Students are expected to be appropriately dressed at all times. Students found to be inappropriately attired will be sent home to change clothes or will be detained in In-School Suspension until someone brings appropriate clothing. These guidelines will help students and parents in determining appropriate attire:
Shirts and shoes must be worn at school at all times. Bedroom shoes or slippers are not acceptable to wear.
See-through shirts, tank tops (males), sleeveless seaters with wide arm openings (females), spaghetti-strap tops (females), bare midriffs, or other revealing attire will not be considered acceptable. Sleeveless jerseys may only be worn if a t-shirt is worn underneath.
Hats, head scarves, bandanas, headbands or sunglasses are not to be worn in the building and will be confiscated by staff or administration.
Attire that carries sexually suggestive, obscene, racially divisive symbols or messages, gang-related symbols or otherwise offensive messages will not be tolerated.
Clothing with messages, signs, or symbols that promote alcoholic beverages or drugs will not be tolerated.
Any attire that tends to disrupt the teaching or learning processes will not be tolerated.
Any attire that exposes the undergarments should not be worn to school.
Sleepwear (pajamas, night gowns, etc.) should not be worn to school.
The administration of R.J. Reynolds High School has the authority to exercise their discretion and judgment in matters pertaining to student attire. For additional dress-code standards, see Policy 5131, Article V, Section C, in the R.J. Reynolds High School Student Handbook. Electronic Devices Students may not possess or use portable radios, tape recorders, tape/CD/DVD players, i-Pods, or other similar electronic equipment in school during regular school hours except as approved by the principal or his designee. Students may possess a cell phone, pager or digital camera but shall not use it during regular school hours except as approved by the principal or his designee. "Regular school hours" means from the beginning to the end of the instructional day, from 8:55 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. These devices must be turned off during the school day and are subject to confiscation if not. Beginning with the 2010-11 school year, students will be allowed to use their cell phones during their lunch periods. As a result, consequences for the improper use of a cell phone will become harsher.
The following guidelines should be remembered as they relate to the use of cell phones: Cell phones may be used during the student's lunch period only. Use of the cell phone at any other time will result in the phone being confiscated until a parent can come pick it up. A second offense of imporoper cell-phone use will result in a 1-day ISS assignment. Additional offenses could result in out-of-school suspension and loss of cell-phone privileges. Cell phones must be turned off during regular school hours while the student is in a building. Failure to give an employee one's cell phone after an offense will result in immediate and automatic out-of-school suspension for failure to follow the lawful directions of a school official (Level II offense). Headphones, iPods, and other electronic devices are forbidden to use during lunch. WS/FCS and R.J. Reynolds High School accept no responsibility for the theft, loss or damage of a student's personal electronic equipment while it is in the student's care, custody, or control. For additional information on electronic devices, see Policy 5131, Article II, Section A, in the R.J. Reynolds High School Student Handbook. Lockers At the beginning of the school year, each student will have an opportunity to request a lock and locker. No one is to use any locker other than the one assigned to them or any lock other than the one issued by R.J. Reynolds High School without a teacher's permission. Unathorized locks will be immediately removed by the administration. Lockers are considered school property and are subject to search at any time. Lockers should remain locked at all times and combinations should not be shared with other students. Items found in lockers will be presumed to be the property of the student who is assigned the locker. Students are allowed to go to their lockers before school, during class change and after school only.
Lockers are off limits during lunch. For additional policies regarding lockers, please see the R.J. Reynolds High School Student Handbook.