As you shop for this year’s school fashion, it wouldn’t hurt to review the dress code before you go. Back to school shopping can be a battle between what the child wants and what the school will allow. Not all merchandise sold as school fashion is actually allowed by the district. Below is the Biloxi dress code which will aid you in your back to school purchasing.
Biloxi students must wear clothing that is comfortable, clean, in good repair and school
appropriate. Clothing and other items that students wear to school must not disrupt the
educational process nor create any form of school disturbance. In addition, but not limited to the list below, the student must follow these guidelines:
Students will be required to wear clothing as garments are intended to be worn (example: no low riding pants) and in such a manner that is appropriate for school.
• Length of shorts, skirts and dresses (even with leggings) must come to fingertips when
arms are held at one’s side.
• Safe appropriate footwear must be worn at all times.
• Hairstyle fads and hair color fads are not allowed. Hair color must be any natural color.
• Earrings may be worn in earlobes only. No other body piercing, tongue or mouth piercing is allowed.
• Appropriate undergarments must be worn and not seen.
• Boys are to wear pants at the waist with a belt, properly fastened.
• Girls are to wear tops that cover their midriff while standing, sitting, or when hands are
raised above their heads.
Inappropriate items include:
• Any items symbolic of gang attire.
• Clothing with logos or wording promoting/referring to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.
• Clothing containing slogans or logos depicting vandalism, bigotry, violence, sexual
connotations, suicide, fraternities, sororities, secret organizations, or those with double
• Any top that is revealing. Examples are tank tops, cut-off tops, tube tops, halter tops,
bathing suits, sports bras, or midriffs, muscle shirts, low cut tops, etc.
• Spiked accessories, chains including those attached to wallets, belt loops, jewelry, or
• Clothing with holes, cuts, or tears.
• Hats, caps, bandannas, do-rags, visors, sunglasses, hoodies or other headwear.
• Pajamas, house slippers, bathrobes, blankets, etc.
Students who are dressed inappropriately will be required to call parents to bring a change of clothes that conforms to the dress code. Until the appropriate clothing arrives, students will be given clothes to wear temporarily by the school nurse.
(See Student Handbook for complete policy.)
This is a pretty standard dress code and your local district’s policy may look remarkably similar to this. Reviewing the policy with your child before heading to the mall will help them choose appropriate back to school attire and make this year’s school fashion shopping a more enjoyable experience.