Rockingham County Schools Dress Code
Dress Code Regulations for Students grades 6-12
Effective Date: July 1, 2006
To maintain a safe and productive learning environment, we ask our students to dress in an appropriate manner for school. Clean, neat, comfortable clothing, which allows your child to participate in all events of school without undue concern, will be most appropriate.
Appropriate size student dress and footwear is necessary to maintain a positive and school climate. Any clothing or accessories that endanger the safety of others is prohibited.
Clothing must be age appropriate, must not distract from the learning process, and cannot be provocative, revealing, indecent, or vulgar. (No short shorts or short skirts are allowed)
No headgear including but not limited to hats, earmuffs, bandanas, sweatbands, or sunglasses will be worn inside the school buildings.
All sleeveless tops must have shoulders, and all tops must have fitted arm openings. No spaghetti or tank tops are allowed. All tops must cover the waistband or the bottom garment. (Upper garment must cover the midriff at all times.)
Clothing will not be allowed which promotes alcoholic beverages, tobacco, the use of controlled substances, depicts violence, is of a sexual nature, is racist, is of a mesh or transparent material, or is of a disruptive nature.
Heavy chains or accessories or any attire that has potential to be used as a weapon is prohibited.
No sagging pants are allowed. All pants must be worn and fitted at the waist.
Any clothing or accessories recognized as being gang related are prohibited.
Rips or tears above the knee are prohibited.
No undergarments should be visible.
Sleepwear is prohibited.
All shirts and tops must be no longer than the top of the leg.
No body piercings that are visible except in the ears
Your student's name and likeness may be used in publications and photographs-including local print and televised media to promote Rockingham County Schools unless your specifically request otherwise.
If you do not want your child's name or likeness to be used, please put your request in writing and send it to the Principal of your child's school. A list of names is maintained in the office. Student photographs are also published on the school and system's websites; however no child will be identified by names unless written permission is obtained beforehand. If you object to your child's photograph being published, please contact your school or the Director of Rockingham County School's Technology Department at 623-2633.
Rockingham County Schools will accept applications for in-county and out-of-county transfer students for the 2008-09 school year through March 31, 2009. Applications for the 2009-10 school year will be accepted beginning April 1, 2009, through April 30-2009. The transfers will be processed on the space-available basis. Once school starts, students will not be permitted to transfer out of their assigned district unless a hardship can be documented.
Transfer of Records
If your child moves to another school system, the child's records or a copy of the child's records will be forwarded to the new school system.
All records may be forwarded, including any special education records. Parents have a right to review the record and receive a copy. They also have the right to a hearing to challenge the content of the record.
Scholastic Insurance is available through the MEGA Life and Health Insurance Company. The 2008-09 rates are divided into several categories.
School Time Accident (grades K-12)
$9 single option, $15 double option, $25 triple option
$45 single option, $75 double option, $150 triple option. Students will receive an enrollment form on the first day of school. Parents are encouraged to subscribe to student accident insurance to offset increasing medical cost due to accidental injury. The Board of Education carries only property owner's liability insurance, which does not cover the cost of students at school.
However, Rockingham County Schools provides free accident insurance and catastrophic insurance for middle school and high school athletes injured during a school-sponsored athletic event or practice. For more information about scholastic insurance, contact your school.