Important and Up-to-date Student INFORMATION
DRESS CODE POLICY
Please pay close attention to items of concern highlighted in the Uniform Policy
- Solid white, royal “Wolfpack” blue, black, red, or yellow are the only permissible colors for shirts and/or blouses.
- Students must wear plain long or short-sleeved golf/polo or woven shirts with a collar. Long-sleeved, button-up shirts will not be worn over the approved uniform shirts.
- With the exception of school-approved logos, shirts may have no insignias, logos, labels, words, or pictures.
- Shirts must be appropriately sized.
- Shirts shall be long enough to cover the midriff when sitting or standing. Shirts must cover the chest and back so the chest and the back of the body are not exposed.
- Undergarments may not be visible at any time. However, students may wear plain white or school color T-shirts under shirts that may be visible at the neckline of the collar.
- See-through or mesh tops that will reveal the body or will reveal undergarments are prohibited.
- Clothing shall be worn appropriately (not inside-out or backwards; no rolled up pant legs, etc.) at all times.
2. LIGHTWEIGHT JACKETS/COATS/OVERCOATS
Students may wear sweaters, vests, light jackets, or sweatshirts over school uniforms when appropriate as determined by the school administration. Hooded jackets are permitted, but hoods may not be worn in the building as this is considered headgear.
3. DRESS PANTS, SHORTS, SKORTS, JUMPERS, CAPRI LENGTH PANTS, DRESSES
- Solid khaki, dark navy, or black are the only permissible colors for these uniform items.
- No denim material or fivets allowed on pants.
- Must be free of graphics and embroidery. With the exception of small labels, they may not have insignias, logos, words, or pictures.
- Shorts, skirts, skorts and jumpers shall be modest and of sufficient length of no more than four (4) inches above the knee.
- No pants or shorts with enlarged pockets. Pockets must not be of the “cargo” type and must not include zippers, buttons, Velcro closures, straps, or snaps. Pants are limited to no more than two front and two rear pockets. Watch pockets are not considered a pocket.
- Clothing must be appropriately sized. No baggy or sagging pants or shorts are allowed. No “low rise” clothing is allowed. Pants must not be worn with the waistband below the hipbone. Joggers are NOT permitted as uniform attire.
- Garments cannot have frays and must be hemmed and not dragging the floor.
- Garments that do not fit properly will not be tolerated, including oversized, undersized, and skintight garments. Form-fitting spandex material, nylon, denim, corduroy, and sweat pants are prohibited (including leggings and “jeggings”).
- Pants must have zippers, buttons or snaps with the exception of Pre-K through Grade 2 students.
- Skirts are limited to no more than four pockets.
- Garments may not have more than two slits and the slits cannot exceed four inches above the knee.
- Capri pants are allowed but cannot be hip huggers, cannot be skin tight, and the manufactured slit at the bottom of the Capri pant cannot be above the knee.
- Pants may not have a slit that exceeds four inches from the bottom of the pant leg.
- Pants may not be rolled up in a cuff to simulate Capri pants or shorts.
- One-piece jump suits are not allowed.
- Students in grades 3 through 12 must wear belts if the garment was manufactured with belt loops. Belts must be with a plain belt buckle that is not over two inches. All belts must be appropriately buckled.
- Pre-K through Grade 2 students are not required to wear a belt.
- Belts or waistbands must be visible with shirts tucked in except when approved sweatshirts are worn.
- Graphics, metal decorations (spikes and studs), or labels are unacceptable on all belts and belt buckles.
- Belts must be an appropriate length and not hang below the straddle.
- Shoes shall be worn at all times. As needed, shoes shall conform to special class requirements such as P.E. classes, JROTC, science labs, and any other classes as deemed necessary by the teacher and the principal.
- Shoes and boots that have laces shall be laced and tied.
- No bedroom shoes shall be allowed.
- “Flip-flop” style shoes or “athletic slides” are not allowed. Sandals with a back are permitted in Grades K-2. Sandals in Grades 3-12 are at administrative discretion.
- Shoes may not be altered in any way from the manufactured design, style, or functionality.
- Shoelaces must match, and any straps must be secured.
- Knee-high boots that lace up over the pant leg are prohibited.
- Shoes with spiked heels are prohibited.
- Both socks must match.
- Socks must be worn in a manner that does not undermine the integrity of the uniform.
- Socks must be one solid color.
- Socks may not be worn over pant legs.
- Students may wear solid colored pantyhose, tights, or knee-high stockings.
- Students may not wear large pendants or medallions. Jewelry designed to be worn around the neck must be worn beneath the shirt/blouse of the uniform at all times.
- No adornment is allowed that reasonably could be perceived as, or used as a weapon. This includes, but is not limited to chains, spikes, and certain belt buckles.
- Only school activity buttons, approved by the principal are permitted to be worn on a student’s school uniform, purse, book bag, or any other article of clothing or personal article.
- Heavy chains, spiked accessories, excessively large earrings or other heavy jewelry are not allowed.
- Neither headwear nor sunglasses shall be worn inside school buildings. Head sweatbands are considered headwear for purposes of this school uniform policy.
- No bandanas shall be allowed as an article of clothing and shall not be in the possession of any student. Bandanas will be confiscated and may be submitted to law enforcement officials as possible evidence of gang-related activity. School officials will not return bandanas or other items that may be determined to have gang-related purposes upon confiscation.
- Hats, do-rags, skull caps, scarves, sweat bands, head bands or other items that may be seen as a disruption to the school setting are prohibited in school during the regular school day.
- OTHER CLOTHING ITEMS OR ACCESSORIES
- No gang-related clothing, accessories, symbols or intimidating manner of dress, as identified by local law enforcement agencies, are allowed.
- Clothing shall not promote alcohol, tobacco, or drug use.
- OTHER UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS
- Students are expected to be dressed in compliance with the standards for uniforms as established by this policy at all times while school is in session.
- Students who are taking classes that require a special dress code (such as JROTC or career and technical education internships) may wear that uniform to other classes.
- Students who are issued uniforms by the school which are used to represent the school in athletic contests approved by the Principal or other school sponsored activities may be allowed to wear team uniforms as directed by coaches.
- Students who take a class at another school must wear the uniform shirt/blouse/top of their home school.
- Clothing designed for school athletic events (i.e. cheerleader outfits, etc.) that does not meet the above guidelines shall not be worn during the instructional day unless appropriate additional garments are worn with the outfit.
- Attire for special school-related events must be prior-approved by school-based administration as presented by the event coordinator/coach/advisor.
11. PERSONAL APPEARANCE
- Combs and other hair grooming items cannot be visible in the hair.
- Piercings cannot present a health hazard or cause a disruption to the school environment.
- No visible tattoos.
- Any item that is worn to school must not undermine the integrity of the Uniform Policy, serve as a disruption to the educational process, or present a health hazard to an individual or his/her peers.
NC Countdown to College Information
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Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.
ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition.
Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2019 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply:
- High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions
- At a minimum students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date OR a Gold ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate®
Applications can be found www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due October 31, 2018, and champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019.
All questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck!
Sr. Director, ACT State Organizations