Rolesville High School Dress Code Policy
Per WCPSS Policy Code 4316 Student Dress Code Students are expected to adhere to standards of dress and appearance. Our guiding principles for the student dress code are similar to those experienced and expected in the workplace: attire that furthers health and safety of students and staff, enables the educational process, and facilitates the operations of the school. Parents are asked to partner with the school district to monitor student attire to help adhere to the guiding principles set forth in the policy. To promote these goals, students may not wear or carry clothing, jewelry, book bags, or other personal articles that:
- Depict profanity, vulgarity, obscenity, or violence;
- Promote the use or abuse of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs;
- Are prohibited under Policy 4309 III-2 (Gang and Gang Related Activity) or any other provision of the Code of Student Conduct;
- Threaten the health or safety of staff or students; or
- Are reasonably likely to create a substantial disruption of the educational process or operations of the school. Specifically:
- Students must wear clothing that covers their skin from chest to mid-thigh with opaque (non-see-through) fabric in front, back, and on the sides.
- Students must wear shoes at all times except when changing for physical education or athletic practices or events or when specifically directed otherwise by a teacher or administrator.
- Clothing must cover undergarments (waistbands and straps excluded).
- Breasts, genitals and buttocks must be covered with opaque (non-see-through) fabric.
- Clothing must be suitable for all scheduled classroom activities including physical education, science labs, wood shop, and other activities where unique hazards exist.
- Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as sports uniforms or safety gear.
- Head coverings (including hats, hoods, sweat bands, and bandanas) are generally prohibited in the school building. However, students may wear head coverings in the school building as an expression of sincerely held religious belief (e.g., hijabs or yarmulkes) or cultural expression (e.g., geles) or to reasonably accommodate medical or disability-related issues (e.g., protective helmets).
- Implications: If a student’s dress or appearance is such that it constitutes a threat to the health or safety of others, distracts the attention of other students or staff from their work, or otherwise violates this dress code, administration may require the student to change his or her dress or appearance. A second or repeated violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action.
- If you are addressed for inappropriate attire, your options will be:
- To call a parent to bring a change of clothes.
- To change into something provided by the front office.
- Failure to comply may result in other disciplinary consequences beyond simple dress code infractions.
- Please be mindful that repeat dress code violations may compromise your ability to participate in school-sanctioned activities (e.g., attending school dances, participating on sports teams, attending pep rallies, etc.) and/or might prevent you from different privileges typically granted to students (e.g., obtaining a parking space, getting off-campus lunch pass, etc.).
*The principal or principal's designee may require a student to change his or her dress or appearance.