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Dress Code

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BULLARD HIGH SCHOOL DRESS CODE POLICY

 

Bullard High School has adopted the following Dress Code Policy; it will be strictly enforced at school and for all school-related activities, both on and off campus (reasonable dress regulations for special school activities can be made by the Principal). The basic standard is one that adheres to "good taste." Because reasonable people can disagree over what constitutes "good taste," the below listed clothing items and dress styles are prohibited:

 

Student Identification

Every Bullard High School student must carry a valid B.H.S. Student I.D. Card that is made available to a school official when on campus.  Students must carry a valid B.H.S. Student I.D. Card at all school functions.

General Apparel

1.    No hairstyles that draw undue attention. This means no Mohawks, tails, unusual razor cuts or unnatural/unusual colors.

2.    No flip-flops or backless shoes of any kind. Sandals must have heel straps. (Includes slides, Birkenstocks, and sandals)

3.    No hats, caps, do-rags, head coverings or hoods of any kind are allowed on campus. Hoods may be worn to and from school, but not during school hours. Bullard High School approved hats or caps may be worn outside of the classroom.

4.    No sunglasses are to be worn in the classrooms, offices or other school facilities (unless prescribed by a physician).

5.    No pants with holes or frays. No clothing with holes or frays, no cut-offs.

6.    No underwear visible.

7.    No slippers, pajamas or other sleepwear.

8.    No piercing other than those on the ear.

9.    No extreme clothing, extreme jewelry, extreme make-up, body piercing, etc. that draws undue attention to the wearer.

10. No articles of clothing that depict or display gang symbols or would otherwise be deemed "gang clothing."

11. No clothes that are considered revealing. This means no tops that show any bare midriffs. No tank tops, halter-tops, see through tops or off-the-shoulder tops. No leggings worn as pants.

12. No clothing that depicts death or skulls, profanity, products or slogans that promote tobacco, alcohol, drugs or sex.

Shirts/Tops/Skirts/Dresses/Skorts/Shorts

1.   No underwear-type sleeveless shirts, tank tops, tube tops, off-the-shoulder tops, or halter tops are allowed. Tops must completely cover the midriff area. Tops must have sleeves.

2.   No shorts, skorts, skirts or dresses higher than 4" above the knees (must extend to mid-thigh or lower). Shorts are to be hemmed. No bike shorts (spandex) or frayed shorts.

Baggy Clothing/Gang Material

1.    In general, no excessively baggy or oversized pants or shorts. Oversized clothing that presents a safety concern or reflects a gang style image is not acceptable. Shirts that hang below outstretched fingers will be considered oversized.

2.    Excess pant material cannot exceed 5 inches when measured at the kneecap of the straightened leg. Pants must fit and be worn at the natural waist. Pants must be hemmed and not stapled, pinned or taped and without holes.

3.    No sagging pants, even if covered by a shirt.

4.    No clothing or apparel that a student or group of students wear to identify themselves for the purpose of harassing, threatening or intimidating others. Example: No military, paramilitary, camouflage attire, or trench coats.

5.    No attire that may be used as a weapon, including but not limited to steel toed boots, chains, and items with spikes or studs.

6.    No solid color Royal Blue or Red tee shirts (these colors are subject to change if deemed necessary by school officials)                     

Additionally

1.    Electronic devices such as cell phones and phone watches, are allowed on campus, but they must remain off and not visible while in class. Students can have only one earbud on during passing time and lunch, but must remove them before entering a classroom, locker room, library, cafeteria, or any other placed deemed necessary by school officials.  In case of an emergency, a student may use a cell phone with teacher or staff permission.

2.    No skateboards/skates/roller blades/scooters. Their use is prohibited on the school grounds.

 

Questions regarding the dress code due to medical or religious reasons should be directed to the vice principals.

 

Due to the frequency of changing styles in clothing, Bullard High School reserves the right to adjust the dress code as needed. The dress code will be reviewed periodically by staff, parents, students and the School Site Council. Exceptions to the above may be made by the Principal for special days or special events.

 

Approved by Bullard High School Site Council 5/18/16

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