BOARD OF EDUCATION
REYNOLDSBURG CITY SCHOOLS
SCHOOL DRESS CODE
In order to promote school safety and provide a healthy and respectful educational environment, all students in grades kindergarten through twelve shall adhere to this dress code policy. The objective of this dress code is to provide an appropriate, safe and respectful educational environment while allowing students to dress comfortably, within limits, to facilitate learning. The District expects students to maintain the type of appearance that is not distracting to students, teachers or the educational process of the schools. The final determination of a student’s adherence to the dress code will be made by the school administration.
Parents/guardians share equal responsibility with their child for the student’s adherence to the dress code policy. Administration and faculty, together, are responsible for enforcement of the dress code. The dress code is enforced at school and school functions not open to the public. The decision of the principal is final with regard to dress code violations.
dress or grooming interferes with the cleanliness, health, welfare or safety of
students, or when dress or grooming disrupts the educational process by being
distracting, indecent, or inappropriate, it is prohibited. Clothing must be
worn as designed and appropriately sized.
new trends in fashion or dress emerge or become out of date, the District
reviews and revises the dress code to reflect the standards of the community.
on input received from principals, staff, and parents, the required dress code
shall consist of the following clothing:
No clothing is permitted that promotes drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sex, violence
or is offensive or degrading.
No clothing associated with gangs.
3. No clothing that exposes underwear or excessive skin, or is transparent or “see-through”.
No clothing long enough to drag on the ground.
No sunglasses unless prescribed in writing by a medical doctor for indoor wear.
No chain wallets or chains that could be dangerous to persons or destructive to
No flip-flops, house shoes or slippers.
5TH THROUGH 12TH
IDs must be in the possession of each student while on school property and at
CAPRIS, SKORTS AND DRESSES
No pajama pants.
No excessive holes, rips or tears such that the educational environment could
Must be worn at the waist. The waist is determined as the hip bone to the
bottom of the rib cage.
Shorts, capris, skorts, and dresses cannot be shorter than two (2) inches above
Pants cannot drag on the floor.
No slits in skirts or dresses shall be higher that two (2) inches above the knee.
No sleeveless tops, including tank tops. Dresses must also have sleeves.
No form-fitting or oversized baggy shirts.
No fabrics so sheer as to allow underwear and/or excessive skin to be visible
thus disrupting a positive learning environment.
Sweatshirts with hoods will only be permissible so long as hoods are not worn
in the building.
All tops must meet bottoms. Torso cannot be exposed.
No low-cut, scoop or plunging necklines. No more than two (2) inches below the
collar bone may be exposed.
Dresses that do not meet the requirements for tops must be worn with a
top/covering that does.
No coats or cold weather jackets worn during the school day unless permission
No hats, caps, scarves, do-rags or headbands.
No head coverings except for religious purposes. The student (and if under the
age of 18, the parent and the student) is to notify the school authorities of
the religious practice in order to prevent the student from being questioned
about the attire.
Other exceptions may be allowed only upon the prior approval of the
DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS
Students who violate the Dress Code shall be subject to the following disciplinary actions:
- The student’s parents/guardians will be requested to pick up a student or bring alternative clothing for the student to wear.
time missed due to a violation of this policy will be marked as in-school
- Repeated violations will result in other disciplinary action pursuant to the Student Code of Conduct, which may include, but are not limited to: detention, suspension, and/or expulsion.
- The administrator will make the final decision, at the building level, if a student’s attire is inappropriate or does not meet the requirements of this policy.