Shirts, Sweaters, and Sweatshirts (Tops)
Tops may be solid white, black, kelly green, or gray with a collar. All tops, other than spirit shirts, must have a collar. Mock turtlenecks and turtlenecks are acceptable.
Shirts may have BLHS school-approved logos also known as “spirit shirts” and must be in school colors (white, black, kelly green, gray).
Shirts may not exceed one size larger or smaller than necessary as determined by the school administrator.
White T-shirts (long or short sleeves) may be worn under uniform shirts.
Students may wear plain, hooded sweaters or sweatshirts over school uniforms. The sweaters or sweatshirts may be solid white, black, kelly green, or gray. School color spirit sweatshirts may be worn over school uniform. Brand logos (other than BLHS spirt logos) MUST be smaller than a credit card on all sweatshirts. 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, black, white, or gray as designated by school (NO sweatpants, other than solid black sweatpants are allowed. Brand logos and lettering cannot be larger than the size of a credit card, solid black BLHS spirit sweatpants are allowed). Again, ONLY solid black sweatpants are acceptable.
Jeans are not permitted. Principals may make exceptions for a specific group such as seniors or for special days.
Bottoms must be free of graphics and embroidery, except for small labels, no larger than the size of a credit card.
Shorts, skirts, skorts, and jumpers shall be modest and of sufficient length. The length of these articles of clothing shall be no shorter than three (3) inches above the top of the knee when standing.
Cargo-style pants or shorts are not permitted.
Clothing may not exceed one size larger than necessary as determined by a school administrator. Baggy or sagging pants or shorts are not permitted. “Low rise” clothing is not permitted. Pants, shorts, and skirts must be worn at the natural waistline.
Coats and Jackets (Outerwear)
Outerwear may not be worn inside the school building during the school day. Outerwear may be worn during a class change if the student is exiting the building. Outerwear may be worn to school and placed in the student’s locker or backpack.
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, ROTC, science labs, etc.
Laces on shoes and sneakers must be tied.
Flip flops, crocs, and slippers are not permitted. Sandals must have a heel strap. Shoes with wheels are not permitted.
Other Clothing Items or Accessories
Students may not wear large pendants or medallions. School administration has the final say on determining whether a pendant or medallion is large or not.
Any adornment that could be perceived as, or used as a weapon such as 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, caps, bandanas, curlers, costume masks, visors, kerchiefs, athletic sweatbands, 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.
Other Uniform Requirements
Students are always expected to be dressed according to the uniform standards when school is in session.
Students who are enrolled in programs that require a special dress code, such as JROTC or career and technical education internships, may wear that uniform to other classes.
ONLY the principal may make exceptions to the uniform policy for special events.
Clothing designed for school athletic events, such as cheerleader outfits, that do not meet the above guidelines shall not be worn during the instructional day unless appropriate additional garments are worn with the outfit.
First Offense: Students shall be informed that they have violated the policy. They shall be given an opportunity to change into acceptable clothing by using available clothes at school or by calling a parent/guardian to bring clothes. If neither of these options is used, students may be placed in an alternative setting, such as in-school suspension (ISS), for the remainder of the day. Second Offense: A second infraction of the policy shall be considered as defiance. In addition to the disciplinary actions available for a first offense, a parent/guardian conference shall be held. Third Offense and Additional Offenses: A third or additional infraction of the dress code shall be categorized as a Level 1 Offense as outlined in the Beaufort County School District Code of Student Conduct, subject to the consequences outlined therein, including out-of-school suspension. Disciplinary action may vary when a student has a record of other student conduct violations during a current school year.
Students who do not comply with the dress code may be excluded from participating in certain extracurricular school programs. Copies of the dress code shall be made available to students and parents.
Reasonable consideration shall be made for those students who, because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason, request a waiver of a particular guideline for dress or appearance. The waiver request shall be in writing from the parent or guardian and approved by the principal and/or principal’s designee on an annual basis. In considering a waiver request, the principal and/or principal’s designee has the right to request additional documentation from medical and/or religious officials.