are prohibited:
  • Exposed undergarments.
  • Sagging pants.
  • Excessively short or tight garments
  • Attire with messages or illustrations that are lewd, indecent, or vulgar or that advertise any product or service not permitted by law to minors.
  • See-through clothing.
  • Any adornment such as chains or spikes that could reasonably be perceived as or used as a weapon.
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