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Katy Independent School District

Opportunity Awareness Center

​​Dress Code

The OAC standard mode of dress will be followed in addition to the district dress code.

This dress code is essential for students’ safety, and it provides an environment free of distractions.


PANTS

  • Students must wear properly fitted cotton or cotton blend solid khaki (tan) colored dress pants/shorts/skirt. If the pants/shorts/skirts have pockets there may be no more than four (2 pockets in front and 2 pockets in back. All pockets should be able to be turned inside out and visible.) NO EXTRA POCKETS

  • When buying pants check to make sure you do not buy or have pants with coin pockets, leg pockets or hidden pockets.

  • Pants/shorts/skirts must be hemmed with no holes or frayed edges

  • Shorts/skirts may be no shorter than mid-thigh in length

  • Students must wear a properly fitted belt that is plain black or brown only with standard simple buckles.

 

SHIRTS

  • Students must wear a properly fitted collared long or short sleeve solid white polo-style shirt with no logo and no pocket.

  • Shirts must remain tucked into pants/shorts/skirts at all times.

UNDERGARMENTS

  • Appropriate undergarments must be worn. No gym shorts are allowed underneath pants or be substituted for underwear.

  • Specifically prohibited are form-fitting or spandex-type materials such as leggings.

  • Students may wear only ONE properly fitted t-shirt (long – or short-sleeved) underneath the white collared shirt but they must be white or gray  with no writing, graphics, pictures or pockets.

SHOES/SOCKS

  • Students must wear rubber sole tennis shoes that are black, white, gray or a combination of these three colors.

  • Shoes may not have designs or a pattern even if they are white, black or gray

  • If shoes have laces they must be black, white, or gray and must be laced to the top of the shoes and be tied.

  • No sandals, house shoes, flip flops, boots, TOMS, dress shoes, steel toe, platform shoes or boat shoes are allowed.

  • Students must wear only one pair of black, gray or white socks.

  • NO EXTRA COLORS ARE ALLOWED ON THE SOCKS, EVEN THE TRIM

 

JACKETS/COATS/SWEATSHIRTS

  • Students may wear a gray or white solid color sweatshirt

  • with no designs over their white shirt. The sweatshirt may not have hoods, zippers or pockets.

  • All other jackets/coats will be collected at check in and will be returned at the end of the school day.


JEWELERY/ACCESSORIES

  1. No jewelry is allowed, including any body piercing jewelry or spacers.

  2. Hats and caps are not to be brought to school.

  3. Any clothing, accessories, symbols, or paraphernalia, which depicts or suggest association with a gang, must not be brought to school.

  4. Students are not allowed to bring gum, candy, purses, wallets, backpacks, radios, cell phones, make up, or any other non-school-related item to school.

  5. Students may bring a small key ring with the student’s house key.

If the above items are brought to school the item(s) will be confiscated. For the first infraction the parent or guardian will be called to pick up item(s). The subsequent times the confiscated item(s) will be kept by the assistant principal and returned to the parent or guardian at the end of the program.


ADDITIONAL DRESS CODE INFORMATION

  1. Students are not allowed to write or draw on themselves, their clothing or shoes.

  2. Nails must be 1/2" or less from cuticle to nail tip.

  3. Male students must be clean shaven. Students will be required to shave at school.

  4. Sideburns must not be below the ear lobe.

  5. Make up is discouraged.

  6. All tattoos are to be covered by clothing. If a tattoo cannot be covered by clothing it must be covered by tape, ace bandage or band aid.

  7. Hair designs shaved into the head are not allowed.

  8. Students may only bring $5.00 to school. More than that amount will be confiscated and parent or guardian will be notified to collect the extra money.

  9. Notched eyebrows must be colored in.

Parents will be contacted when a student is in violation of the dress policies of the OAC.

If possible the OAC staff will provide clothes in order for the student to comply with dress code. If the student refuses the opportunity to become dress code compliant, parents may be required to pick up student or bring appropriate clothes for the student to meet dress code. If the parent cannot be contacted the student will be assigned to the Guidance Center for the day and will be suspended overnight. The parent must bring the student to OAC for additional parent/student orientation before the student is allowed to return to school. If dress code violations continue additional consequences may be enforced.

Any article of clothing or grooming the principal or assistant principal determines is a safety issue or a disruption to the learning environment will be prohibited. 


FRIDAY FREE DRESS


A student earns free dress Friday if he or she maintains appropriate dress code for an entire week. The student will be able to wear their regular clothes as long as the clothes are within the KISD dress code policy with a few exceptions:
  1. No items demonstrating any gang affiliation.

  2. Students must wear appropriate undergarments. No gym shorts are allowed underneath pants or be substituted for underwear.

  3. Specifically prohibited are form-fitting or spandex-type materials such as leggings.

  4. Students may wear only ONE properly fitted t-shirt (long – or short-sleeved) underneath their shirt without a pocket on the undershirt.

  5. All tattoos are to be covered by clothing. If a tattoo cannot be covered by clothing it must be covered by tape ace bandage or band aid.

  6. Hair designs shaved into the head are not allowed.

  7. No body piercings other than earrings are permitted.

 

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