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PERSONAL APPEARANCE (STUDENT DRESS CODE)

Philosophical Basis
The goal at the Brandywine School District is to create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for an educational setting. With this in mind, the following conditions have been adopted for students attending school in our district. Items of clothing not specifically covered in the list below can be prohibited at the discretion of the administration. Students in violation of the dress code will be required to change into clothes that meet the school expectations. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action.

Brandywine School District has established common expectations of student dress. We believe in promoting an appropriate, safe, and academic learning environment. Student clothing must not be a distraction to the learning environment. Students must adhere to the following guidelines in school and at school-sponsored events.

1. All clothing must be neat, clean, and in a condition of good repair.
2. Clothing with inappropriate, suggestive or derogatory pictures or phrases may not be worn.
3. Clothing designed to be worn as undergarments may not be visible.
4. No headwear is to be worn in the building during the school day. This includes, but is not limited to: hat, bandana, scarf, earmuffs, sunglasses, or any other head covering, including hoods. (Exception: Any headwear worn for religious beliefs with the appropriate documentation)
5. Shirts and blouses that leave the midriff bare are prohibited.
6. All shirts must have sleeves.
7. Heavy, bulky jackets, or overcoats, as determined by the administration, should be placed in lockers.
8. Shorts and skirts are to be respectable and modest length. (at least half way down the thigh.)
9. Pants and shorts are to be worn at the waist and a belt is strongly recommended. (Pajamas are prohibited)
10. Excessively tight clothing is not permitted.
11. Clothing with frayed edges or visible holes are not permitted. (Unless there is a layer of clothing under the frayed item)
12. Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times (slippers are not permitted).
13. Students wearing jewelry or accessories that may be considered unsafe or inappropriate to the learning environment may be subject to review by the administration.
14. Any other garments or accessories that would be a distraction to the orderly educational process are prohibited.

Students in violation of the dress code policy will receive disciplinary action and will be excused from class until they are dress code compliant.

Responsibilities

Students have the responsibility:

- To follow guidelines for dressing and grooming in a manner which shows cleanliness, promotes safety, and demonstrates respect for themselves and others

Rights

Students have the right:

- To dress and groom as they choose as long as they do not disrupt the educational process or endanger the health and safety of themselves or others as outlined in established school guidelines
Springer Middle School DRESS CODE

 In addition, please note the following:
 
1. Pants falling below the waistline exposing under garments will be "cinched" (if a belt is not available) to remain at proper level.
 
2. Head coverings & electronic devices must be removed upon entering the building (exception = religious beliefs).
 
3. A headband is a clothing accessory worn in the hair, usually to hold hair away from the face or eyes. Headbands generally consist of a loop of elastic material or a horse-shoe shaped piece of plastic or metal and come in assorted shapes and sizes.
4. Students wearing any type of clothing that is deemed by school administration to be inappropriate or offensive, will go to the Time Out Room and change into code-appropriate, school supplied clothing (until/unless the student's parents bring an appropriate change of clothing to school for the student).
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