Uniform Policy/Dress Code
DRESS CODE (Section 24, Pages 21-22 in the 2018-2019 BFHS Student & Parent Guidebook)
Personal cleanliness and neatness in dress and appearance are demanded at all times. The dress code is in effect from the first day of school until the last.
Our school uniform for all students:
● Official Ben Franklin High School Uniform Polo-Shirt (Navy blue or Gray) or a school sponsored BFHS shirt
● Black or Tan pants
● Sneakers and Shoes ONLY
● JROTC must wear their uniforms on inspection days
● Athletes may wear their team jersey on game days
Dress Code Violations (not permitted at any time)
● Steel toed shoes (unless you are in welding)
● Sandals or slippers Students deliberately arriving with this foot covering will have the slippers/sandals confiscated
and will be required to call home for appropriate uniform shoes.
● Hats or bandanas
● Sheer (see through) garments
● Ripped and/or stapled pinned skirts or sweaters, or jeans.
● Crop tops or exposed torsos.
● Low cut pants that expose undergarments
On announced occasions, students are given the privilege of attending school out of uniform.
Dressing appropriately for school is not the same as dressing for leisure outside of school.
Students are permitted to wear religious attire, that does not violate the dress code and
appropriately cover the student from collar to knee. Students in religious uniform must still be
within compliance of the school uniform policy.
The school administration will deem if a student is in compliance with the uniform dress code.
Students entering school inappropriately dressed may be required to change into appropriate attire.
No student may wear torn clothing; shirts with inappropriate logos, i.e. promotion of alcohol,
drugs, or sexuality; bare midriffs; excessive jewelry; ill-fitting pant or excessive length. Backs
and both shoulders must be covered.
Dress Up Guidelines (includes interview days, formal ceremony days and Graduation days)
Ladies may wear knee length skirts and dresses. Spaghetti straps, halter, or tank top dresses must
have a wrap or cardigan sweaters that must be worn to cover the back and shoulders. Dress pants may
also be worn. Shoes, not sneakers, must be worn. Ladies should consider comfort and safety when
selecting a shoe with a heel. Ladies may not wear strapless attire, any low cut top, or sheer
material that is revealing.
Gentlemen must wear dress pants, shirts with a collar, and comfortable shoes. Ties are preferred.
No student may wear sheer or torn clothing, shirts with inappropriate logos, or bare midriffs.
Backs and both shoulders must be covered. Excessive jewelry, body piercing, tattoo and hat dress
code policy remains in effect on dress up days.
The administrative team will determine if a student complies with the dress code. Students deemed
not appropriately dressed will be required to call home for a change of clothing. If a parent cannot
be reached the student may be assigned to an alternative space to complete classwork.