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Student Dress Code and Grooming



  1. All students will wear the designated school uniform clothing as outlined in the uniform policy.  All clothing must be worn as designed by manufacturer.  (No outerwear may be tied around the waist or neck.)
  2. The wearing of uniforms which are oversized, baggy, sagging, or extremely tight-fitting is prohibited.
  3. Pants must be hemmed and side slits are not permitted.  Pants cannot be made of denim material (jeans).  No jumpsuits, overalls, or coveralls are to be worn by students.
  4. Belts may not be more than one size larger than the waist.  All students must wear belts if pants have loops.  Waistbands should be worn on waist.
  5. Shirts must be worn tucked in at all times.  Under-garments must not be visible.
  6. Uniform shirt collars must be visible when wearing a sweatshirt.
  7. All apparel in grades 4-12 must be no shorter than five inches (5”) from the floor when kneeling.
  8. Footwear must be worn to school.  When socks are worn, they may be any color, and have stripes or logos as long as they are not distracting.  Leggings or stockings, however; must be solid color.
  9. Slippers, sandals, backless shoes, or flip-flops are not acceptable.
  10. Body piercings (except for the ears) that are visible will be prohibited.  (Ex.: nose, lips, tongue, eyebrows, etc.)
  11. Students will not be allowed to wear ornate or cumbersome jewelry or head/hair accessories that are distracting. (Hoop earrings are prohibited at Bourg Elementary.) No caps, visors, beanies, or bonnets allowed in the school building.
  12. New students to the parish will be given two weeks from the date of enrollment to obtain the required uniform.


Special Event days in which students are not required to wear uniforms are permitted, if approved by the Principal.





  1. Students’ hair must be groomed in such a manner that it will not draw undue attention.  Any naturally occurring hair colors are allowed (black, brunette, auburn, or blonde) natural or dyed.  Blue, pink, purple, green, orange, etc. is not allowed.  No mohawk hairstyle is allowed at Bourg Elementary.
  2. Faces must be kept neat, both in the case of boys with facial hair or girls with excessive


  1. Basic to the grooming code is a commitment to neat, well-groomed students with personal hygiene and cleanliness being mandatory.


NOTE:  For further clarification, in all questions regarding grooming and dress, if the administration decides that the student’s attire or appearance is disruptive to the learning process, or so offensive or suggestive as to distract other students, then the attire or appearance will not be allowed.