Bay District School students will have a relaxed dress code

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Many families are still recovering from Hurricane Michael and to help ease that burden, Bay District Schools will make temporary revisions for the 2019-2020 school year.

With the new dress code there will be less restrictions and more flexibility. For example, students can wear any color shirt or pants, no matter the school they attend. The new changes will be in effect for the entire school year.

Bay District School officials said they recognize that families will still be facing hardships well into the school year, so this is an effort to help.

"We want them to be able to feel comfortable coming to school, but the policy still promotes appropriate dress-wear, a safe and positive school environment," Bay District School's Director of Student Services, Kara Mulkusky said.

The dress code for Bay District Schools is:

Tops:
-T-shirts and shirts of any color
-Must be appropriately fitted with sleeves
-Must be unaltered; covering underarms and waist
-No inappropriate language, graphics, or logos

Bottoms:
-Bottoms of any color
-Bottoms must be appropriately fitted and seated at waist
-No shorts, skirts, or dresses shorter than five inches above the knee caps as measure standing up
-Dresses with sleeves (underarm must be covered)
-Fitness pants such as leggings, yoga pants, sweatpants, exercise tights, etc. must be covered with a top that reaches fingertip length when arms are at sides.

Sweaters/Sweatshirts/Hoodies:
-Must be appropriately fitted
-Hood may not be worn indoors

Shoes:
-Closed toes and closed backs preferred
-No bedroom shoes, flip-flops, shower shoes, or beach footwear

Other:
-Scarves must be worn appropriately around the neck or shoulders (accessory item only; no bandanas)
-No head wear except sunglasses. Hats or other sun protect wear to only be worn while students are outdoors during school hours (not during class changes); however, at all other times, the sun-protective items must be properly stored by the student in pockets, purse, locker or backpack
-No jewelry or accessory that may be used as weapons such as chains or spiked jewelry
-Students participating in extracurricular activities shall conform to the standards of this policy while attending classes during the regular school day. Cheerleaders may wear their uniforms when required for participation in school sanctioned activities. Athletes may wear team jerseys on game days with appropriate uniform bottoms.
-No bedroom clothes.

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