Student Dress Code

  • 2022-2023

    ROISD Student Dress Code

     

    The purpose of the ROISD Dress Code is to set a school-wide expectation for good citizenship and to give campuses a positive identity that reflects the values of the school and community.  It is also to promote grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruption, assist in avoiding safety hazards, and teach respect for authority.  All students are required to comply with the ROISD Dress Code.

    Any style of dress or grooming which distracts from the instructional process is not acceptable.

    The cooperation of parents and students and the consistent and fair enforcement of the ROISD Dress Code by teachers and administration is essential to its effectiveness. Each student and parent shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with the standards presented in the ROISD Dress Code.

    With the expansion of the 2022-2023 ROISD Dress Code, the enforcement will be strict and the discipline violations will be more stringent (see the end of this document).

    STUDENT IDS MUST BE WORN AND VISIBLE AT ALL TIMES DURING THE SCHOOL DAY. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN A DRESS CODE VIOLATION AND THE PENALTY AS OUTLINED IN THE ROISD STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT.  


    TOPS

    Button-downs, polos, t-shirts, and blouses. All colors, patterns, stripes, etc. allowed!

    • PROHIBITED
      • No sleeveless or backless shirts or blouses.
      • No spaghetti straps, halter tops, tank tops, tube tops, or crop tops.
      • No shirts that show any midriff or cleavage.
      • No wording or graphics that promote violence, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, firearms, or gang affiliation.
      • No wording or graphics that are obscene, crude, vulgar, or defamatory or that cause a disruption of the educational setting.

    BOTTOMS

    Pants/jeans, shorts, dresses, skirts, skorts, and jumpers. Cotton or denim; no sweats or athletic shorts except PE and athletics. Bottoms should fit the student - not be excessively loose or tight. The length must be no more than 3 inches above the knee cap in both front and back. 

    • PROHIBITED:
      • No pants below the hips or larger than one size larger than the student’s normal size (no sagging) and no garments that are too tight.
      • No spandex, nylon, leggings, or yoga pants unless under a skort or dress that is dress code compliance.
      • Absolutely no underwear or undergarments may be exposed. Students may be required to use an accessory such as a zip tie, provided by the campus at campus discretion, to ensure the pants are worn at normal waist level. If the campus provides such an accessory, the student will still receive FIVE points for a dress code violation.
      • No sweatpants, wind pants, warm-ups, coveralls, overalls (except Senior days), or skinny form-fitting pants.
      • No more than 3 inches above the knee cap in both front and back.
      • No athletic-style shorts except in PE, athletics, cheerleading, drill team classes, or other administrators-deemed classes or activities that are designated for that type of attire.
      • A dress code shirt must be worn under jumpers at all times.
      • No strapless dresses.
      • Slits in skirts must be no more than mid-thigh.

    SHOES

    Shoes must be closed-toe and closed-heel and must match each other.  

    • PROHIBITED:
      • No flip flops, sandals, or open-toe shoes
      • No stiletto heels
      • No open-toe slides
      • No metal cleats
      • No shoes with wheels
      • No house shoes or slippers

    SWEATSHIRTS & OUTERWEAR

    Sweaters, vests, and sweatshirts are allowed in any color. No hoods are allowed on sweatshirts, sweaters, or shirts. Outerwear (coats) may be any color but must be removed upon entering the building. 

    • PROHIBITED:
      • No trench coats or dusters
      • No one-piece jumpsuits 

    ALL CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

    PROHIBITED:

    • No rips or tears in any clothing
    • No underwear or undergarments may be exposed
    • No brads, studs, or chains on any clothing
    • No leather, vinyl, suede, or fur
    • No hoodies

    MISCELLANEOUS

    1. No caps, hats, hoods, bandannas, sweatbands, or other head coverings are allowed inside the building or in transition from building to building during the school day unless for official documented medical conditions or religious reasons.
    2. No sunglasses are allowed in the building unless for medical reasons and must have an official medical document on file.
    3. Clothing items cannot be worn in any way that reflects gang affiliation, conceals contraband, or creates a distraction.
    4. All clothing must be properly hemmed and/or have finished edges.
    5. Sufficient/appropriate underclothing is required.
    6. No pajama-style pants or other sleepwear.
    7. Body piercing (other than in the ears) will not be allowed. No tongue rings, lip rings, nose rings, eyebrow rings, ear gauges, spacers, facial jewelry such as hoops or rings, and no visible body piercings or facial decoration.
    8. No chains, studded wear, bracelets, rings, or other jewelry, etc. that could be a safety issue will be allowed.
    9. Student IDs must be worn and visible at all times during the school day.

    DRESS & GROOMING

    Dress or grooming that presents a disruption, health, or safety hazard to the students or others is expressly prohibited. This includes:

    • Any part of a student’s appearance and accessories that are extreme enough to create a disturbance or disrupt the normal routine of the school shall be deemed inappropriate.
    • Students’ hair, including facial hair, shall be clean, neatly cut, and combed so as to be kept out of the eyes. Unnatural hair coloring such as green, pink, blue, purple, or any other unnatural color that is a substantial disruption is prohibited.
    • Tattoos that are obscene, crude, defamatory, vulgar, or related to gang/criminal activity shall be covered while at any school activity.

    FINAL AUTHORITY

    Administrators will have complete and final judgment on all matters concerning the interpretation of the Student Dress Code. Matters concerning appearance and dress not specifically covered in the Student Dress Code shall be at the discretion of the administration. Information concerning financial assistance and opt-out procedures can be obtained from the campus office.


    CONSEQUENCES FOR STUDENT DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS

    • Secondary {Middle School (6-8) and High School (9-12)}: To follow their discipline plan as outlined in the Red Oak Student Code of Conduct. Each dress code violation will result in FIVE points on the disciplinary point scale.   Students will be required to either have parents/guardians bring appropriate, compliant clothing to the student or the student will remain in the ISS room for the remainder of the school day.  No student will be allowed in the regular classroom setting while not in compliance with ROISD Dress Code.

    • Elementary (PK-5th):  To follow their discipline plan as outlined in the ROISD Student Code of Conduct. Students will be required to either have parents/guardians bring appropriate, compliant clothing to the student or the student will remain in the ISS room for the remainder of the school day.  No student will be allowed in the regular classroom setting while not in compliance with ROISD Dress Code.