Red Oak ISD 2022-2023 New Dress Code Q&A

Red Oak ISD will require transparent backpacks

There’s going to be a new look on Red Oak School District campuses this fall — and it’s not because the mascot logo is changing.

Red Oak ISD officials recently announced a change/update to the district dress code.

“The updated dress code allows students to wear whatever clothing they choose – colors, stripes, patterns, logos, etc. – as long as the items are not torn/torn, or contain obscene, vulgar or obscene words/graphics. defamatory,” Beth Trimble said. , executive director of district communications.

“There are certain limitations on top styles – spaghetti straps, midriff, sag, etc. are not allowed, as before – and hoods are not allowed on garments.”

Trimble said that by allowing a wider range of clothing options, district officials hope to eliminate many of the day-to-day concerns about student dress.

“But with leniency, the consequences are heavier,” she said. “High school student violations were previously one point and will now be five and ISS (school suspension) until suitable clothing can be changed. Full student disciplinary plans are listed in the code of conduct, which will be updated soon. »

The school district also recently announced that the only backpacks students will be allowed to bring to campus are clear.

“Clear backpacks, which will be the responsibility of each student/family, will help to see any prohibited or questionable items brought onto campus,” Trimble said. “We will have a limited supply available at the Back to School Bash on August 6 to help any families who cannot afford it.”

*Note: See-through backpacks can be hard to find, especially when you’re waiting just before school starts, so we recommend buying one early. They also tend to need to be replaced more frequently, so you can purchase backups.

Among the feedback on social media, so far no one seems to have a huge problem with the fits. However, there were a few questions.

Lawrence N Holli Fantroy asked if Crocs are allowed. To which Tricia Garcia-King added, addressing the district, “You have to specifically say yes to crocs or no to crocs. Please indicate it in the shoe listing!! »

David Wells also supported the Crocs debate, writing, “Let the kids wear crocs!! At the end of the day, what does it really hurt? If you don’t want them wearing them, let me know why.

The Verdict: Closed Toe, Closed Heel Crocs Are OK

Mike Blair asked, “What about lunch boxes? Should they be clear? » Normal lunch bags are allowed

Elizabeth Ann Buchert followed with, “Do sports bags have to be clear?”

FAQs:

Can the transparent bag be tinted? NOPE.

Can they wear mesh backpacks? NOPE

What about ripped jeans if they don’t show skin? NOPE

What about girls who want to discreetly wear feminine products? A small pocket is authorized with or without shoulder strap. No larger than 4.5 x 6.5

Identification carried and visible at all times on campus for students (and staff) Per ROISD FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS WILL RESULT IN A VIOLATION OF THE DRESS CODE AND PENALTY AS OUTLINED IN THE ROISD STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT .

AUTHORIZED TOPS

  • Buttons down.
  • Polo shirts.
  • T shirts.
  • Blouses.
  • All colors, patterns, stripes, etc.

FORBIDDEN TOPS

  • Sleeveless or backless shirts or blouses.
  • Spaghetti straps, open backs, tank tops, bustiers or crop tops.
  • Shirts that show any midriff or cleavage.
  • Text or images promoting violence, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, firearms or gang membership.
  • Obscene, rude, vulgar or defamatory words or graphics or which disrupt the educational environment.

STOCKINGS AUTHORIZED

  • Jeans.
  • Shorts.
  • Dresses.
  • Skirts.
  • Skorts.
  • Riders.
  • Cotton or denim.
  • Athletic sweatshirts or shorts are only permitted in physical education and athletics, cheerleading, drill team, or other classes or activities deemed by administrators who are designated for this type of attire .
  • Stockings should fit the student – ​​neither too loose nor too tight. The length should not exceed 3 inches above the kneecap in the front and back.
  • A dress code shirt must be worn under sweaters at all times.

