Decency, good taste, and the normal standards of the community are to be maintained in dress and grooming by all students. The Rockvale Middle School dress code has been devised with the idea of promoting a positive learning atmosphere and wholesome attitude for each student and the school as a whole. Any dress that is considered contrary to good hygiene, distractive or
disruptive in appearance, or detrimental to the educational environment or the public image of the school will not be permitted. Students should follow these guidelines: Student dress will not lead school officials to believe that such behavior, apparel, activities, acts, or other attributes are gang related or would disrupt or interfere with the school environment or activity and/or educational objectives.
1. Any dress considered too revealing will not be allowed See-through outfits, bare midriffs,
open backs, low-cut tops, tube tops, tank tops, halter tops, mesh shirts are not permitted.
No skin should be visible between the shirts and pants while sitting or extending hands
over head. Undergarments must be covered.
2. Shoes must be worn at all times. (No house shoes). Sunglasses are not to be worn inside
the building unless prescribed by a doctor for inside wear.
3. Shorts and skirts must be as long, or longer, than the tip of the longest finger when the
students’ arms are extended along the side of the body. Biking shorts, spandex, tights,
pajamas, or boxer shorts are not permitted. Skin or under garments may not be seen
through clothing. Skin above the longest fingertip should not be visible through clothing.
(i.e. holes in jeans)
4. Form-fitting clothes, such as those made with Lycra or spandex, are allowable only if
they are worn under clothing that meets dress code.
5. Clothing, accessories, or any item that pertains to or advertises substances which are
illegal for teenagers (drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, etc.) or which are otherwise
inappropriate (profanity, sex, obscenities, violence, gang related, etc.) are not to be worn
or brought to school.
6. Hats, hair-picks, stocking caps, hair curlers, ear buds/headphones and other head
covering may not be worn to school.
7. Dress Down Days/ Special Events/ Spirit Days: Scheduling for dress for these days will
be under the direction and discretion of the individual principals.
8. Students are to keep book bags, backpacks, and large purses in their lockers at all times.
9. The principal or assistant principal will make the final judgment concerning attire or
accessories that do not fall into one of the above categories but may still be considered
inappropriate or disruptive to the educational program.
When a student is attired in a manner which is likely to cause disruption or interference with the operation of the school, the principal will administer appropriate consequences. These consequences include, but are not limited to, calling parents to bring appropriate clothing, detention, in-school suspension, and/or other disciplinary action as deemed appropriate. Our goal is modesty and no distractions during the learning process.
Rockvale Middle School Medication Information
All Medication given at Rockvale Middle School will be provided by the parents or legal guardians. This medication will be self-administered by the nurse or personnel trained to assist with medication that are self –administered to students. Please do not bring medication to school that will make your child sleepy or disoriented. If this medication is needed please keep him / her at home until the medication is not needed. If your child will need medication during the school year please read the directions below for the correct way to bring medication to school for your child. If you have any questions please call the school nurse at 904- 6745.
AUTHORIZATION TO ASSIST COMPETENT STUDENT WITH SELF-ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION
Medication shall be dispensed only when the student’s health requires that it be taken during school hours. The medication must be delivered to the nurse’s office in person by the parent/guardian of the student or the parent’s adult designee unless the medication must be retained by the student for immediate self-administration (i.e. students with asthma). It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to remove any unused medication when treatment is completed.
All prescription medication must be brought to school in the original container. The pharmacy label must include the following information:
· Name of student
· Prescription number
· Name of medication and dosage
· Administration route or other directions
· Licensed prescriber’s name
· Pharmacy name, address, and phone number
IF THE MEDICATION IS FOR A CHRONIC OR LONG TERM MEDICAL CONDITION, (OVER THREE WEEKS), OR IF REQUESTED BY THE SCHOOL NURSE, A PHYSICIAN’S / LICENESED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER’S SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED.
All non-prescription medication must be brought to school in the original manufacturer’s labeled container with the ingredients listed and the child’s name affixed to the container.
It is recommended that no more than one month’s supply of any medication should be brought to school.
The parent or guardian is responsible for informing the designated official of any change in the student’s health or change in medication.