August 4, 2016
The purpose of the school’s dress code is to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning while at the same time providing flexibility for individuality and self-expression. Students at John Bapst are expected to project an appearance that reflects well on themselves and on the school. An assembly for new students in which acceptable and unacceptable styles are described is held at the beginning of the school year.
The dress code is in effect from the time a student arrives at school until 1:50 p.m., the end of the classroom
portion of the school day for most students. This includes open campus.
Exceptions to the dress code are granted by the administration for special occasions such as Spirit Week, exam weeks, and Dress-Down Day fundraisers.
Dress code violations are reported to the Dean of Students, who is responsible for determining consequences.
Dress code enforcement is the responsibility of all faculty members. Students are expected to cooperate with faculty members who point out and/or report a dress code problem. A disagreement in interpretation can always be discussed later with an appropriate administrator.
Basic Guidelines for Appropriate Dress
The dress code requires John Bapst students to:
1. wear clothes that are neat, clean, modest, and in good repair;
2. wear clothes in a conventional manner (for example, oxford shirts should be buttoned conventionally,
and clothing should not be worn inside-out);
3. refrain from wearing clothing that displays objectionable themes in writing or pictures (e.g., alcohol,
drugs, tobacco, sex, violence, or messages that could be interpreted as harassment).
Following a tradition begun by the Student Senate, students are encouraged to dress up on Purple Days and to celebrate other special occasions.
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August 4, 2016