Dress Code

  • Bow School has adopted the Detroit Public School Community District’s policy for wearing uniforms. All students must be in uniform beginning the first day of school.  Students are expected to wear clothing in a neat, clean, and well-fitting manner while on school property and/or in attendance at school sponsored activities. 

    Uniform Colors

    • Grades PK thru 5:       Light Blue Tops and Navy Blue Bottoms
    • Grade 6th:                    Yellow Top and Navy Blue Bottoms
    • Grade 7th:                    White Top and Navy Blue Bottoms
    • Grade 8th:                    Burgundy Tops and Khaki Bottoms

    Appropriate Dress for Students K–12

    All students, including students exempt from the student dress code, are expected to exemplify proper grooming standards in a manner that projects an appropriate image for the student, school, and District. The District shall not require specific brands of clothing. All clothing items must be of an approved color from the common color selections presented in this dress code policy.

    • Slacks and Pants:
      • Color: All slacks and pants must be a solid color: Khaki, navy blue, or black
      • Style: Slacks and pants can be pleated or flat front, full length and appropriately fastened at the waist
    • Belts: If the garment has belt loops a belt should be worn at all times.
    • Skirts and Jumpers/Skorts/Shorts:
      • Color: Khaki, navy blue and black, in a solid, single color
      • Style: Skirts must be at least knee length
    • Tops: Shirts and blouses must have buttoned down or straight collars; Turtlenecks and polo styles are permitted; All tops must be worn tucked inside pants, slacks, or skirts
      • Colors: All students shall wear approved colors required by the school
      • Style: Long and short sleeves with a collar required. Turtlenecks and polo styles permitted
      • Logos: Manufacturer trademarks, if any, must be one inch or less. DPSCD school logos are permitted and are not limited in size
    • Jackets for middle school and high school students cannot have hoods.
    • Jackets, Cardigans, and Sweaters:
      • Color: Should match an accepted uniform color
      • Style: All must be worn over a collared shirt, turtleneck or polo style top
    • Footwear: Athletic shoes, laced shoes and/or other shoe boots, loafers, dress shoes, or other closed toed/closed heel shoes. Students are also prohibited from wearing steel-toed boots or shoes to school.

    Inappropriate Dress for Students K–12

    • Dresses, skirts, shorts and skorts shorter than the student’s fingertips when standing in a normal position with the arms down
    • Clothing that is either revealing or provocative, showing abdomen region or cleavage, T-shirts or halter-tops, biker pants, or pants allowed to sag below the waistline or are excessively tight
    • Bedtime attire such as pajamas, undershirts, or undergarments as outerwear
    • Students’ clothing or tattoos may not display statements or pictures that are related to the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, or sex, or that promote hate and/or violence or signify gang affiliations
    • Attire that may be considered weapons, including but not limited to chain belts or wallet chains · Jewelry or similar artifacts that are obscene or may cause disruptions to the educational environment
    • Hats, caps, bandanas, or do-rags, except headwear worn for legitimate religious and cultural purposes
    • Flip-flops, house slippers, steel-toe-shoes or boots, or any other type of footwear that could constitute a safety hazard
    • Hair rollers, hair curlers, plastic hair bags, hairnets, hair bonnets, sweat bands and skullcaps
    • Shorts are not allowed

    Parents of students who do not wear their uniforms will be contacted and requested to bring appropriate clothing to school. Students who do not wear their uniforms will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities. 

    Use of Electronic Communication Devices (“ECD”) Smart Phones, Cellular phones or other devices that cause disruption wihle on school property

    Smart phones, cell phones, personal communication devise or other ECDs while on campus must be off and out of sight.  Use of these devices for educational purposes must be approved by the principal and teacher and are otherwise prohibited during the school day.  The district is not responsible for the loss, theft, damage, or vandalism to student cell phones or ECDs or any other student prop