dress code


  • uniforms

    The name of the uniform company is Risse Brothers, uniform shirts can be purchased online or at the Risse Brothers store - rissebrothers.com


    During virtual learning - students are expected to login to all Zoom meetings wearing their BAS uniform polo shirt.  On Fridays, students may wear their Beltsville Bobcat t-shirt.  These t-shirts can be purchased through the Home and School Association.  Please email basparents@gmail.com for more information or call the BAS front office.


  • dress code

    The dress code serves several purposes. It helps create an atmosphere of orderliness, reduces distractions in the educational process, teaches a sense of modesty, and makes BAS students identifiable on and off campus. The school reserves the right to determine what is appropriate and/or acceptable in clothing, hairstyle and accessories. 

    We will be doing a phased roll-in of our new uniforms:

      • 2020-2021 school year: old & new polos, 6-8 uniform bottoms, K-5 uniform bottoms or any bottoms

      • 2021 - 2022 school year: old & new polos, K-8 uniform bottoms

      • 2022 - 2023 school year: old & new polos, K-8 uniform bottoms

      • 2023 - 2024 school year: new polos & uniform bottoms for K-8

    Dress Code Guidelines:

    1. Students are to maintain a clean, groomed appearance at all times. Grubbiness in appearance, such as cutoffs, torn clothing and oversized or baggy clothing is not acceptable. 

    2. All students are to wear a BAS polo shirt. Students may select navy, light blue or maroon. Students coming to school without an appropriate polo shirt will not be permitted to go to class until a BAS polo is obtained. Polos are to be purchased through Risse Brothers. 

    3. If a sweater, sweatshirt, or fleece is worn indoors, over a BAS polo, it must be a BAS logo item. These items are available for purchase at Risse Brothers. 

    4. If a shirt is worn under a BAS polo, it cannot hang below the BAS polo. 

    5. A light blue BAS polo must be worn on all field trips. Failure to wear a light blue polo will result in the student not going on the field trip. 

    6. Pants are to be worn at the waist and are to be the proper size in order to eliminate tightness, bagginess, or sagging. They are not to drag on the floor or have frayed hems. 

    7. Clothing made of spandex, lycra or similar materials that form fit to the body is not acceptable. 

    8. Outer clothing that features art work, slogans or advertising of products not in keeping with Seventh-day Adventist Christian standards are not acceptable. 

    9. Hats are not to be worn in the building. 

    10. For safety, open toed shoes and sandals are not permitted. 

    11. Hair is to be neat, clean and out of the eyes. Unnatural color dyes are unacceptable. Extreme hair styles, including but not limited to spiked hair, mohawks, and shaved-in designs are not permitted. 

    12. Make-up that appears conspicuous and unnatural is not acceptable. 

    13. Ornamental jewelry, such as rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, is not acceptable. This includes posts put in the ears after piercing. 

    14. No visible tattoos are permitted. 

    15. Shorts: K-5 are to fit modestly and be at least mid-thigh length (see #7 for additional info) 6-8 uniform shorts- knee length and fit loosely on the legs, navy or khaki

    16. Pants: K-5 uniform pants not required for 2020-2021 school year, all pants should fit modestly (see #7 for additional info) 6-8 uniform pants required-navy or khaki