Dress Code


Ooltewah High School Dress Code 2018-2019

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.


All shirts must have a collar and sleeves.

*NEW* Students may wear an Ooltewah T-Shirt.

A standard plain colored t-shirt may be worn under an approved dress code provided the shirt is buttoned.


Sweaters/sweatshirts/jackets/coats may be worn with approved dress code shirt.

Sweaters/sweatshirts/jackets/coats must be in good taste. They may not depict suggestive wording, pictures, graphics, or advertisements for alcoholic beverages, tobacco, drugs, sex, or gangs.


Pants/Shorts/Capris are to be tan/khaki, navy or black color, should be of a cotton twill blend, and must not have writing, graphics, rips or holes.

Jeans, yoga pants/leggings are not to be worn.

Pants/Shorts/Capris must be worn at the waistline, be size appropriate, must not sag, and underwear shall not show.

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

Physical education clothing is to be worn during physical education classes only.


Shoes must be worn at all times and must not interfere with safety. 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.

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

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