• Students will find information here that is relevant to them and their role in school. 


    If there is anything you feel we should add to this page, please email Mrs. Audette ar dina.audette@ppsd.org


Dress Code Policy for Students

  • Student Dress Code

    Students must come to school in appropriate attire:

    • Pants, shirts and blouses must not be revealing/see-through

    • Exposed undergarments (sagging pants, sorts, etc) or midriffs (belly shirts) are not acceptable. 

    • Tank tops and tube tops must be worn with a shirt with sleeves.

    • Shorts and skirts must come down to the length of the student’s extended fingertips.

    • Spandex clothing is permitted in P.E. classes only.

    • Hanging pocket chains, sunglasses, hats, “do-rags”, handkerchiefs, bandanas, gang paraphernalia and clothing that displays profanity, encourages violence or the use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, or has sexual connotations are not permitted.

    • Words or images on clothing may not be vulgar, or advertise alcohol, drugs or gang affiliation

    • Students participating in physical education shall be allowed to wear any color shorts or sweatpants and T-shirt without penalty.

    • Scarves and/or hats for religious or medical purposes are accepted and respected.

    updated 2022

Cell Phone Policy for Students

  • Cell Phones

    • Roger Williams Middle School is a cell phone free school. At no point during the day should a student use his/her cell phone. 

    • If a parent must contact their child during the course of the school day, the parent may call the main office at 401-456-9355. No parent should attempt to contact their child through the child’s cell phone during the course of the school day.

    • If a student needs to contact their parent(s)/guardian(s), the student must speak with his/her teacher and receive permission to use the phone in the main office. 

    • Additionally, students may NOT use cell phones during lunch or passing time. 

    • School administrators reserve the right to confiscate a student’s cell phone at any point. 

    • If a student is found to have a cell phone on their person, the following consequences will be put into place

      • First Offense:The student will receive a warning from the teacher to turn off and put the phone away. 

      • Second Offense: Teacher will take the phone from the student and hold until the end of class and complete a PBIS form and inform the appropriate school counselor. The school counselor will meet with the student.

      • Third Offense: Teacher will call the main office and notify Admin for this chronic infarction.

      • Fourth Offense: School Administration will confiscate the phone from the student and call for a mandatory meeting with the student’s parents. The parent will need to come to school to pick up their cell phone. 


    Personal Music Devices/Electronics

    • The use of personal music devices/electronics is never allowed during class time or passing time, project-based activities, in the cafeteria or cooperative learning experiences. Teachers retain the right to select and play music during class.  

    • Any student found using a music device will have the music device confiscated. For repeat offenders, they will serve additional detention time and in some cases, parents/guardians will be called. If these interventions still result in the use of personal music devices/electronics, the behavior may lead to a suspension.