Monday, August 6, 2012

Dress Code Reminders 2012-2013

Good Morning!

As the summer makes its way toward August, I am sure school shopping is around the corner.  I would like to ask you to keep in mind that we will be continuing to enforce a modest dress code at BHS.  Last year, with your support most students dress met with the school standards.   Although dress was generally more appropriate last year, we still have work to do to in this area.  

Once again, I will be taking a very firm stand on violations of dress this year.   Please share the contents of this email with your son or daughter as it serves as notice of the school's expectations.  Additionally,  we will meet with students on the first day of school to be sure they are aware of appropriate dress for school and the consequences for violating the expectations.    

We do not feel the expectations are unreasonable, modest dress is the expectation.  For shorts and skirts - finger tips should touch cloth when arms are down at one's side.  Tight skirts (although fashionable) often ride up when sitting, walking and climbing stairs, and although may meet the finger tip test, they do not when any movement occurs.  Therefore, they do not meet the standard.   Yoga pants may be wore, however leotards as pants are not permitted.  Tops must cover any cleavage. Tops must have straps.  Tops must cover the mid-drift.  Boys shorts and pants must be worn high enough on the hips to cover undergarments.  Pants or shorts must be able to stay in place when walking, sitting, standing without hands pulling or holding them up. (Belts can be a very effective tool for this!)   Tank tops for the boys may be worn, however, they must be of a modest nature .   Tank tops with large arm holes (like some of the basketball tops) must have a tee shirt underneath.  

Students who do not meet the standard will be sent home to change.  Students sent home to change will receive an unexcused tardy if this occurs. Students sent home who fail to return to school will receive an unexcused absence. Schoolwork missed due to the unexcused tardies or unexcused absences cannot be made up.   Consequences for students who continually fail to meet the standard will be subject to additional consequences.  

We will remind the students again this year that there is a time and place for all apparel, however,  school is not a place for certain types of dress i.e., "beachwear."  Please help us with this by supporting our efforts by reminding your son or daughter of our expectations.  


"It is ok to be where you are, but not ok to stay there!"

Bill Hagen
Bedford High School

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