All students are expected to come to school or school sponsored activities well groomed and appropriately dressed. Dress and appearance must not present health or safety problems, nor be vulgar, offensive or cause disruption. Clothing styles that create conflict or an atmosphere of intimidation are prohibited. Individual teachers may restrict appearance and attire (i.e. hair, clothing) with special consideration for safety and health issues. The administration has the authority to make changes at any time to the dress code based on either safety or health reasons.
- Dress for education – school is for learning.
- Hats are not to be worn in the building or at any school function. They must be placed in lockers immediately upon arrival at school and remain there until the student is off campus.
- Shirts must have sleeves, cover midriffs, shoulders, chest, and the wearer’s back whether he/she be standing or sitting. In addition the shirt must be made of fabric that is not transparent.
- Spandex, long underwear, pajama pants, boxer shorts or tank tops are not allowed.
- Shorts or skirts need to extend past the middle finger when the student is standing with arms at the side.
- Pants must be worn properly secured above the hip with no sagging.
- Undergarments shall not be exposed.
- All students must wear some type of shoes or sandals at all times. Flip-flops can be worn during seasonal weather. House or bedroom slippers are not appropriate.
- Gang related clothing, styles, or accessories are not allowed including all bandanas.
- Chains, safety pins, sharp protruding objects and spiked clothing or accessories are not allowed.
- Clothing with non-commercially produced writing is not allowed.
- Clothing, backpacks, and jewelry bearing demeaning messages or innuendos, insignias, logos, identifying alcoholic beverages, tobacco, narcotics, are libelous, obscene, profane, vulgar, of a sexual nature or other socially inappropriate message demeaning to any race, religion, sex or ethnic group or which advocate the violation of the law are not permitted.
- Trench coats are not permitted.
- Body painting or inking is prohibited.
Consequences for wearing inappropriate items
You will be asked to change or make a phone call home. Continued dress code violations may include parent notification, detention slips, office referrals, and suspension for insubordination, and even long-term suspension for repeated offenses. Ridgeline Middle School staff reserves the right to use its discretion regarding student dress.