Bridge to Success Academy Uniform Policy 2017-2018
Uniform policy begins on August 14, 2017
Uniform Shirt: (All uniform shirts are to by tucked in at all times)
- Plain and Solid colored polo style shirt with collar (school specific listed below)
- Shirts can be ordered at your school site.
- Uniform Bottoms: Full length khaki or black pants (uniform style) or khaki or black shorts (uniform style) for both girls and boys. (Jeggings are not allowed) Khaki or black skirts for our girls are acceptable as well, with the exception of the Arlington Middle Site were skirts are prohibited. All pants, shorts and skirts are to be plain in design. Shorts and skirts must adhere to the Duval County Code of Appearance and must be acceptable as deemed by school administration. Pants and shorts with belt loops must have a belt worn at the appropriate waist location. All pants, shorts and skirts MUST fit at the WAIST and be worn at that level. NO JEANS!!!
- Black or brown smooth belts (no large decorative buckles).
- No Hats/Scarves
- Boys are expected to be groomed with haircuts on a regular basis.
- Long sleeve shirts (black, grey or royal blue) may be worn underneath polo shirts in cold weather.
- School colored Sweatshirt with uniform collared shirt underneath. Hoodies are not allowed. Jackets are to be worn unzipped at all times.
All students are expected to be in compliance with the uniform policy by August 18th. Please review the attached information regarding student and parental support of the policy. Be sure to sign and return the agreement back to school before August 18, 2017.
Student Dress and Grooming (Uniform Policy)
Administrators and teachers of the Duval County Public Schools shall enforce dress and grooming guidelines that promote the successful operation of the schools. The site administration shall be the final judge as to neatness and cleanliness of wearing apparel and whether or not such apparel is appropriate, disruptive, distracting, or in violation of health and safety rules.
Each student has the responsibility to dress appropriately for the school environment. Apparel, jewelry (such as body piercing(s) ornaments), hair, and general appearance shall not disrupt the classroom atmosphere, shall not be unusually provocative, and/or shall not violate health and safety rules of the school.
These guidelines for dress and grooming are provided to assist parents and shall apply to all students in Duval County Public Schools. Student dress and grooming shall be neat and clean, and follow the general guidelines below.
- Shoes must be worn with closed heels or back straps. However, bedroom shoes, slippers, and flip flops shall not be worn.
- Halter-tops, tank tops, backless tops, tops with thin or no straps or tops that show the midriff or expose the body are prohibited.
- See-through or mesh garments shall not be worn without appropriate undergarments.
- Form-fitting or overly tight clothing shall not be worn without appropriate outer garments.
- Properly hemmed outer garments such as shorts, divided skirts, and dresses may be worn, provided they are not disruptive or distractive.
- Garments including, but not limited to, such items as boxer shorts, traditionally designed as undergarments, may not be worn as outer garments.
- Clothing and accessories shall not be worn if they display profanity, violence, lewd and obscene messages, sexually suggestive phrases or advertisements, phrases or symbols of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or any other symbols, phrases or advertisements that would be offensive to common propriety or decency.
- Head coverings, including but not limited to caps, hats, bandannas, hair curlers, and/or sunglasses, shall not be worn on school property unless required by a physician or authorized by school personnel.
- The waistband of shorts, slacks, skirts, and similar garments shall not be worn below the hips.
- Underwear, midriff skin, and back skin may not be exposed. If belts, suspenders, and straps are worn, they shall be worn in place and fastened.
- Any articles of clothing or jewelry that may cause injury to oneself or to other students are not allowed.
- Wearing apparel, jewelry (such as body piercing ornaments), hair, and general appearance shall not disrupt the classroom atmosphere, shall not be unusually provocative, and/or shall not violate health and safety rules of the school.
All students attending The Bridge to Success Academy must adhere to the adopted uniform policy for the 2017-2018 school year.
In addition, all students must adhere to these minimal guidelines for acceptable apparel and appearance. In order to maximize instructional time, students will be given an opportunity to immediately correct dress code violations.
This is an opportunity not a punishment!
Below you will find the uniform color requirements for our Dress Code.