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.
- Dallas Cowboy and Chicago White Sox emblems and gear 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.