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Dress Code and Inclement Weather

Dress Code

Grades TK - 5

Lower school students should follow the spirit of the dress code.

Grades 6 - 12

Students in grades 6-12 should follow the basic guideline of Parrott's dress code: "clean, neat, appropriately covered, and unexaggerated." Clothing should not be disruptive or distractive to the teaching/learning process.

Boys' Dress Code, Grades 6 - 12

The following attire is required:
  • Tucked shirts
  • Jeans, appropriate slacks or shorts (neither torn nor patched) and worn with a belt
  • Neatly cut hair and clean shaven faces
Girls' Dress Code, Grades 6 - 12

The following attire is required:
  • T-shirts, knit shirts, sweaters, or blouses that fully cover midriff, expose minimal cleavage, and have straps measuring a minimum of two finger-widths
  • Jeans or other appropriate slacks (neither torn nor patched)
  • Skirts/Dresses - not shorter than 4" above the knee
  • Shorts with a minimum inseam of 4"
The following attire is inappropriate for both boys and girls, Grades 6-12:
  • Athletic-type shorts: track, soccer, tennis, board, or camp
  • Sweatpants, athletic wind pants, leggings, or jeggings
  • Clothing that displays logos promoting the use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs
  • Clothing with obscene or suggestive print or which degrades another group of people by race, gender, religion, or ethnicity
  • Hats, caps, toboggans, bandanas, visors, or sunglasses may not be worn inside the school buildings
  • Exposed underclothing or tattoos
  • Body piercing (except ear jewelry for young ladies)
Academy Dress

On special occasions, students are asked to "dress up"; this is called "academy dress." For boys, this means a collared shirt and tie, with slacks (no jeans or shorts) worn with a belt, and dress shoes. For girls, this means a dress, skirt, or dress slacks, and dress shoes.

* For complete dress code policy, refer to the Arendell Parrott Academy Student Handbook.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather or other emergency requiring the school to alter the normal schedule, parents will be notified via:
  • RenWeb Alert
    • Phone and/or Text message
    • Email
  • TV
    • WNCT - Ch. 9 (Greenville)
    • WCTI - Ch. 12 (New Bern)
    • WITN - Ch. 7 (Washington)
The school will provide information on delayed opening and closing based on the best available information. Because APA covers a broad geographical area and weather conditions can vary greatly, each parent needs to decide if weather conditions in the local area are too dangerous for travel. If APA operates on either a delayed or normal schedule and weather conditions in the local area present a hazardous situation, DO NO attempt to travel to school. the safety of our parents, students, and teachers is our highest priority.