School Policies

Supporting a Positive School Culture

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Transportation services are provided for all students through Metro Transit, First Student and Queen City, yellow bus services. All policies, procedures and student behavior expectations adhere to CPS Transportation guidelines as set forth by CPS Board Bylaws and Policies.


Neatness, modesty, and propriety are key components to a classical Paideia education. The purpose of the dress code at Shroder High School is to encourage the development of these virtues.  It is recognized that there are varied opinions as to what constitutes neatness, modesty, and propriety. When we look the part, we tend to do the job better. We recognize aesthetically, that student dress is distracting and can be counterproductive to success.  We request the cooperation of both students and parents in maintaining the school’s dress code. It is also our desire to clarify any questions about the dress code long before they become an issue.  Below are some specific guidelines. 


To create, within the Shroder Paideia High School community, an environment that enables a student to gain the respect and confidence of others through his/her outward appearance.

Board Policy 5511: Dress and Grooming

The board authorizes the school to establish a reasonable dress code of a school uniform. The dress code or requirements for school uniforms shall be incorporated into the Student Handbook and Discipline Plan. Shroder’s uniform policy is mandatory. There is no opting out. 

General Guidelines

  1. Students should arrive to school in uniform and remain in uniform throughout the entire school day.
  2. All students will wear the official Shroder shirt in red, gold or black.  Shirts can be purchased from Speedy Signs and Apparel in Sharonville. **Please note:  the only acceptable shirt is the OFFICIAL SHRODER SHIRT. Shirts with designer logos are not authorized Shroder uniform shirts.
  3. All students will wear solid black or khaki bottoms, NO DENIM.  Pant legs should not be adorned with colors or designs.  Jeggins, leggings, tights, and pajamas are not acceptable bottoms unless worn under a skort, skirt, or shorts.  Students may wear shorts or skorts at any time.  Keeping in mind skirts, skorts, and shorts MUST be no more than 4” above the knee. Any student in violation of this policy will be asked to change immediately, if proper clothing is not available parents will be contacted and a consequence will be issued. Tights worn under shorts, skirts, and skorts do not count toward the length of those items.  The fingertip length rule is sufficient.
  4. Athletic attire (sweat and/or jogging pants) is not appropriate during school hours only when in gym class; there is also a uniform requirement for physical education.
  5. All clothing should be in good repair and fitted properly.  Clothing should not be too tight fitting or too loose.  Pants should be worn at the waistline and shirts should not be more than two sizes larger than the student wears.
  6. Students may wear authentic Shroder athletic, spirit, and class wear on Friday only.
  7. Athletic jogging pants and jackets issued by the athletic department may only be worn on game days or spirit Friday.
  8. In cases of cold weather students may wear undershirts with sleeves but they must be solid red, gold, white, or black.
  9. Clothing should not be adorned with logos, pictures, patches, buttons, drawings, or sayings (stated or implied) which refer to drugs, alcohol, violence, sex, athletics or the music industry.
  10. Hats, bandannas, gloves, scarfs, do rags, and other head gear are not permitted.
  11. Flip flops and open toe shoes are prohibited
  12. This dress code is in effect every day, on school grounds, at school-related activities, and on the way to or from school.
  13. In all cases, the administration has the authority to determine compliance.
  14. Students who are found to be out of dress code are subject to disciplinary actions.

School Events or Field Trips:

On all school outings, we must remember that we represent the school to the world; therefore, participants are expected to be in dress code. This applies to any SPA organization, athletic team, clubs, etc. that represents SPA. The teacher/coach decides appropriate wear for the outing as follows:

  • Must wear approved attire
  • Athletic teams are expected to be in dress code to and from sporting events unless in uniform.
  • On special event days the classes or groups may wear their t-shirts made especially for that day.

Student Fees

Student fees may be paid in the main office, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. or online, PayForIt, at