Research reveals that the learning environment and student achievement are positively impacted by strict student dress standards. For this reason, Bishop DuBourg High School has high standards for student dress. Each student is expected to be neat, clean and dressed according to the school’s dress code. Parents are requested to ensure their child follows the dress code. Bishop DuBourg High School Administration reserves the right to modify the dress code with a thirty-day written notice to parents. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Each day, before entering advisory, students must be in dress code attire. Violations of the dress code will result in a demerit. Continual dress code violations indicate a lack of cooperation and insubordination and can lead to JUG(s), suspension and/or conference with parents/guardians. In the final analysis, the school administration reserves the right to decide what is appropriate dress and attire. If the violation is obviously and seriously inappropriate, the administration may decide to send the student home to change into the proper uniform.
On out-of-uniform days, students must wear school appropriate shirts, pants and shoes. Shorts must be school appropriate length. Students may not wear sandals, slides, flip flops, pajama pants, low-rise pants, or tops with bare midriffs, bare shoulders, or low-cut necklines. If girls choose to wear leggings or yoga pants, the girls must wear pants made of thicker material (not see-thru) and also wear a longer top which covers their rear ends. Jeans and sweat pants may not have tears or holes. Students may not alter their uniform clothing (i.e. put names on the back of shirts, cut off sleeves, staples or pins in skirts or pants etc.)
If the students have earned the privilege by dressing appropriately during the week, Fridays will be a casual day. Students may wear any Bishop DuBourg t-shirt and any approved uniform pants, skirts, or shorts. Bishop DuBourg shirts of any style are not required to be tucked in on Fridays. Casual Fridays are a privilege. If the administration feels that a casual day is not warranted, the students will be required to be in the usual dress code.
Appropriate dress or athletic shoes may be worn. Shoes are to be neat, clean, and in good condition. Shoes that are not allowed include sandals, slides, flip-flops, crocs, open-back shoes, slippers and boots. Shoes with high heels are not allowed.
Pants must be solid khaki. Pants must fit properly, be hemmed, and in good condition. Pants must be worn at the waistline and may not sag. If pants sag, then a belt must be worn. Girls may not wear jeggings or low-rise pants. No denim (regardless of color) or athletic pants are allowed. Capris that adhere to the above standards are acceptable for ladies.
Ladies may wear the official red plaid school skirt. The uniform skirts are to be kept neat and clean, and be of appropriate length. Shorts worn under the skirt are not to extend below the hemline. Girls may purchase uniform skirts from Just Me Apparel.
Skirts may not be rolled at the waistband. Skirts must be zipped and buttoned. If a skirt is too short, too small, or too large the skirt must be altered. If a skirt is deemed by the administration to be too small or too large, the student will be required to either alter, purchase a new uniform skirt or wear only approved uniform pants.
Black or gray full-length tights or leggings may be worn.
White and black polo shirts may be purchased anywhere and are not required to have the DB logo. Red and gray, polo shirts must have the DB logo and must be purchased through Lands’ End. Black and white polo shirts are also available through Lands’ End.
Shirts determined by the administration to be too large or too small are not allowed.
T-shirts worn under a uniform shirt must be tucked in. T-shirts cannot have any visible advertising.
Approved uniform sweaters may be purchased through Lands’ End or Just Me Apparel. ONLY Bishop DuBourg logoed sweatshirts, hoodies, jackets and fleeces purchased from the spirit store, Lands’End, Just Me Apparel or school sponsored on-line store may be worn. Students may not wear non DuBourg plain colored sweatshirts or sweaters.