Greenville County School District students are expected to dress and be groomed in such a way as to not distract or cause disruption in the educational program or orderly operation of the school. Personal appearance of students should promote health and safety, contribute to a climate conducive to teaching and learning, and project a positive image of the District to the community. Students should dress for the educational setting and not the recreational one. The principal may create further guidelines regarding student dress which are consistent with this policy.
Bryson Middle School 2010-11 Dress Code Policy is as follows:
- Boys – Untucked shirts may fall no lower than the wrists. Longer shirts must
remain tucked in at all times while on campus or field trips.
- Girls must have all of their mid-section covered by their shirts when their hands are above their heads.
- No low-cut shirts allowed
- Shirts may not be tied in the front or back
- Overalls, pants with drawstrings, sweatpants, or other athletic pants/shorts may not be worn.
- Shorts must button or zip
- Velour pants are not acceptable
- Pants, shorts, and skirts must be worn with the waistline above the hips (no ultra-low
- Pants, shorts, slacks may not bag, sag, or drag
- Shorts and skirts must be knee length
- Leggings or tights may only be worn under knee-length shorts, skirts, or dresses
- Pants, shorts, and skirts may not have holes, frays, or patchwork
Clothing and Garments
The following are not permitted:
- Symbols, writing, or pictures (other than Bryson Middle School)
- The only logos allowed are small logos which reflect the maker of the clothing. The logo must be no larger than one square inch. An example of this would be a small pocket logo or a logo on the sleeve. Garments with high school logos may be worn on the days when students are participating in extracurricular activities at the high school where they participate
- Clothing that inappropriately exposes the body
- Undergarments exposed
- Oversize garments
- Bedroom shoes
- Clothing deemed distracting, revealing, overly suggestive or otherwise disruptive
- Attire that is in affiliation or evident membership with a “gang” in any negative sense of the word
The following are not permitted:
- Large belt buckles
- Hats, bandanas, skullies, “do-rags,” sweatbands/headbands, or sunglasses. These should not be visible at any time while on campus. (Hair bands worn for the purpose of holding hair away from the eyes are permitted.)
- Accessories or clothing that could pose a safety threat to oneself or others
- Facial, nose and/or tongue jewelry
- Hair or weave of non-human color
- Jewelry or tattoos that display profanity, suggestive phrases, or ads for drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or sex
- Coats with symbols, writing or pictures may be worn to school as long as the content does not otherwise violate the dress code. Coats must be removed and placed in the locker upon arrival to the hallway. Sweaters and sweatshirts may be worn but must meet the same requirements as all other clothing.
All students will be scheduled to participate in physical education for one quarter. Students who have physical education will be required to adhere to the following uniform when participating in physical education:
- Black athletic shorts of at-least mid-thigh length
- Solid red t-shirt
- Tennis shoes
Homeroom teachers will check dress code each morning; students not in compliance will be assigned to ISS during their lunch/ courtyard time. They may also need to receive a change of clothing from home. In some cases, students may be provided a change of clothing by the administration.
The administration will make the final judgment on the appropriateness of clothing and/or appearance and reserves the right to prohibit students from wearing any articles of clothing or other items which lead to or may result in the disruption of or interference with the school environment. In the event the administration determines a studentís dress is inappropriate for school in accordance with this policy, the administration will either require the student to change or will inform the student not to wear the garment to school again. Repeated violations of the dress code will be treated as disruptive behavior in violation of the District's Behavior Code.