Uniforms

Uniform Sales for the 2021-2022 School Year
Ordering is Now Closed

While you shop, please remember that the Foundation is staffed entirely by volunteers.  Please be kind and patient with us!

October Uniform Order

We are looking into options for another ordering window but right now cannot even find inventory to fulfill everyone's purchases from this summer. The global shipping problems and supply chain issues are severely impacting all brands of uniform wear that schools like NMIS use. Make sure that you are reading the Correcaminos for announcements about this.

Q: Why do I have to create an account?

A: The Foundation (NMISF) would like to ensure that families have a record of their orders for future reference.  We also hope to add new items to the Shop, like spirit wear, and add new features to our website that will only be accessible if you have an account.  We also require an account to protect the students at NMIS. Password reset instructions are in the FAQ, below.

NMISF
Return Policy:


All Sales Are Final;
NMISF Cannot Process Returns or Exchanges. 

Individual Item Prices

K-5th Grades

Uniform Polos $20

(required)

 

Uniform Navy Zip-Up Hoodie $30

(optional)

Uniform Red Fleece Jacket $35

(optional)

Spirit Shirt $10

(optional)

6-8th Grades

Uniform Polos $20

(required)

 

Uniform Maroon Zip-Up Hoodie $30

(optional)

Uniform Black Fleece Jacket $35

(optional)

Spirit Shirt $10

(optional)

Superfans

Superfan Shirt $15

 

Superfan Grey Zip-Up Hoodie $35

Superfan Grey Fleece Jacket $40

Are you an NMIS teacher or staff member? Email uniforms@nmisf.org for a discount code on Superfan Gear.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dress Code

Why do I need a uniform?


NMIS has a School Uniform Policy: "The students at NMIS are required to wear a school uniform. The main reasons for having a uniform policy are to eliminate subjectivity in the appropriateness of a child’s clothing, promote school unity, as well as to help mask the socio-economic status of the families of our school. Students demonstrate their commitment to school spirit and community by following the uniform policy." The specific details of this policy can be found in the Family Handbook. If you have questions, please contact the School directly.​




What items are part of the uniform?


Each student's uniform is composed of a polo with the NMIS logo and uniform bottoms. A zip-up hoodie of fleece jacket with the NMIS logo are acceptable but optional. Students are required to be in uniform at all times except recess, when any outerwear can be worn. The long sleeve polo was retired from uniform sales in 2019 (i.e., it is not longer available for purchase) but it can still be worn per the dress code. Any other item is not permissible even if it has the NMIS logo on it, including sweaters.​




Why should I purchase a zip-up hoodie or fleece jacket?


Per the School's Uniform Policy, students cannot “cover up” their uniform shirt with something that is not “uniform” while indoors. The Foundation sells zip-up hoodies and fleece jackets for students wanting to bring something warmer to wear during class.




Can I personalize my child’s uniform polo?


No. Per the Uniform Policy, students are not allowed to personalize their uniform polos. Students are encouraged to have their name written inside of their clothing in case it becomes lost, but embroidered or printed personalization on the outside of uniform polos is prohibited.




Can I personalize my child’s zip-up hoodie or fleece jacket?


Yes! Per the Uniform Policy, students are allowed to personalize their uniform outerwear with their first and/or last name embroidered in yellow gold lettering in either print or script font. NMISF does not provide this service but local shops can add personalization for you.




What is a spirit shirt and when can my child wear it?


Spirit shirts are special annual t-shirts available from the Foundation. These special shirts may be worn in place of the regular uniform top of Fridays. This shirt changes every year and, per the Uniform Policy, only the one for the current year may be worn. Please do not send your child to school in an old spirit shirt.




My 5th grader is going to 6th grade at NMIS, do they need new uniform tops?


Yes, the middle school students have a different dress code than the elementary school students. Sixth, seventh and eigth grade students are expected to wear maroon or light blue uniform polos and can wear maroon zip-up hoodies or black fleece jackets. You can donate your child’s old uniform to the School. Ms. Eliza, the School’s wonderful receptionist, will handle donations and Ms. Carmen, the School’s fantastic Registrar, will handle distributions. Please contact registrar@nmis.org with any questions.





