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Uniform Policy / Dress Code

                                                                                                 Uniform Policy

Nelson Academy maintains high standards for dress and enforces the uniform policy every day. The following guidelines are in alignment with LBUSD uniform expectations. In any case that a student’s attire is questionable, the student will be referred to an administrator for approval or to change into appropriate uniform clothing (i.e., a “loaner” will be provided). “Loaner” uniforms must be returned to the school at the end of the day. If they are not returned, a fine will be added to the student’s record. In cases of economic hardship, help in obtaining uniforms is available.

School Colors: Black, White, Nelson Logo Gold, Khaki

  • You may wear clothing that is made up of these colors. You may wear patterns that include the 4 school colors only.

  • You may wear “Spirit Wear” that you have purchased from Nelson Academy or have been given as part of a reward or club membership.

  • All shorts and skirts must extend past the fingertips when arms are extended and shoulders are down to be considered an appropriate length.

  •  All uniform bottoms must be worn at the waist level/above the hips (no sagging).



  • All outerwear (windbreakers, sweaters, sweatshirts, etc.) must either be solid in color or a pattern of our school colors (black, white, khaki or school logo gold) and may contain Nelson logos.

  • Outerwear may not have any logos other than a Nelson logo.  

Cold weather/Rain Gear 

  • May be any color and will need to be removed once in the classroom.

Footwear / Hats / Accessories

  • Shoes must have rubber soles and be closed-toed with toes covered by a durable material. Students must wear tennis shoes during PE each day.

  • High heels, sandals, slippers or house shoes are NOT allowed.

  • Hats and beanies must follow the district guidelines for sun protection and are worn only outside when the weather is appropriate. This includes hats being worn with the brim facing forward.

  • Hats, beanies, and hoods must be removed in the classroom.

  • Earrings must be no larger than the size of a quarter and students can be instructed to remove earrings and any other jewelry for PE as a safety precaution.

  • Accessories NOT allowed include studded/sharp earrings/jewelry, chains, and bandanas. 

NOT Allowed:

  • Colors other than those listed.

  • Inappropriate language or graphics on clothes (even on free dress or spirit days).

  • Tank tops/exposed shoulders or bare midriffs.

  • No cut off shorts.

  • Any article of clothing with rips or tears.

  • Writing, pictures, graphics including high school, college, and/or professional sports team logos (unless it is an announced themed dress day).

                                                                     Free and Appropriate Dress Policy

Throughout the course of the year, students will be allowed to participate in “Free and Appropriate Dress Days.”  If you qualify to participate in Nelson Scholar Days and have Free and Appropriate Dress, you must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • On these days, students may not wear inappropriate clothing (i.e. spaghetti straps; visible bra straps, halter/tube tops, exposed midriffs, short shorts, shirts or skirts that are too short or too tight; visible underwear, no sagging is allowed, clothing with inappropriate language or logos; belts or jewelry with spikes or studs, hats, caps, sweat pants or PE clothes)

  • Shoes must meet footwear guidelines above

  • Sport team logos are prohibited

  • Pajamas are prohibited

  • If an outfit is deemed inappropriate, students will be directed to the changing room to change into a loaner uniform

  • Students must wear their permanent student identification cards to participate in Nelson Scholar Day activities

  • Nelson Scholar Days will be announced at the school and families will be informed via a School Messenger, CANVAS, and/or on the school marquee

Política de uniformes - Uniform22-23Spanish.pdf