STEM MS Uniform Policy

  • NEISD/STEM ACADEMY UNIFORM POLICY

    UNIFORMS MUST BE WORN DAILY.

    ID cards are considered a part of the school uniform. All students, faculty and staff are required to wear their ID cards when on campus. ID cards are required in the cafeteria for breakfast/lunch purchases and to leave the class for restroom breaks. Students will be required to wear ID cards throughout the school day. ID cards should not be defaced in any way. ID cards will be distributed one time free of charge. If lost, stolen or defaced, students must purchase a new ID card for $4.00. A STEM lanyards will be provided to each STEM students at the beginning of the school year. Replacement lanyards may be purchased in the STEM office.

    Parents are expected to provide attire that complies with the school and district dress code policy. If a student arrives at school and is not in compliance with the school’s uniform policy, he/she will be: (1) provided with a uniform for the day, or (2) placed in the In-School Suspension Program for the remainder of the day. Persistent noncompliance with the uniform policy will be considered insubordination.

    All other North East Independent School District dress code policies will be enforced.

    DRESS FOR SUCCESS

    A standardized dress code policy is required for all students enrolled at STEM Academy/Nimitz Middle School. The students’ uniform must fit properly, not exceeding one (1) size beyond the correct size and may not be modified in any way. This includes baggy or sagging pants and oversized shirts/blouses. Logos/Labels may not be visible. Parents must remove any visible logos/labels or the student will be out of compliance with the dress code. A student will not be permitted to attend class if his/her uniform is out of compliance with the uniform policy.


    The uniform policy for BOYS:
    1. Pants or Shorts
        • Khaki Beige cotton or polyester twill trousers or walking shorts
    2. Shirts – Solid White or Navy Blue
        • Collared, oxford/polo/golf-type, long or short sleeves are allowed
        • Shirts must have buttons, no zippers, and no logos
        • Any College/University T-shirt/shirt
        • Any STEM T-shirt/shirt
        • If undershirts are worn, they must be solid white
        • School organization shirts or spirit shirts may be worn any day of the week, including Lee H.S. spirit shirts


    The following are NOT acceptable:
        • Denim, jeans, athletic sweats, or wind suits.
        • Torn seams or frayed pants or hems.
        • Walking shorts that measure more than 3 inches above the knee.
        • Spandex or lycra
        • Hats/caps of any kind***


    ***Students who require head coverings for medical reasons will need to provide a note to the school nurse.


    The uniform policy for GIRLS:
    1. Pants or Shorts
        • Khaki Beige cotton or polyester twill slacks/walking shorts, skirt or jumper, skorts, Capri, and pedal pusher pants.
        • White stockings or leggings may be worn underneath shorts or skirt; however, skirt/short length must not measure more than 3 inches above the knee.
    2. Shirt/Blouse – Solid White or Navy Blue
        • Collared, oxford/polo/golf- type, long or short sleeves
        • Shirt/Blouses must have buttons—no zippers, no logos, or t-shirts
        • Blouses must be buttoned to the second button from the top
        • If undershirts are worn, they must be solid white
        • Spandex and Lycra tops are not allowed even as undershirts
        • School organization shirts or spirit day shirts may be worn any day of the week., including Lee H.S. spirit shirts Any College/University T-shirt/shirt
        • Any STEM T-shirt/shirt


    The following are NOT acceptable:
        • Jeans, jean style pants, pants with brads or rivets, athletic sweats, or wind suits. Torn seams or frayed pants or hems
        • Hip huggers, or stripes of any kind
        • Spandex or Lycra; to include bicycle shorts, gym shorts, skirts and basketball shorts
        • Walking shorts, skirts, jumpers or skorts that measure more than 3 inches above the knee

    The Following Examples of Footwear are NOT ALLOWED:
        • Flip-flops
        • Sandals with no heal or back straps
        • Tennis shoes with rollers
        • Steel toe shoes
        • Soccer slides
        • House shoes/slippers

    Cold Weather Attire: (BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS)
    If students want to wear something over the uniform shirt/blouse while inside the school building, the shirt/blouse collar must show. The only apparel permitted while in the school building during school hours will be:


        • Navy blue or white sweater, vest, pullover or cardigan, sweatshirt (without a hood).
        • School spirit sweatshirt
        • STEM or Nimitz/LEE Sweatshirt
        • College sweatshirt


    The following are NOT acceptable during the day:
        • Oversized sweaters, windbreakers, jackets or hoodies


    All other types of outerwear, i.e. coats/jackets/hoodies, are to be placed in the student’s locker at the beginning of the day and not removed until dismissal at the end of the day.

    Free-Dress Days are at the approval of the Administration and any clothing will be in compliance with NEISD District Dress Code Policy.