Ordering and Pick-Up

I have questions about the order I placed, who should I talk to?


Please contact the Foundation at uniforms@nmisf.org.




I’m not ready to order uniform shirts yet, can I wait?


Sales are on a first come, first served basis and we cannot guarantee that all sizes and styles will be available near the end of the ordering window. We recommend ordering earlier rather than later.




What if a size or style sells out?


If the size and style of your shirt sell out, the Foundation will place a separate order for you with our vendor. However, it is very important to note that we cannot guarantee that you will receive your order before school starts, so please plan accordingly. Please contact us if we do not have the item you need, uniforms@nmisf.org.




Can I return my order?


No, all sales are final. The Foundation is staffed by volunteers who donate a significant amount of time to organize the uniform sale and handle the accounting. We do not have the ability or capacity to process returns.




Help! I ordered the wrong size or type of shirt, what do I do?


The Foundation is staffed by volunteers and we do not have the capacity to handle returns. If you ordered the wrong item(s), we encourage you to reach out to other families to re-sell the item and then to make a new order. In some situations we may be able to help but cannot make any promises, please contact the Foundation at uniforms@nmisf.org.




Where can I purchase a uniform polo, spirit shirt, zip-up hoodie, or fleece jacket?


The Foundation is the exclusive vendor for uniform polos, spirit shirts, zip-up hoodies, and fleece jacket. Please visit our Shop to purchase these items.




When will uniform polos be available to purchase?


Online ordering will begin before the school year starts, on June 14, 2021 through July 16, 2021. The Foundation may have additional ordering opportunites but does not gurantee any particular time. Families are encouraged to order sufficient uniform clothing before school begins.




When will spirit shirts, zip-up hoodies and fleece jackets be available to purchase?


Online ordering will begin on June 14, 2021 and go through July 16, 2021. The Foundation is the exclusive vendor forspirit shirts, zip-up hoodies and all outerwear. The outerwear complies with the School’s dress code. The Foundation does not carry an inventory of spirit shirts or outerwear. It must be purchased during the Back-to-School Sale; NMISF will not have any other sales for these items.




Does the Foundation sell uniform pants, shorts and skirts?


No, but examples of where to purchase these items are listed in the Family Handbook, Appendix G. Please note that specific dark blue and khaki pants are required, not just any bottom in the correct color.




Will long sleeve uniform polos be available?


No, there will not be a long sleeve polo option available for sale this year. The long sleeve polos were retired from uniform sales in 2019. If you have used ones, they can still be worn but we will not be selling them anymore. Per the School's Uniform Policy, students can wear solid colored long sleeve shirts underneath their polos and still be in uniform.​




Does the Foundation sell sweaters?


No, the NMIS logo sweaters are not permissible outerwear according to the Uniform Policy. NMIS logo sweaters may only be worn during recess.​




Can I buy polos and have my own uniform shirts made?


It is a copyright violation to put the School logo on your own apparel or to have a uniform vendor create uniform tops for you, as well as a violation of the spirit in which NMIS operates. The Foundation is the exclusive vendor for providing uniform shirts for the School and has contracted with a company to ensure that specific threads and colors are used to embroider the School's logo onto uniforms. Per the Uniform Policy, students wearing incorrect uniforms will be sent to the office and remain there until parents/guardians bring a new uniform top.




I cannot afford to purchase uniforms this year, who should I talk to?


Please contact Ms. Carmen, the School’s fantastic Registrar, at registrar@nmis.org to discuss options that the School has for families needing assistance with uniforms. Ms. Carmen will be out for summer break and returns to the school July 26th. Some information is also available in the Family Handbook, Appendix G.




What if I need more uniform polos later this year?


