Uniform Policy

Battery Creek High School Policy

Shirts, Sweaters, Sweatshirts (Tops)

(1) Tops may be solid: No logos.
BCHS: White, Navy, or Vegas Gold
(2) Students must wear plain shirts with a collar. Mock turtle necks and turtle necks are acceptable.
This includes polo-type and button-down shirts that have a collar.
(3) Shirts may have school- approved logos.
Only School Logos are allowed. We will begin with one Logo and add on.
(4) Shirts may not exceed one size larger than necessary as determined by the school administrator.
No exceptions.
(5) Shirts must be tucked in.
Boys: shirts must be tucked in.
Girls: all boy-cut shirts must be tucked in. Girl-cut shirts may be worn outside.
(6) White T-shirts (long or short sleeves) may be worn under uniform shirts.
Students may wear long or short sleeve white shirts under uniform top.
(7) Students may wear plain unhooded sweaters or sweat shirts over school uniforms. The sweaters or sweat shirts may be solid white or school designated colors.
BCHS: Colors allowed-White, Navy, or Vegas Gold.

Pants, Skirts, Skorts, Jumpers, Capri Length Pants, Shorts (Bottoms)
1) Bottoms may be solid khaki or navy.

BCHS: Navy, or Khaki.
 (2) Jeans are not permitted. Principals may make exceptions for a specific group such as seniors or for special days.
Special days to be suggested by class advisors or Clubs/Organizations and approved by the Administration. The procedure for “applying” for special days will be determined by the Administration.
For Jeans, policy should be of same requirements as uniform bottom (see #3): Blue or Black only. No holes No designs No larger than one size larger No low-rise jeans
(3) Bottoms must be free of graphics and embroidery. With the exception of small labels, bottoms may not have insignias, words or pictures.
Committee will demonstrate appropriate and inappropriate design/labels when presented to students/community.
(4) Shorts, skirts, skorts and jumpers shall be modest and of sufficient length. The length of these articles of clothing shall be no shorter than three (3) inches above the top of the knee when standing.
Use of current finger-tip test to determine appropriate length mention is enforced.
(5) Cargo- style pants or shorts are not permitted.
(6) Clothing may not exceed one size larger than necessary as determined by the school administrator. Baggy or sagging pants or shorts are not permitted. “Low rise clothing is not permitted. Pants or skirts must be worn at the natural waistline.
Bottoms should not be worn more than two (2) inches beyond the waistline. Committee will demonstrate appropriate and inappropriate dress.
(7) Belts must be worn if pants, skirts, skorts, or shorts have belt loops. Belt buckles must not be over-sized, computerized, or have any writing that is considered offensive.
**No exceptions** Belts must be solid black, brown, navy blue, or white.
Committee will demonstrate appropriate and inappropriate belts.

Coats, Jackets, Outerwear

(1) Outerwear may not be worn inside the school building during the school day.
Outerwear must be placed in lockers prior to 7:40 a.m. Buses should be delayed at the end of the day 1 or 2 minutes to allow students to retrieve their outerwear. Another option is to build this time into the bell schedule. Concessions should be made for students during lunch.
(2) Outerwear may be worn during a class change if the student is exiting the building.
Outerwear will be retrieved as students are leaving the building.
(3) Outerwear may be worn to school and placed in a student’s locker. If a locker is not available, it may be hung in the classroom or another location designated by the principal and/ or the principal’s designee.
Outerwear must be placed in lockers prior to 7:40 a.m. Buses should be delayed at the end of the day 1 or 2 minutes to allow students to retrieve their outerwear. Another option is to build this time into the bell schedule. Concessions should be made for students during lunch. Lockers are available for High School Students.
(4) The principal and/ or the principal’s designee may make an exception if the building/ classroom is unusually cold.
**Administration should monitor classroom temperature to ensure an appropriate climate for students.
Shoes, Sneakers, Boots (Footwear), and Socks
(1) Footwear must be worn at all times, and, as needed, shoes shall conform to special requirements, e.g. P.E. classes, ROTC, science labs, etc.
Boys and Girls, as applicable: Closed-toe shoes, sneakers, or loafers. Closed-toe heels. Heels should not exceed 2 inches and must be closed-heeled or have a back strap.
(2) Laces on shoes or sneakers must be tied.
**No exceptions
(3) Flip flops, crocs or slippers are not permitted.
**No exceptions (not even for special days). No jellies, plastic shoes, mules, or beach shoes.

Other Uniform Requirements
(3) Principals may make exceptions to the uniform policy for special events, such as picture day, and may allow a different standard for athletic teams or other school clubs or activities.

Special days to be suggested by class advisors or Clubs/Organizations and approved by the Administration. The procedure for “applying” for special days will be determined by the Administration.
For Jeans, policy should be of same requirements as uniform bottom (see #3): Blue or Black only. No holes No designs No larger than one size larger No low-rise jeans
(4) Clothing designated for school athletic events e.g., cheerleader outfits, that does not meet the above guidelines shall not be worn during the instructional day unless appropriate additional garments are worn with the outfit.
Ex. If cheerleader uniform tops are permitted, a sweater or jacket should accompany to meet dress code standards.

Enforcement

- First Offense: Student shall be informed that they have violated the policy. They shall be given the opportunity to change into acceptable clothing by using available clothes at school or by calling a parent/ guardian to bring clothes. If neither of these options is used, the student may be placed in in-school suspension alternative setting for the remainder of the day.
- Second Offense: A school infraction of the policy shall be considered as defiance. In addition to the disciplinary actions available for a first offense, a parent/ guardian conference shall be held.
- Third (and additional Offense: A third or additional infraction of the policy shall be categorized as a Level 1 Offense as outlined in the Beaufort County School District Code of Conduct, subject to the consequences outlined therein, including out-of-school suspension. Disciplinary action may vary when a student has a record of other student conduct violations during the current school year.
- Students who do not comply with the School Uniform Policy may be excluded from participating in certain school programs. Copies of the School Uniform Policy shall be made available to students and parents.
Reasonable consideration shall be made for those students who, because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason, request a waiver of a particular guideline for dress and appearance. The waiver request shall be in writing from the parent or guardian and approved by the principal and/ or the principal’s designee have the right to request additional documentation from medical officials and/ or religious leaders.
New students to the school will be given a two week grace period from enrollment to obtain and wear the proper school uniforms.