Dress Code

  • See:  Student Conduct and Discipline Code – Student Dress – File JICA Pg. 26

    When student dress or hair distracts teachers and students from the instructional and educational process or poses a threat to the health, safety, and welfare of other students or any other person, the unnecessary attention becomes a disruption subject to this dress policy.

    One step toward creating a safer, more peaceful campus is to enforce behavior and dress codes consistently and fairly. Most importantly, this policy offers students and parents the opportunity to keep school attire simple and inexpensive. Students should take personal and social pride in keeping their school free from disruptive disorder. Students shall display a cooperative and respectful attitude toward other students and teachers at all times and shall meet the expectation guidelines for school attire.

    Risley dress code policy:

    Polo Shirts – Red or black are preferred colors, however, white will be acceptable. Polo shirts may be embroidered with the official Risley logo or be free of all other logos. The shirts cannot be oversized or undersized and may not be longer than the top of the legs. Red, black or white undershirts ONLY may be worn under the polo. Undershirts must be solid in color – no designs, no writing, and they must not show below the polo. Shirts may not be tied in the back or altered in any way. School Spirit T-Shirts: Risley authorized spirit shirts (Red and Black only) that represent sports, clubs, or other school supported activities may now be worn in the place of a polo Monday-Thursday.

    Hoodies – Will be allowed but should be removed while in class. Hoodies may only be worn before and after school, and at recess time while outside of the school building.

    Sweatshirts or ¾ Zip Pull-Over - Solid color red or black are the only colors that will be accepted. Crew neck sweatshirts or ¾ zip pull-overs can be solid red or black or have the Risley logo only. Sweatshirts and pull-overs cannot be oversized and may not be longer than the top of the legs. Students must wear the approved polo or spirit shirt (see above guidelines) under their sweatshirts at all times.

    Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Capris/Jeans – Khaki, black solid-colored, and denim are the only bottom garments that are accepted. All bottoms must be free from decals, holes/tears, chains, writing, or any other decorations. Shorts and skirts cannot be shorter than the top of the knee when standing. No leggings, pajama bottoms, yoga pants, or athletic bottoms such as sweats, shorts, etc. will be accepted. No sagging is allowed (bottoms lower than the hips) or dragging on the floor.

    Accessories – Belts, if worn, should be solid color and logo/picture free. Initial buckles, logo/picture buckles, belt tails longer than 4 inches from belt loop, chains from loop/pockets, or spiked are NOT acceptable. Shoes may not be royal blue or have royal blue shoelaces. Slippers, glides, or flip flops are NOT acceptable. All accessories must be free of saying, symbols, or graphics. Students may not wear hoods, hats, stocking caps, sweatbands, do-rags, bandanas, or anything on the head. Bands worn on wrists, bracelets, or necklaces may not have inappropriate sayings, symbols, etc.

    Keep in mind the following expectations in addition to the above:

    Student-Athletes and Risley competitive academic teams may wear their uniform top on Game Days only. A black and red undershirt must be worn under the uniform. If there is a game or competition on Saturday, the athlete may wear the uniform top on Thursday.

    Royal blue is not a school color and is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to: shirts, undershirts, hoodies, shoes, shoelaces, nail polish, etc.

    Bands worn on wrists, bracelets, or necklaces may not have inappropriate sayings, symbols, etc.

    Dress Code Infractions
    All infractions are recorded in the office and are cumulative each quarter. Students who fail to follow the school uniform policy are subject to the following consequences:

    • Phone Call Home
    • Lunch Detention
    • Loss of Privileges
    • Removal from class
    • In-school suspension

    Secret Societies/Gang Activity
    Risley follows the board policy which prohibits any apparel, jewelry, accessories, notebook, or manner of grooming (shaving eyebrows) which by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark or any other attribute denotes membership in gangs.