2018-2019 DRESS CODE

DRESS CODE FOR ALL STUDENTS

The following dress code must be adhered to during the regular and exam school days and at all required school functions, whether on RFM School property or elsewhere.  The dress code for special classes will be specified by those departments.  The rules and regulations covered in the handbook are subject to revision or addition at any time.  If you are unsure about an article of clothing, bring it to the school to be approved by administration before wearing.  

Dress Code Philosophy

Clothing represents an important personal expression of one's self. Race, gender, heritage, age, and wealth can all influence how one dresses. Our students are each different; differences that we celebrate as a school. It is our hope that a Munroe Education encourages students to grow and define a feeling of self as stated and supported by our school’s mission and philosophy. Enforcement of a dress code often causes friction between students and many adults in their lives, including parents and faculty. It is the goal of the administration and staff to encourage the celebration of self, while avoiding the potential conflicts that can result from extremes in fashion or the meaning behind certain fashions that are counter to our mission.

How a person dresses tells a story about who they are and influences how others may treat them. We would encourage all students covered by the dress code to dress as they would imagine dressing for their future occupation. Success is the result of hard work and goal setting. Dressing for the role students hope to possess in the future helps to build good habits and allows a student to see themselves as they want others to see them.


UNIFORM FOR GRADES K Through 5th

All tops, with the exception of overcoats, must contain the official school logo. Embroidered logos are available through our online sources, our new partner M&M Monogramming, and Allen Sports. Heat-press transfers are also available through Allen Sports. Uniform pieces available online must be purchased through our approved sources:

Land’s End School Uniforms – (www.landsend.com)

French Toast Official School Wear – (www.frenchtoast.com)

Young's Fashion only for approved plaid.

Along with the approved online sources above, there are several local vendors including JC Penney, Wal-Mart, Old Navy, Signature and Gymboree that have uniforms which will duplicate the styles chosen by RFM from the online companies.

Boys – Grades 3K- 5

Pants or Shorts: Khaki or Black (No carpenter or cargo styles may be worn)

Shirt: Oxford button down – White – Short or Long Sleeve (Tucked)

Collared Polo– White, Red, Black, or Gray – Short or Long Sleeve

Unisex Polo – White, Red, Black, or Gray – Short or Long Sleeve

Crewneck Tee – White, Red, Black, or Gray – Short or Long Sleeve

Belt: Black, Brown, or Khaki

Sweater: Cardigan zipped or button, pullover, or vest – White, Red, Black, or Gray

Sweatshirts: Hooded pullover, hooded zipped or crewneck, free from lettering or graphics except school branding – White, Red, Black, or Gray

Fleece: Jacket zipped, pullover, vest, or cardigan – White, Red, Black, or Gray

Socks: Solid White or Solid Black  

Shoes: Closed Toe – (Tennis Shoes are strongly encouraged) – Sandals, Flip Flops, Heelies or backless shoes are not permitted.

Accessories: Hats may not be worn in the school buildings during the regular school day.

Hair: Hair must be cut or styled so that it does not cover a child’s eyes. No Mohawk cuts. Hair may not be dyed a color beyond the realm of normal, natural hair color.

Jackets or Coats: They must be neat, well maintained (no rips, tears, or stains), solid colors only,  and free from graphics or lettering, with the exception of RFM branded graphics or logos.

Girls – Grades 3K – 5

Pants: Khaki or Black

Jumper: Red, Black, Khaki, or Approved Munroe Plaid

Dress: Polo style – Red or Black – Short or Long Sleeve

Shorts, Skorts, Skirts, Capris: Khaki, Black, or Approved Munroe Plaid

No fringe, gems, or other adornments may be added to pants, jumpers, dresses, shorts, skorts, or skirts.

Shirt: Oxford button down – White – Short, ¾, or Long Sleeve

Peter Pan Collar Shirt – White or Gray – Short or Long Sleeve

Over-blouse – Red or Gray – Short or Long Sleeve

              Collared Polo – White, Red, Black, or Gray – Short or Long Sleeve

Unisex Polo – White, Red, Black, or Gray – Short or Long Sleeve

Crewneck or Scoop-neck Tee – White, Red, Black, or Gray - Short or Long   

Belt: Black, Brown or Khaki

Sweater: Cardigan zipped or buttoned, pullover, or vest – White, Red, Black, or Gray

Sweatshirts: Hooded pullover, hooded zipped or crewneck, free from lettering or graphics except school branding – White, Red, Black, or Gray

Fleece: Jacket zipped, pullover, vest, or cardigan – White, Red, Black, or Gray

Socks: Solid White or Solid Black

Tights and Leggings: Solid White or Solid Black – No holes or runs, leggings must be ankle length.

Shoes: Closed Toe – (Tennis Shoes are strongly encouraged) – Sandals, Flip Flops, Heelies or backless shoes are not permitted.

Accessories: No body piercing tattoos or makeup will be permitted. Earrings are permitted, but must hang no lower than one inch below the lowest part of the earlobe. Girls must wear proper foundation garments under clothing when necessary. Undergarments must not be visible.

Hair: Girls’ hair must be kept neat and clean. Hair may not be dyed a color beyond the realm of normal, natural hair color.

Jackets or Coats: They must be neat, well maintained (no rips, tears, or stains), solid colors only,  and free from graphics or lettering, with the exception of RFM branded graphics or logos.

Uniform Travel Wear – All Lower School Student

As a measure of safety and security students will be required to wear the following uniform options, unless the nature of the field trip calls for another type of dress.

Bottoms: Khaki – Bottom of choice

Shirts: Polos – Red – Short or Long sleeve – with school logo

Crew or Scoop-neck Tee – Red – Short or Long sleeve – with school logo

Sweater: Cardigan zippered or button down, pullover, or vest –Red

Sweatshirts: Hooded pullover, hooded zipped or crewneck – Red

Fleece: Jacket zipped or ½ zip, pullover, vest, or cardigan – Red

On approved non-uniform days all students must adhere to regular Dress Code as stated below.

Dress Code For Upper and Middle School

The spirit of the dress code is that students arrive at school looking neat, clean, professional, and ready to attend class. Clothing that is an any way offensive or would not be appropriate in a professional environment will not be allowed. Using the dress code as a means of being provocative or exhibiting extreme dress or styles will not be allowed.

Specific regulations follow:

Personal Appearance & Accessories 
  • All students must maintain a neat appearance.  Inappropriate makeup and extreme or ill-fitting clothing will not be permitted.

  • Students will not wear clothing bearing suggestive or offensive slogans or ones that advocate violence, alcohol, tobacco, sex, or drugs. Students will not wear clothing bearing any political statement, image, or slogan, regardless of political party or intent.

  • No hats (of any style) or caps are permitted. If a hat is needed for an athletic event or a school sponsored activity it must remain in the students bag or locker until it is needed and then worn ONLY at the specific event. If hats are visible (worn or otherwise visible) during the school day (not at specified event) the hat will be confiscated and not returned to the student.
  • Clothing should not be tight fitting.

  •  Body piercing or tattoos that are visible are not allowed. A ear piercings only are permissible, but no chains may be worn on the ear, and spacers are not permitted.  

  • Frayed or torn clothing may not be worn.  All pants must be properly hemmed.  

  • All students must wear proper foundation garments underclothing. Undergarments must not be visible. Undershirts may be worn and may be visible.

  •  Girls’ and boys’ hair must be kept neat and clean.  Hair must be cut and styled so that it hangs no longer than the top of the eyebrow in front.

  • Boys must be clean-shaven. Sideburns will be allowed to the lowest point of the earlobes.

  •  Artificial hair is permitted if it looks natural. Subtle highlighting of hair is permitted.

  • All students must wear shoes that completely cover the toes and have a back. No cleated shoes may be worn.  Shoes with wheels, commonly referred to as “Heelies” will not be worn on campus.  Shoes must fit so that they do not come off if the student runs.

Shirts and Tops
  • No tee-shirts (including long sleeve) will be allowed. No sweatshirts (unless school branded) will be allowed.  Specific class tee-shirt will be provided that can worn on announced specific occasions such as field trips, pep rallies, and spirit week. Tee-shirts may be worn under shirts and may show.

  • All shirts or tops must be button up or collared shirts (polo type shirts are acceptable), with sleeves. The shirts must cover just below the collar bone, but a tee-shirt may be worn under the shirt to assure proper coverage. Shirts may not have printing, images, words, or logos with the exception of a small logo (5 inches or less) on one side of the shirt. The logo may be related to the brand of the shirt or related to a topic and of a style not prohibited by the dress code. 

  •  Shirts may not be cropped as to reveal the midriff or backside or undergarments at any time, including when hands are raised or when bending over.

  • Shirts may not be skin tight or so tight as to reveal the lines of the undergarment underneath.

  •  Shirts may not be so light colored as to be see-through.

  • Team uniforms may be worn as top only per coaches instruction on designated days. Exceptions may be made for specific team or club uniforms for special situations as announced.

Examples of Acceptable Dress Shirts

 

Shorts and Pants

  • Students may wear Capri, Jeans, Slacks, or Khaki style pants, all with belt loops. Shorts and skirts are permitted. 

  •  Shorts and skirts that meet the same requirements as pants may be worn provided they touch the knee cap when standing without any need to adjust.

  • No athletic wear of any kind such as but not limited to; work-out pants, joggers, or sweatpants.

  • Belts are not required unless pants do not stay up on their own.

  •  Pants may not have holes of any kind or be ripped or distressed in any way.

  •  All pants must be neat and clean at all times and worn in the manner that they were intended to be worn in.

  •  No sagging pants at any time.

  • Overalls may be worn providing that all buttons or snaps are fastened correctly.  Shirts worn under overalls must be long enough to conceal undergarments and skin.

  •  Pants should not have elastic around the legs.

  •  Pants can not be form fitting as to show underwear, for example legging and jeggings.

Examples of Acceptable Dress Pants

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Dresses and Outerwear
 
  • Any jackets, sweatshirts, coats, or any other winter gear are to be neat, well maintained (no rips, tears, or stains), solid colors only,  and free from graphics or lettering, with the exception of RFM branded graphics or logos smaller than 4 inches.

  • Sweaters may be worn with proper undergarments worn underneath.

  • Any top meant to be worn out (such as a sweatshirt, sweater, blouse, etc.) must sit at least 4 inches below the top of the lower garment which it is worn, without any pulling of the garment down to the correct position.

  • One piece dresses may be worn provided the dress naturally hangs to the knee cap while standing.  A tee-shirt may be worn under a dress to assure that the collar bone is covered. Dresses are not required to have a collar.

  • Gym clothes or clothing to be worn for outdoor events or classes, such as when a class will be working outdoors, with teachers permission. These garments may not be worn in any other area at any time.

  • In the event that a student is out of dress code, the student will be issued a dress code approved piece of clothing and parents will be billed $25.00

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