North Davis Preparatory Academy (the “School”) believes that a mandatory school dress code helps enhance the school environment and that it promotes an atmosphere conducive to appropriate discipline with a minimum need for ongoing intervention, thereby increasing learning opportunities for students by removing many of the distractions and negative or disruptive connotations associated with various types of clothing.
The administration will determine the School’s dress code. The dress code should be supportive of the purposes set forth above, yet easily understood by parents and students and not overly complicated, restrictive, or burdensome to families. The administration may modify the dress code from year to year in order to address changes in style and other factors. However, the key provisions of the dress code, including the color and style of allowable tops, bottoms, and dresses/jumpers, should typically remain largely consistent from year to year in order to avoid placing undue burden on families.
All students of the School are required to comply with the dress code. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children wear the appropriate clothing to school. The administration will be responsible for enforcing compliance with the dress code.
To best meet the mission of North Davis Preparatory Academy, the following uniform guidelines have been established. This uniform will enhance the learning environment of our students and cultivate an atmosphere of discipline, equality, and respect.
This policy is intended to create a framework to meet the purpose as stated at the beginning of this policy. As styles change, or if questions arise, the school administration, as the Board of Directors’ designee, has the authority to determine if a student’s dress is in keeping with this policy.
Shirts must be of a collared style, plain,with no pictures or writing, and solid color—either white, navy blue, or red. Buttons must not stand out.
Appropriate collared styles are: blouse, polo, oxford, turtleneck, or dress shirt.
Sweaters or vests may be worn in solid white, navy blue, or red. Buttons or other detail should not stand out.
Plain white, navy blue, or red undershirts may be worn under school shirts for warmth.
Solid white, navy blue, or red sweatshirts with hoods (hereafter referred to as “hoodies”) in both pullover and zip up styles may be worn in class for physical comfort with the permission of the teacher. Hoodies with the approved NDPA school logo are also acceptable.
Tops must be worn in a modest way that does not draw attention to a person’s body.
Dresses may be worn if they are plain navy blue, have a collar, and are of appropriate length. (See Bottoms, below.)
Jumpers may be worn if they are plain navy blue, tan, or school plaid, and are of appropriate length. (See Bottoms, below.)
Girls can wear skirts, jumpers, skorts, shorts, capris, or pants. No denim (or fabrics that appear to be denim) is permitted except for “Casual Friday” or “Free Dress Day” as described below. They are to be solid navy blue, solid tan, or school-approved plaid. Skirts, shorts, or skorts are to be of modest length.
Boys can wear pants or shorts in solid navy blue or tan. No denim is permitted except for “Casual Friday” or “Free Dress Day” as described below. No basketball-style or athletic pants/shorts are allowed except for PE class. Shorts are to be of modest length.
All accessories should be appropriate for school, should be plain red, white, navy blue, or of neutral colors and should not stand out.
Girls may wear jewelry or hair accessories that are appropriate for school that do not stand out or distract.
No hats of any kind (including baseball caps) or sunglasses may be worn in the building.
Girls may wear smooth, opaque, cable-knit tights, or leggings as accessories. Appropriate colors include white or navy blue.
Belts and ties are optional. If worn, the belt should be solid brown, navy blue, or black, and not stand out.
Shoes must not be open-toed or backless. “Heelies” should never be worn at school or any school activity for safety reasons. Higher heels for young women create a safety hazard, and cannot be worn during the school day. Shoes should be of neutral colors and not stand out.
To be worn for all field trips and on other specifically designated occasions. This uniform includes a solid white top (with or without the school logo) and solid navy bottoms that are not denim (or fabrics that appear to be denim).
Clothing may be purchased wherever appropriate styles are available.
Dress and grooming standards are part of the Uniform Regulations.
Uniforms must be worn during school hours, except under specially designated circumstances such as “Free Dress Days”. Unless otherwise stated, students attending after school activities do not need to adhere to the uniform guidelines.
Students must present a modest, clean, and neat appearance at all times. All clothing must be clean, appropriately sized, and worn correctly. Pants/shorts/skirts must be worn at or near the waist, shoes must be tied or fastened, clothing must be worn right-side-out, and appropriate underwear must be worn. Clothing shall not be excessively worn or have holes.
Uniforms will be worn Monday through Friday. Fridays will be designated “Casual Fridays,” and students may wear denim pants with their uniform tops.
Hair must be kept neat, have a combed appearance, and be appropriate for school. No extreme colors or styles.
Any makeup worn should be appropriate for school.
Outer wear that is worn for warmth to and from school and at outside recess is not considered a uniform item. Any sweaters or hoodies worn inside the classroom must be consistent with school uniform colors and requirements.
Blue or navy blue denim pants or shorts that go to the knee, without holes, may be worn on Casual Fridays. Tops should be regular uniform shirts or “spirit shirts” (Fun Run shirts, hoodies, or any school sponsored NDPA shirt). All other uniform regulations apply.
On free dress days, students are still expected to dress in a manner that positively impacts the learning environment. Clothing must be modest, tasteful, and it must not compromise safety standards for our students. The following standards include:
* Shorts and skirts need to be consistent with NDPA Uniform Policy.
* No tank tops.
* No baggy pants.
* No bare or stocking feet.
* No open toe or heeled shoes. No “Heelies.”
* No clothing which displays obscene, vulgar, lewd, or sexually explicit words, messages, or pictures.
* No clothing that exposes bare midriffs, buttocks, or undergarments.
* No clothing assumed or perceived as gang-related.
On $ dress day, students may pay $1 to wear non-uniform clothing of their choice. This is optional. All proceeds go toward the cost of field trips throughout the year. $ dress days are the 1st Friday of every month and can be paid in advance for the entire school year. Students are still expected to dress in a manner that positively impacts the learning environment. Clothing must be modest, tasteful, and must not compromise safety standards for our students. The following standards include: