The RMS staff and administration work diligently to encourage students to develop and demonstrate the behavior that will help them be successful citizens. These are our expectations for students:
Final determination of acceptable dress and grooming rests with the administration.
Who is responsible?
Parents and students are responsible for ensuring that student dress and appearance conform to dress code standards and:
- Do not interfere, distract from, or interrupt the educational process
- Allow students to participate safely in school activities
- Are at an acceptable level of cleanliness
- Are appropriate to climatic conditions
- Are at modest levels appropriate to school/work standards
Teachers and administrators are responsible for consistently enforcing the dress code.
Acceptable Dress Code for Ramstein Middle School:
Corrective Actions for Non-compliance of Dress Code:
Shirts must have a sleeve. (No specific length).
Shorts/Dresses/Skirts/Skorts must be no shorter than your arm + fingertip length, plus one inch, with OR without tights/leggings/hose.
Earphones/earbuds/headsets must be removed upon entering the school buildings.
Headphones/headsets/ear buds must be out of ears and out of sight during classes and in hallways.
Jeggings (stretchy, skinny jean fabric) with pockets on the back qualify as jeans.
Opaque or transparent leggings/tights/hose/yoga pants are not jeans. They must be worn under appropriate length shorts, dresses, skirts, skorts, but not alone.
Clothes should not be ‘holey’ (jeans, pants, leggings, hose, sweaters, shirts, etc.)
Undergarments should be worn in manner that keeps them under appropriate school clothes.
Pajamas or bedroom slippers are to be left at home except on authorized days.
Tops must cover the midriff, waist, back, cleavage, and/or abdomen, including tops such as halter-tops, strapless tops, racerback tops, tube tops, cut-out back tops, and spaghetti strap shirts that show entire arm or reveal cleavage or a bareback.
Jewelry, bands, scarves, spikes, chains, wrist cuffs that can be associated with any gang paraphernalia is prohibited.
Excessive sagging pants and hoodies with the hood up are prohibited in the school buildings.
Clothing and jewelry that has profanities or vulgarities, which have pictures or logos portraying, advertising, or endorsing alcohol, tobacco products, drugs, or violence is prohibited.
Hats, head scarves, bandannas, visors, head wraps are removed when entering the school building, unless arranged with administrators.
No sunglasses are to be worn in the building unless medically required (having them resting on your head is acceptable).
- 1st Offense: Student receives a warning and counseling given, parents contacted via email or phone call. At an administrator’s discretion, parents may be contacted to bring appropriate attire.
- 2nd Offense: Parents will be contacted to bring appropriate attire.
- 3rd Offense: Disciplinary action
Students who are not in compliance with the RMS Dress Code will not be allowed to attend classes.
It is DoDDS's policy that discipline be maintained consistently and appropriately. We encourage students to grow in self-control, develop a sense of regard for fellow students, and have pride in their school community. Students have the responsibility for conducting themselves in a manner that does not violate the rights of other people. Along with staff, students share the responsibility of developing a caring climate within the school that is conducive to productive learning.
Additional information about student rights and responsibilities in DoDEA can be found on the DoDEA homepage.
School hours are 0810 - 1450. Students should not arrive earlier than 8:00 AM. Your cooperation in this matter will greatly enhance the safety and security of our students. Students arriving late will need to stop by the Student Affairs Office to get a tardy slip.
As a security precaution and to minimize class disruptions, we ask visitors to ALWAYS report first to reception when visiting the school. All visitors must stop by the SAO prior to visiting a classroom.
Parents are always welcome and encouraged to visit classrooms and teachers. We do, however, request that parents notify the teacher a day or so in advance of any planned visit. An unscheduled arrival to a classroom by any visitor may needlessly interrupt a lesson, test, or examination.
Unit 3240 P O Box 0455
APO, AE 09094-0455
DSN Phone: (314) 480-7104
It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to notify the school every time a student is absent.