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Dress Code

OASIS HIGH SCHOOL DRESS CODE FOR SY 2017-2018

Oasis is a professional educational system and serves as your workplace. You are expected to dress accordingly to not only ensure your safety, but to also enhance the learning environment for all. The Administration has the final decision on any dress code issues.

Overall Expectations for All Students

1) No tight-fitting or otherwise immodest/suggestive clothing is permitted. Individual student appearance must project neatness, cleanliness, and not cause distraction or disruption to the learning environment.

2) No clothing will be worn inside out.

3) The OUTERMOST garment (sweatshirt, jacket, etc.) must be in accordance with the dress code, either OHS apparel or a solid dress code approved color and logo and be worn over a t-shirt or polo. However, if a student chooses to remove a dress code appropriate outer garment for any reason, even during PE classes or outdoor activities, the “new” outermost garment must be dress code appropriate. Bottom line - if any clothing item can be seen, it must be in accordance with the dress code.

4) Hats, other headgear and sunglasses will not be worn during the school day except while participating in outdoor classes, during “dress up days” or if authorized by medical or religious reasons. Those items will not be visible during school hours when not in use.

5) No ripped, torn or frayed clothing is permitted on campus or during school events.

6) Students representing Oasis High School (i.e., members of a team or activity, field trip participants, etc.) may be required to adhere to a more formal and specific dress code requirement. The teacher, coach, or advisor, together with an Administrator, will establish those guidelines. The school dress code will always be the MINIMUM acceptable standard regardless of the event, activity, or location.

7) Adornments attached to exposed body parts other than the ear and nose may not be worn. Only small studs that are flush with the skin of the nostril are acceptable on the nose. Examples of prohibited adornments to exposed body parts include, but are not limited to, hoops or rings attached or pierced to the nose, eyebrow(s), cheeks, or lips. Gauges are not authorized for wear by any students.

8) Oasis High School “spirit” type tee shirts may be worn when authorized by the Administration for wear on a designated day. Shirts must be clean, have no frays, tears or holes, and must have a specific connection to an Oasis High School club or team. Spirit shirts are not required to have collars.

9) No type or style of earphones, headphones, earbuds, bluetooth devices, etc., are authorized to be worn around the neck or in or covering the ears unless authorized by a teacher in support of instructional activities while in the classroom.

10) Socks of any pattern or color may be worn as long as they are not deemed to be obscene or offensive in nature, and do not impact on the learning environment.

11) Students scheduled to graduate during the current school year may wear a sweatshirt (crew or hoodie) from any college that they have been formally accepted to. Students must provide a copy (paper or email) of their acceptance letter to the administration prior to wearing the sweatshirt. Students scheduled to graduate who have officially enlisted in any military service may wear a service logo sweatshirt; students must provide documentation of enlistment.

12) Members of athletic, academic or club teams may wear their team shirt/jersey on the day of competition, or on a Friday if the competition is scheduled for the weekend. All members will wear the same shirt to promote team unity and for ease of dress code enforcement. Organizational shirts must be approved by an Administrator prior to wearing the first time.

13) The Physical Education (PE) Department has a student dress code for PE classes. See the school website for specifics.

Specific Dress Code Expectations for Male Students

1) Shirts: Non-spirit day shirts must be solid with an OHS logo or solid with one logo no larger than the standard OHS logo; that logo (Nike Swoosh, for example) must be located on the front chest area. Shirts must be in a school-approved color (black, navy/royal blue, white, pink, or gray; no patterns) and have a full collar; both polo and oxford-style shirts are authorized. Spirit day shirts will be worn as described above.

2) Shorts: Relaxed-fit, cargo, or regular black, navy/royal blue, or tan shorts (one solid color; no patterns) in either a flat or pleated front may be worn. Shorts must extend at least midway between the longest fingertip and top of the knee. They may not be too baggy or too tight, and must be worn at the waistline.

3) Pants (including cargo style) will be solid in color (black, navy/royal blue, or tan; no modifications or patterns), and have front and back pockets with a zipper or button fly. No stretchy material or tight fitting stocking type pants are allowed. Oversized or baggy pants are not permitted. Pants will be fastened at the waist. No distress marks are permitted. Pants with elasticized leg openings (joggers, for example) are not authorized. Plain jeans (blue, black, or tan with no modifications) may be worn.

