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North Bay Haven Uniform Policy Rev. 07.08.2010

A higher standard of dress encourages greater respect for individuals, students and others, and results in a higher standard of behavior. Our dress code guidelines indicate appropriate school dress during normal school days. NBH reserves the right to interpret these guidelines and/or make changes during the school year. Students are expected to follow these guidelines.

Parents select to have their children attend North Bay Haven with full acknowledgement of the expectations and policies. Purchasing uniforms from BHCA, Inc. designated and approved vendors is a policy requirement. Parents may not purchase an article of clothing and have it embroidered with the North Bay Haven logo or Buccaneer logo. This is a copyright infringement.

Hair: Hair must be neat and clean with no "unnatural" colors i.e. fluorescent, pink, bright green, Mohawks, etc. No hats, bandanas or headbands may be worn. Essentially, no headwear except hair bows for girls, hair bands, etc. If there is a question, please ask.

Shirts: Uniform shirts must be tucked in. The number one uniform violation is untucked shirts! Shirts are purchased through Zoghby's or Lands' End in several colors with the school emblem. Each child is required to have at least one polo shirt in Buccaneer Blue, although other colors are available. For high school students only school-issued spirit t-shirts are allowed on specified days each week. THESE ARE THE ONLY SHIRTS PERMITTED TO BE WORN IN SCHOOL.

Bottoms: Bottoms are purchased through a school uniform company, items chosen by the academy in the colors chosen by the academy. Lands' End items MUST be exactly the same style as those available at Zoghby's. Check before you buy. Boys and girls may wear pants and shorts in Khaki or Navy only. Girls are also permitted to wear skorts, skirts, jumpers, and capris in Khaki or Navy only. Mesh jumpers from Lands' End are also available in various Academy approved colors for girls. Shorts/skorts/skirts/jumpers must not be shorter than five inches above the knee. No leggings; only tights with feet. No Lycra undergarments as pants or worn visibly with skorts, skirts, shorts or jumpers. All uniform bottoms that have belt loops must be worn with a belt through the belt loops, worn at the waist and be in good repair. Students may not wear belts if their bottomwear (shorts, skorts, skirts, capris) does not have belt loops. No rivets, cargo pants, cargo shorts, overalls, zip-off style pants, nor jeans (K-8) of any color or style are allowed! DENIM OF ANY COLOR IS NEVER AN OPTION FOR GRADES K-8.

Only high school students will be permitted to wear denim, including full-length jeans, Capri-length jeans, shorts, and skorts. North Bay Haven Career Academy/High School students shall only be allowed to wear solid blue or black denim bottoms. Denim shorts and skorts must be no shorter than 5 inches from the top of the knee cap. Denim must not have holes or cargo pockets. The fit must not be super low-rise (as defined by a zipper length of less than 3 inches), NO baggy or skinny jeans; jeans must be worn with a belt. Students may purchase denim wear from any store provided the denim meets the criteria outlined above.

Shoes: Students must wear closed heel and closed toe shoes with socks at all times. No sandals, flip-flops, heavy military type boots or shoes with metal tips may be worn. We prefer no boots of any style. Heels must be a reasonable height.

General: Boys and girls may not wear body piercing other than earrings or studs in their ear lobes, only for safety purposes. At no time are students to wear anything offensive, immodest, or deemed inappropriate by the faculty.

Outerwear: Only 6 pieces of outerwear will be acceptable and approved for students to wear during the course of the school day or on any school sponsored trips or activities. All outerwear is to be purchased through Zoghby's, Lands' End, or the Buccaneer Boosters. No previously purchased outerwear or athletic wear (not listed below) will be acceptable.

  1. Pullover or zip up fleece.
  2. Hoodie, for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS only.
  3. Nylon fleece lined jacket or non-fleece line windbreaker.
  4. Sweater.
  5. Sweatshirt.
  6. Athletic Department warm-ups. Specific days and times will be established through the school administration and athletic department for wearing the apparel.

 

Uniform Enforcement Policy:

  1. Every student in attendance shall wear the school uniform. Daily, teachers will have students recite the Pledge of Allegiance, offer a Moment of Silence followed by a Uniform Check List.
  2. The checklist will be accomplished without public notification.
  3. A uniform violation log will be kept by teachers, which notes the violation during the uniform check time and throughout the day. If a student has a violation the teacher will put a note in their planner. As a back up the violations will be tracked in the school database and will show the number of violations on each student's report card. Teachers will turn in logs to the office every Friday.
  4. The third violation in a 9 week period will indicate that the parent and student have made the choice to have the student called to the office and wait there until the parent can be contacted to remedy the violation.
  5. We all desire the students to be in class, but we cannot have a policy that some follow and others do not.
  6. Multiple other methods for compliance have not proven fruitful.
  7. Parents select to have their children attend North Bay Haven with full acknowledgement of the expectations and policies.
  8. Purchasing uniforms from BHCA, Inc. designated and approved vendors is a policy requirement. Parents may not purchase an article of clothing and have it embroidered with the North Bay Haven logo or Buccaneer logo. This is a copyright infringement.