SY24 Dress Code
At Bak MSOA creativity and self-expression are fostered, but there are attire parameters set forth by the School District of Palm Beach County’s School Board Policy (5.182) and Bak MSOA. Attire means clothing, jewelry, headwear, book bags, accessories, or other articles of personal appearance. Please review the dress code with your child and ensure that your child is appropriately dressed for school per the parameters below.
Specifically, the following attire is UNACCEPTABLE in District schools:
- Attire with language or images that are crude, vulgar, profane, lewd/obscene, sexually explicit, or sexually suggestive; attire with symbols, mottoes, words or acronyms that promotes illegal or violent conduct, gang symbols, the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco or drug paraphernalia, or clothing that contains threats; attire associated with discrimination on the basis of age, color, handicap, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, or sex.
- Clothing that is revealing or sexually suggestive. Examples include, but not limited to, clothing which exposes the waist, navel, back, or abdomen (midriff/crop top/halter top), exposes one’s undergarments or buttocks, have plunging necklines, muscle tanks/tops, backless or strapless garments, and/or clothing constructed of see-through materials.
• How do I know if my shirt/top is “long” enough? The top can be tucked-in and remain tucked-in to
the lower garment when the lower garment is appropriately worn. Another guide: The top must naturally fall at least three inches below the natural waistband/hipband of the lower garment that is being worn.
• How do I know if my shorts/dress/skirt/skort is “long” enough? The garment’s length is at or below the student’s index finger when the arms are naturally placed by the student’s side. A quick guide for shorts – a minimum of a 4-inch inseam must be worn.
- Clothing traditionally designed as undergarments (e.g., boxer shorts, pajamas, bras) may not be worn as outer garments. Footwear which does not provide adequate protection or hygienic measures.
- Attire that may be used as a weapon, including but not limited to, steel toed shoes; chains; studded accessories; items with spikes; and other items deemed inappropriate by the individual school site.
- Clothing which, because of fit, design, color, inadequate coverage, or some other factor, creates classroom/school disorder/distract the attention of another/creates a safety or health hazard for any student.
- Jewelry/other accessories worn in a manner that presents a safety health hazard/causes a major disruption to the educational process (e.g., chains hanging from belt, pocket, wallet, spiked collars, tails, gloves).
- Hats, head coverings, bandanas, or the hood of a jacket/shirt. A religious exception is provided for students who cover their heads as an expression of a sincerely held religious belief. Weather exception: Students may wear a head covering outside if the temperature drops below 60 degrees.
- A jacket, sweat top, or cover-up may not be used to hide or cover a dress code violation.
Note: This document serves as official notice/warning to parents and students. Students are responsible for adhering to this dress code (no additional warning will be given). Non-adherence to district/school rules will result in consequences based on the Student Code of Conduct. Depending on the location and level of infraction, which may include, but are not limited to, drop in conduct grade, after school or lunch detention(s), or discipline referral.