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Does River Valley High School have a dress code?

Dress Code Information

In order to limit distraction and facilitate a business-like atmosphere, we have adopted a modified uniform of approved school shirts. The board-approved shirts are polo or tee shirts, long or short-sleeved, which can be worn with a crew neck, hooded, or zippered sweatshirt in cold weather. The approved colors are red, black, grey or white, and they must bear the River Valley High School logo. On special/activity days, students will be able to dress for their clubs, organizations or interscholastic activities such as spirit week or game days with the approval of the Principal.

We do not permit the following:

  • Altered school polo or tee shirts.
  • Shorts shorter than six-inch inseams (even if leggings are being worn).
  • No holes or start of holes in pants above the 6-inch inseam.
  • Pants more than two inches from waist (no excessively baggy clothing or sags).
  • Skirts or dresses with less than a six-inch "inseam" (no more than 4 inches above top of kneecap).
  • Bandannas ("rags") or any other item, accessory, or hairstyle representative of gang identification. (We will turn over any gang related items to the school resource officer.)
  • Visible undergarments.
  • Clothes bearing phrases or slogans that are sexually suggestive, promote or suggest the use of drugs or alcohol, or contain vulgar language or ethnic slurs, or any logos or words other than those approved by Governing Board policy.
  • Students may not wear sunglasses, head coverings, or visors in the buildings.
  • No hats are allowed on campus during school time
  • Overalls



o   ID cards are school property and may not be defaced in any way.

o   ID cards and lanyards must be worn on the upper torso at all times during school hours.

o   Lanyards only must be worn, not clips

o   First ID and lanyard are free.  Replacements cost $3.00 for the ID card and $2.00 for the lanyard.

o   Students shall wear ID cards at all times, unless for safety reasons, teachers direct otherwise during specific classroom activities.

o   ID cards must be worn to ride the school bus


School T-Shirts or Polo shirts must be worn during school hours (7:00am – 3:45pm)


*For a complete listing of dress code information please refer to our student handbook.