Parents are to teach children that Benjamin Franklin students dress in a neat, attractive fashion reflecting pride in themselves and in their school. The dress code is established to help ensure an atmosphere conducive to study. Pride in student dress and personal appearance is one of the observable differences at the Benjamin Franklin Elementary Schools. It is both the parents' and the child's responsibility to ensure compliance with the dress code. Personal appearance is expected to be non-disruptive to the learning atmosphere.
- Boys: Long pants must start at the waist and be worn to the ankle. All shirts must have sleeves. Earrings are not acceptable.
- Girls: Long pants to the ankle. Skirts and blouses or dresses are acceptable. Tops must cover the shoulder with a seamed sleeve and meet the pant or skirt at all times. Dresses and skirts must be at least knee length. Make-up may not be worn.
- All: Closed-toed and closed-heeled shoes are required foot-wear and must firmly adhere to the foot. Sports/athletic tennis shoes must be laced and tied securely.
Hair must be well groomed and may not be worn in a style that covers the eyes. Extreme hair styles (Mohawks, shaved designs, etc.) and hair that is dyed in unnatural shades are not permitted. Students may be excluded from class until hair is returned to a natural color or style.
All clothing must be clean, modest, in good repair, and worn with proper fit. Clothing with disruptive messages is not permitted.
On P.E. days, shorts may be worn under school clothing and worn during the P.E. period. On field days, students may change into shorts for outside activities.
The principal will resolve dress code concerns.