Dress Code

Dress for Success Expectations:

(WAC 28A. 320.140)

Student dress shall be neat, clean, and within the bounds of decency, health, and safety. Dress and appearance is the responsibility of the parent and student; however; dress and appearance shall not be disruptive to the educational process or learning objectives. Students need to dress appropriately to learn. A student who wears clothing that disrupts the educational process will be referred to an administrator.

The Royal Intermediate School "Dress for Success" expectations are subject to change based upon new trends and information that applies to the safety of all students.

Head: No sunglasses. Hats/hoods or other head coverings must be removed upon request of classroom teacher or asministrator.

Torso: Clothing must cover stomachs, backs, shoulders, chest, and undergarments.  No shirts with oversize arm-holes, halter tops, tube tops, bare midriss shirts, and spaghetti straps. 

Legs: Pants/shorts must be worn at or above the hips.  Shorts, skrits, dresses must be no shorter than mid thigh.  Holes in clothing that expose undergarments will be prohibited.

Feet: Footwear must be worn at all times appropriate for the activity involved in. 

Images: Any article of clothing, jewelry, or tattoos that advertise or depict firearms, alcohol, tobacco, gang affiliation, inappropriate sexual innuendoes, and drugs are not permitted. 

Exceptions to the dress code may be made for special days or special aevents.  These days and events are announced in advance. 

Dress Code: Gang Attire

The dress code policy aims to maintain a safe and inclusive educational environment by prohibiting clothing or accessories associated with gangs as defined by Washington State law.

Gang attire refers to clothing, accessories, or symbols that are commonly associated with gangs, as outlined in Washington State law (RCW 9.94A.030).


 1. Prohibited Clothing:

  • Clothing displaying gang insignia, emblems, or symbols.
  • Clothing associated with known gangs, including specific colors or patterns commonly affiliated with gangs.
  • Clothing that promotes or glorifies gang activity or violence.

2. Prohibited Accessories:

  • Bandanas, headbands, or any headwear primarily associated with gang culture.
  • Excessive or oversized belt buckles, belt tails, or chains that are indicative of gang affiliation.
  • Tattoos or body markings associated with gangs visible while in school attire.

3. Prohibited Behavior:

  • Engaging in hand signs, gestures, or signals commonly associated with gangs.
  • Forming groups or cliques based on gang affiliation.
  • dvocating or promoting gang-related activities through speech, written materials, or social media.

Students found in violation of the dress code policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary actions as outlined in the Royal School Districts code of conduct and WA State law (R.C.W. 28A.600.455)

Note: This dress code policy is based on the current understanding of gang attire in Washington State and may be revised as necessary to align with any changes in state law or community needs. WAC 28A.320.140