4) Shoes: Dress shoes, leather deck shoes, leather loafers, or athletic shoes are acceptable. Shoes must have closed toes and a closed back. Sandals, flip flops, slides, boots, soft-soled moccasins, slip-on shoes, and Crocs are not authorized to be worn.

5) Hair must be clean, groomed, and moderate in style. Extreme hairstyles, length or artificial coloring are not permitted.

Specific Dress Code Expectations for Female Students

1) Shirts: Non-spirit day shirts must be solid with an OHS logo or solid with one logo no larger than the standard OHS logo; that logo (Nike Swoosh, for example) must be located on the front chest area. Shirts must be in a school-approved color (black, navy/royal blue, white, pink, or gray; no patterns) and have a full collar; both polo and oxford-style shirts are authorized. Spirit day shirts will be worn as described above. Undergarments/straps may not be visible due to the material, design or wear of the shirt.

2) Shorts/Skorts/Skirts/Capri: Black, navy/royal blue, or tan bottoms (one solid color; no patterns) in either a flat, pleated, or Bermuda-style front may be worn. The item worn must extend at least midway between the longest fingertip and top of the knee. They may not be too baggy or too tight, and must be worn at the waistline.

3) Pants may be worn. They must be solid in color (black, navy/royal blue, or tan; no modifications or patterns), and have front and back pockets with a zipper or button fly. No jeggings or stretchy material that fit like stockings or yoga pants are allowed. Oversized or baggy pants are not permitted. Pants will be fastened at the waist. No distress marks or holes are permitted. Pants with elasticized leg openings (joggers, for example) are not authorized. Plain jeans (blue, black, tan, or white with no modifications) may be worn.

4) Shoes: Flats, loafers, deck shoes, and athletic shoes are acceptable. Shoes must have closed toes and a closed back. Sandals, flip flops, slides, boots, soft-soled moccasins, slip-on shoes, and Crocs are not acceptable.

5) Hair must be clean, groomed, and moderate in style. Extreme hairstyles, length or artificial coloring are not permitted.

PE Dress Code/Lockers

Physical Education (PE) Dress Code SY 2017 - 2018

Students will dress in accordance with the PE Dress Code during their PE Class unless directly exempted by the PE teacher for that specific class. T-shirts, shorts and shoes as defined below are required to participate in PE. PE Dress Code violations will be addressed in the same manner as a regular Dress Code violation.

General Expectations for All Students:

No tight-fitting or otherwise immodest/suggestive clothing is permitted for either boys or girls.

Students may wear sweatshirts or jackets during PE Class. These must be a solid school-approved color (blue, black, white, pink, or grey).  Lettering and designs are allowed on both sides of the sweatshirt or jacket but both front and back designs must be OHS-related.   

Hats and sunglasses may be worn while participating in outdoor PE classes. Once back inside the gym, both items will be removed and secured by the student.

Any clothing that is ripped, torn or frayed in any manner is not authorized for wear.  

Any dress or appearance constituting a disruption or distraction of the physical education process will be considered improper.  An Administrator, in concert with the involved teacher(s), will determine whether the clothing in question is an impediment to the educational process.

No type or style of earphones, headphones, earbuds, etc., are authorized to be worn around the neck or in or covering the ears during PE class.  Cell phones or other electronic devices will not be used during PE class unless specifically directed by the PE Instructor.

T-shirts:  School spirit T-shirts or school-provided PE shirts are required.  School-provided PE shirts can be purchased from any PE teacher during the first week of classes.  All shirts must have sleeves, be free of tears, rips, holes or frays, and cover the entire stomach and back.  Lettering and designs are allowed on both sides of the shirt but must be OHS-related. 

Shorts:  Shorts can be any color and must be loose fitting.  Spandex-type material is not permitted.  Shorts must extend at least to the length of the longest fingertip.

Shoes:  Tennis, court or running shoes are the only acceptable footwear.

PE Locker Assignments:  All students will be required to purchase a locker combination each semester.  The cost is $5.  These lockers are for PE use only during class and will NOT be used as a student’s personal locker.  Lockers will be cleared out after each PE class.  Any items remaining behind will be placed in the school’s Lost and Found bin and held for no more than 7 calendar days.  A fee will be assessed for lost or damaged locks.  Locker combinations will be given out and locker fees will be collected during the first week of classes.