Uniforms

Dress Code

NME has established a uniform and a dress code policy. It is the responsibility of the school professionals to enforce the policy. Parents/guardians are asked to reinforce the guidelines of the established dress code and encourage proper grooming habits for their children.


The dress code at NME serves several purposes:
● to promote a sense of community and pride within our school and individual scholars
● to provide a means for a child to associate dress with behavior
● to create an environment of uniformity and safety for all scholars
● to reduce clothing expenditures


The dress shall be:
● NME purple polo or tie-dye t-shirt (5th term only)
● Khaki pants, shorts, or skorts
● NME sweaters or hoodies; Plain white or black, nonpatterned, non-logo, long sleeve shirts, jackets, sweaters, or cardigans are also acceptable
● *Close toed and heeled shoes (no crocs or sandals)
● Black or white socks or tights (may be worn year round under shorts/skorts)
● Black or white undershirts

*Scholars are asked to wear close-toed and heeled shoes for their safety and to avoid any shoe changes during the day that are not appropriate for indoor/outdoor activity.

Where to Buy Uniforms

Polos

School: A limited number of sizes are available. Call the front office to verify.

Online: https://schoolbelles.com/

School code: s3113

Hoodies

School: Sizes Youth XS-Adult XXXL are available. Call the front office to verify.

Online: https://schoolbelles.com/

School code: s3113

5th Term Tie Dye T-Shirts

School: Sizes Youth XS-Adult XXXL are available. Call the front office to verify.

All uniform items with the NME logo (polos, tie-dye t-shirts, NME sweaters, and NME hoodies) must be purchased from the school or the school’s uniform vendor, Schoolbelles, at: https://schoolbelles.com/

Khaki Bottoms, Undershirts, and Socks/Tights

Khaki bottoms, including skorts, shorts, and pants, may be purchased from any retailer. These bottoms must match our current uniform as closely as possible regarding color. They may not contain embellishments, pockets, ruches, or ruffles.

Undershirts, socks, and tights must be plain black and white. They can be purchased from any retailer.


If there is a uniform violation parents/guardians will receive a warning to fix the violation. After three warnings, the family will be asked to meet with the Scholar and Family Support Team to discuss barriers to proper dress and solutions for improvement.


The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) will host a uniform drive at the beginning of each school year. Parents/guardians that do not wish to keep uniforms after a scholar has outgrown them are encouraged to donate gently used items with no stains, rips, or tears to the school. These items will be offered at the
PAC-sponsored uniform drive free of charge.


Donating gently used uniforms does not count as a donation for engagement hours. Instead, families can choose to anonymously “adopt a scholar” and donate the necessary funds to provide a scholar in need with a new set of uniforms (two tops, two bottoms, and a hoodie or sweater). Interested families should contact the front office to add their name to a list. They will be contacted when the need arises.