New Policies for Albany R-III Middle/High School for 2011-12!
Student Grooming and Attire
The following guidelines are enforced for the health, well being, and educational atmosphere for all students:
- Footwear of some kind must be worn.
- Shorts or skirts must be of sufficient length to meet this guideline: Extend the arm down each side to the leg; the length must reach the index finger do the hand extended along the leg.
- No sleeveless shirts are to be worn.
- Clothes must be clean, neat, and must meet reasonable standards of health and hygiene.
- There shall be no holes above the knees in pants, shorts, or other clothing worn.
- Extremes are not permitted. The principal shall be the arbiter of what constitutes appropriate and inappropriate attire.
- Any clothing that exposes a student's undergarments is considered inappropriate.
- Clothing that advertises alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or symbols that represent those products will not be allowed.
- Clothing that is sexually suggestive or explicit will not be allowed.
- Students are not to wear hats or hoods in the building during the school day.
- Dress and grooming will not disrupt the teaching/learning process or cause undue attention to an individual student.
- Tattoos, face painting, slogans, logos, etc. that are considered disruptive will not be allowed.
- Additional dress regulations may be imposed upon students participating in extra-curricular activities.
- Clothing shall be worn in good taste and the following shall apply: No bare midriffs, any clothing that displays cleavage, or the buttocks will not be allowed.
In the case of improper school dress, students will be asked to change at school if possible or will be asked to go home and change if it becomes necessary. A tardy or absence may be assigned. Chronic offenses will subject that student to additional consequences.
Student Automobiles on School Property
All students who plan to drive to school must have on file an agreement which includes them in the substance abuse testing policy of the Albany R-III School District. Students must provide the make,color and license number of any vehicle they plan to drive to school. They will also be issued one school hang tag to be placed in the front windshield of the vehicle.