•  DRESS CODE FOR 2019 – 2020 (Updated 07.02.19)

    Nature Coast Technical High School

    (As per Hernando County School Board)

    Each student is expected to comply with the NCTHS dress code policies outlined below. These policies are designed to promote discipline, maintain order, keep the learning environment safe and free from unnecessary distractions and to provide a healthy environment conducive to academic purpose. Any student who is not in compliance will be removed from class and must call a parent for a change of clothing. If the parent is unable to bring the proper clothing, the student will spend the day in ISS. All class assignments will be requested from the student’s teacher(s).

    NATURE COAST WILL NOT PROVIDE A CHANGE OF CLOTHING FOR THE STUDENT.

    Sun Protective Wear:

    No bandanas are to be worn, displayed or carried at school. Students are allowed to wear sun protective gear such as sunglasses, hats, or other sun protective items while outdoors and engaged in school related activities such as during physical education.

    No sunglasses (unless prescribed by a physician) are to be worn in the school building or hallways.

    Pants:

    Pants must be worn at the waist (not below the waist) or in such a way to expose undergarments or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or in a manner that disrupts the orderly learning environment.

    Spandex pants, leggings, or pants with rips may only be worn with a top that reaches mid-thigh or below as not to expose undergarments or body parts in an indecent manner.

    Pants Not Allowed – Short shorts, boxer shorts, pajamas, bedroom attire (to include bedroom slippers) and see through clothing items.

    Shirts and Blouses:

    Shirts and blouses must be long enough to remain tucked in at all times and in all positions with no skin visible.  

    Shirts and Blouses Not Allowed - Blouses with a neckline that dip below the line formed between the right and left armpit, tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, spaghetti strap shirts/tops, muscle shirts/shirts with cut off sleeves and midriff revealing tops. No cleavage may be showing.

    Please Note: Wearing an outer garment such as a jacket or sweater over clothing items that are listed as NOT ALLOWED DOES NOT make them dress code acceptable.

    Skirts and Dresses: Students may wear skirts and dresses of a modest length of no shorter than three (3) inches from the knee to the bottom of the hem, including sides and slits.

    Not Allowed – Dresses with a neckline that dip below the line formed between the right and left armpit is prohibited.

    Shorts: To determine if shorts are too short, while the student is standing with arms fully extended at side of his/her leg, shorts should reach to the student’s longest fingertip (the longest fingertip must touch the material-not the skin).

    Footwear:

    Sandals, slides, flip-flops, clogs, mules, and open toed shoes MAY be worn; however, students must have closed shoes when in their assigned labs.

    High heels should be no higher than three (3) inches and are not permitted in any labs.

    Sneakers must be worn at all times to participate in Physical Education (P.E.).

    No bedroom slippers (of any type/style) may be worn.

    Students must wear shoes that are safe and appropriate for the specific learning environment.

    Jewelry: Should be worn in such a way that doesn’t present a safety or health hazard. Not Allowed: Spiked jewelry or accessories; wallet and dog chains

     

    Unacceptable Attire – Any apparel that is determined to be inappropriate, disruptive to the educational environment or offensive to good taste by the Principal or Designee of the school are prohibited. Examples: Spiked jewelry/accessories, wallet/dog chains, attributes that denote gang membership, advocates drugs, tobacco products, alcohol, violence, sexual innuendo and profanity.

    Please Note: Students enrolled in vocational/technical/lab classes may be required to wear clothing appropriate to a specific training in which students will be participating.

    *See the NCTHS Website for Dress Code, Prom, Homecoming Dance and Grad Night Dress Code Requirements prior to making a purchase.

    Please Note: School Administrators have final authority to decide if clothing complies with district rules.

    DRESS CODE POLICY OFFENSE DETAILS (2019-2020)

    Teachers will follow These Steps to Report Dress Code Offenses:

    1. Call Mr. Homer at Extension 250 to report all Dress Code Offenses and to inform him that the student is on his/her way to I.S.S. (Provide the Student’s First and Last Name).
    2. Send student with a yellow (completed) pass to Mr. Homer in I.S.S., Room #6-011.

    1st  Offense:     Student will be sent to In-School-Suspension (Contact ISS)

                                 Parent/Guardian Will Be Contacted                    

                                 A Change of Clothes Will Be Requested        

                                 After A Change of Clothes Has Been Received, the Student Will Return to Class With A Pass From The ISS Teacher   

                                 Dress Code Warning Notice (Dress Code Warning Notice Will Be Placed In Discipline File)

    2nd Offense:     Student will be sent to In-School-Suspension (Contact ISS)

                                 Parent/Guardian Will Be Contacted                                                           

                                 A Change of Clothes Will Be Requested

                                 After A Change of Clothes Has Been Received, the Student Will Return to Class With A Pass From The ISS Teacher   

                                 Dress Code Warning Notice (Dress Code Warning Notice Will Be Placed In Discipline File)

                                 Loss of PrivilegesStudent Is Ineligible to Participate in Extra-Curricular                                     Activities (1 - 5 Days) – To Be Determined by the Administrator

    3rd & Subsequent Offenses: Student will be sent to In-School Suspension (Contact ISS)

                                 Discipline Referral Will Be Written for Dress Code Violation and Gross Insubordination

                                 Parent /Guardian Will Be Contacted

                                 A Change of Clothes Will Be Requested

                                 1- 3 Days of In-School Suspension (To be determined by Administrator)       

                                 Discipline Notification Letter (Re: ISS & Loss of Privilege to Participate in Extra Curricular Activities) & Discipline Referral Will Be Sent Home

                                 Loss of Privileges (LOP)Student Is Ineligible to Participate in Extra-Curricular Activities: (10 Days LOP – Offense #3 – 1 Day of I.S.S.), (15 Days LOP – Offense #4 – 2 Days of  I.S.S.), (20 Days LOP – Offense #5 – 3 Days of I.S.S.), (25 Days LOP– Offense #6 – 3 Days of I.S.S.)  and (30 Days LOP – Offense #7 – 3 Days of I.S.S.)

    Please Note the Following:

    If a Parent/Guardian Cannot Be Contacted or Is Unable to Bring a Change of Clothes, the Student Will Remain In ISS (In-School Suspension). The student’s assignments will be requested from his/her teacher(s).

    Refusal to Report to ISS as directed will result in a Discipline Referral for Gross Insubordination and a Dress Code Offense. This Discipline Referral will result in In-School Suspension.

    If a student is assigned to serve In-School-Suspension and does not follow the ISS Rules, Procedures, and Guidelines, he/she will be assigned Out-of-School Suspension Days.

    **Number of Out-of-School Suspension Days To Be Determined by the Administrator.