Dress Code and General Appearance

The Opp City Board of Education and administration recognize the effect that student dress and grooming have upon student behavior and commitment to learning. The Board and administration further recognize the role of parents in assisting their children in making appropriate choices regarding clothing, accessories, and personal appearance. In order to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning, it is required that all students exercise good taste with regard to their personal appearance. Attire considered disruptive or that could present a health or safety problem is not appropriate.

Any clothing, appearance, or personal hygiene and grooming practices that draw an inordinate amount of attention to the individual student are considered inappropriate for school. The dress and/or grooming style of any student must not interfere with the educational process of other students.

All dress must adhere to the standard of neatness, appropriateness and modesty expected of all students in Opp City Schools. Therefore, ANY clothing determined by the school administration to be revealing or disruptive to the education process is prohibited.


1. Students must wear shoes at all times, however cleats are not allowed.

2. Students may not wear clothing with profanity, suggestive remarks or pictures, racial pictures or symbols (such as Malcolm X or Rebel Flags), wrestling symbols, pictures and insinuations or other inappropriate attire including alcohol and tobacco product advertisements. This apparel may be offensive to other students and may disrupt the education process at OHS.

3. Holes above the knee in jeans or pants are prohibited, even if there is fabric underneath the hole or fray. Frays above the knees will be allowed as long as there is no visible skin or fabric showing. Patches are only allowed if it is on the outside of the jeans, pants, or shorts. Also, tape may not be placed over holes to cover them up. In addition, any clothing determined by the school administration to be revealing or disruptive to the education process is prohibited.

4. Students who do not exhibit proper standards of modesty, cleanliness, and neatness will be notified by their teachers and will be expected to immediately correct such improper standards.

5. Students may not wear short shirts, halter-tops, or tank tops to school. If tank top jerseys or muscle shirts are worn, there must be a T-shirt worn under them. Sleeveless tops must be 2 inches wide. If students wear miniskirts, they must be no more than four inches from the floor in the kneeling position. If leggings are worn under a skirt, the skirt must still be no more than four inches above the knees. Shirts must be long enough to tuck in pants.

6. Jeggings and leggings must be worn with an appropriate skirt, dress, or tunic. T-shirts are prohibited with jeggings or leggings.

7. Clothing that is designed for underwear must not be showing as outer clothing, and underwear may not be visible. Students may not wear sleeping apparel.

8. Students will not be allowed to wear or possess any known gang-related or wrestling clothes, accessories, symbols, paraphernalia or literature on the campus of Opp High School at any time.                    

9. Students may not wear headgear (caps, hats, headbands, sunglasses, hoodies etc...) inside the building unless prescribed by a physician. These items must be stored in locker during school hours.

10. Students may wear shorts or skorts with appropriate length (6 inches from a kneeling position). No cutoffs, bike shorts, boxers, or spandex pants are permitted.

11. No towels, shirts, bandanas or other objects may hang from pants or shorts pockets. If pants are designed for a belt then a belt must be worn.

12. Shorts must have pockets and meet required length (athletic/gym shorts are prohibited).

13. Pants, shorts, skirts, etc. must be worn at the natural waist. Sagging of pants is forbidden. Wind pants, sweat pants, joggers, and athletic short are prohibited.

14. No hair or body paint. If hair color is used to dye hair it must be a natural color.

15. Clothing must be worn the way it was designed to be worn and should not be altered. Examples, jeans should be worn over boots as they are designed to be and pants should not be tucked into socks or bound.

16. For safety reasons, large or long bulky jackets and/or coats must be removed when students enter the building.

17. Any adornment or piercing attached to exposed body parts other than the ears is prohibited.

   18. No picks or other sharp objects may be worn in hair.

19. Male students Shirts must be tucked in at all times.


Principal and assistant principal shall have the authority to send a student home whose appearance is such that it will interfere with his/her school work or to distract other students from their work. The student shall be counted as absent until he/she returns to school with an acceptable appearance. Parents will be contacted when their child comes to school dressed inappropriately.

Actions for dress Code Violations:

1st —  Administrator’s Warning                    

2nd — 1 days Detention                     

3rd — 1 week of Break                     

4th — Saturday School/Corporal Punishment 


After the fourth violation, the administration of Opp City Schools maintains the absolute authority in making subjective judgments concerning student dress and personal appearance and the punishment that will follow.