• School Uniform Policy and Regulations

    The Ridley School District Board of Education adopted a mandatory school uniform policy for all students. The district believes young people who are safe and secure, who learn basic American values, and the essentials of good citizenship, are better students. Many parents, teachers, and school officials have come to see school uniforms as one positive and creative way to reduce discipline problems, prevent future discipline problems from occurring, and increase school safety. It has been observed that the adoption of a mandatory school uniform policy can promote school safety, improve discipline, and enhance the learning environment.

    The Ridley Board of Education strongly believes that the following issues would support such a uniform policy:

    • Uniforms would create security through identification, enabling school officials to recognize intruders.
    • A more positive atmosphere conducive to education will be established.
    • Uniforms would promote a statement of identity.
    • A sense of school unity will be created.
    • Students will be instilled with discipline.
    • School spirit will be enhanced.
    • Uniforms will help assist families with the economic burden of clothing school age children since uniforms are less costly than most clothing.

     

    Regulations

    The actual school uniform for students will be as follows:

    Male Students

    Bottoms – Tan (khaki) or black pants or shorts of the appropriate size for the student. Brand logo may be present but no larger than 2 inches.

    Tops – Solid green or white collared shirt or turtleneck, either short- or long-sleeved. In cold weather, a solid green or white cardigan sweater or solid green, white or gray sweatshirt may also be worn, plain or with a Ridley School District*, Amosland or Rockin’ R logo. Students may wear a green, white, black or gray long-sleeved shirt under the short-sleeved collared shirt. No hooded sweatshirts are permitted.

    Foot Apparel – Student’s have the option to wear dress shoes or athletic shoes. No open-toed or open-back shoes are permitted.

    Female Students

    Bottoms – Tan (khaki) or black pants or shorts of the appropriate size for the student. Brand logo may be present but no larger than 2 inches. Female students may also wear tan (khaki) or black skirts, skorts or jumpers. Leggings may be worn as an undergarment only, such as under a skirt or jumper.

    Tops – Solid green or white collared shirt or turtleneck, either short- or long-sleeved. In cold weather, a solid green or white cardigan sweater or solid green, white or gray sweatshirt may also be worn, plain or with a Ridley School District*, Amosland or Rockin’ R logo. Students may wear a green, white, black or gray long-sleeved shirt under the short-sleeved collared shirt. No hooded sweatshirts are permitted.

    Foot Apparel – Student’s have the option to wear dress shoes or athletic shoes. No open-toed or open-back shoes are permitted.

    Gym Uniform – On Gym Days Only

    Bottoms – Solid green, black or gray shorts, pants or sweatpants, plain or with a Ridley School District*, Amosland or Rockin’ R logo.  Solid green, black, or gray mesh shorts are allowed. Brand logos may not be larger than 2 inches.

    Tops – Solid green, white or gray shirts, plain or with a Ridley School District*, Amosland or Rockin’ R logo. Shirts sold or given by the District or Amosland to support school events such as Post Prom, Whiteout, Homecoming, Amosland Awareness Walk and Field Day are permitted. Students may wear a white, green, black or gray long-sleeved shirt under the short-sleeved shirt.

    Foot Apparel – Students should wear only athletic shoes on gym days. No boots, dress shoes, or moccasins.

    * The Ridley School District logo does not include Ridley Township, Ridley Park or Kedron. No sports uniform shirts or shorts are permitted. That includes shirts that have Ridley Football, Baseball, Cheerleading, Lacrosse, etc. Additionally, Headstrong shorts are not permitted.

    The following articles of clothing may NOT be worn during the school day:

    • Spandex or elastic shorts or pants worn as an outer garment
    • Any coat or jacket intended to be an outer garment
    • Any article of clothing which allows any undergarments to be exposed
    • Hooded sweatshirts, head coverings (hats, scarves)
    • Shirts tied or shorts rolled up
    • Decorative scarves
    • Pants with any wording across the backside
    • Pants with stripes
    • Nylon pants

     

    Sanctions

    The following sanctions will be rendered upon those students who refuse to conform to this policy requiring school uniforms.

    1st Offense
    Student receives a warning and a copy of the dress code policy is sent home for review.

    2nd Offense
    Repeat procedure as listed in 1st Offense. Additionally, student loses recess.

    3rd Offense
    Principal contacts parents or guardian. Student loses recess and parent/guardian must provide a change of clothes.

    4th Offense
    Principal contacts parents or guardian. Offense is considered insubordination requiring an in-school suspension for student.

    Students are required to wear their school uniform on a field trip. Students may, if permitted by the teacher with administrative approval, wear a Ridley School District t-shirt and gym shorts instead of the required uniform on appropriate field trips. On the day of the field trip, the students shall dress in the clothing to be worn on the field trip, whether the clothing is the district uniform or the approved t-shirt and gym short.


Last Modified on January 29, 2016