Bridge Creek Public School respects the students’ rights to express themselves appropriately in their dress. All BCPS students are also expected to respect the school community by dressing appropriately for a 6 -12 grade educational environment. Student attire should facilitate participation in learning and the health and safety of students and personnel.
This Policy is intended to provide guidance for Students, Staff, and Parents:
- Clothing must cover areas from one armpit across to the other armpit (in the front, on the sides, and the back)
- No low cut (front or back), transparent, or see-through
- Cleavage or midriff cannot be exposed.
- Extending down to cover the Student’s buttocks modest length when standing or bending.
- Tops must have shoulder straps | BCMS – 1-inch shoulder straps
- Transparent clothing, made of mesh, or has holes, exposing SKIN and UNDERGARMENTS are not allowed. It cannot be above the red line on the picture to the right while meeting the expectations of number 1.
- Midriff CANNOT be exposed | Shirt must always meet the top of the bottom garment through all movements
Specialized courses may require specific attire such as sports, uniforms, and/or safety gear. Once the student returns back to the general school population, the students must adhere to the above expectations.
- Headgear, including hats and hoodies, is allowed as long as the headgear does not obstruct the eyes and ears.
- Sunglasses may not be worn to cover the student’s eyes while inside the school.
- Clothing and accessories that endanger student or staff safety may not be worn.
- Accessories such as furry tails, chains, ropes, straps, spiked jewelry, etc. are not permitted inside the buildings.
- No Blankets are allowed in the school.
All students are required to wear shoes. Cleats,shoes with wheels, or any shoe that limits physical activity or safety are not permitted.
Items will be identified and monitored by police or school officials. They are subject to change at the administration’s discretion as the need arises
Offensive writing, suggestive slogans, or logos that pertain to beer, liquor, drug, medical marijuana (dispensaries), or tobacco; electronic cigarettes/vapes or vaping products or any other product packaged for smoking or the simulation of smoking. Vulgarity, sexual innuendos, obscenity or nudity, or promotion of violence are not allowed. Clothing may not state, imply or depict hate speech/imagery targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religious affiliation.
The School Administration reserves the right to determine what constitutes appropriate dress. Clothing or accessories that will create a disruption to the learning environment may not be allowed. Students who do not adhere to these guidelines will not be allowed to attend class. Parents will be called if appropriate clothing is unavailable or the student refuses dress-code-appropriate clothing. Educational consideration is given to grooming and dress which must not constitute a distraction or interfere with the educational opportunities of other students. With ever-changing styles, additional guidelines are established to help maintain high standards. These standards are provided so clothing does not distract from the educational process.
There may be changes, interpretations, or exceptions to the dress code as deemed necessary by administrators. These changes or interpretations will be dependent upon safety conditions or other types of situations that develop. Any student deemed in violation of the dress code will be required to find clothing that meets the code or will be sent home to correct the situation. Failure to meet dress code regulations will be grounds for disciplinary action and could result in an unexcused absence. The judgment of the principal concerning appropriateness is final.