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Dress Code

Students should respect and abide by the following dress code adopted by the Long Beach Island Board of Education:
  1. Students' attire shall be neat, clean and reflect an appearance of modesty and good taste.  Apparel shall not be so tight fitting, sheer, transparent, brief, low-cut or revealing above or below the waist as to be indecent, distracting or disruptive to the school environment  Skirts should be an appropriate length.  Students should be able to sit, walk, bend and be generally comfortable and without distraction for the duration of the day.
  2. Spaghetti straps halters and tube tops are not permitted.  All undergarments should be covered at all times.  Sweat shirts, warm-ups and t-shirts are permitted if they are not torn and if they are not cut or tied to expose the midriff.  Clothing with inappropriate words or symbols (of a suggestive nature) are prohibited.
  3. Footwear is required.  The wearing of hazardous shoes is not permitted (i.e flip-flops, sandals, platforms).  Open-toed shoes may be worn if they have a strap around the back of the foot.  Shoelaces, including bar lacing, shall be tied.
  4. Students attending any school functions (field trips, activities during school hours and evening programs) shall dress as directed by the teacher/administrator.  If a child does not dress as directed, he/she shall not attend the activity and will be provided academic work (if the activity is during the school day).
  5. Safety and protective clothing, as well as athletic or gym clothing, shall be worn as required by the subject teacher or club instructor.
  6. Hair shall be clean and well groomed. Students' eyes should be visible.
  7. Hats may not be worn in the building since they can be expected to obstruct the vision of others. Bandannas and scarves may be worn if they are arranged as a headband and not as a hat.
  8. Any accessory (jewelry, pins, spiked wrist bands, etc.) that constitutes a safety hazard and/or distraction will be removed at the teacher/administrator.
  9. Students shall not wear swimsuits as shorts.  When students are receiving swimming instruction, sufficient time is given to change into swimsuits. Swimsuits that are appropriate for coed swimming should be worn.
Enforcement: The dress code shall be enforced according to the lines of authority, i.e. the teacher, the principal, the superintendent and the school board, in that order.

Severability:  This dress code shall be deemed to be severable.  If any section is found to be void or unreasonable by a forum of competent jurisdiction, only that section shall be deemed deleted.

If a student is not abiding by the dress code, parents will be contacted to bring in appropriate clothing as soon as possible on that day.

Any situation that is not either specifically covered in these general rules and regulations or discussed in the Long Beach Island Schools Parent Handbook will be considered  matter of professional discretion by the school principal and/or faculty, based upon appropriate local and state regulations.  We ask that all parents please discuss these school regulations with their children.  Our school Safety Patrol will assist students in following school rules.  Each school regulation is designed to encourage safety habits, respect, cooperation, order and positive learning climate.  The Long Beach Island Schools will strive to promote fair and assertive discipline love, care, and respect.

LBI Goes Green

Are you using too much paper in your job or at home?   Well, according to reduce.org the paperless office is nowhere near reality, and the average office worker uses a shocking 10,000 pages of paper every year.  For a school district the averages to 50 sheets of paper very single day!  That is why "going green" is one of our initiatives this year.  By you accessing the Virtual Backpack, receiving alerts, filling out your child's Welcome Back Packet online and more, parents can help in this effort.  Plus, you will no longer have those pesky papers cluttering your kitchen.

We will no longer be distributing fliers and sending them home in traditional backpacks...sometimes resulting in multiple copies per family.  We can save thousands of paper copies while providing information to our families simply by accessing our website.  Another component is accessing the Welcome Back Packet via our website.  All you need to do is fill out the packet via the survey and sign up for alerts o you will be alerted when something new is posted on the district website.  This effort not only saves a tremendous amount of time, cost and work, but also provides you with the information you need, even when the flier has been misplaced!

Finally, during the 2nd marking period we will be opening up our Parent Portal, which will provide you with real time student progress.  We will be rolling out this new feature soon and providing parents with instructional sessions so you understand the process.  Even those parents who might feel they are not technologically savvy will find this new component of enhanced home-to-school communication beneficial to you and your child.

We hope you find these tools helpful as well!