Dress Down Day on March 24

JDHS high school students will celebrate the last day of school before Spring Break with a Dress Down Day! In lieu of the school uniform, students may dress according the board-approved dress code for Red Clay Consolidated School District.

Remember that on April 4 the uniform policy is back in effect.  The administration hopes to make dress down days a more regular item on the calendar.  Their ability to do this will be determined by student conduct on 3/24 and how the resumption of the full uniform policy goes on 4/4.

Examples of what is allowed for 3/24 only

  • Sweat pants
  • Jeans
  • Pants made of stretch material
  • Hooded sweatshirts – with or without a Dickinson logo
  • T-shirts

What is still prohibited?

  • Appropriate and safe footwear must be worn – flip-flops, slides, and slippers are prohibited
  • Hats and head coverings are prohibited – hooded sweatshirts are OK (with or without JDHS logo), but the hoods cannot be worn up.
  • Inappropriately short, revealing, or tight garments are prohibited – our uniform policy definition will be used to define what is too short. That definition is that the bottom of the shorts or skirt must be no more than 4 inches above the knee
  • Images that depict or promote illegal activities are prohibited
  • Pants must be worn at the waist

The discretion of the administration is preserved.  If there are any questionable situations, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Kohan, or Ms. Campbell will make the final determination.

The lists above are not intended to be comprehensive or to cover every possible situation.  Please refer to page 15 of the Student Code of Conduct for the board-approved dress code for Red Clay.


Parent Survey About School Uniform Policy Now Open

Are you the parent of a student at John Dickinson High School? You have a chance to make your voice heard during the School Uniform Policy development process by taking a quick, four question survey. Students are taking their own version of the survey at school.

You can take the survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7RFM6WF. There will also be paper copies of the survey available at the next two football games (Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.) and at the girl’s volleyball Senior Game (Monday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m.).

The last day to complete the survey is October 30. If you have questions about the School Uniform Policy development process, please contact Principal Murphy at Byron.Murphy@redclay.k12.de.us or 302-992-5500, ext. 306.

School Uniform Policy Development Meetings Today

We will be meeting today at 2:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in serving on this committee you should do two things:

Meetings will be in the Dickinson library, on the second floor inside the Ninth Grade Academy.