Alliance Gertz-Ressler/
Richard Merkin 6-12 Complex

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School-Wide Uniform Policy



We believe that student attire affects the learning environment of the school campus.  Richard Merkin relies upon the good judgment and taste of both students and families with respect to grooming and appearance. Cleanliness, neatness, and due regard for the legitimate sensibility of other constitutes the basic goals and norms of the school.  The following uniform requirements apply to all students of Richard Merkin Middle School.


Uniform items, including pants, must be no smaller/larger than one size of the students’ regular clothing size.


Head/hair accessories such as hats, bandanas, and beanies are not to be worn.


No attire may be worn that may be a distraction.  Distraction attire includes but is not limited to accessories such as extra clothing pieces, facial piercings and excessive and/or large pieces of jewelry.


Shirts must be tucked in at all times.




6th and 7th  Boys/Girls

Forrest Green (6th & 7th grades), collared Richard Merkin School Logo Shirt

Khaki  pants, shorts or skirts (no more than 3 inches above the knee)

Tennis Shoes are highly recommended no open toes shoes allowed



8th  Boys/Girls

Navy Blue or Forrest Green collared Richard Merkin Middle School Logo Shirt (Parents have a choice)

Khaki pants, skirt or shorts of appropriate length (no more than 3 inches above the knee)

Tennis Shoes are highly recommended and no open toes shoes allowed


Prohibited Clothing

The following clothing items are expressly prohibited: sweatpants, jeans, low rise and/or hip-hugger pants, short shorts, any clothing that does not properly cover the body, and any clothing that may be construed as having gang-affiliation ( no thick colored shoelaces, initialed belt buckles, “sagging”/oversized clothing, belts, etc.)


All Physical Education students are required to wear the school approved uniform (grey RMMS logo shirt and forest green shorts, purchased from the school).For cold weather sweatpants, sweatshirts must be white, grey, green or black. Proper athletic footwear must be worm. (tennis shoes) A supervised facility for changing with separate areas for boys and girls will be available.


Out of Uniform Consequences

Parents will be contacted immediately if the student is not adhering to the uniform policy. Students will be issued a temporary uniform shirt.


The staff of Richard Merkin Middle School will conduct daily uniform checks.


Uniform Guidelines 16 – 17




School Polo with logo

Green 6 and 7

Navy 8



Hoodies or sweaters

Solid (no logos other than alliance logos)





Khaki pants, shorts or skirts




Solid black or white




Any combination of black, white or grey




Can have designs, but can not have any writing on them, no white out, no sharpie.