Nelsen Dress Code

  •  Student dress code is a reflection of educational, behavioral, and professional expectations. Students' behavior is often a reflection of what they wear.  

    •  Hats must be removed during the school day and placed in lockers.
    •  No bandanas.
    •  Pants must sit at the same level as their underwear or shorts. Must be at waist level. 
    •  Pajamas and house slippers are not allowed.
    •  Logos advertising sex, drugs, tobacco, guns, or gangs are not allowed.  
    •  Tank tops and sleeveless shirts must be as wide as the shortest side of an ID card.
    •  Shorts and skirts may be worn throughout the year, but they must not be cut-offs and must be longer than the students’ fingertips when extended at the side, even with leggings underneath. 
    •  For jeans with cutouts, the cutouts/rips must be below fingertips, unless leggings are worn underneath. 
    •  Leggings and spandex need to be fabric appropriate for school; not sheer/hosiery (see through).
    •  Shirts must cover the abdomen, cleavage, back and bra straps.  
    •  Other clothing that may be deemed a disruption to the learning environment may be included.

    If students fail to follow the dress code:

    • 1st offense: Student will correct the violation or spend the day in ISS.
    • 2nd offense: Student will correct the violation or spend the day in ISS. Plus, serve a lunch detention.
    • 3rd offense: Student will correct the violation or spend the day in ISS. Plus, a Friday School.
    • Additional offenses will be at administrator’s discretion.