Student Dress Code

Student Dress Code

Student Dress Code

Purpose:
The Oneonta City School District [District] wants all students to be comfortable in their own bodies and in our schools as well. As such, our dress code is designed to support this purpose:
Underlying Principle: The responsibility for a student’s dress rests primarily with the student and their parent(s) or guardian(s).  
  • Students must wear:
    1. A shirt (with fabric in the front, back, and on the sides under the arms), AND
    2. Pants/jeans or the equivalent (for example, sweatpants, a skirt, leggings, a dress or shorts), AND
    3. Shoes
  • Students may wear:
    1. Athletic attire
    2. Ripped jeans provided that one’s underwear or buttocks are not exposed.
    3. Tank tops, including spaghetti straps, halter tops.
    4. Pajamas
    5. Hooded sweatshirts (wearing the hood overhead is allowed, but one’s face and ears must be visible to school staff).
    6. Fitted pants, including opaque leggings, yoga pants and “skinny jeans.”
    7. Religious headwear.
    8. Hats and other headwear must allow the face to be visible to staff, and not interfere with the line of sight of any student or staff.
    9. Clothing, including footwear, must be suitable for all scheduled classroom activities including physical education, recess, science labs, fabrication labs, and other activities where unique hazards exist. 
    10. Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as uniforms or safety gear.
  • Students cannot wear:
    1. Images or language depicting/suggesting drugs, alcohol, vaping or paraphernalia (or any illegal item or activity).
    2. Violent language or images.
    3. Hate speech, profanity, pornography.
    4. Bullet proof vest, body armor, tactical gear.
    5. Images or language that creates a hostile or intimidating environment based on any protected class.
    6. Clothing containing gang identifiers. 
    7. Any clothing that reveals visible undergarments aside from a waistband or strap.
    8. Swimsuits (except as required in class or athletic practice/event).
    9. Accessories that could be considered dangerous or could be used as a weapon.
    10. Any item that obscures the face or ears (except as a religious observance)
  • Discipline relative to dress code violations
    1. If the student’s attire threatens the health or safety of any other person, then discipline for said violation should be consistent with discipline policies for similar infractions.
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