Dress Code 2023-24

  • 2023-24 School Uniform Dress Code

    District board policy states that the board reserves the right to bar from school students whose personal appearance is disruptive to the educational process and orderly operation of the school. Discretion to formulate reasonable dress codes is left to the administration. Rawlinson Road has adopted the following Standard Code of Dress: 

    1. During school hours any solid color, collared top may be worn. All tops must be of one solid color and not contain any logos larger than the size of a quarter. 

    2. Shirts must have a collar and sleeves. Students must wear golf type or button-down shirts in long or short sleeves. A RRMS t-shirt may be worn in place of a collared shirt. 

    3. Sweaters, crew neck sweatshirts, and quarter zip pullovers of any solid color MAY BE WORN. Solid color hoodies may also be worn during the school day AS LONG AS the hood is not worn on the head. School logos for RRMS, NHS, RHS, and SPHS may be worn. Sweaters must be a solid color and can be a pullover or cardigan type. 

    4. School approved colors for all pants, shorts, skirts, capris, and skorts must be tan khaki, gray, black or navy blue in color. Any shade of tan khaki is allowed. Cargo pants and shorts are permitted. All pants, shorts, skirts, capris, and skorts must be worn fitting at the waist---NOT BELOW the natural waist. Standard waist logos found on pants are permitted. 

    5. All shorts, skirts, and skorts will be worn no shorter than 4 inches from the top of the knee. If a skirt has a slit, the top of the slit may be no higher than 4 inches above the knee. The following items are NOT appropriate for school: Wind/sweat pants, biker shorts, form-fitting clothes (leggings/jeggings), and tattered or torn clothing. 

    6. Clothing must be worn with appropriate undergarments, and undergarments must not be visible. All clothing must be size appropriate with no bagging, sagging, or oversized clothes worn. 

    7. Offensive or suggestive writing, pictures, patches on clothing (including outerwear) and belt buckles are prohibited. This includes advertising for alcohol, tobacco, or illegal products or depiction/promotion of racial, sexual, or violent behavior. 

    8. No students are to wear bandannas, stocking caps, do-rags, hats or sunglasses at school. Scarves and sweatbands are permitted. 

    9. Students’ hair, including facial hair, must be neat and clean, and well groomed. No hair rollers, picks, or combs are allowed to be worn in the hair at school. Hairbrushes, combs, picks and the like should be left in the student’s locker. 

    10. All students must wear shoes. Shoes designed to be tied or buckled must be tied or buckled. For safety reasons, students will not be allowed to wear shower shoes, bedroom shoes, or high heels more than 2 inches high. 

    11. Visible piercings are limited to the ears and the nose only. 

    12. Jewelry that can be perceived as a weapon is prohibited. This includes, but not limited to, collars or bracelets with studs or spikes, chains, or any items noted as gang-related, are prohibited. Other accessories that cause a disruption to learning will be determined by administration. 

    13. All students will adhere to the dress code during the school day, until the student LEAVES CAMPUS. 

    PPE/Face Masks are considered an accessory, so logos are permissible. Offensive writing or advertisement of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal products is prohibited.   


    In the event we have a dress down day, students must adhere to the following guidelines: 

    • T-shirts that have written logos or slogans must be appropriate; alcohol or tobacco advertisements on clothing are not permitted. 
    • Tattered jeans, even if deliberately shredded or torn should not reveal skin more than four inches above the knee. 
    • Leggings, jeggings, and yoga pants may be worn as long as the shirt covers the student’s rear end and they are not see through. 
    • Jeans and pants must be worn at the waist. 
    • Shorts, skirts and dresses must not be any shorter than a student’s fingertips when his/her arms are held straight at the sides (approximately 4 inches). 
    • Shirts and tops should cover the chest and stomach area completely. Tops or dresses with thin straps or tank tops are not allowed. Must have sleeves. 
    • No cropped shirts. 
    • Clothing should be worn with appropriate underclothing and undergarments should not be visible. 
    • Straight leg jeans are acceptable, but clothing must fit appropriately. Pants or tops that are too tight are not allowed. 
    • No pajama pants or slippers are allowed. 

    The RRMS principal may waive any of these rules on special days declaring special rules for that day. 

    PPE/Face Masks are considered an accessory, so logos are permissible. Offensive writing or advertisement of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal products is prohibited. 

    Consequences of Dress Code Violations 

    Students who come to school inappropriately dressed and/or not conforming to the dress code will be subject to the following: 

    • call home for appropriate clothing 
    • remain in In School Suspension until appropriate clothing is brought to the school or until the student is taken home to change into appropriate clothing 
    • be given the opportunity to change into appropriate clothing provided for the day by the school 
    • remain in In School Suspension for the entire day 
    • suspended from school for continuous acts of defiance in relation to dress code