Shull School Dress Code

School Uniform Policy- Dress For Success

Students may wear College colors on Wednesday (each classroom has a different college), they can wear Character colors on Thursdays (click here for the monthly Character colors), and they can wear Shull shirts on Friday.


For many years, the Shull School community of parents and staff has agreed that a school uniform, or "Dress For Success" policy, is desirable to maintain consistency in the dress code and to promote attention to academics.

We have found that school outfits:
  • Are cost effective
  • Make it easier to get students ready for school in the morning
  • Are stress reducing: fewer choices and no label comparing
  • Make it easier to identify non-students on campus
  • Contribute to overall school spirit and
  • Result in fewer behavior problems

Nice clothing can be purchased at any retail store such as Wal-Mart and Target, etc.   WE EMPHASIZE "Logo Free," dress as much as possible.  Students can wear character of the month colors on Thursdays and College colors for their class on Wednesdays.

Uniform Dress Options

Pants, shorts, jumpers, skirts, and skorts: 

  •         Navy blue (all materials except denim/blue jean) or tan
  •         Plaid in any combination of the school colors - blue and navy, white, dark green, or red  (there are many plaids being sold in stores that are acceptable, small amounts of other colors are acceptable)
  •         Jeans can only be worn on Fridays except for 5th graders (jeans are a now a 5th grade privilege)

Not Allowed: Jeans or pants that are cutoffs, have holes or burns in the fabric, leggings (stockings/tights ok under dresses) and baggy pants that don't fit at the waist. 

Shirts, blouses, t-shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, and light jackets:  logo free or picture free

  •       Solid Blue - navy, bright blue, or light blue are all o.k.
  •       Solid White, Solid dark/forest Green,  Solid Red
  •       Plaid (in any combination of the school colors)
  •       Shull Shirts of any kind (walkathon, Shully shark shirts, etc) 

NOTE: Collars of all kinds are acceptable (including t-shirt collars). Shirts with minor additions of a second color are acceptable (i.e. blue solid shirt with single gray stripe); however, sleeveless shirts and plain white t-shirts/undershirts are NOT allowed.


Winter jackets/coats: logo free or picture free   Any color (No sport/team insignias allowed)            

Shoes: Students must wear shoes at all times.  Because of safety concerns during recess and P.E., students cannot wear sandals of any kind (no open toes or open heels).  Shoes should have no more than a one inch heal or lift.  No skate shoes are allowed.

Hats:  If a parent wishes their child to wear a hat while in the sun, they must write a note.  Hats must be worn correctly (not backwards).  Hats should be school uniform color and not have a logo.  Hats and hoods cannot be worn in the classroom.

Need Assistance?  We have an inventory of gently used uniforms, which have been donated.  We will be glad to share them with you.  Contact Mrs. Flores in the office it you are interested.

Friday Jean and Shull logo shirt days: Fridays will be blue jean days with special dress days several times a year.  Families will be notified of the criteria for special dress days each month.  

OPT-Out Waiver:   Students, with their parents' and administration's approval, may opt-out of the school uniform policy.  The number of Opt-out waivers has decreased every year and almost all Opt-out waivers are conservative - allowing only for jeans or other colors- but staying LOGO free. Parents/guardians must ask for a meeting with the principal to ask for a waiver. Opt-out waivers must be renewed each year.  Students approved to opt-out must adhere to the BUSD Student Dress Code.

School Uniform Grooming Policy

Research has shown a direct correlation between student's attire, appearance, and their school behavior, attitude, and achievement. With this in mind, the School Site Council has developed the following guidelines.

  •  Hair and fingernails should be clean and well-trimmed.  
  • Cosmetic make-up is not allowed.
  • Fads in hairstyles designed to attract attention to the individual or to disrupt the orderly conduct of the classroom or campus is not permitted. The children's hair can't be dyed an unnatural hair color, shaved in a non-traditional pattern, worn in spikes, Mohawks, or designed in other "punk" styles.  Short faux hawks or sculpted bang waves are fine if they are no longer than 1 inch in height.
  • Hair must be cut to not be worn in front of the student's eyes.
  •  Earrings worn must be posts and not dangle as this is a safety hazard during playtime.  Students may not have other body-piercing jewelry. 
  • All jewelry or belts should be worn with safety in mind: no sharp points or large designs. Belts should be logo free.

BUSD Student Dress Code

Clothing shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times.  See-through or fishnet fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, bare midriffs and skirts or shorts shorter than a 3 inch inseam are prohibited.

Clothing, jewelry, or personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.) shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia or indications which are crude, vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likenesses, or which advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice.

All students are to give proper attention to personal cleanliness, modesty and safety in dress and grooming. Clothing is to be neat, clean, safe and non-distractive. No student is permitted to attend school if their appearance is disruptive to the operation and administration of the educational process. Any gang-affiliated items or attire are prohibited. Body markings determined o be a deterrent to safety or distraction from the educational process must be covered.

Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. Hair may not be sprayed with coloring that drips when wet.

      Footwear must be worn at all times. Elementary students must wear closed- toed shoes that have a back or strap on the heel and have a platform of no more than 1.5 inches. Steel toed footwear is prohibited.

Non Compliance

Non compliance of the dress code for any student will result in the following consequences:


First infractions:    

o   Student wears a loaner uniform (if available)

o   A note goes home

o   Recess restriction is given if no loaners are available

 Second infraction:

o   Student wears a loaner uniform

o   Parent is contacted

o   Recess restriction is given if no loaners are available

o   Detention is assigned

Third/subsequent infractions:

o   Loaners are assigned or student's parent brings appropriate clothes to school

o  Detention is assigned, and parent is called