Policies & Procedures
RSM Dress Code
Dress is a form of personal expression that may affect a student’s behavior and self- image. A dress code policy is necessary in order to protect the health and safety of the school environment and to foster student’s success in a positive manner.
Our goal is to not play ‘Gotcha’ with our dress code. We hope to teach our students how to dress for success by choosing the right standard for the right occasion, and if needed, to remind them that all choices have consequences. Successful people choose their dress to support the occasion... not to gather personal attention. At RSM, our “occasion,” or focus, is learning in a safe and orderly school environment.
Students who wear clothing that disrupts the learning environment or presents a possible safety hazard are given an initial warning. Additional violations of the dress code will result in progressive disciplinary action which may include campus beautification and detention. State law and school board policy requires RSM to have a reasonable dress code for two primary reasons:
1. Student safety
- Examples of clothing creating safety concerns include, but are not limited to:
- Footwear that is unsafe for student play and/or learning
- Jewelry and/or sharp pointed accessories that are unsafe for student play and/or learning
- Masks or hoods that could conceal a student’s identity
- Clothing or accessories that give students a group identity in order to intimidate or exclude others
2. Keeping the learning environment free from disruption
- Clothing or accessories displaying language, logos, slogans, words, or pictures promoting or depicting alcohol, tobacco, drugs, profanity, violence, or sexual connotations is not permitted.
- Clothing or accessories which references or displays sexual connotations, sexist, racist, vulgar, or hate messages.
- Clothing or accessories with any derogatory message directed towards any person or group is prohibited.
- Shirts must have straps and completely cover the midriff. Undergarments should not be visible at any time. Sheer or cutout tops may only be worn with another top underneath (the torso cannot be exposed).
- Shorts, skirts, and dresses must meet or be longer than the mid-thigh.
- Sleepwear and blankets are not permitted on campus or in the classroom.
- Any type of writing or drawing on oneself is not permitted.
As trends change, administration reserves the right to amend the dress code policy as needed. School Administrators also reserve the right to make exceptions for specific school activities.
- Speed limit is 10 miles per hour.
- No cell phone use while driving in the parking lot.
- Traffic is one-way only.
- Enter from the North driveway (across from Fundadores).
- Exit at the south driveway (across from Via Honesto).
- Do not enter or exit from middle driveway. This is for bus traffic only!
Before School Hours
- You may drop off students within the parking lot, but it is preferable you drop them off elsewhere to avoid traffic congestion.
- Do not drive down the side parking lots. U-turns are dangerous and these lots are reserved for staff parking only.
During School Hours
- You may park in the yellow zone right in front of the school, but not past 2:30 PM as this is for bus parking.
- You may park in the Visitor spots or in any unmarked stall.
After School Hours
- Please adhere to the above general rules.
- Do not access the parking lot via the south exit after the parking lot has been closed.
- The parking lot is closed until the last bus leaves (chain will be removed from North entrance).
- It is highly recommended you make prior arrangements with your child on a pick-up spot, preferably a block or two away from the school. Traffic is heavy and this will ease congestion.
- Please be aware of all parking signs on the streets. We are not liable for tickets given when you park in a no parking zone.
- Please avoid picking up or dropping off students on private property, such as in the surrounding developments.