Students are to wear the RND uniform at all times during the school day, including the lunch hour and during spare periods. Uniforms are available for purchase online through McCarthy's, our uniform supplier.
Link to McCarthy Uniform Site
In addition, RND operates a gently used uniform sale in the spring.
The uniform has several functions: safety, convenience, cost, and community.
Visitors to RND are readily identifiable to staff, enhancing security in our building. Students essentially have one wardrobe decision to make in the mornings. The cost to families over time for clothing is reduced. Students in uniform have chosen to be part of a community of equals and demonstrate their desire to be a Panther by wearing the uniform with pride. The fall and winter uniform is in effect from September to June.
The fall uniform is described below:
- Girls: solid grey RND dress pants or the RND kilt with black tights. White RND crested blouse.
- Boys: solid grey RND dress pants; white RND crested dress shirt with school tie.
- Optional: school crested vest, pull over, zippered sweater or cardigan.
- Footwear: dress shoes, deck shoes, running shoes, short boot, sandals (in spring), NO flipflops, slippers, steel-toe boots, or Crocs
The spring uniform option is in effect from May until the end of June. The shirts and shorts described below must be worn together: students are not to mix with the fall uniform.
- Unisex: RND school crested golf shirt and tan knee length RND crested walking shorts.
- Footwear: deck shoes, running shoes, sandals are permitted.
Students are deemed to be out of uniform if they do not have one or more components, including footwear, or, if they have accessorized the uniform excessively, including wearing any form of headgear, hood, or hat. A student unable to correct a uniform issue and will be issued a warning for a first offence and this will be noted in ASPEN, our data collection system. If a student receives a second warning for being out of uniform, it will be noted in ASPEN and a study hall will be issued and parents will be contacted. If a student receives a third warning, parents will be contacted, and students will be either sent home to correct the problem or sent to the main office to complete their schoolwork for the day. Nothing is more important than having students in class, learning. However, persistent, and willful violations of the RND uniform policy will be interpreted as an unwillingness, on the part of parents and/or students, to join our school community, and may result in exclusion from school. As always, common sense will prevail in the application of discipline as it relates to the school uniform. Communication between students and staff is paramount and will almost always result in a satisfactory resolution of any issue related to uniform. Your support for the policy and cooperation in ensuring it succeeds in keeping our school safe, convenient, cost effective and unified is appreciated.
Non-uniform days are also governed by a dress code that requires students to refrain from wearing immodest, revealing clothing and/or clothing with inappropriate design/language promoting drugs, alcohol, or sex. Changing clothing in the halls is not permitted.
Should any one need uniform assistance, they may see a member of the Administration team.