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Uniform Dress Code

The waiver of CCS Board Policy 4316, Student Dress Code, School Uniform Requirements, will end, effective June 30, 2022. 

 

For the 2022-2023 school year, schools will revert to their previously approved uniform dress code status. All schools that followed a uniform dress code prior to the waiver will resume requiring students to wear uniforms when they return to school in the fall. 

 

2022 – 2023 Dress Code Guidelines

It is the responsibility of all students to adhere to the RRCS Dress Code Guidelines at all times and to show respect for the spirit and intent of the Dress Code Guidelines.  

 

       DRESS CODE  COLORS

Middle School  - Navy Blue and/or White

High School - Lite Blue and/or Orange 

MS/HS Pants - Navy Blue and/or Khaki

SHIRTS: Shirts must be a solid plain polo, polo-style or Oxford style that button up the front. All shirts must have collars and remain tucked from 8:00a to 3:40p . Only plain solid colored undershirts may be worn under any approved shirt. The undershirt should not be visible at the sleeves.

SLACKS: Slacks must be hemmed cotton pants. They must be worn on or above the hips (no low rise, low cut, or sagging). Sweatpants, denim pants, or pants with cut off or frayed hems are not permitted. Joggers, capris, and corduroy are permitted.  

SHORTS: Shorts must be worn on or above the hip and must be fingertip length or longer.  

SKIRTS: Skirts must be fingertip length or longer.  Jumpers are acceptable and must be fingertip length or longer. 

SHOES: Shoes must have a closed toe and heel. Shoes with laces must be laced to the top and tied/buckled. Boots are allowed at or below the knee. Flip flops/sandals or crocs will not be worn at any time even on free dress days or during senior privileges.

BELTS: A belt must be worn with any garment having belt loops. The belt buckle must be plain and will not exceed the width of the belt.

JACKETS: Only RRCS jackets or any jacket that is solid NAVY OR WHITE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL, LIGHT BLUE OR ORANGE FOR HIGH SCHOOL may be worn during the school day. Cumberland County High School Letterman Jackets may be worn. 

SWEATSHIRTS: Sweatshirts worn during the school day must be SOLID NAVY OR WHITE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL, LIGHT BLUE OR ORANGE FOR HIGH SCHOOL. A Reid Ross logo sweatshirt in the uniform colors is acceptable. A uniform shirt must be worn under sweatshirts.

SWEATERS/VESTS: Sweaters and vests may be worn in the solid uniform colors of NAVY OR WHITE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL, LIGHT BLUE OR ORANGE FOR HIGH SCHOOL over a uniform polo or oxford with collar showing. Turtleneck-style shirts may be worn underneath a long-sleeved uniform polo, oxford, sweater or sweatshirt in uniform colors.

LEGGINGS: If stockings, pantyhose or leggings are worn, they must be in solid colors of white, navy, black, or natural and worn under skirts or jumpers Leggings and jeggings cannot be worn in the place of pants.

JUMPERS: MS. Must be navy blue or white, same colors as pants.

Hoodies ARE NOT allowed in grades 6-12

ACCESSORIES:  Any accessories worn should not be distracting.

  1. Ties/bow ties must be worn with an oxford-style shirt that matches middle or high school colors.
  2. Earrings must be smaller than a quarter. 
  3. Make-up and hair will be clean and neatly groomed.
  4. Hats, scarves, gloves and mittens must be put into lockers upon arrival at school.
  5. Non-prescription or distracting dental or optical devices are not permitted. No sunglasses.
  6. Headbands, hair ribbons, and scrunches are allowed. No bandanas or head coverings are allowed.
    • Define headband: a band of fabric worn around the head as a decoration or to keep the hair off the face.

 

The Administration of RRCS reserves the right to keep any confiscated dress code violation items/articles and have them picked up by a parent/guardian.

Professional dress days will be defined as: Girls in pant-suit or dress and boys in an oxford shirt and tie with dress pants or dress code  pants.

Free Dress Days will be defined as: Students wearing clothing that does NOT disrupt, disturb, interfere with the peace, order and/or discipline within the learning environment. 

 

THE ADMINISTRATION HAS DISCRETION IN MAKING JUDGMENTS RELATING TO THE APPROPRIATENESS OF DRESS, TO INCLUDE JEWELRY. THE APPEARANCE OF OUR STUDENT BODY REFLECTS UPON THE CLIMATE OF OUR SCHOOL. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ADHERE TO STANDARDS OF DRESS AND GROOMING THAT ARE ACCEPTABLE IN A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.