DRESSED CODE (Appendix F)
Ruidoso Middle School students’ personal attire should reflect pride and respect as well as promote safety. Appropriate dress for school should be respectful and in good taste with modesty being the prevailing model The Administration has sole authority to determine appropriateness of dress, accessories, (jewelry, scarves, headbands) or hairstyle, etc. Ruidoso Middle School works with our local merchants to provide available and affordable uniform choices. Please keep in mind common sense as well as safety when making your uniform purchases.
- Must be polo shirts with collars
Long or short
sleeves only (no sleeveless).
starting at collar (Only top button may be unbuttoned, if deep cut shirt
administration may require that all buttons be buttoned)
Can only be solid
navy blue or white.
shirts for boys or girls.
- All shirts must be tucked in as a safety factor
for continual visibility of the waistline.
- Never wear a shirt that is too short to tuck in.
- Any logos must be quarter size or smaller.
will be allowed and may be no larger than a quarter, i.e. Nike, Under Armour,
School Logo – RMS or RHS will be allowed and may be larger than a quarter.
Only solid white
or navy crew neck t-shirts, turtlenecks, or thermals without writing or logos
are allowed under collared shirts.
sleeves may be longer than outer shirt sleeves, but must be navy or white.
2. Pants or Capris
- Must be tan, Khaki or navy blue (No cargo shorts
or long cargo pants)
- May be corduroys
- Have no cargo pockets of any kind on the legs
- Must fit properly on the waist
- Should not be longer than heel of shoe
- Pant legs must be fully extended, both pant
lengths must be the same.
- Should be appropriate and modest fitting, no
sweat or yoga pants.
- Not writing on the pants is allowed.
3. Shorts, skirts, or jumpers
- Must be tan or navy blue (No cargo pants or
- Needs to reach at least the wearer’s fingertips when standing up straight and when shoulders are relaxed.
- Needs to wear polo shirt under jumpers
- Any leggings or tights worn under the skirt,
jumper or shorts must be solid navy or white. The color must be
solid navy or white for boys and girls.
- Skirts, shorts and jumpers must be longer than
- Wear crew neck navy blue Sweatshirts
- Do not wear hooded, or V – necks and no zipper tops are allowed.
- No Cardigan sweaters are allowed.
- Do not have any pockets
- May be Warrior Wear, navy blue (no hooded, no
V-necks, no pockets)
- Must wear uniform polo shirts with collar under
the sweatshirt, and it must be tucked in.
- Do not wear oversized, baggy or too long
sweatshirts. The waist line must be visible at all times.
- Must be taken off and stored in locker upon
entering grade-level hall.
- Students may wear their outerwear during lunch
and at recess.
- No trench coat style outerwear.
- Belts are encouraged, must be in loops
- Ripped or torn clothing not permitted
- Writing or embroidery not permitted on clothing (exception see 1. – d.)
- No scarves. (Exception for religious reason).
- Shoes must be worn at all times.
- For safety purposes we ask that students not
wear sandals, flip flops, slides or house shoes. Lace up or slip on
closed toed shoes or boots is the
is a general list of examples that DO NOT promote respect, pride and safety.
The list is not all-inclusive; remember the administration has final
approval of appropriateness of dress and hairstyle and accessories.
- Belt loop or chain wallets
- Spiked jewelry
- Clothing, tattoos, writing on the body or
accessories that advertise, display, or promote any drug (including
tobacco or alcohol), sexual innuendo, violence, weaponry, profanity, gang
affiliation, hatred or bigotry towards any group).
- House slippers
- Heelys (Roller skate shoes)
- Body or facial piercing (earrings in ears only)
- Sunglasses and hats to be worn outside only
- No bandannas of any color
- No sleeveless shirts, blouses, jerseys,
spaghetti straps or tank tops.
BLUE JEAN DAYS
Blue Jeans may be worn on
special days when notified by the administration. Jean days are used as reward days for
especially good behavior or just as a fun day prior to a dance of vacation.
Please follow the specific
requirements for dress on those BLUE JEAN DAYS.
- Please be sure students are wearing appropriate
and modest jeans.
- No tears, rips or fashionably torn jeans and
that the jeans are not TIGHT.
- No camos, dresses, athletic shorts or
- Blue jeans, not red jeans, not green jeans, not pink jeans, and not black jeans…blue jeans.
- Modest and appropriate is determined by the
administration. Parents should use
common sense not current fashion sense. No tape over ripped jeans.
- Do not tape over the ripped jeans.
- Shirts/tops on blue jean days will be specific to
that particular Jean day.
- Grade level shirts or Uniform shirts will be the
- Other possibilities could be; favorite college
t-shirt, Hawaiian shirt-day, Christmas specific, Halloween specific,
RHS/RMS wear and on some occasion an appropriate shirt of their choosing.
- Shirt and uniform tops must be tucked in at all
- All school organizations or teams may wear their
organizations or team shirt on their competition day. The shirt must be appropriate and
follow dress code guidelines.
- Shirt and uniform tops must be tucked in at all
are no free dress days at RMS. Since
jean days are used as a reward day it may be earned and lost.
Students are allowed to wear
shirts/jerseys on activity or competition days.
Modest and appropriate dress is determined by the administration. There are no days that sweats, shorts, or
dresses are allowed. At no time will
costumes be allowed at Ruidoso Middle School.
No mums should be worn during homecoming week and not valentines
presents should be delivered to students during the school day.
During some travel or work
days, organization/team dress may include jeans. Jeans must follow the policy for jean day
Under all circumstances,
(Special Dress days etc.), All shirts must be tucked in as a safety issue.
The dress code may be revised, as necessary at the discretion of the
for student and staff safety
and appropriateness of appearance.