Application and Guidelines

Application and Guidelines

General Fit and Neatness

Clothing should be the proper size and fit. Regardless of the ebb and flow of style, clothing which is neither too tight nor too loose is acceptable. As children do grow quickly between seasons, attention should be given to how “big” is “too big”; too tight and too short are easier to determine. Clothing is to be clean and should not be frayed or have holes. Careful attention should be given to the tightness of clothing especially for girls such that the item can be worn with proper modesty.

Dress Uniform Pants/Capri’s (Chopped Chinos)

(Khaki and Navy colors) Pants must not drag on the ground. Uniform pants are available at the approved vendors listed in the section above.

Shorts

(Khaki and Navy colors) A belt must be worn if the shorts have belt loops, except in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade. The length must not be shorter than 3 inches above the top of the knee (measured while standing).

Skirts/Skorts/Scooters/Jumpers

(Khaki, Navy or Plaid colors) The length of skirts/skorts/scooters and jumpers (with approved shirt) must be no shorter than the top of the knee as measured while standing. Slits should be no higher than the top the knee as measured while standing. The approved plaid skirt is only available from Land’s End and is Classic Navy Plaid. 

Socks and Leggings

Solid colored socks, tights, and leggings will be permitted under skirts/skorts/scooters and jumpers.

Belts

A belt with a buckle must be worn if the apparel item has belt loops, except in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Shirts

Each student must wear a solid color Polo or Oxford shirt in any approved stock color (the acceptable shirt colors are: Light blue; Navy; Cobalt; White, Ash Grey; and light Yellow) available from Land’s End, Educational Outfitters, Tommy Hilfiger School Uniforms and American Graffitee. Shirts are to be tucked into the pants. Solid colored turtlenecks or knit long sleeves shirts may be worn under an approved polo or oxford shirt.  Printing of any kind on T-Shirts worn under the collared shirt may not show through. Only items mentioned in the following section may be worn over top of any approved shirts.  The Berean School Logo must be applied to the above mentioned items.  (Required) School Field Trip Shirt (Elementary) Royal blue color polo shirt with the Berean Logo is the required Field Trip shirt for Elementary students and can be purchased from American Graffitee, Educational Outfitters, Tommy Hilfiger School Uniforms or Land’s End.

Sweaters/Sweatshirts/Cardigans/Fleeces

Sweaters (hooded or not), cardigans, sweatshirts, sweater vests, fleeces and light-weight jackets may be worn in class over any approved shirt and are available from Land’s End, Educational Outfitters, Tommy Hilfiger School Uniforms or American Graffitee.  For currently owned items to be logoed at American Graffitee, they must be one of the following approved colors Light blue; Navy; Cobalt; White, Ash Grey; and light Yellow and must be image free with the exception of the brand name. Collars on the shirts under these garments must be visible except when wearing hooded sweatshirts.  The body length of the item must be no shorter than the top of the pants/skirts/skorts.  Sweatshirts (hooded or not) may be worn only if they have Berean school or Berean athletic logos. (see school administration if in doubt). Only items mentioned in this section may be worn over top of any approved shirts.  The Berean School Logo must be applied to these aforementioned items.

Shoes

Footwear must be worn at all times.  Closed heel and closed toe shoes are required for Kindergarten thru 5th grade only. Closed toe shoes are required for student safety during designated lab times grades 6-12. Separate sneakers or athletic shoes must be worn for PE class and athletic activities.  Prescription shoes are permitted with a doctor’s note.

Outerwear

Outerwear must not be worn in class. Examples include the following: heavy coats or heavy jackets, rain gear, and sunglasses. Caps, hats, skullcaps and bandannas must not be worn in the building.  Coats and rain gear can be worn to the locker to be removed before class.

Jewelry/Body Piercing/Tattoos

Any body piercing with the exception of pierced ears for girls should not be worn at school or any school events.  No visible tattoos are permitted.

Hair

Extreme styles and colors for hair are not allowed.  This applies for both boys and girls. Boys hair must be neatly trimmed and no longer than the top of the collar.

Swimsuits

At any BCS sponsored activity where a swimsuit would be appropriate (i.e., swim meet), girls are to wear a modest one-piece.  Shirts and shorts are not required to be worn over the top of the swimsuit while at the activity but it is recommended (not required) before and after the sponsored activity.

PE Uniform (MS/HS)

Middle School/ High School: Navy athletic shorts from Educational Outfitters are the only shorts for PE. Girls are required to wear bicycle shorts or compression shorts underneath.  T-Shirts may be any Berean T-shirt that has been sold at Berean (retreat, homecoming, class shirts, etc.) or a solid navy or royal blue colored T-shirt. Athletic shoes used only for gym class are required.

School-Sponsored Events

The uniform policy is relaxed for school-sponsored events such that students are expected to dress modestly at all school-sponsored events outside of the classroom.  Students who are not dressed appropriately will be asked to leave the event.  It is suggested that students show school spirit by wearing BCS logo items.

After-School/School Property

Students are expected to dress modestly while on school grounds after school.  Students who are not dressed appropriately will be asked to leave the school property.

 

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