• UNIFORMS for Elementary Schools 

    The Baldwin County Board of Education Uniform Policy can be found here in the student handbook here: BCBE Uniform Policy

    Students may wear collared “polo-style” pullovers in the colors: white, navy, “crayon” or “Daphne” purple (not lavender,) or gold/dark yellow tops.  

    In addition to these tops/shirts, Belforest Elementary maintains a BF Spirit Shop where families may purchase APPROVED Belforest School Spirit Shirts, which include t-shirts, polos, sweatshirts, etc.  APPROVED spirit shirts may be worn ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. 

    The BF Spirit Shop can be found here: https://gamedaysportsal.com/collections/belforest-elementary

    Our Uniform Policy also stipulates:

    1. School attire should cover those portions of the body that American standards of modesty decree cover; fashions which simulate or suggest nudity are to be avoided.  Clothing so skin-tight or revealing as to provoke or to distract others is disruptive and therefore, unacceptable.

    2. Footwear must be worn at all times and shoes are closed-toe in nature.

    3. Clothing must be of appropriate length and fit.  Excessively baggy or excessively tight-fitting clothing is prohibited.  This includes, but is not limited to, “yoga” pants, “tights”* and “jeggings”*.  To be acceptable, short pants and skirts must extend beyond either the finger tips when the student extends arms downward along the sides or reach the mid-thigh, whichever is longer.  Pants must completely cover your underwear.  Low cut pants, sagging pants, etc. are prohibited.  Pants must be free of rips, holes or attached symbols.  Pants made of “blue denim” are acceptable.  *(Jeggings or tights may be worn under shorts, skirts, or dresses, but they are not acceptable alone as bottom attire).  It is important that a child’s shorts be the proper length to meet the dress code.  The length of a child’s shorts should exceed the length of his/her fingertips when arms are held to the sides of the body.

    4. Shirts must completely cover the midriff area when sitting and standing and expose no cleavage.

    5. Jackets, coats, sweaters, and sweatshirts may not have lettering; logo(s) of alcohol, tobacco, and/or controlled substance; nor pictures, symbols, or artwork that might be offensive in nature and cause a disruption to the educational process.  They are considered outerwear and must be worn with a uniform shirt. 

    6. Adornments that could reasonably be perceived as weapons or used to inflict harm (i.e. chains, spikes, etc.) are prohibited.

    7. Gang-related apparel is prohibited at all times at any school function or school-sponsored activity. Items deemed inappropriate under this category are at the discretion of the principal.

    8. Heads must remain uncovered in the building.  This includes student “hoodies."

    9. Students who transfer from other school districts will be given five (5) days to come into compliance with the uniform dress code.

    10. Schools may use t-shirts (if offered) on field trips as approved by the principal.

    11. Students are prohibited from wearing any clothing items and/or accessories that:

            o   Are lewd, offensive, vulgar or obscene,

            o   Advertises or depicts tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs or any other illegal substance, or

            o   Contains fighting words or incites criminal activity; or

            o   Can reasonably be expected to cause a material or substantial disruption of, or interference with, normal school operations.


    Uniform Exemptions for Elementary School Students  All elementary students enrolled in the Baldwin County Public Schools shall be required to dress in accordance with the adopted uniform of their school.  The school principal must approve any deviation and/or exemption from the school uniform. 

    Those deviations and/or exemptions, may include, but are not limited to:

    1. School dress-up days

    2. Students wearing nationally recognized youth organization uniforms on organization meeting days

    3. Any modifications to, or exemption from the uniform requirements originating from financial hardship

    4. Any modifications to, or exemption from the uniform requirements originating from a student’s particular disability or health condition

    5. Religious exceptions based on a student’s sincerely held religious belief