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Dress Code

The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District is proud of its students and their accomplishments. Student appearance and dress should be a reflection of a serious learning environment.

Appropriate dress and good grooming contribute to a positive atmosphere and promote student safety.  This includes positive comments about homework and school in general.

In accordance with California Education Code, Section 48907, and with the best interests of our students, school and school-sponsored activities, and our community in mind, the following dress code has been adopted. We appreciate your support and adherence to the guidelines.

Rolando Elementary is not a “uniform school.”

Our dress code assures that children may participate in classroom, recess, and PE activities. Dress code restrictions are also set to assure appropriate standards of dress for a school setting.

³ Loose-fitting garments that show underclothing/underwear, or exposed private parts of the body are a distraction and are prohibited.

³ Backless, strapless, spaghetti straps, low-cut neckline tank tops, transparent, and bare-midriff tops are considered inappropriate for school and are not permitted. All shirts, skirts, and long tops worn with leggings must be at least as long as your fingertips when hands are hanging at your sides. Tops may not be longer than your shorts if it looks like you have no shorts on underneath. Leggings must be worn with a top that covers mid-thigh. Straps of each shirt worn must be at least 2 fingers wide.

³ Pants are to be worn at waist level (no sagging). Belts are to be worn through belt loops. No wallets with loop chains.

³ Clothing must be worn as designated, not modified. It should be clean and in good repair. Pants with shreds, tears or holes even when wearing leggings underneath, are prohibited. Jeans purchased with holes & tears are prohibited.

³ Shoes, sneakers, or other appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. No open-toed or open-heeled shoes, sandals, flip-flops, or wheelie shoes are allowed. Shoelaces must be tied. This maximizes children’s participation in recess and PE activities.

³ Clothing and/or jewelry with inappropriate language, pictures, inferences, or symbols judged by an administrator to be obscene; intended to mock, ridicule, provoke, demean; or displaying words or pictures associated with alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs are not allowed.

³ Headgear including hoods, bandanas, hats, and sweatbands may not be worn indoors and only worn outdoors in the proper position.

³ Gang-related signs, insignias, colors, or gang-distinctive modes of dress are not permitted.

IF A STUDENT VIOLATES THE DRESS CODE, PARENT/GUARDIAN MAY BE NOTIFIED.

STUDENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO CHANGE THE ATTIRE; SOMETIMES WE HAVE ALTERNATIVE CLOTHING AVAILABLE.

LOANER CLOTHING MUST BE LAUNDERED AND RETURNED THE FOLLOWING DAY.