Dress for Success
Students should avoid wearing:
• Provocative or distracting clothing. This should include clothing that exposes the torso area, back, and shoulders or clothing that is fully covered in an opaque material. (Examples: Tops with spaghetti straps, bare mid-riffs, sheer or woven materials, and low-cut shirts.)
• Tank tops. Shirts with sleeves are preferred.
• Any clothing that is offensive and displays inappropriate topics such as sex, drugs, alcohol, race, violence, or inappropriate ethnic references. Clothing such as jeans with holes, is not acceptable dress.
• Extremely short skirts or shorts. Shorts and skirts may not be shorter than two (2) inches above the knee in length. No short-shorts or mini-skirts.
• Head covering of any type. The exception being head coverings for religious purposes. Important: All head coverings should either be placed in lockers or backpacks. Head covering should not be carriedaround in one’s hand or attached to one’s belt.
• Sunglasses should not be worn on the head or face during instructional hours.
• Flip flops that are a health and safety concern. These items are especially dangerous in lab areas. Students are allowed to wear the athletic footwear in areas other than labs.
• Sleepwear of any kind—pajamas or pajama pants are not allowed.
• Intimate wear of any kind.
Students are reminded that if they do not adhere to the above guidelines they will be asked to call home for a change of clothing, or they will be given some type of covering for clothing deemed inappropriate.
Students must be referred to the office if they are inappropriately dressed.
- Underwear goes under what you wear. No underwear should be visible at all at any time on any male or female student. No underwear may be used as outerwear. Sleepwear, including pajamas and slippers are not to be worn at any time.
Short skirts or shorts:
- Shorts and skirts may not be shorter than two (2) inches above the knee in length. No short-shorts or mini-skirts.
- No torn or ripped clothing (including but not limited to slacks, skirts, shorts, jeans, shirts, etc.) should be worn by any male or female student.
- Wearing shoes, boots, and tennis shoes is fine, but in your magnet areas, P. E. class, or science class, your teacher may have specific footwear requirements for safety that come, not only from Western and BCPS, but also from OSHA & MOSHA. Any footwear (including flip-flops and sandals) that exposes toes or skin is not permitted in those classes listed above as well as each teacher’s Classroom Management Plan.