Students are reminded that their appearance (clothing and grooming) significantly affects the way others respond to them. Since it is the duty of the Board of Directors to provide an educational atmosphere conducive to learning, minimizing disruptions or distractions, and to protect the health, safety, and morals of students, all students will abide by the uniform code of dress outlined by NVA when the student is on any school premises or at any school sponsored activity, regardless of location. NVA’s Uniform Code of Dress is outlined below, and may be changed by the Principal with approval from the Board at any time.
Students and faculty are expected to arrive at school with a neat appearance, wearing approved clothing. Students and faculty can wear clothing they already own if it is consistent with the dress code. Clothing and accessories may be purchased from the clothiers of choice.
Interpretation and Implementation of Policy
The building Principal/Designee will use reasonable discretion in interpreting and implementing the provisions of this policy. If a conflict arises in the interpretation of this policy, the interpretation of the building Principal/Designee will be final. Principals, administrators, and teachers will use reasonable discretion in enforcing this policy.
Parents will be notified each time a student is in violation of the dress code. Parents will be responsible for facilitating prompt compliance with the dress code. Teachers and administrators may deny class entrance to students dressed or otherwise adorned inappropriately until arrangements may be made for their proper attire. All time missed from classes for failure to adhere to this policy will be deemed unexcused absences. Students who are insubordinate or refuse to change the improper attire, or who repeat dress code violations will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion, depending on all the facts and circumstances for violating the uniform dress code.