The District believes that there is a close relationship between student dress and behavior. The dress code below encourages students to “dress for success” and come to school properly prepared to participate. “Disruption” is any behavior that interferes with teaching and learning. Administrators may make exceptions to the dress code for special occasions.
Disruptive Clothing/Accessories/Hair Styles/Tattoos
Clothing, accessories, hair styles, or tattoos that are disruptive, depict, promote or are associated with drugs, alcohol, gangs, violence, discrimination, hate, or pornography, are not permitted. Clothing that is sheer, ripped, or see-though is prohibited unless another layer of clothing that meets the dress code is underneath.
Caps, hats, scarves, curlers, bandanas, sweatbands, or other similar head coverings shall not be worn to class or inside the school buildings. Exceptions may be made if head coverings are prescribed by a physician, previously approved by the school’s administration for religious reasons, or approved by the school’s administration for a special school activity. Sunglasses (unless prescribed by a physician) shall not be worn to class or within school buildings.
The cut of tops must not expose undergarments. Strapless tops are prohibited. At a minimum, tops must have a sleeve and a hem and be of sufficient length to cover the end of the shoulder and the beginning of the arm. Clothing that is sheer, ripped, or see-though is prohibited unless another layer of clothing that meets the dress code is underneath.
Underwear shall not be visible. Pants and shorts shall be worn at the waist. The wearing of tights, leggings, spandex, or bike shorts as stand-alone outer wear is not permitted. Bathing/swimming wear, sleep wear (including pajamas), etc., worn as outer wear is not permitted. Shorts and skirts must be of modes length defined as maximum of 3” above the knee. Clothing that is sheer, ripped, or see-though is prohibited unless another layer of clothing that meets the dress code is underneath.
Students shall wear appropriate footwear for protection and hygienic reasons while on school grounds, participating in school activities, or on school transportation. Jewelry/accessories that disrupt the educational environment or pose a safety concern for the student or others are prohibited. (Taken for Rigby Middle School’s Student Handbook)