Dress Code

Ooltewah High School 2023-2024 DRESS CODE:

To ensure a safe and orderly environment that promotes learning, the following dress code was developed for the students of Ooltewah High School. School dress and grooming shall be modest and decent in accordance with school board policy (6.301). 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. No drug, tobacco, gang-related messages or items will be tolerated. In matters of opinion, the judgment of the administration shall prevail.

The following dress code applies for all regular school days. This dress code may be modified in cases of special student activities and/or rewards with administration approval.


Shirts MUST cover the clavicle (collar bone) to past the top of the pants (midriff shirts will not be allowed).  Sleeveless shirts are prohibited. No “off the shoulder” tops. Shirts may not depict suggestive wording, pictures, graphics, or advertisements for alcoholic beverages, tobacco, drugs, sex, gangs, etc. Students will not be allowed to turn shirts inside out.


Outerwear: (Sweaters/Sweatshirts/Jackets/Coats/Hoodies, ETC.)

Appropriately sized jackets, sweatshirts, hoodies, and sweaters are allowed. If removed, appropriate dress code MUST be worn underneath. Students are not allowed to wear a hood on their head during the school day. Appropriate dress code MUST be worn underneath all jackets or hoodies. Ball caps may be worn. 
No sunglasses are allowed.

No blankets are allowed. 

Pants/Shorts/Capris/Skirts/Dresses  (Jeans, Khakis, Yoga Pants, Tights, Sweatpants, Athletic Shorts)

They must be worn at the waistline, size appropriate, must not sag, and underwear shall not show. 

All shorts, skirts, and dresses MUST be at “finger-tip” length or beyond. 
No pajama pants or spandex shorts will be allowed. 


Shoes or other appropriate footwear MUST be worn at all times.

No house shoes or slippers will be allowed. 

Any student refusing to adhere to the dress code is subject to administrative discipline set forth by the HCS Code of Acceptable Behavior.

Administration reserves the right to determine if dress code is appropriate.  

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