Osan MS

Dress Code

The standards for acceptable dress and grooming are neatness and cleanliness. Students are not to be attired in clothing that compromises safety or modesty, or that is disruptive to the educational process. A student will not be permitted to attend classes if his/her appearance does not meet the standards listed below. Parents will be notified by the administration to bring a change of clothing for the student. If you continue to violate the dress code, it becomes a discipline matter.

Dress Standards

  • Shirts, t-shirts and tops: Students should be able to hold their hands straight over their head and the tail of their shirt should be below their waist so that no midriff or underwear is exposed.
  • Pants, shorts and skirts: All items should fit at the waistline. No under clothing of any kind should be visible above the outside garment. Shorts and skirts must be at least finger-tip length.
  • Piercings should be visible in the ear only. Earrings must be suitable (no foreign objects can be substituted for a typical/appropriate earring).
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.

Clothing that distracts other students or interrupts the learning process is inappropriate. The following are examples of inappropriate school attire: short shorts, halter tops, bare midriffs, see-through shirts, tank tops, T-shirts designed as underclothing or with offensive or inappropriate language or graphics to include antisocial messages, sagging pants, hats, sunglasses, headbands, berets, slippers, wheelies, chains, and/or clothing that is excessively torn.

Clothing may not be worn in a manner that might indicate group membership.

Clothing that promotes violence, alcohol, drug, or tobacco use, or that is racially or sexually offensive is not to be worn to school. For this reason clothing that bears logos of musical or other groups that convey an anti-social message are considered inappropriate.

Failure to adhere to this guidance may result in the item being confiscated. If this rule is repeatedly abused, these items will be returned only to a sponsor or a parent. Jackets, headgear, and other items of clothing that students may remove during the school day should be clearly marked with the student’s name.