Dress for Success Policy
Oxnard High School
Our Dress for Success goal is to create a healthy and safe learning environment where ALL students can be their best in mind, body, and spirit. The OHS dress code and its enforcement is a key ingredient to achieving our goal. Specifically, our goal is to:
- Support Student Safety
- Promote Health & Hygiene
- Prepare Students for their Future, and
- Establish a Learning Environment Focused on Education
Oxnard HS believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. Students are expected to wear clothing that is suitable for the school activities in which they participate. Students shall not wear clothing that presents a health or safety hazard or causes a substantial disruption to the educational program. (OUHSD Board Policy 5132)
- Articles of clothing which display gang symbols, profanity or products or slogans which promote tobacco, alcohol, drugs or sex; materially interfere with schoolwork; or create disorder or disrupt the educational process are not allowed.
- Any clothing or apparel that a student or group of students wear to identify themselves for the purpose of harassing, threatening, or intimidating others will not be allowed.
- Underwear-type sleeveless shirts, beach wear, swimwear, halter-tops, tube tops, bare midriffs or chests, see-through or fishnet outfits, or off the shoulder and low-cut tops are not appropriate or acceptable. Clothing that exposes bare midriffs or cleavage is prohibited at any time during school or school sponsored activities or events.
- Straps on clothing must be fastened at all times.
- Items with paraphernalia, professional sport team logos/emblems are not permitted.
- Clothes must be worn as intended and be sufficient to conceal undergarments. Clothing, jewelry, and personal items shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive; shall not bear drug, alcohol, or tobacco company advertising, promotions, or likenesses; illegal activity, or relate to gang affiliation or activity; and shall not advocate discrimination or harassment of race, religion, or sexual orientation.
The dress code shall not be enforced in a manner that discriminates against a particular viewpoint or results in a disproportionate application of the dress code based on students’ gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, household income, or body type or size. When practical, students shall not be directed to correct a dress code violation during instructional time or in front of other students. Repeated violations or refusal to comply with the dress code may result in disciplinary action.