The students, faculty, and administration believe that student dress is the responsibility of the family. For many years we have been proud of the appearance of the students at Boyce Middle School. As outlined in the Pennsylvania School Code, students have the responsibility to "dress and groom to meet the fair standards of safety and health and not cause substantial disruption to the educational process." We have confidence in our students and parents in making the decisions as to what constitutes appropriate school attire and appearance.
On September 7, 1999, the following guidelines were instituted for appropriate dress in the Upper St. Clair school buildings.
- No hats or head coverings
- Undergarments should not be visible
- No bare midriffs
- Shorts and skirts of reasonable length
- T-shirts should not display messages or pictures referring to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, sexual innuendo, or other inappropriate messages
Failure to comply with the guidelines will be reviewed as a violation of the district's discipline policy.