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STUDENT DRESS CODE


All clothing should be in good repair. Slits or tears in the seam or hems are unacceptable. Clothing should always be neat and clean. Students must maintain good personal hygiene.

General Guidelines
Students shall not wear clothes and/or other articles which:
  • Are not of proper fit or of reasonable size.
  • Display logos, writing, pictures, or slogans which promote drugs, liquor, gangs or that may cause safety concerns.
Shirts:
  • Polo-type shirts with a collar are recommended. Top button must be unbuttoned. Shirts cannot be solid red or solid dark blue.
  • Tee-shirts may not be oversized and may not have pictures or writing which promotes drugs, liquor, or gangs.
Pants/Shorts/Skirts:
  • Cotton twill slacks like “dockers” or “dickies” are recommended. No sweat pants or nylon warms ups are allowed. Jeans and corduroy pants must not be oversized or baggy.
  • Pants must fit at the waist, cannot be baggy or touch the ground. Pants cannot be skin-tight.
  • Pants/shorts must have belt loops (no draw string or elastic waist band).
  • Shorts must be no shorter than three inches above the knee and no longer than mid-calf.
  • Skirts must be no shorter than three inches above the knee.
Shoes/Shoelaces:
  • Tennis shoes are to be worn. No solid red or solid blue tennis shoes. No platform tennis shoes.
  • Shoelaces are to be tied the traditional way (shoes completely laced) with no loose straps. No blue or red colored shoe laces. No tongues should be showing outside the shoe. No extra socks added to shoes to puff up tongue. No knee-high socks.
Belts:
  • Belts must be worn with loose fitting pants. Black or brown leather type preferred. No red or dark blue belts. Belts are not to hang. Belt buckles may not be oversized. Belt buckles may not have initial(s), number(s), symbol(s), logos, writing, pictures or slogans which promote drugs, liquor, gangs or that may cause safety concerns.
Outerwear:
  • No jackets, sweaters, or sweatshirts promoting drugs, liquor, or gangs are allowed.
  • Jackets, sweaters, and sweatshirts may not be solid red or solid dark blue.
  • Jackets, sweaters, and sweatshirts must not be oversized.
  • It is strongly suggested that students not wear sweatshirts/jackets during warm weather.
  • Students are not to wear gloves or have them in their possession.
Headwear:
  • No headwear may be worn in class or in any other school building.
  • Headwear may not promote drugs, liquor, or gangs.
Jewelry:
  • No jewelry allowed other than watches and stud earrings. No other visible body piercing (eyebrow, lip, nose, tongue, chin, etc.) is allowed.
Electronic Devices:
  • Students shall not wear, carry, or possess pagers in school, nor shall they have radios, cameras, tape/CD-players, or other electronic equipment. We are not responsible for these items if they are lost or stolen as they are not allowed on school campus. Cell phones must be turned off during school hours. Phones displayed or used will be confiscated for parent pick up.
Backpacks/Notebooks:
  • All labels and stickers must be taken off. No student writing of any kind should be on backpacks. Backpacks should be plain and unaltered. Suggested colors are brown and/or black.
  • No writing, other than student’s name, should be on the covers of notebook. No photos or pictures are to be on the notebook cover.
Hair/Grooming:
  • Hair may not be of an unnatural color or be cut or fashioned in any way to cause distraction to the school learning environment or create personal safety issues.

Dress code issues deemed as disruptive to the school environment, but not stated in the dress code, shall be communicated to the parents and students and enforced at the site. Administration has final authority in determining clothing appropriateness.

It is the purpose of this dress code to set a minimum standard of dress for students attending Oak Tree Learning Center. The standard for dress and grooming will emphasize to the students that our school is a place of business concerned with the education and safety of young people. We encourage parents to cooperate and support us.

Students may not bring a change of clothes to school so that they can change into another set of clothing after school unless prearranged verbally and in writing by the parent/guardian and administration.

Students who persist in violating the dress code may be suspended in accordance with the legal provisions. STUDENTS MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE DRESS CODE TO ATTEND CLASS AND STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN ONE OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT THE DRESS CODE VIOLATION BEFORE HAVING DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS IMPOSED AGAINST THEM.

Policies Regarding Food on Campus:
Oak Tree promotes good nutritional habits and campus cleanliness. Students may bring lunch items if desired, however, students may not bring carbonated beverages, gum, or candy to school. Individual sized bags of chips may be brought, but large bags and other food items from home may not be brought and “shared” with other students, per California Education Code.



Revised 8/06
Last Modified on December 12, 2006