Dress Code

Dress Code


STUDENT DRESS AND GROOMING                                                                                  


The dress code and Uniform Policy is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instills discipline, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards, and teach respect for themselves and others.


Students are encouraged to take pride in their personal appearance.  Cleanliness, neatness, modesty, safety, and effect on the learning environment are the criteria that should dictate choice of school dress and grooming.


Student clothing shall not lead school officials reasonably to believe that such dress or

grooming will disrupt, interfere with, disturb, or detract from school activities.

Student clothing shall not create a health or other hazard to the student's safety or to the safety of others (RISD Board Policy).

Shorts or skirts need to be as long as fingertips when the student's arms are down by his or her side

On PE class days, dress in appropriate clothing that is not restrictive and will allow participation in PE class.

Art classes need special consideration, too.  Sometimes students will be asked to work

with paints, markers, and other materials that can damage clothing. Only earrings worn in the ear are allowed (females only).

Boys should not have designs of any kind shaved into their scalp, wear Mohawks, etc. Students may not wear hats, sweat bands, bandanas, or head gear of any kind.


Included below are  some examples of  acceptable and  unacceptable student dress  for students in all grades:



Khaki or navy blue bottoms or jumpers for girls.

White, Navy blue or Maroon polo style or button-down shirts. 

White, Navy blue or Maroon jackets or sweaters.


Bottoms should be pulled up to the waist.

Athletic shoes--Please wear for P.E. class days. (Prefer no black soles) Jeans and spirit shirts may be worn on Fridays.


FRIDAYS - Spirit Day!  

Students may wear their uniform OR jeans with MTE T-shirt



Frayed or torn jeans or shorts

Short shorts or form-fitted stretch shorts

Tops which do not cover the mid-section, halter tops

Collarless shirts with any type of slogans Cleats, house shoes, flip-flops, etc. Extremely oversized, loose clothing, etc.



If the teacher considers a student's dress inappropriate, the teacher may ask the parent

to bring a change of clothing to school or the school may provide appropriate clothing.











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