Student Uniform Information

BLHS Dress Code: Requirements

Shirts, Sweaters and Sweatshirts (tops)

  • Tops must be SOLID gray, white, Kelly green, or black with a collar; this includes button-down shirts or polo shirts. T-Shirts reflecting BLHS school spirit may also be worn in school colors ONLY.
  • Shirts may have logos but not larger than the size of a credit card.
  • Students may wear a plain or BLHS logo hooded/crewneck sweatshirts over school uniforms. The sweatshirts may be solid gray, white, Kelly green or black. Hoods cannot be up in the building. If a student is seen wearing their hoods up in the building the hooded sweatshirt will be confiscated and placed in the front office for the student to pick up at the end of the day.

Pants, Skirts, Skorts, Jumpers, Capris and Shorts (Bottoms)

  • Bottoms may be solid khaki, white, gray, or black.
  • Jeans, sweatpants, jeggings, leggings, cargo pants, gym shorts, yoga pants or tights of any color are not permitted.
  • With the exception of small labels (quarter size), bottoms may not have insignias, words, embroidery, graphics or pictures.
  • Shorts, skirts, skorts, and jumpers shall be no shorter than three inches at the top of the knee cap when standing. No athletic shorts or athletic pants are allowed.

 Coats and Jackets (Outerwear)

  • Outerwear must be solid white, gray, or black. Outerwear (coats, jackets, and sweaters) may be worn inside the school building during the school day but MUST be worn over school uniform.

 Shoes, Sneakers and Boots (Footwear)

  • Footwear must be worn at all times. Shoes shall conform, as needed, to special requirements such as P.E. classes, JROTC, science labs, etc.
  • Laces on shoes and sneakers must be tied.
  • Flip flops, crocs shoes, slippers, and bedroom shoes are not permitted. Sandals must have a heel strap.

 Other Clothing Items or Accessories

  • Any adornment that could be perceived as, or used as, a weapon (i.e. chains, spikes, etc.) is not permitted.
  • Gang-related clothing, accessories, symbols or intimidating items of dress, as identified by local law enforcement agencies, are not permitted.
  • Head coverings of any kind, including but not limited to, hats, bandannas, caps, curlers, costume masks, sweatbands, visors, kerchiefs, earmuffs or sunglasses are not permitted. Head coverings shall not be worn, carried, hung on belts or around the neck or kept in classrooms during regular school hours. Headbands that are used to hold hair back can be worn but cannot be worn on the student’s forehead.

 Other Uniform Considerations

  • Students are expected to be dressed according to the uniform standards at all times when school is in session.
  • Students who are taking classes that require a special dress code, such as JROTC or career and technical education internships, may wear that uniform to other classes.
  • ACE students will follow their appropriate dress code.If ACE students are inside of BLHS then ACE students MUST follow BLHS dress code.
  • Principals may make exceptions to the uniform policy for special events, such as picture day, and may allow a different standard for athletic teams or other school clubs or activities.

Enforcement

  • First and Second offenses: Students will be informed that they have violated the policy.  Students will be given an opportunity to change into acceptable clothing by using bobcat wear provided by the school or by calling a parent/legal guardian to bring clothes. A dress code minor incident will be written. Students may be placed in an in-school suspension alternative setting for the remainder of the day if they cannot get appropriate clothing/shoes.
  • Third offense and additional offenses: A third or additional infraction of the dress code will be categorized as a Level 1 offense as outlined in the Beaufort County School District Code of Student Conduct. Disciplinary action may vary when a student has a record of other conduct violations during a current school year. Students who do not comply with the dress code may be excluded from participating in certain extra-curricular school programs.  Copies of the dress code will be made available to students.
 

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