NEST+m K-12 Dress Code
Adopted June 21, 2016
As New York City’s K-12 citywide gifted and talented school, NEST+m has students who are members of a community of learners that spans from kindergartners to 12th graders. NEST+m students are expected to dress in a manner that is respectful toward our K-12 learning environment. In keeping with this philosophy, the NEST+m School Leadership Team supports the accompanying dress code (which applies to all grades, unless specifically noted):
- Students in grades K-8 are to wear a solid-colored upper garment (e.g. shirt, dress, sweater, sweatshirt) with the NEST+m insignia and/or brand.
- Closed-toe shoes (preferably with a rubber sole) must be worn by students in grades K-5.
- During Physical Education classes, students are expected to wear sneakers. In grades 6-12, during Physical Education classes, students are expected to wear an athletic t-shirt or sweatshirt, as well as athletic shorts or sweatpants.
- Clothing that degrades religion, race, or sexuality and clothing that promotes alcohol, drug use or offensive language is prohibited. Any attire that features words or images that violate the Department of Education’s Respect for All Initiative will not be permitted.
- Undergarments are not to be visible (e.g. pants are to be worn at the waist).
- Clothing may not be transparent (sheer) unless it is worn in combination with other garments that are not transparent.
- Tops and bottoms of outer garments must meet and should reasonably cover skin and not expose midriff or back. Strapless tops are not be worn.
- Skirts, shorts or other garments covering the lower body are to reach the fingertips of the extended arm.
- Religious head coverings are welcome. Headwear such as hats, visors, bandannas and hoods worn on the head (e.g. from sweaters or sweatshirts) are prohibited.
- Students whose attire is not aligned with this dress code will be asked to speak with the Dean of Students or a member of the administrative team. The Principal or designee will make the final determination of questions of student attire. Students whose attire is not aligned with this dress code will be provided with school-issued attire.
- Read the Chancellors Regulations A-665 regarding the Department of Education’s voluntary uniform policy.
PTA School Store
The PTA School Store is located in the Main Lobby next to the Auditorium entrance. Store Hours are subject to the availability of parent volunteers. The store is usually open in the mornings before dropoff at 8:15am, and during evening events such as Curriculum Night and Parent Teacher Conferences.
PTA Uniform Exchange
Gently used NEST+m logo shirts are available for $5.00 each. Stop by the PTA Office and one of our parent volunteers can assist you with purchases. You can also donate gently used shirts and receive credits towards other shirts.
Where to buy uniforms
NEST+m uniforms can be purchased from Land's End online as well as Cookies.
- Lands' End
Copy and paste the NEST+m preferred school number 900062597 into the form found on the Lands' End site through this link: