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RIVERHEADS HIGH SCHOOL. Dress Code Policy 2009 - 2010. Timeline … New student dress code takes effect on the first day of school August 20 , 2008“INDIAN GEAR”. Timeline . . . New student dress code takes effect on the first day of school. The Philosophy . . .

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Dress Code Policy

2009 - 2010

Timeline new student dress code takes effect on the first day of school august 20 2008 indian gear l.jpg

Timeline …New student dress code takes effecton the first day of schoolAugust 20 , 2008“INDIAN GEAR”

Timeline . . .

New student dress code takes effect on the first day of school.

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The Philosophy . . .

All students are expected to dress in a manner consistent with the recognition that they have a responsibility to help foster a learning environment promoting health and safety, respect and pride, and a positive regard for discipline and authority.

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Shirts/ Blouses Policy

• Shirts/Blouses should be constructed so that the top of the shoulder is covered. Sleeveless apparel with a finished edge may be worn if the garment comes to the shoulder edge and has a standard size armhole.

• Spaghetti straps, tube tops, halter tops, mesh tops, sheer tops, strapless tops, and backless tops are unacceptable.

Muscle shirts/tank tops are prohibited on males unless worn with another shirt.

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Shirts/ Blouses Policy

Shirts/Blouses must NOT show inappropriate necklines that expose cleavage, low back lines, midriffs, or undergarments. NO BARE SKIN is to be exposed at the waist, chest or abdomen area.

Necklines cannot be lower than the straight line from the top of the underarm across to the opposite underarm.

All shirts, tops must be tucked in or overlap bottom garment.

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Shirts/tops that reveal cleavage, are low cut, are show midriff, or are backlessare unacceptable.

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Dresses/Skirts/ are Skorts/Shorts Policy

The shirt/blouse rules regarding sleeves and necklines also apply in this category.

Length of dresses, skirts, skorts, (including any slit) should be no shorter than the ends of the student’s extended fingertips when standing up straight (The fingertip rule).

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Length of dresses, skirts, skorts (including any slits), should be no shorter than the ends of the student's extended fingertips when standing up straight.

Hem Line


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Inappropriate Attire are

Hemline above extended fingertips

Exposed midriff

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Shorts, dresses, and skirts must be longer than extended fingertips

These are

not acceptable.

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Pants/Jeans/Shorts/Skirts/ fingertipsSkorts/Sweatpants Policy

Each of these articles of clothing shall be worn at

waist level.

No clothing that is to be worn as an UNDERGARMENT shall be visible while wearing pants, jeans, shorts, skirts, skorts, or sweatpants.

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Other Unacceptable Apparel: fingertips

Costumes, pajamas or slippers.

Stretch lycra, spandex or nylon tights, leotards, biker pants or underwear worn as outer garments.

Head wear (except for religious reasons) to include, but not limited to, hats, hoods, wavecaps, sweatbands, bandannas, do-rags, skull caps, surgical caps, scarves, baseball caps, picks, rakes, and combs.

Sunglasses (prescription required).

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Inappropriate Headgear fingertips


Surgical caps


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Hoodies fingertips

Hoodies are fine,

however, students

may NOT wear

the hoods during

school hours.

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Sunglasses fingertips

Sunglasses may not be

worn on the face.

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continued . . . fingertips

Any article of clothing which displays obscene words, pictures or designs, any article which conveys a sexually suggestive, vulgar, demeaning or inflammatory remark, a pro-alcohol message, a tobacco and or drug related message, or is symbolic of gangs or disruptive groups.

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continued . . . fingertips

Shoes MUST be worn at all times. Athletic shoes MUST be worn for physical education classes, and closed toed shoes may be required for protection in certain educational settings.

Body piercings may not be worn in classes where they are a safety or performance issue.


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Consequences: fingertips

Students who violate provisions of the dress code will not be allowed to attend class and will be given the opportunity to have a parent/guardian bring appropriate clothing to school or pick up the student.

School administration may provide proper attire on a loan basis, in the event the parent/guardian is unable to be contacted.

Continued violations of the dress code will subject the student to disciplinary action as defiance of school rules.