Updated August 2019
Brighton High School - Dress Code
The primary responsibility for a student’s attire resides with the student and parents or guardians. BHS will create an environment that promotes student achievement and a positive learning environment. Modes of dress, hairstyles, and personal grooming habits will be accepted provided they are respectful to, safe in, and appropriate for the school community. All students and staff should understand that they are responsible for managing their own personal distractions without regulating individual students' clothing/self-expression.
Any clothing that the staff of BHS feels is inappropriate to wear in the school environment will result in the student being asked to change and/or alter their clothing. BHS Staff commit to respecting students as individuals and young adults and will approach dress code conversations as such. Students who refuse to comply or are habitually dressed in a way that is not respectful, safe, or appropriate are subject to disciplinary action.
- Students’ clothing should be respectful to themselves, other students, staff, and the community.
- Students may not wear clothing with violent language or images.
- Students may not wear clothing depicting drugs, alcohol, tobacco (or other illegal substances/activities).
- Students may not wear clothing with hate speech, profanity, or pornography.
- Students may not wear bandanas of any color anywhere on the body.
- Students’ clothing should promote safety.
- Students’ faces must be visible at all times.
- Hoods from Hoodies must be removed when entering the building.
- Hats may be worn given that they:
▪ are otherwise compliant with dress code requirements
▪ are not blocking the view of the student’s face
▪ are not obstructing the view of other students in a classroom
▪ are not a safety hazard during class-specific activities or assignments (i.e. using an open flame in science).
- Students and staff must have their school ID on them at all times. ID’s are used for checking out library books, getting into athletic events and activities, and checking out chromebooks.
- Students must follow classroom specific rules that are intended to promote safety. This may include protective or supportive clothing such as eye or body protection in science classes or athletic attire/shoes in PE.
- Students’ clothing should be appropriate for school.
- Certain body parts must be covered by opaque (not see through) material: nipples, belly button, buttocks, and genitals.
- Students must wear a shirt, bottoms (such as pants, sweat pants, shorts, leggings, skirt, dress), and shoes.
- Students may not wear tube tops or bathing suits; ALL undergarments must be covered.
**High-school courses that include attire as part of the curriculum (for example, professionalism, public speaking, and job readiness) may include assignment-specific dress code.
***THIS POLICY IS SUBJECT TO REVISION AT ANY TIME