STUDENT DRESS CODE
In keeping with the number one goal of the Hamilton County Board of Education, “To ensure a safe, clean, and orderly environment that promotes learning in all schools,” the following dress code was developed for the students of Ooltewah High School. School dress and grooming shall be modest, moderate, and decent. Apparel or appearance, which tends to draw attention to an individual rather than to foster learning, must be avoided. In matters of opinion, the judgment of administrators will prevail.
In accordance with school board policy: Apparel, dress or grooming that is potentially disruptive of the educational process shall not be permitted. Any garments or accessories that are suggestive, offensive, or revealing are considered disruptive. Apparel may not be worn advertising another school unless that particular school is on the college level. No drug, tobacco, gang-related messages or items will be tolerated.
The following dress code applies for all regular school days. This dress code may be modified in cases of special student activities with administration approval.
Shirts will be short or long sleeved collared golf type or button down and may be of any solid color.
Shirts may be untucked, but shall not exceed hip length.
A standard plain colored t-shirt may be worn under approved long or short sleeve shirt.
Sweaters may be crew neck, cardigan, or V-neck
Sweaters/sweatshirts/jackets/coats may be worn with approved dress code shirt.
Sweaters/sweatshirts/jackets/coats may be any solid color and must be school appropriate (free of obscenities, alcohol, tobacco, etc., or non-spirit related graphics or designs.) They must not draw undue attention to the individual, or disrupt the educational process.
Apparel may not be worn advertising another school unless that particular school is on the college level.
Sweaters/sweatshirts/jackets/coats shall not exceed hip length.
Pants/Shorts/Capris are to be tan/khaki, navy or black color and should be of a cotton twill blend.
Jeans, yoga pants/leggings are not to be worn.
Pants/Shorts/Capris must be worn at the waist line, be size appropriate, must not sag, and underwear shall not show.
Pants/Shorts/Capris must not have writing, graphics, rips, or holes.
Shorts must be no shorter than 3 inches above the top of the kneecap.
Skirts or dresses are not allowed unless approved by administration for religious practice/beliefs.
Physical Education/JROTC Uniforms
Physical education clothing is to be worn during physical education classes only.
While in JROTC uniform, cadets are to wear the uniform properly.
Shoes are to be worn at all times.
All shoes must be school appropriate and may not interfere with safety (stairwells, evacuations, etc.). For this reason, house slippers may not be worn. Open toed shoes are allowed as long as they do not interfere with safety.
Head coverings, such as hats, caps, hoodies that cover the head, and bandanas are not to be worn at any time in the building.
Sunglasses are not to be worn or visible at any time in the building.
Piercing must not draw undue attention to the individual.
Buttons, pins, jewelry, etc. must not disrupt the educational process or draw undue attention to the individual
Hair must not draw undue attention to the individual, or disrupt the educational process.
(NOTE: In matters of opinion, the judgment of administrators will prevail.)
Disciplinary Actions for Dress Code Violations
First Offense: Warning and made to change
Second Offense: 1 day of ISS and made to change
Third Offense: 3 days of ISS and made to change
Additional offenses: Administrative decision