At Bak MSOA creativity and self-expression are encouraged. However, a certain degree of decorum is expected in order to  maintain an environment that is conducive to learning. Per the School District of Palm Beach County School Board Policy 5.182, attire means clothing, headwear, jewelry, bookbags, accessories, or other articles of personal appearance. The following is the District-Wide Student Dress Code (part of School Board Policy (5.182). Please review the dress code with your child and ensure that your child is appropriately dressed before leaving the house - the District-Wide Dress Code must be observed/enforced in all District schools. Specifically, the following attire is
UNACCEPTABLE in District schools:

  1. Attire with language or images that are crude, vulgar, profane, lewd/obscene, sexually explicit, or sexually suggestive; attire with symbols, mottoes, words or acronyms that promotes illegal or violent conduct, gang symbols, the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco or drug paraphernalia, or clothing that contains threats; attire associated with discrimination on the basis of age, color, handicap, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, or sex.
  2. Clothing that is revealing or sexually suggestive (examples include, but is not limited to, clothing which exposes the midriff - crop top, exposes one’s undergarments or buttocks, have plunging necklines, muscle tops, backless or strapless garments, and/or clothing constructed of see-through materials).
  3. Clothing traditionally designed as undergarments, such as boxer shorts or sleepwear, may not be worn as outer garments (exception - pajamas may be worn when designated "pajama day" - pajamas must follow dress code).
  4. Attire that may be used as a weapon, including but not limited to, steel toed shoes; large, long or heavy waist or other chains; studded or chained accessories; items with spikes; and other items deemed inappropriate by an individual school site.
  5. Clothing which, because of fit, design, color, inadequate coverage, or some other factor, creates classroom/school disorder/distract the attention of another/creates a safety or health hazard for any student. Students will be spoken to and/or parents contacted if attire creates a classroom or school distraction/disruption (students will refrain from wearing identified attire). 
  6. Jewelry worn in a manner that presents a safety health hazard or causes a major disruption to the educational process. Examples may be chains hanging from the belt, pocket or attached to the wallet, spiked collars.
  7. Footwear which does not provide adequate protection or hygienic measures.
  8. Students may not wear hats, head coverings, bandanas, or the hood of a jacket. (an exception is provided for students who cover their heads as expression of a sincerely held religious belief). Weather exception: Students may wear a hat/ head covering outside if the temperature drops below 60 degrees.
  9. Students may not wear gloves of any kind indoors (unless instructed to wear gloves for medical/classroom purpose). Weather exception: Students may wear gloves outside if the temperature drops below 60 degrees.

IMPORTANT: A jacket or cover-up may not be used to hide or cover a dress code violation. This document serves as official notice to both students and parents. Students are responsible for adhering to this dress code. Non-adherence to district/school rules will result in consequences as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct