The school, as a center of learning, shall provide for the development of habits and attitudes conducive to acceptable wearing apparel, and good grooming. The general dress code policy requirements are outlined in the Osceola District Code of Student Conduct which will be provided to the student during the first week of school. The Principal or the Principal’s designee has the final authority for interpreting whether a student’s apparel conforms to the dress code. When it is determined that a student’s clothing does not comply with the dress code, a parent/guardian may be asked to bring an appropriate change of clothes to school. If the violation of dress code cannot be rectified the student will be sent to in-school-suspension. The student may also receive a disciplinary consequence for violating the school’s dress code policy.
- The personal appearance of students may follow the style of the day; however, the wearing of overly tight, loose, distracting, extreme, or inappropriate apparel is not permitted. Special costumes may be worn when appropriate for a school-approved activity.
- Cleanliness of the physical person consistent with good health is mandatory.
- Headgear is not allowed at Osceola High School. This includes things such as hats, caps, bandanas, scarves, towels, stocking caps, hoods, large headbands, doo rags, and headphones.
- Shorts, Skorts, Skirts: Hemmed, solid Khaki or Navy in color and shall extend to the tip of the fingertip when both arms are extended by the side. The Principal or designee’s determination as to the appropriate length and style of all shorts, skorts, and skirts is determinative and final. Note: If the School Advisory Committee determines that too many students have violated the Shorts’ Policy, the Principal make revoke the shorts privilege at the school.
- Shirts: Polo shirts only in solid White, Navy Blue, Royal Blue, or Gold in color. They must be of appropriate size for all students. Overly tight or loose clothing is not permissible. The Principal or designee’s determination as to whether or not clothing is appropriate to the student’s body size shall be determinative and final. School color undershirts (and black) may be worn under the uniform shirt. On Fridays, students are allowed to wear school spirit and sponsored shirts as permitted by administration.
- No vests or any clothing are allowed over polo shirt.
- Pants: Solid Khaki, Navy Blue Denim with edges and finished hems in color with belt loops. Pants shall be worn so that the waistband is worn at the waist. Pants of a solid color with no logos, designs, rips, or holes with either (1) the uniform shirt or (2) a Osceola High School issued( for ex: Blood drive T-shirts) or purchased T-shirt with OHS logo. Belts must be of appropriate size and fastened in a customary manner. No oversized belt buckles allowed. Tight fitting leggings, leotards, or body suits are not to be worn as pants or under shorts, skirts, or skorts. Pajamas are not allowed.
- New State statute: wearing baggy pants (so that underwear is exposed) in school is illegal. The law states:
- First Offense: Warning/Parent contact
- Second Offense: Suspension from all extra- curricular activities/ISS/Detention/Parent contact
- Further Offenses: May result in out of School Suspension
- All students shall wear shoes. Shoes must be in good repair and must not pose a safety hazard. Students may not wear house shoes, flip-flops, slipper, platform shoes or athletic slides. All shoes must have a back strap and/or back.
- Unacceptable attire includes such things as clothing, jewelry, buttons, haircuts, tattoos, makeup, or markings which are offensive, suggestive, or indecent including, but not limited to:
gang-related, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, violence, discrimination (age, race, handicap, national origin, marital status, religion, sex);
- clothing exposing any portion of the torso or upper thighs, such as see-through garments, mini-skirts or shorts, shirts tied at the midriff
- clothing or outer garments traditionally designed as undergarments, such as boxer shorts, bloomers, tights or hosiery as outer garments
- clothing deemed by school officials to be so revealing as to disrupt, or potentially disrupt, good order and the education program
- clothing, footwear, or jewelry that is construed by the Principal to be hazardous or dangerous to health or safety (ex., large chains, spiky jewelry)
- Visible piercings that are determined to be disruptive by deans and by school officials are unacceptable.
- Coats and jackets shall be appropriately sized for the student and shall be worn only when the weather conditions dictate. Long overcoats that might serve to conceal contraband shall be removed immediately upon arrival at the school or school function.
- Hair may not be cut or colored in a manner that is deemed disruptive by teachers or administrators. Makeup will not be extreme in nature as dictated by the Principal of his designee.
- School IDs must be displayed at all times while on campus. They must be worn on a lanyard around the neck or clipped to the shirt collar with the photo side showing. IDs are the property of Osceola High School and may not be lost, defaced, stolen, or broken.
- Violations of the dress code will result in disciplinary action as outlined in this handbook.
If you are not sure, do not wear it.