PROHIBITED STOCKINGS

  • Pants below the hips or more than one size above the student’s normal height (no sag) and no tight-fitting clothes.
  • Spandex.
  • Nylon, leggings.
  • Yoga pants, except under a skort or dress that conforms to the dress code.
  • Absolutely no undergarments or undergarments may be exposed. Students may be required to use an accessory such as a zip tie, provided by the campus at the discretion of the campus, to ensure 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.
  • Sweatpants.
  • Windbreaker pants.
  • Warm-ups.
  • Combinations.
  • Wetsuit (except Senior Days).
  • Tight fitting pants.
  • No more than 3 inches above the kneecap in front and back.
  • Strapless dresses.
  • Slits in skirts should not exceed mid-thigh.

AUTHORIZED SHOES

*Shoes must be closed toe and closed heel and must match.

PROHIBITED SHOES

  • Flip flops, sandals or open toe.
  • High heels.
  • Open toe slides.
  • Metal studs.
  • Roller shoes.
  • House shoes or slippers.

ALLOWED SWEATSHIRTS AND OUTERWEAR

  • Pullovers, cardigans and sweatshirts are allowed in any color. No hoods are permitted on sweatshirts, sweaters or shirts.
  • Outerwear (coats) can be any color, but must be removed upon entering the building.

OUTER CLOTHING PROHIBITED

  • Trench coats or feather dusters.
  • One piece suits.

ALL CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES PROHIBITED

  • Rips or tears in any garment.
  • Underwear or underwear should not be exposed.
  • Parisian fasteners, studs or chains on any garment.
  • Leather, vinyl, suede or fur.
  • Hoodies.

VARIOUS

  • No caps, hats, balaclavas, bandanas, headbands, or other headgear are permitted inside the building or when transitioning from building to building during the school day, except for official documented medical conditions or religious reasons.
  • Sunglasses are not permitted in the building except for medical reasons and must have an official medical document on file.
  • Clothing may not be worn in any way that reflects gang affiliation, conceals contraband, or creates a distraction.
  • All garments must be properly hemmed and/or have finished edges.
  • Sufficient/appropriate underwear is required.
  • No pajama pants or other sleepwear.
  • Body piercing (other than in the ears) will not be permitted. No tongue rings, lip rings, nose rings, eyebrow rings, ear gauges, spacers, facial jewelry such as hoops or rings, and no piercings visible bodily or facial decorations.
  • No chains, studded clothing, bracelets, rings or other jewelry, etc. that could pose a security problem will not be allowed.
  • Student IDs must be worn and visible at all times during the school day.

CLOTHING AND GROOMING

Clothing or attire that poses an inconvenience, health or safety risk to students or others is expressly prohibited. This includes:

  • Any part of a student’s appearance and accessories that is extreme enough to create a disturbance or disrupt the normal school routine will be considered inappropriate.
  • Students’ hair, including facial hair, should be clean, neatly cut and combed so that it does not fall into the eyes. Unnatural hair coloring such as green, pink, blue, purple or any other unnatural color that is significantly disruptive is prohibited.
  • Obscene, profane, defamatory, vulgar, or gang/criminal related tattoos must be covered during any school activity.

FINAL AUTHORITY

Administrators will have full and final judgment on all matters regarding the interpretation of the student dress code. Questions regarding appearance and dress that are not specifically covered by the student dress code are at the discretion of the administration. Information regarding financial aid 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)}: Each violation of the dress code will result in five points on the disciplinary point scale. Students will either need to ask parents/guardians to bring appropriate, compliant clothing for the student, or the student will remain in the ISS room for the remainder of the school day. No student will be permitted in the regular classroom if they do not adhere to the ROSD dress code.

Elementary (Pre-K-5th): Students will either need to ask parents/guardians to bring appropriate, compliant clothing for the student, or the student will remain in the ISS room for the remainder of the school day. No student will be permitted in the regular classroom if they do not adhere to the ROSD dress code.

For questions regarding the ROIDS dress code, please visit the district website or contact your campus.

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