Dress Code


Bells Ferry Elementary School Dress Code

Dress: Every child at Bells Ferry is encouraged to observe a standard of grooming and dress consistent with the level of formality of the school situation. Clothing or ornamentation displaying or advertising substances illegal for minors is prohibited. Children may not dress or groom in any manner that detracts or interferes with the instructional process.

Administrators and teachers shall enforce the dress code policy, and the principal or her designee shall be the final judge as to the appropriateness, neatness, and cleanliness of the wearing apparel, or whether or not apparel is disruptive, or in violation of the dress code.

The required standard of dress for students shall be as follows:

          A. All students shall be required to maintain the level of personal hygiene necessary to ensure a healthful school environment and to refrain from any mode of dress which proves to contribute to any disruption of school functions. 

          B. All students shall maintain the following minimum standard of dress:

                      1. Appropriate shoes shall be worn.

                      2. Midriffs shall be covered

                      3. Appropriate undergarments shall be worn and may not be visible.

                      4. No strapless or spaghetti strap tops shall be worn.

                      5. No flip-flops; lace up shoes are preferred.

                      6. Appropriate shorts must be long enough so that the student can touch the                                      bottom of the shorts when his/her hands are at their sides.

                     7. No caps, hats, bandanas, nor hoods covering the head are to be worn in the                                  school buildings during the school day unless there is a special activity during                                 which they are deemed appropriate by the school administration. 

                     8. Clothing or ornamentation that does any of the following is prohibited:

                               a. Displays or advertises substances illegal to minors.

                               b. Displays suggestive phrases, designs, markings or profanities

                               c. Advocates, promotes, or suggests illegal activity.

          C. Parents or students who have specific questions about a garment’s appropriateness should  review the list above and/or contact the Bells Ferry administration.