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Student Dress Code

Dress and Grooming (All Grade Levels)
The district’s dress code teaches grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, minimizes safety hazards, and maintains a positive learning climate. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

Approved Standardized Dress Items: All items must meet the general requirements.
 
Standardized Appearance and Dress – General Requirements:
 
Clothing should be appropriate for school, clean, and worn as it was designed to be worn. All
clothing must fit properly (not too big/loose or too small/tight) and be of an appropriate length
and not conducive to the concealment of contraband.

Holes above the knee that show skin or underwear are prohibited at RFMS and RFHS. All
clothing must be free of intentional holes above the knee at LOLC and FLC.

Approved standardized dress items must be worn under outerwear at all times.

Clothing should not be sheer, see-through, revealing, and/or exposes a bare midriff when
raising arms, standing, bending, or sitting. Bathing suits are prohibited.

Appropriate fitting jerseys are allowed.

Shorts must be worn under dresses for outdoor or PE activities.

Pants, shorts and skirts must be appropriately sized to sit at the natural waistline.

Pajama-style pants, bicycle shorts, and cut-offs are prohibited at all grade levels.

Shorts, skirts, and dresses with hemlines more than three (3) inches above the knee cap are
prohibited.

Spaghetti straps and tank tops as outerwear are prohibited for all students. Undergarments
shall be worn and not visible.

Leggings may be worn only under clothing that is otherwise within dress code.

Trench coats, battle dress and combat gear are prohibited.
 
Hoods, bandanas, or sunglasses are prohibited inside the school building.

Hats and caps are prohibited in grades PK-8th.

Students in grades PK – 5th are required to wear tennis shoes or other style of secure,
closed-toe, non-slip footwear. Shoes must be worn as intended to be worn (i.e., laces must be laced and buckles must be buckled). On days that students do not have PE, PK – 5th may also wear sandals and boots as long as they are laced, tied, and matching.

Paramilitary/combat boots, shower shoes, water socks, and shoes with wheels are prohibited at all grade levels.
 
Chains and wallets with chains are prohibited.
 
Piercings should not be excessive or disruptive to a student's learning.
 
Dental jewelry is prohibited.
 
Contact lenses must be in natural eye colors only.
 
Students in grades PK – 5th are not allowed to wear makeup.
 
Hair must be kept clean, well groomed, and out of the student’s face. Hairstyles must not be disruptive to student’s learning and free of inappropriate symbols or marks.
 
Hair, tattoos, articles of clothing, and accessories with inappropriate decorations,
advertisements, offensive language, pictures, artwork, and language that is deemed to
conflict with the standards set forth in the Student Code of Conduct are prohibited.
Inappropriate decorations or advertisements include, but are not limited to, those that depict the occult, gang membership, death, suicide, violence, drugs, alcohol, lewd or sexual references, and anarchy are prohibited. Also prohibited are avoid styles with area codes, crowns, and profane artists or groups that are known to promote activities in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
 
Temporary and permanent tattoos must be covered if gang related, inappropriate or
disruptive to the learning environment.
 
Campus administration shall make the final determination about appropriate clothing.
 
Uniforms:
Students who are members of nationally recognized organizations (i.e., Scouting, NJROTC) may wear the uniform(s) approved by that organization to school if the uniform(s) meets the requirements of the ACISD Appearance Code.

If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school and return to the classroom. If the problem cannot be corrected at school, the principal will work with the student and parent to obtain an acceptable change of clothing for the student in a way that minimizes loss of instructional time.

Repeated or severe offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.