KIDDOM Training videos for Students and Parents:
Course Scope and Expectations:
If this is your first adventure into the Army JROTC program—welcome to
the team! You are among a special group of high school students headed
Your participation as a student, or Cadet, in this program shows your
willingness to make the most of your high school education. Whatever
your reason for taking this course, every member of Army JROTC is special
and brings a different cultural dimension to the program. We are proud
that you elected to be a part of a unique team—a team of winners!
Some employers spend millions of dollars training their employees to
excel in many of these same skills and attitudes. By taking the JROTC
course, you have an advantage over thousands of other young people
who are seeking their place in the world.
All JROTC programs develop Cadets’ citizenship, character, leadership
traits, and responsibility. Cadets participate in community service, drill
and ceremonies, and traditional educational programs. They have
uniform inspections. They study military history and customs and take
part in fitness training.
While in the program, you will learn a wide range of life skills for success in school, work,
and family. You will participate in social events, drill competitions, field trips, and other
special activities. You will wear the uniform as directed by your service instructor. Most
importantly, you will learn to be a productive and valued citizen in your community.
Riverdale JROTC Cadet Rules and Behavior
The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Program is an unusual academic experience with many benefits for cadets. It is modeled on the U.S. Army and attempts to teach the basic concepts of self-discipline, leadership, character, and fitness. Parental support is essential to the success of the student. The following rules apply to all cadets:
• Students are expected to exercise courtesy and respect during JROTC classes and to fully participate in all activities of the class period. They should arrive on time, prepared, and with proper materials for the class.
• Extracurricular activities (drill team, color guard, rifle team, raider team, and orienteering team) are all strictly voluntary after-school activities, which allow greater involvement, but also require a higher level of dedication and discipline.
• Parents/guardians are always invited to observe and, where practical, to participate in any JROTC event.
• Students are issued uniform items for use during the school year. Any items lost or damaged must be replaced or reimbursed to the program. The dress blue Army Service Uniforms (ASU) and gray beret are issued professionally cleaned and must be returned professionally dry-cleaned at the end of the year. Periodic dry-cleanings are necessary throughout the year so as to always present a neat, clean appearance. The gray dress shirt may be cleaned at home, but the dress slacks and coat require drycleaning. The Operational Camouflage Pattern Uniforms (OCP), if issued, is for school use only and should not be used as play, hunting, or camping clothes since they are a proper military uniform and this will only wear them out faster. ACUs may be laundered at home.
Male students will be required to maintain grooming standards in accordance with cadet guidelines (there will be a class on this to come)
• All cadets are expected to wear the proper uniform on assigned days for the full school day. Failure to do so may lead to corrective actions (extra work, demerits, demotions, adverse counseling), but may also lead to failing grades for the six weeks and if habitual may lead to removal from the JROTC Program.
• When in class, cadets must meet basic grooming standards for JROTC: clean-shaven, moderate hair length, only approved jewelry, etc. Our standards are as stringent as the U.S. Army, and we want to ensure the uniform is never worn in a manner that would be embarrassing to the Army.
• JROTC is also a course in wellness and requires participation in physical fitness activities. Cadets are expected to wear or bring suitable clothing and shoes on athletic days, and to engage in all activities to the best of their abilities. Time to change clothes will be allowed if requested.
• Instructors and cadet leaders will enforce these rules and administer corrective action for violations. Before misbehavior is referred to a school official, actions taken within JROTC could include extra work, physical exercise as defined by the Army Physical Fitness manual FM 21-20 (directed and supervised by the SAI or AI), demerits, demotions, or loss of credit toward promotion, a lower grade for the marking period, or disenrollment from the program.
Teacher Contact Information:
615-890-6450 x 23564