STUDENT HANDBOOK (continued)
Self-discipline results in self-respect, which is characterized by modesty and good taste in personal grooming. The training of students in Godly character will begin with the dress code. Students' dress will affect the entire atmosphere of the school. Academic achievement, student attitude, and student and staff behavior are also affected by the dress code. Therefore it is the philosophy of BFCA that students should acquire not only an understanding of subject matter, but also a realization that becoming educated for adult life means developing acceptable standards of deportment, dress, and grooming. Clothing appropriate for school wear should be clean, modest in style and neat in appearance. Modesty is the key!!
All students who came to school without proper attention having been given to personal cleanliness or neatness and modesty of dress, will be sent home to be properly prepared for school.
FINAL DECISIONS ON THE INTERPRETATION OF THE DRESS STANDARD RESIDE WITH THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION.
Pants - Navy or Khaki
Dickies' plain or pleated front (no cargo pants)
Men's sizes - Dickies' Easy Care Cotton Pants, p.9
Shirts - White or navy polo shirts
- French Toast style must come below the knee
Belts must be worn when loops are on clothing.
Shirts - White or navy polo shirt
SOLID colored sweaters (cardigan or pull-over) during cold weather.
NO SWEATSHIRTS except for PE.
Kindergarteners will follow the prescribed uniform.
Shorts are not to be worn under any circumstances.
GIRLS' BLOUSES AND TOPS:
Each young lady is to be discreet and modest in appearance.
All girls must wear the prescribed uniform items.
Parents should check their girls' appearance before sending them to school to avoid problems.
Dress shoes must be worn. Flipflops are prohibited.
BOYS' SHIRTS:BOYS' PANTS:
Shirts with collars must be worn.
All shirts must be tucked inside the pants.
All boys must wear the prescribed uniform items.
All boys must wear the prescribed uniform items.
Belts must be worn at all times.
Hair must be neat and trimmed at all times. Hair is not to overlap shirt collars or eyebrows. It should not come below the middle of the ear. Any boy who shaves should be clean shaven everyday. "Spiked" hair is not permissible. Boys cannot use artificial coloring. Any other "fad" must be approved beforehand by the principal. Hats will not be worn in the building.
Earrings are not permitted. Any jewelry which portrays or symbolizes immoral standards or a rebellious life-style is not permitted.
PE clothes will be required for all students in Grades 1-12. These will be worn during PE classes and other sports or outdoor activities. Tennis shoes are required for PE. The uniform includes a loose fitting jogging suit, (sweat pants and T-shirt or sweatshirt). T-shirts must be Christian or a solid color, and must be loose fitting and modest. No other slogan shirts will be allowed. T-shirts with holes, see-through shirts, half shirts, or shirts that are torn for style are prohibited. Tank tops are not acceptable. No shorts are allowed. Shirts are not to be worn inside-out.
FINAL DECISIONS ON THE INTERPRETATION OF THE DRESS STANDARDS RESIDE WITH THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION.
In most cases students will not succeed without parental support and involvement. All attempts should be made to communicate to the teachers and principal any problems as soon as they happen. Parent/teacher/student conferences promote a good understanding between parents and school staff. Every parent is encouraged to participate in these informative meetings. The first such meeting is held at the end of the first quarter of school. Parent conferences can be scheduled at any time during the year.
Parents who allow their students to engage in activities which are contradictory to the accepted standard of conduct must realize their student's conduct is a direct reflection on BFCA. If they are not in agreement with the standards and principles which we at BFCA are endeavoring to teach, then parents should consider withdrawing their students from BFCA immediately.
School hours are from 8:30AM to 2:45PM Monday through Thursday. On Friday school hours are from 8:30AM to 1:00PM. Students should not arrive on campus prior to 8:00AM. Students must be picked up no later than 3:15 PM Monday through Thursday, and 1:30 PM on Friday. If the student has not been picked up by the designated time he/she will be signed into the Day Care, and the parents will be expected to pay the current rate charged.
We will still have school on days when it snows or when we have bad weather. The staff will be here. Parents should use their own judgment as to whether they should bring their students to school.
Students driving to school will park their cars or motorcycles at the north end of the parking lot. No student will be allowed in the parking lot during school hours without permission. All students driving to school must have a copy of a valid drivers license in their file. Bicycles will be parked in the bike rack and will be off limits to all students during school hours.
Bosque, Farms Christian Academy maintains a closed campus policy. Once a student arrives on campus, he/she is not permitted to leave without permission from his/her parents and the authorization of the school principal. No one will be allowed to pick up students except parents and others designated in writing by the parents. Parents must check in at the school office before taking students out of school. Parents are encouraged to come in at any time to observe. Please abide by the school dress code when doing so.