Today is March 23, 2019 -
It is expected that parents and students will utilize common sense and follow the guidelines set up by public school districts for appropriate attire to BESTT. If students are not allowed to wear certain types of clothing to public or private school, that type of attire is also not appropriate for our religious school classes. Please read the following for specific guidelines:
Kipot are required head coverings for all male students. Baseball caps and knit hats are not to be worn while BESTT is in session.
This dress code should also be extended to services in the Synagogue. Whether one participates as a congregant, receives an honor or leads services as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, modest clothing is expected.
Fashions come and go. Modesty, however, has always been an important value in Judaism for men and women. Our school is an extension of our synagogue. Parents are asked to use good judgment in helping their children make appropriate decisions concerning proper dress for our religious school. Parents will be called to bring a change of clothing for anyone deemed to be dressed inappropriately. If a parent is unavailable, the student will be provided with appropriate attire supplied by the school.
The school reserves the right to modify the dress code as trends change. However, the following may be considered guidelines for dress which is deemed inappropriate:
For boys: muscle shirts, see-through clothing, T-shirts with messages or illustrations of drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, illegal substances, violence, death, nudity or profanity, messages which are racist or sexist in nature; pants must cover the buttocks, underwear should not be seen.
For girls: boxer shorts, short shorts, very short skirts, clothing which exposes the midriff, which bares the shoulders or which exposes the student’s back or front; see-through clothing, tight clothing or clothing that displays messages or illustrations of drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, illegal substances, violence, death, nudity or profanity. See above for boys.