District Wide Dress Code
Students have a responsibility to be dressed and groomed in a manner that is consistent with the Student Conduct and Discipline Code. The principal shall determine when a student’s personal hygiene, appearance, or dress is such that it disrupts or interferes with the educational process or endangers the health and safety of the student or others.
Students who attend the RIVEROAK Technical College shall dress in a manner appropriate for the job in which they are receiving training, including any special protective gear and professional uniforms. [§1001.43(1)(b), Florida Statutes]
1. Footwear must be worn at all times.
2. Jewelry worn in pierced body parts shall be of a nature that is not distracting to others.
3. All middle and high school students shall be required to wear appropriate dress for physical education as prescribed by the school.
4. The following items have potential to cause disruption or threat to a safe and positive school environment and are not allowed:
Note: The principal or designee has the final authority for determining whether or not a student’s apparel conforms to the dress code. The principal or designee may prohibit the use of clothing or items that cause disruption during school, on school transportation, or during school sponsored events. When it is determined that the apparel is inappropriate, the parent/guardian will be asked to bring clothing to the school which conforms to the Student Conduct and Discipline Code. Repeated violations of dress code guidelines will be considered insubordination and will be subject to disciplinary interventions.
Per Florida Statute 1006.07, clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or that disrupts the orderly learning environment shall, on first offense, receive a verbal warning and the principal shall call the student’s parent/guardian. For a second offense, the student is ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activity for a period not to exceed five days and the school principal must meet with the student’s parent/guardian. For a third or subsequent offense, a student must receive an in-school suspension for a period not to exceed three days and the student is ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activities for a period not to exceed 30 days, and the school principal must call the student’s parent/guardian and write a letter regarding the student’s suspension and ineligibility to participate in extracurricular activities.