Dress Code Feedback
Thank you to those of you who sent in feedback and input!
Of the three options - modify current dress code, leave as is, or change to the stricter district SMOD - the following is a summary of the input.
Very few parents wanted to go to the stricter SMOD, although those that did had a very strong opinion that was the best choice. A few (less that 5) said do away with all dress code requirements and go back the way it used to be. All others wanted either to keep the same or make some modifications. Uniform enforcement was a huge issue, and many folks said they could live with any dress code as long as it was uniformly enforced. The modifications or suggestions that were the most represented were:
. keep in mind with any changes not to add substantial cost
. ease of enforcement/consistent enforcement
. stricter consequences for those not adhering to the dress code
. cold and rain related weather issues
. match as closely as possible the JMS dress code
. cleavage and pant sagging is unacceptable
. identify sources for purchasing clothing
.positive view of students and school was better
With this feedback in mind and the original purpose of any dress code (to eliminate unnecessary distraction from the learning climate), we will use our current dress code with modifications based on faculty, student, and parental input.
The Ragsdale High School 2009-10 Dress Code was mailed with the report cards yesterday. It is printed on light green paper. Please be sure to read carefully. We will also have an evening presentation/slide show next week; you will be called on Connect Ed with the exact date and time. We will also have information and a link on our webpage by then for ease of locating any additional clothing. Don't forget, we still have the "Ask Questions" link if you have any questions right now.
Thank you so much for your input and for your honesty.
Dr. Kathryn Rogers, Principal