Rosedale Middle School

Uniform Policy

Wearing a uniform in school is designed to eliminate possible distractions due to clothing style, brand or inappropriately worn clothing.  Uniforms are not about the latest fashion or trends such as leggings, belts that hang, overly large clothing, etc.


  • All shirts are to be solid white, black or navy in color.
  • Shirts are to be collared to turtleneck in style, long or short sleeved.
  • No large logos, emblems, or designs are to be on the shirts.
  • T-shirts may be worn only as undershirts; they must be plain black, white or navy.
    Undershirts should not be visible through the uniform shirt.
  • The length of the shirt should be reasonable. Super-sized or above the waist are not acceptable.


  • Plain pull-over, black, navy or white sweatshirts or sweaters may be worn over a uniform shirt with the collar showing. Hoodies are not allowed.
  • No hoods, large logos, emblems, or designs are to be on sweatshirts or sweater unless it is purchased from the school.
  • Jackets/coats are not to be worn in the classroom or hallways.


  • All pants worn must be black, khaki or navy blue Black and Khaki Jeans will be allowed.
  • No Blue Jeans or Skinny Jeans.
  • No sweats, sport or stretch pants will be allowed.
  • No large logos, emblems, or designs are to be anywhere.
  • Shorts and skirts must also black, khaki or navy blue (NO JEAN SHORTS/SKIRTS).
  • Shorts and skirts must be worn as close to the knee as possible and must come past your fingertips.
  • Slits in skirts cannot exceed the knee.
  • No form fitting pants, shorts, or skirts. Inappropriate tightness and length of clothes will not be permitted and will be dealt with by the administration.
  • NO open toe sandals, flip-flops sandals, slides or house slippers are allowed. 


  • No hats, sunglasses, bandanas, hair scarfs, picks, or hairnets to be worn during school hours.


  • All new students to Rosedale will be allowed a two-week grace period.
    Returning students to Rosedale will be expected to be in uniform day one.
  • Students who come to Rosedale from another district or from a non-uniform school in our district will be allowed a two-week grace period.
  • Students who come to Rosedale from another uniform school in our district will not be allowed a grace period.
    Students who leave Rosedale and then return to Rosedale at a later point in the school year will not be allowed a grace period.
  • Students who fall within the two-week grace period must report to the Office each morning to get a uniform sticker until the two weeks are up.


Occasionally, students will be allowed to dress down.  Dress downs can be the result of achieving something like Rosedale Readers, or that they pay for as part of a fund raiser.  When students dress down, they still need to be appropriate for school.  No clothing should depict alcohol or drugs or be form fitting.  Shorts or skirts should still be no more than 4 inches from the knee.  Students are still not allowed to wear sandals, flip flops, or slides.  Students who’s outfits are deemed inappropriate will be asked to change or face disciplinary actions.