Default Notification bar won't go away (can't be hidden)

Complete noob here using M8 w/ theme from The phone's notification bar will not go away. You can swipe down to expand it, but when I swipe up on the phone, it still shows at the top of the screen. Within Themer, I have checked for it to auto hide but it is not working. Does anyone know how to fix this? Is it an issue with Themer (happens on several different themes) or with my M8? Again, appreciate any help that can be provided.

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