After the Back-to-School Sale, uniform polos may be purchased on a case-by-case basis by emailing us at uniforms@nmisf.org. The Foundation has a small inventory of uniform polos that will be available throughout the year for you to purchase through our Shop. The Foundation sells items on a first-come, first-served basis. If the Foundation runs out of inventory, it will take a month or more for us to obtain more. Please plan accordingly or reach out to our fantastic community if you need a shirt and we cannot immediately meet your needs. If the item you need is out of stock, please email us at uniforms@nmisf.org. As of October 2021 we have very l imited inventory due to supply chain issues that we have no control over.




If I order uniforms after the Back-to-School Sale, when will I get my order?


After the Back-to-School Sale, uniform polos may be purchased during our October sale and will be available sometime in November. Please remember that the Foundation is a volunteer organization and cannot process your order any faster. If time is of the essence or you need a polo in a pinch, please email us at uniforms@nmisf.org.




When and how will I get my items?


Uniforms will be available for pick-up at a designated time and place approximately one week before school begins. Details will be announced and emailed to everyone who placed an order.​




Can I get my items earlier?


No, our parent volunteers need time to sort and organize the orders after we receive the items from our vendor. We are not able to work any faster to get you your shirts earlier. If you have an unavoidable conflict with the pick-up date and time, please reach out at uniforms@nmisf.org.




Can you mail me my items?


No. The Foundation is staffed by volunteers and does not have the capacity to mail shirts.




Do I have to have a PayPal account to purchase items?


No, you do not need an account to pay for items through PayPal. You can login and pay through an account or pay directly with a credit card.




Will there be an October 2021 sale?


We are looking into options for another ordering window but right now cannot even find inventory to fulfill everyone's purchases from this summer. The global shipping problems and supply chain issues are severely impacting all brands of uniform wear that schools like NMIS use. Make sure that you are reading the Correcaminos for announcements about this. The Foundation may have additional ordering opportunites but does not gurantee any particular time. Families are always encouraged to order sufficient uniform clothing before school begins.





Used Uniforms/Donations

Can I donate my child’s old uniforms?


Yes! The School accepts donations of new or gently used uniform polos, hoodies, pants, shorts, and skirts. Spirit shirts from previous years are not accepted. Ms. Eliza, the School’s wonderful receptionist, will handle donations and Ms. Carmen, the School’s fantastic Registrar, will handle distributions, please contact registrar@nmis.org. Note that School staff are on summer break and will return at the end of July.




Where do I donate my child's old uniform clothing?


The School has a drop-off bin in the front office. Please contact registrar@nmis.org if you have questions, as the Foundation no longer handles used uniform donations. You may also bring them to Village Pizza from 3-6pm on June 26th and the Foundation will deliver donate uniforms to the School for you.




The Foundation had a used uniform sale in the past, why are you not having one anymore?


In previous years the Foundation collected donations of old uniform shirts, hoodies, and bottoms and sold them at a reduced price. However, because the sale was first-come, first-served, we found that many families who needed this low-cost alternative were not able to purchase items because they sold out too quickly. So, the Foundation has instead decided to allow the School to distribute these donated items directly to families needing assistance. These items will be available year round. The Foundation does not assist with used uniforms anymore. Ms. Eliza, the School’s wonderful receptionist, will handle donations and Ms. Carmen, the School’s fantastic Registrar, will handle distributions. Please contact registrar@nmis.org for information.​ School staff are on summer break and will return at the end of July.




I can’t afford to purchase shirts this year, who should I talk to?


Please contact Ms. Carmen, the School’s fantastic Registrar, at registrar@nmis.org to discuss options that the School has for families needing assistance with uniforms. Some information is also available in the Family Handbook, Appendix G. School staff are on summer break and will return at the end of July.





Miscellaneous

What if we do not return to school like normal?


The Foundation has been in close communication with the Head of School, Todd Knouse. Regardless of whether school resumes in-person on campus or in a different format, students will be required to wear uniforms because they “eliminate subjectivity in the appropriateness of a child’s clothing, promote school unity, as well as [] help mask the socio-economic status of the families of our school.” NMIS Family Handbook, Uniform Policy. The Foundation believes that it is essential that families have access to uniforms prior to school starting and that they have time to plan for the purchase. At this time, the Foundation will not accept returns on uniforms.




In years past the Foundation sold water bottles, can I buy one?


