PYLUSD School Board Policies establish that students shall
wear appropriate clothing and footwear and groom themselves for school in a manner
that does not offend the decency of, reflect negatively on, or detract from any
phase of the educational program. The Bernardo Yorba Middle School
administration and staff believes that dress affects the academic environment
at school, and, in some cases, can be disruptive to the learning environment.
Therefore, the following dress codes apply at all times to students while on
campus or in attendance at any school event. Due to changing trends in
clothing, jewelry, accessories and grooming styles, restrictions may change
when necessary. Any item may be deemed inappropriate at the discretion of an
administrator. The following guidelines are minimum standards for dress.
Parents may set standards which are more restrictive than those indicated in
this dress code.
All clothing must
be clean, in good repair and worn in good taste: Garments with holes
(including “faux” holes), un-hemmed or frayed hems are not allowed. All
clothing must be size-appropriate (not too baggy or too tight) for the
students. P.E. uniforms should only be worn during P.E. class except with
permission of an administrator.
Clothing shall be appropriately modest, conceal undergarments at all times and
cover the shoulder. Top wear must overlap the waistline so that no bare midriff
or undergarments show. (Low necklines, cut outs, halters, off-the-shoulder,
tank tops, sheer garments, and backless dresses or blouses should be saved for
non-school related activities, as they do not meet school dress code
These must reach mid-thigh or to the end of the index finger when arm and hand
are extended downward. Undergarments cannot be visible in any way. Flannel
pants, pajamas, tight sweat pants, leggings, tight skirts (“pencil skirts” or
“mini skirts”) are not acceptable school attire.
Footwear: Students must wear fully-enclosed footwear on
campus at all times.
“Flip-flops,” sandals, slippers, and footwear with steel
toes are not permitted.
Items (apparel, jewelry, accessories or personal belongings) which could be
construed as depicting or promoting immoral, illegal, obscene, violent, or offensive
content will not be allowed. Items which depict alcohol, narcotics, tobacco, or
drugs are also prohibited. Garments or paraphernalia that suggests gang or
tagger involvement/affiliation or reference to such are prohibited. Any item or
manner of grooming which by virtue of color, arrangement, trademark, universal
meaning, or any other attribute, expresses or advocates racial, ethnic, or
religious prejudice or might tend to motivate student to commit acts that disrupt
the orderly operation of the school are prohibited.
Chains (including wallet chains), studded jewelry, and gloves are not permitted
on campus. Non-prescription sunglasses are not acceptable school wear.
Prescription glasses worn in the classroom should not be so heavily tinted as
to preclude teacher-student eye contact unless such tinting is specifically
prescribed by a physician.
Hats and Hoods:
Baseball caps with the BYMS logo may be purchased at school or from our uniform
supplier and may be worn as sun protection outside. Hats other than those with
the official BYMS logo are not allowed. The bill of the hat must be worn in
front. Hoods may be worn up only as protection from rain.
Hair must be clean, neat, and combed so as not to cover the eyes. Extremes in
hairstyle, hair color, or makeup (i.e. facial paints, stickers, etc.) will not
be allowed. Writing on arms, hands, legs, clothes, etc. is not allowed.
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