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2019-2020 Common Student Dress Guidelines


Common Student Dress Not Permitted
  • Black, white, or gray shirts/jackets should be worn daily.  Appropriate logos of any color okay.
  • Denim blue jean, black, white, or khaki pants, shorts, or skirts should be worn daily. Shorts/skirts should be fingertip length. Basketball shorts or athletic pants in black, white, or gray are allowed.
  • Spirit wear or any shirt that supports a Bernal activity may be worn on any day (sports, CJSF, band, clubs, etc.)
  • Closed toed (non-steel) shoes required daily







  • Hats, caps, beanies, bandanas, or hoods over your head indoors
  • Pajama pants or tops or blankets
  • Dangerous jewelry or accessories (i.e. dog collars, studded/spiked bracelets or belts)
  • Halter, spaghetti straps, strapless or low-cut tops/belly shirts/muscle shirts
  • Sagging pants
  • Flip flops, slides, slippers
  • Holes/tears in pants/shorts/skirts must be below fingertip length
  • Multiple accessories that are red or blue
  • Logos or graphics that depict weapons, sexual material, drugs, or other prohibited items/activity. 

Violation of CSD will result in a minor referral from the child’s teacher, and a pass to the office to change clothing. On the third violation of CSD, students will receive office assigned consequences, beginning with an hour of after-school detention.

Bernal Intermediate - 2016 California Honor Roll School Award

Dear Parents,

On behalf of our entire school community I want to say congratulations to you and your kids! Our school was chosen by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as a 2016 California Honor Roll recipient! 

The California Honor Roll is part of a national effort known for its extensive and rigorous analysis of student achievement in public schools. Our school stood above other schools in the state because of our success in getting students to grade level achievement and beyond. 

This year, the Honor Roll includes 1,866 public K-8 and high schools that are recognized for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. The Honor Roll:

• Includes a measurement of improvement 
• Is the only award given in collaboration with business leaders
• Includes graduation and dropout rate data
• No application process is necessary
• Establishes a higher bar of performance than any other award
• Takes into account equity and closing achievement gaps

We did not apply for this award (they found us!) and it is a great honor to have been chosen. We will be featured on the Honor Roll website and a banner has been designed for us to hang proudly at our school. 

Thanks to the hard work of the students and teachers here at Bernal Intermediate, we are being recognized for our achievement. This is a testament to the relentless focus on results that our school has shown over the years and to the hard work of our entire school community.

From all of us here at Bernal Intermediate, I give heartfelt congratulations. Together, we are improving education for all students by sharing our success.


Dr. Splane

Important Message from Dr. Splane - Dress Code

Dear Bernal Parents/Guardians and Students,


It has come to our attention that the brand of clothing, “Cookies”, that some students are wearing is not appropriate for school. The brand is drug-affiliated, specifically with cannabis, which is not allowed on school grounds, or legal to be in possession of it if you’re under 18. From this point forward, any student wearing an item of clothing containing this brand will be given a reminder about the policy as well as the option of borrowing an appropriate “loaner” item of clothing from the school, or asked to call a parent to bring an alternative item of clothing to wear.  Repeat violators will be given a minor referral for dress code violation and will be required to change that article of clothing. Please be aware of the clothing your student is wearing to help ensure that inappropriate clothing is not being worn to school.


The Oak Grove School District’s guidelines for inappropriate appearance states: “Clothing/garment, accessories or buttons which show obscene words or pictures, weapons or violence, suggestive, insulting, or double meaning statements related to music groups, sports teams or alternative lifestyle which are harassing or demeaning, or substances which are illegal to juveniles, e.g. tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.”


If you would like more information about the “Cookies” clothing brand and why it’s not appropriate for Bernal Intermediate, please check here. A copy of Bernal Intermediate’s dress code can be found here and a copy of Oak Grove School District’s dress code policies can be found here.


Thank you for your support with keeping our campus safe.


Dr. Jamal Splane

Bernal Intermediate Principal