All students are expected to present themselves in an orderly manner, conducive to the advancement of education. Appearance should be neat and acceptable. Items that are disruptive or could cause situations that would diminish the safety of students will be prohibited.
Apparel, hats, jewelry, bandannas, insignias, colors, or paraphernalia that indicate an affiliation with a group or gang which may provoke others to act violently or be intimidated, may not be possessed or worn on campus or at school activities.
Clothing, apparel, and paraphernalia, which denote gang affiliation and are not appropriate for school will vary and may change from year to year.
Students are expected to wear or display the following:
- Clothing that covers undergarments, midriff and buttocks (both males and females).
- Shoes worn at all times.
- Hoods are not to be worn in classrooms, at school assemblies or during activities.
Students may NOT wear, display or be in possession of:
- Hats, bandanas, wave caps, beanies or any other form of headwear that is not school issued apparel.
- Any form of gang related attire or any cult related apparel of any kind with accompanied inscription.
- Overly brief garments such as tube tops, halter tops, strapless, off-the-shoulder, fishnet or see through garments.
- Sagging pants with the buttocks exposed revealing underwear or athletic shorts, letters or numbered belt buckles and oversized belts. Bib overalls with the straps unbuckled, pajamas, slippers or sleepwear.
- Spiked jewelry of any kind or long chains (including earrings or other piercing objects).
- Any clothing or appearance that is considered unsafe, lewd, indecent, vulgar, obscene or disruptive 🙁 as determined by Administration).
- Emblems, lettering or pictures pertaining to gang, drug, tobacco, alcohol, sex, death, mutilation, violence or a gang’s “silent code.” This includes but is not limited to any symbols that law enforcement considers to be drug related including KK, blunt, 420 or 8-ball (includes notebooks and backpacks and students own property kept in backpack or pockets).
- Emblems, lettering or pictures which are crude, vulgar, profane, sexually suggestive or offensive, alcohol, or tobacco promotions (includes but not limited to: notebooks, backpacks and students own property kept in backpacks or pockets).
- Emblems, lettering or pictures which advocate gender, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation or religious prejudice (includes notebooks, backpacks and students own property kept in backpacks or pockets).
- Hair lengths or styles which substantially disrupt interfere with or distract the orderly conduct of the educational process or the learning atmosphere of the school or classroom.
- Sunglasses are not allowed.
The prescribed schools uniforms are as follows:
- YEAR 12 – YEAR 13
- BOYS: White Short sleeved shirt over blue black pair of trousers, black shoes and socks to match.
- GIRLS: White short sleeved blouse over light blue checkered skirt, black shoes and socks to match. Girls may opt to wear a pair of trousers in place of the skirt.
- YEAR 7 – YEAR 11
- BOYS: Navy blue short sleeved shirt over a pair of blue black pair of trousers black shoes to match.
- GIRLS: Light blue short sleeved blouse over blue black skirt with black shoes to match.
- FRIDAY: BIS Polo shirt over pair of blue or blue-black jeans trousers for both boys and girls.
NB: Any violation of this code will be treated as a violation of the school’s code of discipline and appropriate sanctions may apply.
Dress Standard Definitions
The term “baggy pants” means the waistline of the pants, located at the hipbone of the student when pulled and pinched will gather more than one inch of material. Properly fitted pants will not gather more than one inch of material. Pant/trouser leg should not be baggy regardless of position of waistband.
The term “sagged pants” means the waistline of the pants is located below the hipbone of the student. Or that the crotch hangs away from the body regardless of position of waistband. With the pants correctly worn the crotch of the pants will not hang away from the body. Properly fitted pants incorrectly worn (below the hipbone) are “sagged pants.”
Violation of the dress standards will result in parent contact by school personnel, confiscation of the article, or sent home to change clothes and correct the violation. This information contained in this packet and in The Student Planner is the only “warning” students will receive. Repeat offenses will result in suspension from school. Students and parents should continue to use good judgment when choosing their school clothing. Clothing must meet dress code guidelines even if received as a birthday or holiday gift. Confiscated articles are not the responsibility of the school if they are lost or stolen. Parents or guardians will be notified and be given a time to pick up confiscated items from the front office. Any item not claimed within 3 months from date of receipt, will be discarded.