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:
ACCEPTABLE (MTE Uniforms)
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.
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.