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Dress Code

Riverside Elementary has adopted a uniform policy which will be found under that heading in the student handbook.  On such days that the uniform is not required, we adhere to the following STPSB student dress code policy. 

Student Dress Code for Males

 The following requirements apply to appropriate grooming and dress for male students.

  • An acceptable, well-groomed haircut will be required of all male students.
  • Hair - Hair must be of a natural occurring color. Sculptured hair styles that include pictures, symbols, letters, numbers, or hair in curlers, rollers, or excessively teased, etc., will not be permitted.
  • Boys are required to wear clothing that is suitable for school and that complies with the following regulation.
  • Shirts must be buttoned, except for the collar button. Tank shirts and undershirts may not be worn as outer garments. Any article of clothing with suggestive symbols, words, or advertisements of products or substances prohibited by the St. Tammany Parish School Board is prohibited.
  • No see-through or sheer shirts are permitted, and no skin may show between the pants and shirt in any position.
  • All caps, hats, and bandannas are banned from school campuses during regular school hours.
  • Walking shorts may be worn as long as they meet the length requirement. While standing erect with arms extended down, the length of shorts must come to the tip of fingers or below or not more than 5” above the knee.
  • Lower garments worn by students must be secured at waist level, with no undergarments revealed.
  • Hoods are not to be worn on campus during regular school hours except outdoors in inclement weather.

Student Dress Code for Females

 The following requirements apply to appropriate grooming and dress for female students.

  • Hair must be of a natural occurring color. Sculptured hair styles that include pictures, symbols, letters, numbers, or hair in curlers, rollers, or excessively teased, etc., will not be permitted. Girls are required to wear clothing that is suitable for school and that complies with the following regulations.
  • No see-through, sheer shirts, or lace-like clothing are permitted, and no skin may show between the lower garment and shirt in any position.
  • Culottes, split skirts, and walking shorts are acceptable providing they meet the dress length requirement stipulated below.
  • All caps, hats, and bandannas are banned from school campuses during regular school hours.
  • Any article of clothing with suggestive symbols, words, or advertisements of products or substances prohibited by the St. Tammany Parish School Board is prohibited.
  • Tank shirts and undershirts may not be worn as outer garments.
  • Lower garments worn by students must be secured at waist level, with no undergarments revealed.
  • The minimum length of dresses, culottes, skirts, and shorts must be at the fingertip or below when standing erect with arms extended down the sides or not more than 5" above the knee. · Hoods are not to be worn on campus during regular school hours except outdoors in inclement weather.