Dress Code

Lower School Dress Code for K2-Grade 6

The School Committee has approved a dress code that is intended to promote modesty, neatness, and appropriateness for a school environment. It is important to remember that conformity to any dress code does not make a person a Christian or more spiritual than another. The simplified and flexible code seeks to complement the educational process. Clothing should be clean, in good repair, with no holes, cuts or tears. Clothing should not be excessively large or overly tight.

Shirts/Tops

*Students may wear t-shirts, tops, and shirts. Sleeveless shirts must cover the shoulder completely. Tank tops and spaghetti straps are not permitted.

*Students may wear sweaters, pullovers, vests, jackets, coats and hoodies.

Pants/Shorts/Skirts

*Students may wear pants, jeans, capris, and knee-length shorts/skorts made of material permitted for other pants.

*Girls may wear skirts and dresses that are knee length. No sundresses, please.

*Low-rise, skinny, stretch, leather-like, sweat pants and wind pants are prohibited.

Accessories

*Students must wear athletic shoes and socks on the days of physical education. Because of daily recess, children are encouraged to wear shoes that allow for running and playing on the playground.

*All head coverings and sunglasses should be removed while indoors.

*Visible tattoos or body piercings (other than girls’ earrings) are prohibited.

School Spirit Fridays

*Students are encouraged to wear an RVCS-purchased Spirit t-shirt on Fridays!!

A Special Note for Children in Grades K2-K5

Children may wear comfortable clothing that meets age-appropriate needs (potty-training, dressing independently).  All other guidelines regarding lower school dress code apply.

 

Upper School Dress Code for Grades 7-12

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The School Committee has approved a dress code that is intended to promote modesty, neatness, and appropriateness for a school environment. It is important to remember that conformity to any dress code does not make a person a Christian or more spiritual than another. The code seeks to complement the educational process and support the goal of preparing students for real-world standards as they look toward college and career. Clothing should be clean, in good repair, with no holes, cuts or tears.  Clothing should not be excessively large or overly tight.

Shirts/Tops

*Girls may wear blouses, tops and shirts that are not fitted and do not show cleavage at any time. Other than a left/right logo, no writing is permitted. Shirts should be long enough to tuck in, but may be worn untucked. No midriff should show at any time. Turtlenecks may be worn. Sleeveless, see-through, and tie-dye shirts are not permitted.

*Boys may wear collared polo and dress shirts, tucked in. T-shirts may be worn under shirts.

*Boys and girls may wear sweaters, pullovers, vests, jackets and hoodies with an approved shirt underneath.

*Boys and girls may wear RVCS spirit wear purchased from an RVCS-initiated source on Fridays.

Pants/Bottoms

*Girls may wear full-length dress pants/slacks and khakis. Knee-length skirts and dresses may be worn. Slits in skirts must not be higher than the knee. Jeans of any color and capri pants are not permitted.

*Boys may wear dress pants and khakis that fit to waist. Belts are required.

*Boys and girls must wear pants that do not touch the floor and are neatly hemmed.

*Low-rise, skinny, stretch, leather-like, sweat pants and wind pants are prohibited.

Accessories

*Girls may wear comfortable and safe shoes. Tights/leggings/jeggings may only be worn under skirts that are dress code length.

*Boys will wear socks and shoes. Athletic shoes may be worn throughout the day. Hair and facial hair are to be neatly groomed. Hair should be above the collar and no longer than mid-ear.

*Boys and girls will remove head coverings and sunglasses while indoors. Visible tattoos and body piercing (other than girls’ earrings) are prohibited. Hair must be natural-colored in appearance.

All matters of dress code cannot be covered in one page. Having a dress code rather than a stringent uniform requires responsibility on the part of parents and students. It is expected that parents and students will work together beforehand at home to avoid any dress code conflicts at school. Students out of code will receive unexcused absences from class until they change into clothing that meets code. After three infractions, a detention will be issued.