Dress Code Information Reminder

DRESS GUIDELINES:

As the weather gets warmer, please take a moment to review the SRRMS dress guidelines.  For your convenience, guidelines to review this time of year are bolded.

The purpose of the following guidelines is to enhance the education of students by establishing expectations of dress and grooming that are related to educational goals. Dress and grooming must be in the best interest of the school with respect to health, welfare, and safety and must not interrupt the orderly process of education in the school. It is the intent of SRRMS to encourage students to be dressed appropriately for school activities and in keeping with school district standards. This is a joint responsibility of the student and the student’s parent(s) or guardian(s).

The following areas are points of emphasis for student dress:

  1. Revealing pants, tops, dresses, shirts, and jeans must not be worn to school.
    1. Pants must be worn at the waist.
    2. Undergarments should not be visible.
    3. Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be an appropriate length.
      (As a general guideline, when standing at normal posture with arms at the sides the student’s fingers should touch clothing material).
    4. All tops must cover the student’s midriff, front and back; spaghetti straps, crop tops, ½ shirts, tube tops, halter tops, and cut-off shirts are not appropriate for school (As a general guideline, sleeveless shirts should have straps at least 2” wide).
  2. Sunglasses, hats, or hoods are not to be worn inside the school building.
  3. Shoes must be worn at all times.
  4. Clothing and hair should be clean.
  5. Students are required to wear shorts or sweatpants, an appropriate top, and tennis shoes for Physical Education.
  6. Clothing showing drawings of or reference to any illegal drug, alcoholic beverage, or other prohibited substance is unacceptable.
  7. Clothing or accessories that exhibit objectionable emblems, badges, symbols, signs, words, objects or pictures on communicating a message that is racist, sexist or otherwise derogatory to a protected minority group; is related to gang membership or affiliation; or approves, advances or provokes any form of religious, racial or sexual harassment and/or violence against other individuals; or is identified to be offensive is unacceptable.
  8. Wearing of costume masks, painted faces, disguises, wigs, costume accessories, or grooming that limits or prevents the identification of a “student” is unacceptable.
  9. Wearing face coverings (often called masks) that cover the nose and the mouth for the purpose of reducing the risk of infection and/or maintaining the health and wellbeing of the student or others is acceptable.
  10. The content of this section shall not infringe on an individual’s right to dress in accordance with sincerely held religious observance and practice.

When an infraction of the dress regulation exists and cannot be remedied at school, the student may be sent home to change into appropriate clothing. Cases of non-compliance will be handled by administration on a case by case basis. This may include, but is not limited to, progressive disciplinary measures.

An organized, school sponsored, student group may recommend a form of dress for students considered appropriate for a specific event and make such recommendation to administration for approval.