Uniform Policy

 

UNIFORMS: Land’s End has our logo so you can have it embroidered on uniform items.  Land’s End also returns 3% of sales to Riverview if you include the code at check-out.  Click here for the code and ordering info for Land’s End.

One Friday a month is ‘Uniform-Free Friday’ and students may pay $5 to dress out of uniform. The money raised on “Uniform-Free Friday” will be in place of monies generated from traditional school-wide fundraisers such as wrapping paper sales, candy bar sales, etc. On “Uniform-Free Friday”, Riverview students may wear any color jeans , capris, shorts, skirts, or skorts. Clothing may not exceed one size larger or smaller than the child and length may not exceed 3 inches above the knee (formerly "fingertip length"). Tops must have sleeves and cover the chest and back. Bottoms must be tasteful and follow all uniform code criteria.


The way a student dresses has a direct impact upon his/her attitude and performance, and upon the attitude and performance of others. In order to maintain a respectful, positive and productive educational environment, Riverview will enforce the following dress code.



DRESS CODE (UNIFORM POLICY) revised 12.11.12

TOPS: Shirts, Sweaters, and Sweatshirts

  1. 1.Tops must have collars and be solid white, baby blue (not royal blue or aqua), light yellow (not gold), or navy. Tops may have white collars.

  2. 2.Mock turtlenecks and turtlenecks in the above colors are acceptable.

  3. 3.Shirts may have brand logos or monograms no larger than 1⁄2 inches by 1⁄2
    inches. Shirts may also have the approved Riverview or RCS logo.

  4. 4.Shirts may not exceed one size larger or smaller than appropriate as
    determined by the school director.

  5. 5.It is recommended that shirts be tucked in but is not required. Shirts that are
    untucked must have finished edges and be no more than 6 inches below the
    waist.

  6. 6.White, baby blue, light yellow or navy blue t-shirts (long or short sleeves) may
    be worn under uniform shirts.

  7. 7.Students may wear plain, un-hooded sweaters or sweatshirts over school
    uniforms. The sweaters or sweatshirts may be white, baby blue, light yellow or navy. Riverview Green sweatshirts will also be available to purchase and will be allowed over uniforms.


BOTTOMS: Pants, Skirts, Skorts, Jumpers, Capri Length Pants, and Shorts

  1. 1.Bottoms must be solid khaki (not olive, brown) or navy (not black).

  2. 2.Jeans are not permitted, however the school Director may make exceptions
    for special days.

  3. 3.Bottoms must be free of graphics and embroidery.

  4. 4.Cargo-style pants or shorts are permitted.

  5. 5.Students may wear solid jumpers, shorts, skirts and skorts that are khaki or
    navy and are no shorter than 3 inches above the top of the knee when
    standing.

  6. 6.Solid “polo style” dresses with collars in navy, baby blue or light yellow are
    also permitted and should be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee when
    standing.

  7. 7.Girls may wear “leggings” or tights of any color or pattern under a standard
    uniform skirt or dress.

  8. 8.Clothing may not exceed one size larger or smaller than appropriate as
    determined by the school director. Baggy or sagging pants or shorts are not permitted. “Low rise” clothing is not permitted. Pants, shorts, and skirts must be worn at the natural waistline.

  9. 9.Belt buckles must not be oversized, computerized or have any writing that is considered offensive.


OUTERWEAR: Coats and Jackets

  1. 1.Outerwear may not be worn inside the school building during the school day.

  2. 2.Outerwear may be worn during a class change if the student is exiting the
    building.

  3. 3.Outerwear may be worn to school and placed in the studentʼs locker. If a
    locker is not available, it may be hung in the classroom or other location
    designated by the school director and/or the classroom teacher.

  4. 4.The school director and/or the classroom teacher may make an exception if
    the building/classroom is unusually cold.


FOOTWEAR: Shoes, Sneakers, and Boots

  1. 1.Footwear must be worn at all times, and, as needed, shoes shall conform to special requirements, e.g., P.E. classes, ROTC, science labs, etc.

  2. 2.Shoes are required to have back straps and closed toes. They should be appropriate and safe for all school activities. Athletic shoes are preferred.

  3. 3.Laces on shoes or sneakers must be tied.

