The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:
With the exception of school issued uniforms (e.g., athletics, band, cheerleaders, etc.) and school sanctioned specialty events (e.g., banquets, prom, etc.), students must comply with the following at all Brazos Independent School District sponsored activities including, but not limited to
- the school day from the moment a student arrives at Brazos Independent School District to the moment that he or she is off Brazos Independent School District grounds
- at all school sanctioned events after the regularly scheduled day and
- at sites away from Brazos Independent School District where Brazos Independent School District is participating
- Student dress and grooming expectations will be provided for specialty events such as prom and banquets.
Please note that the Brazos Independent School District administration has the right to impose any other dress code regulation at his or her discretion.
Females and Males
- Shirts designed to be buttoned must be buttoned, unless a school appropriate undershirt is worn.
- See-through shirts are allowed if a school appropriate undershirt is worn.
- Bare midriffs are not allowed. Midriffs should not be seen at any time. Exposed undergarments are not allowed.
- Saggy, baggy, or oversized pants are not allowed. Pants must be worn at the waist level.
- Ragged, torn, and cut garments which expose skin or undergarments above the knee are not allowed.
- Patched garments are allowed.
- Pajamas are not allowed.
- Shorts may be worn, whereas they are not more than 3 inches above the knee. Shorts that are exceptionally baggy, tight, or wide legged are not allowed.
- Athletic and knit shorts are not allowed in Grades 6-12.
- Shoes with a substantial sole must be worn. House shoes, shower shoes, and slippers are not allowed.
- Headgear is not allowed during the instructional day (e.g., bandannas, caps, hats, hoods, sweatbands, etc.). Headgear is not allowed to be visible (e.g., carried in the hallways, attached to a backpack, etc.). Visible headgear will be confiscated by the campus administration. However, hair accessories for females are allowed.
- Tattoos that are visible during normal dress (i.e., forearms, upper arms, feet, ankles, calves, torso, and neck) are not allowed.
- Gang related clothing articles, as identified by school or law enforcement officials, are not allowed. Bandannas may not be displayed as decoration. Articles of clothing that advertise tobacco and alcohol products are not allowed. Discriminatory, lewd, offensive, sexually oriented, or vulgar articles of clothing (e.g., blood, body parts, destruction, images of death, mutilation, etc.) are not allowed. This applies to student supplies and materials.
- Hair rakes, combs, and sharp hairpins are not allowed.
- Body piercing is limited to the ears only for females.
- Dog collars, studded wrist bands, studded arm bands, chains and any other unorthodox type of jewelry are not allowed.
- Dark glasses are not allowed unless prescribed by a physician. Cumbersome jewelry is not allowed
- Shirts must be tucked-in; the waist line must show. This includes Grades 3-12. Sleeveless shirts are not allowed.
- Designs cut in the head are not allowed. Also, Mohawks and ponytails are not allowed. Hair should be uniform in length and cover the entire head area. Hair should not extend lower than the eyebrows, past the middle of the ear, nor should it extend lower than the top of the collar of a standard dress shirt. Hair color must be within naturally occurring shades. Natural looking highlights are acceptable; two-tone and multicolored hair are not.
- Braided hair is allowed as long as all other hair requirements are met.
- Facial hair is not allowed (e.g., mustaches, beards, goatees, etc.). Sideburns should not extend past the base of the ear, whereas sideburns should be no more than 1 inch wide.
- Earrings are not allowed. This includes ear gauges, bars, fillers, plugs, tapers, etc.
- Due to the nature of women’s clothing, non-tucked shirts are permissible.
- Sleeveless shirts are allowed as long as each strap is a minimum of 3 inches wide.
- Halter tops, camisole tops, midriff tops, and other low-cut or revealing tops are not allowed. This includes backless garments.
- Skirts may be worn, whereas both the length and the slit are not more than 3 inches above the knee. Elementary students must wear shorts or leggings underneath skirts and dresses.
- Skirts, dresses, and tops which are at least fingertip length may be worn with leggings.
- No designs are to be cut in the hair. Also, Mohawks are not allowed. Hair should be uniform in length and cover the entire head area.
- Hair color must be within naturally occurring shades of color. Natural looking highlights are acceptable; two-tone and multicolored hair are not.
- Ear piercing is limited to two earrings per ear. Ear gauges, bars, fillers, plugs, tapers, etc. are not allowed.
- Nose piercings and facial piercings are not allowed.
If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student will be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school.
Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Brazos Independent School District Student Code of Conduct