We are not selling water bottles at this time but may have them available in the future. We would love to hear about your interest in spirit items, so please contact us at info@nmisf.org.




I have ideas about uniforms and spirit wear, who should I talk to?


Please contact the Foundation at info@nmisf.org.





NMIS Superfans

Are parents allowed to buy uniform shirts, hoodies, jackets, and spirit shirts to wear as spirit wear in support of the School?


No, for the safety of NMIS students, we respectfully ask that you do not purchase uniform polos, hoodies, jackets, or spirit shirts for anyone but a student to wear. The Foundation sells spirit wear for parents - gray t-shirts, gray fleece jackets and gray zip-up hoodies - only those items are acceptable for parents to wear. If you are interested in spirit wear for parents, please let us know at info@nmisf.org.




Are teachers and NMIS staff allowed to buy uniform shirts, hoodies, jackets and spirit shirts to wear?


No, however, NMIS teachers and staff may purchase grey t-shirts, grey fleece jackets, and grey zip-up hoodies sold by the Foundation to show their support for NMIS. If you are interested in spirit wear for staff and teachers, please let us know at info@nmisf.org. NMISF is offering a discount on these items for NMIS teachers and staff. Email us at uniforms@nmisf.org for more information.




Is there NMIS spirit wear from parents, teachers, and staff this year?


Yes, the Foundation sells spirit wear for parents, teachers and staff - gray t-shirts, gray fleece jackts, and gray hoodies - on a limited basis and we intend to do so each year. If you are interested in spirit wear for parents, teachers and staff, please let us know at info@nmisf.org.





Accounts

Why do I have to create an account?


The Foundation would like to ensure that families have a record of their orders for future reference. We also hope to add new items to the Shop, like spirit wear, and add new features to our website that will only be accessible if you have an account. We also require an account to protect the students at NMIS.




I forgot my password, what do I do?


- Go to https://www.nmisf.org/uniforms - Click the button at the top of the page for the Shop - A sign up page will appear and at the top click “Log In” instead of entering your information. - Select “Log In With Email” - Click “Forgot Password” below to two spots to enter your email and password - Type in the email you used - Click “Create Password” - Check your email and follow the link to reset your password. - You will have to go back to https://www.nmisf.org/uniforms, click the button says Shop, click “Log In,” and select “Log In With Email.” Enter your email and new password here. This should take you to the Shop and allow you to purchase uniforms.





Discounts

Why isn't the discount code working?


Try these troubleshooting tips: - Check that you have all of the required items in your cart - Only order one package at a time (the discount code only works once) - Remove any other discount codes in your cart (only one at a time will work, they are not combinable) - The discount codes are only valid until July 16, 2021 Still having problems? Send us a picture of your cart and a message at uniforms@nmisf.org. Please be patient, we are all volunteers and will respond as quickly as we can.




Can I mix and match sizes and colors for the package?


Yes, you can add any combination of color, size, and grade (middle and elementary school) to your cart as long as 5 polo shirts are added. If you are ordering for one student, consider ordering multiple sizes for him or her to grow into later in the school year.




I'm an NMIS teacher or staff member, can I get a discount?


Yes, send us a message at uniforms@nmisf.org to get your discount code. Please be patient, we are all volunteers and will respond as quickly as we can.




Can I mix and match Superfan fleeces and hoodies?


Yes, you can add any combination of Superfan fleeces and hoodies to your cart as part of the Family Package or Grandparent Package. For example, you can get 2 hoodies and 2 fleeces with the Grandparent Package.




I recycled a spirit shirt on June 26th but my discount code isn't working.


The discount code is only applicable to the student spirit spirt and it cannot be combined with any other discounts. Only one discount per order is accepted. Each discount code is unique and may only be used one time. The discount code is valid until July 16, 2021. If you are still experiencing problems, please email us at uniforms@nmisf.org. Please be patient, we are all volunteers and will respond as quickly as we can.




Where do I enter the discount code?


Once items are added to your cart, click to view your cart and scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see a link that says "Enter a promo code" and can click it to enter your code.