  4. 4.Crocs are permitted if they have a closed toe and if the back strap is worn
    appropriately. Flip flops, slippers and wheelies (wheels attached to sneakers)
    are not permitted.

  5. 5.Heels should be no higher than 1⁄2 inch.

ACCESSORIES

  1. 1.Students may not wear pendants or medallions.

  2. 2.Any adornment that could be perceived as, or used as, a weapon such as
    chains, spikes, etc. is not permitted.

  3. 3.Gang-related clothing, accessories, symbols or intimidating items of dress, as
    identified by local law enforcement agencies, are not permitted.

  4. 4.Head coverings of any kind, including but not limited to, hats, caps, bandanas, curlers, masks, visors, kerchiefs, athletic sweatbands, earmuffs, sunglasses or hoods are not permitted. Head coverings shall not be worn, carried, hung on belts or around the neck or kept in classrooms during regular school hours.

  5. 5.Visible piercings must be limited to the ears and no more than two earrings per ear may be worn at any time.


OTHER UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS

  1. 1.Students are expected to be dressed according to the uniform standards at all times when school is in session.

  2. 2.Students who are taking classes that require a special dress code, such as JROTC or career and technical education internships, may wear that uniform to other classes.

  3. 3.The Director or designee may make exceptions to the uniform policy for special events, such as Picture Day, and may allow a different standard for athletic teams or other school clubs or activities.

  4. 4.Clothing designed for school athletic events, e.g., cheerleader outfits, that do not meet the above guidelines shall not be worn during the instructional day unless appropriate additional garments are worn with the outfit.


SCHOOL WIDE UNIFORM EXCEPTIONS

  1. 1.Each Tuesday shall be known as “T-shirt Tuesday” and students will be
    allowed to wear any Riverview t-shirt (including those created for fundraising events, at TIDEWATCH, by individual classes, etc.) with navy or khaki bottoms. Shirts may not exceed one size larger or smaller than appropriate as determined by the school director. It is recommended that shirts be tucked in but is not required. Shirts that are untucked must have finished edges and be no more than 6 inches below the waist.

  2. 2.One Friday a month will be known as “Uniform-Free Friday”. Students may pay $5 to dress out of uniform. The money raised on “Uniform-Free Friday” will be in place of monies generated from traditional school-wide fundraisers such as wrapping paper sales, candy bar sales, etc.


ATTIRE FOR “UNIFORM FREE FRIDAY”

  1. 1.Students may wear any color jeans (minimal flare acceptable), gauchos, capris, shorts, skirts, or skorts. Students may not wear pendants or medallions.

  2. 2.Bottoms must be tasteful and follow all uniform code criteria (such as appropriate length, not frayed or torn, clean, correct size, free of chains, not baggy or sagging, etc.). "Low rise" clothing is not permitted. Bottoms must be worn at the natural waistline.

  3. 3.Clothing may not exceed one size larger or smaller than the child and length may not exceed 3 inches above the knee

  4. 4.Tops must have sleeves and cover the chest and back.

  5. 5.Tops must be devoid of advertising, may not be offensive (no profanity, religious symbols or writing, sexual innuendoes, or offensive pictures/symbols)

  6. 6.Shoes and outerwear will follow the same criteria as uniform policy.

All questionable attire will be evaluated by the school Director or designee and students deemed inappropriate in attire will need to change to appropriate attire before returning to class.

ENFORCEMENT

  1. 1.Final judgment of acceptable attire and personal appearance is at the discretion of the Leadership Team.

  2. 2.A first offense for failure to meet the uniform requirement shall result in a call and/or note home to the Parents.

  3. 3.Upon a second offense for failure to meet the uniform requirement shall result in a call and/or note home to the Parents as well as loss of the privilege to participate in T-shirt Tuesday for one week.

  4. 4.Upon all additional offenses for failure to meet the uniform requirement the student shall be referred and retained in the Director's office until proper attire is provided by the Parent/Guardian.

Reasonable consideration shall be made for those students who, because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason, request a waiver of a particular guideline for dress or appearance. The waiver request shall be in writing from the Parent or Guardian and approved by the Director and/or Directorʼs designee on an annual basis. In considering a waiver request, the Director and/or Directorʼs designee has the right to request additional documentation from medical officials and/or religious leaders.

 

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