Dress Code

Red Bank Middle School

Standardized Dress Code

The purpose of a standardized dress code is to promote an environment that focuses on learning and safety.  No student will be allowed to attend classes if their attire does not meet the dress code.  Parents or guardians will be contacted and may either bring appropriate clothing or take the student home.  If a parent cannot be reached, students will be placed in PASS (Positive Alternative to School Suspension).  Repeated violations of the dress code will result in consequences up to and including suspension from school.  Any class time missed due to dress code violations will be considered unexcused. 

Shirts

  • Shirts must be a solid color, with a collar and sleeves.  Golf shirts and button-down shirts are acceptable, both short and long-sleeved.  A manufacturer's patch, logo, or emblem must be small enough to be covered up by one hand.
  • Shirts - both boys and girls - may have no more than the top two buttons unbuttoned at any time.
  • Red Bank team, logo, or promotional T-shirts are allowed - must be blue, white, gray, or black.
  • Shirts must be size appropriate and free from rips, tears, holes, beads, and sequins.
  • Shirts are not required to be tucked in, but they must be long enough to be tucked in. 

Pants

  • Pants (cotton twill or corduroy - Dockers or Dickies style) must be navy blue, khaki / tan, or black.  Denim, spandex, and other stretch materials are not permitted.
  • Knee-length shorts or Capri-style pants may be worn before Fall Break and after Spring Break.  Shorts and Capri-style pants must also be made of cotton twill material, and either navy blue, khaki / tan, or black. 
  • Pants must be size appropriate, worn at the waist (no sagging), and free from rips, tears, holes, beads, and sequins.

Shoes

  • Tennis shoes, casual dress shoes, and boots (with heals not exceeding 2") are acceptable.
  • For safety reasons, open-toed shoes are not allowed. 

Outerwear

  • Red Bank "hoodies" (hooded sweatshirts) - blue, white, gray, or black - are permitted.  "Hoodies" are permitted after Fall Break and before Spring Break only.  Solid color cardigan sweaters, fleece pullovers, vests, and sweatshirts without hoods are also permitted.
    • A turtleneck or dress code shirt with a collar must be worn under hoodies, sweatshirts, or sweaters.   
  • All other outerwear (coats and jackets) must be removed and stowed in a locker during the school day.  

Miscellaneous

  • Hair colors, hair styles, and piercings must not cause a disruption to the learning process.
  • Skirts and dresses are not allowed.
  • Hats, bandanas, or headgear of any kind are not permitted.
  • Sunglasses are not permitted at any time.

Any clothing, hairstyles, accessories, etc... that are found to be offensive, distracting to the educational environment, or a health and safety risk will not be allowed. On matters of opinion, the administration's decision will prevail.

 

"Dress-Down Day" Guidelines

                              Red Bank Middle School (2016-2017)

         Shirts

  • Must have sleeves
  • Must cover you appropriately (no bare chests or stomachs)
  • May NOT display the following:
    • Vulgar or offensive language or pictures (no rebel flags or depictions of violence)
    • Anything pertaining to alcohol / tobacco / drugs

        Pants / Shorts /Capris

  • May be any color jeans / slacks / sweats (no pajama bottoms)
  • Must be size-appropriate and worn at waist
  • Shorts must be knee-length  (Can only be worn before Fall Break or after Spring Break)
  • May not be ripped, torn, or have holes in them

       Shoes

  • For safety reasons, shoes must be within regular dress-code standards (no open-toed shoes).

        Jackets / Pullovers

  • No hooded jackets of any kind (with the exception of RBMS hoodies) may be worn in the building, even on dress-down days.