Dress Code

Date:  May 2019

Now that the days are getting warmer, it is a good time to review the student dress code expectations   At Roton we have no intention of becoming the "fashion police." However, we will address inappropriate dress with both the student and the parent. 

The serious nature of our school activities and pride in the reputation of our school require neat grooming, cleanliness and appropriate dress.  What follows are the dress code expectations approved by the Roton School Governance Council.

The school is responsible for ensuring that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student, and that student attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student.

The student dress code should ensure that:

  • Students are treated equitably regardless of gender/gender identification, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, body type/size, and religion.
  • Students should not face unnecessary barriers to school attendance.

Basic Principles:

  • Certain body parts must be covered for all students. Clothes (pants, shorts, skirts, dresses, and shirts of all kinds) must be worn in a way such that genitals, buttocks, chest, and stomach are covered with opaque material.
  • No under-garments (underwear or bras) should be visible. This does not include bra straps slightly visible with a shirt over them.
  • All shirts must have either sleeves or straps.
  • Footwear must be worn at all times. Shoes, which may include sandals, must have a back or a strap across the back of the heel.

Students CANNOT wear the following:

  • Clothing with language or images depicting or advocating violence
  • Clothing with language or images depicting or advocating the use of alcohol, drugs, or illegal substances
  • Hats or head coverings inside, including bandannas and hoods worn over the head
    • Head coverings for religious purposes are permitted inside and outside.
    • Hats and hoods are permitted outside.
  • No pajamas (unless it’s pajama day)
  • No costumes (unless for class purposes)
  • Long chains
  • Sunglasses should not be worn inside. They are permitted outside.
  • Slides or flip flops

Clothing which is worn in physical education shall not be worn in other classes or parts of the school nor shall clothing worn in regular classes be worn in physical education.  Physical education teachers will specify the kind of clothing appropriate for their activity.

As always, I thank you for your support.