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Dress Code

DRESS CODE (In Accordance to OCPS School Board Policy)

Student attire impacts the teaching and learning environment.  It can either promote a more effective educational environment or it can disrupt the educational climate and process.  Student attire that is acceptable for some social settings may not be acceptable for the educational environment of the school.  Students are not to wear or carry items of apparel to school that may interfere with the instructional process or present a health and safety hazard to the student wearing or carrying them, or to others. Administration reserves the right to modify dress code expectations as styles change to maintain the integrity of the instructional process.

The Orange County Public Schools dress regulation states that students shall not wear the following items:

  1. Clothing, pins, jewelry, accessories or other items of adornment displaying obscene, profane, derogatory, violent or gang-related messages, themes, designs or pictures.

  2. Clothing, pins, jewelry accessories or other items of adornment conveying messages related to or promoting the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products, or messages that promote illegal activities.

  3. Clothing, pins, jewelry, accessories or other items of adornment depicting bawdy, salacious or sexually suggestive messages.

  4. Clothing that is transparent or exposes the midriff, navel or cleavage.

  5. Pants, skirts and/or shorts that sag below the waistline or must be held in place with the hands.

  6. Underwear as outer garments or clothing that exposes underwear; and items not appropriate for a classroom setting including, but not limited to, stretch lycra, spandex or nylon tights, leotards, biker pants, biker shorts, bathing suits, pajamas.

  7. Tank tops, halter tops, garments with spaghetti straps, tube tops, fishnet tops, strapless dresses, or other clothing that is not appropriate because of slits, rips or holes in the garment.

  8. Accessories which could in some way pose a danger to the wearer or others and/or could be used as weapons including, but not limited to, two-or-three finger rings, chains hanging from clothes, picks, hair chopsticks.

  9. Clothing that is too tight and/or is inappropriate in length as measured by any of the following measuring methods, as determined by the building principal/designee:

    1. Shorter than six (6) inches above the student’s mid-knee; or

    2. Fingertip length as determined when both of the student’s hands are at his or her side.

  10. Inappropriate footwear including, but not limited to, shower shoes and beach shoes, bedroom slippers, and unfastened shoes or shoes missing appropriate closures.

  11. Head coverings that are not related to or required by student’s bona fide religious practices including, but not limited to, hats, caps, hoodies, stocking caps, wave caps, scarves or bandanas.