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Dress Code

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) Students may wear sweaters (waist-length only), sweatshirts with hoods (no crew-necks unless they are OHS sweatshirts), or pull-over or zippered jackets (must have collars unless they have OHS logos). They must be either solid or any combination of school-approved colors (black, blue, white, pink, or gray). If the garment is OHS-related, it may have multiple logos and lettering on the front, back and sleeves with no size restrictions. If the garment is NOT OHS-related, it may have no more than one logo on the front of the garment not larger than the standard OHS Shark logo; no design or lettering of any size will be on the back or sleeves of the non-OHS clothing item.

3) 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. Unless a student anticipates having to wear headgear or sunglasses outside during school hours during a class, those items will not be brought into any school building, to include the gymnasium, during school hours.

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

5) Any dress or appearance causing a disruption to the educational process is not permitted. An Administrator, in concert with the involved teacher(s), will determine whether the clothing in question is an impediment to the educational process.

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) The OUTERMOST garment (sweatshirt, etc.) must be in accordance with the dress code. 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 in any way, it must be in accordance with the dress code.

8) Adornments attached to exposed body parts other than the ear and nose may not be worn. Small studs that are flush with the skin of the nostril are acceptable. 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 either by any students.

9) 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.

10) 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.

11) Students may wear a long sleeve shirt underneath a short sleeve shirt; both shirts must be dress code appropriate.

12) 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.

13) Students scheduled to graduate during the school year may wear a sweatshirt from any college that they have been formally ccepted to. Students must provide a copy of their acceptance letter to the Dean of Students prior to wearing the sweatshirt. Students who have officially enlisted in any military service may wear a service logo sweat shirt; students must provide documentation of enlistment. Seniors or Juniors that have formally committed to a college to play athletics may wear a sweatshirt from that college; a copy of the signed commitment letter must be provided to the Dean prior to wearing the sweatshirt.

14) 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. Team shirts must be approved by an Administrator prior to wearing the first time.

15) The Physical Education (PE) Department has a student dress code for PE classes. See the web site for specifics.

Specific Dress Code Expectations for Male Students

1) Shirts: Shirts worn to school on non-spirit days must be either solid or any combination of school-approved colors (black, blue, white, pink, or gray) and have a collar; both polo and oxford-style shirts are authorized. The OHS Shark logo is NOT required to be on dress code shirts. If a shirt DOES have a logo, there can only be one logo total and it cannot be larger in size than the standard OHS Shark logo. No design or lettering of any size is authorized on the back or sleeves of any shirt (except on a designated Spirit Day).

2) Shorts: Relaxed-fit or regular black, blue, white, gray, pink or tan shorts (one solid color) 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. Cargo shorts are authorized.

3) Pants (including cargo style) or jeans are permitted as long as they are solid in color (black, blue, white, pink, gray, or tan), and have front and back pockets with a zipper or button fly. No stretchy jeans or tight fitting stocking type pants are allowed. Oversized or baggie jeans are not permitted. Jeans will be fastened at the waist. No holes are permitted anywhere in the pants or jeans. No large distress marks are permitted.

4) Shoes: Dress shoes, leather deck shoes, leather loafers, or athletic shoes are acceptable. 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: Shirts worn to school on non-spirit days must be either solid or any combination of school-approved colors (black, blue, white, pink, or gray) and have a collar; both polo and oxford-style shirts are authorized. The OHS Shark logo is NOT required to be on dress code shirts. If a shirt DOES have a logo, there can only be one logo total and it cannot be larger in size than the standard OHS Shark logo. No design or lettering of any size is authorized on the back or sleeves of any shirt (except on a designated Spirit Day).

2) Shorts/Skorts/Skirts: Black, blue, white, pink, gray, or tan (one solid color) Bermuda-style shorts or skorts are permitted. The shorts must extend at least midway between the longest fingertip and top of knee to meet length requirements.

3) Pants or jeans may be worn. They must be solid in color (black, blue, white, pink, gray or tan), and have front and back pockets with a zipper or button fly. No jeggings or stretchy jeans that fit like stockings or yoga pants are allowed. Oversized or baggie jeans are not permitted. Jeans will be fastened at the waist. No holes are permitted anywhere in the pants or jeans. No large distress marks are permitted.

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 2015 - 2016

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.

Overall Expectations

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.