Dress Code

Last Updated: 10/5/2021 3:35 PM

Student Dress Code


Appropriate appearance and attire is expected of all students who attend our school. Children should dress in a manner that promotes learning, safety, and pride in self and school. The only exceptions to this dress code will be made for students with differing religious practices or students who demonstrate a special need and have received approval from our administration. Appearance that is considered a possible detriment or distraction to the normal school process will not be permitted. New students will have two weeks to be in compliance with the dress code. 


  • Skirts/Shorts:  should come at least to the fingertips when hands are at your side. We recommend that shorts may be worn from the first day of school until the beginning of fall break, and from April 1st until the end of the school year. Short, tight shorts (also known as biker or spandex shorts) are not permitted.

  • Shirts:  all shirts must be school appropriate. Logos and wording will be accepted as long as they are not offensive, negative, derogatory, are a putdown of any nature, or do not have references to sex, alcohol, illegal products, death or violence.  It is not required that shirts be tucked in.  Low-cut tops, sheer clothing, and tops that expose the stomach are not permitted.  Remember to send a coat/jacket on cooler days for outdoors.

  • Coats/Jackets, Hats, and Gloves/Mittens:  are for outdoor use and will not be worn in the classroom. 

  • Socks/Shoes:  flip flops, shoes with wheels, high heels (higher than 1 inch), platform shoes, jellies, mule shoes, or cleats are not permitted. All shoes must have a back strap on the heel. For your child’s safety during physical activities at school we recommend tennis shoes or other flat, closed toe shoes be worn daily.  Tights are acceptable.

  • Undergarments:  should be worn at all times. If your child is prone to accidents, you may want to ensure that there is a spare pair available in his or her backpack. 

  • Head Coverings:  bandannas, hats, sweatbands, scarves, combs or picks, or any other headwear will not be permitted. Any apparel or hair style that is distracting to the educational process will not be permitted.

  • Backpacks with wheels will not be permitted.

  • Clothing may not be worn inside out.

  • Face coverings: North Park will follow all Hardin County School District guidelines regarding face coverings. Per executive state order, face masks are required for all students, staff and visitors in schools. Face masks are also required for anyone riding a school bus, per federal mandate.  


Update August 2021