Students are expected to come to school with proper attention given to personal cleanliness and grooming with a neat dress code. Students whose personal attire or grooming distracts the attention of other students or teachers from their school work shall be required to make the necessary alterations to such attire or grooming before entering the classroom or be sent home by the principal to be properly prepared for school. Students who fail to meet the minimum acceptable standards of cleanliness and neatness as determined by the principal and as specified in this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary measures.
Pursuant to the rules of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Rockway Elementary School has met the requirements of the mandatory school uniform policy. Therefore, all students are required to wear the approved uniform, which has been selected by the school uniform committee. Students are to be dressed in uniforms every day to be in compliance with the dress code. The following combinations are required: Navy pants, shorts, skirts, jumpers or skorts. Uniform shirts with school logo is to be worn in: white, light blue, and/or red.
Jeans should not be worn (even in the winter) as they are not part of the uniform except for Fridays or if taking part in a special school event. All shoes must be appropriate for the safety of the students during physical education classes and recess. Shoes without back straps, tap shoes, clogs, thongs, sandals or cleats (metal or rubber), should not be worn to school. Each Friday is Spirit Day, on this day, students and staff may wear the school designated Friday t-shirt and jeans. We feel that this is a fun, casual way to end the week, however we must, at the same time, continue to adhere to the Miami-Dade County Public School Board’s dress code which prohibits written messages, pictures, or symbols on clothing which portray ideas which are harmful to the health, safety and welfare of students. Tube tops, see-through blouses, bare backs, bare midriffs, and sleeveless undershirts (tank tops) are also inappropriate for Spirit Day.