OLOW Student Handbook 2019-2020
STUDENT DRESS AND APPEARANCE CODE
As a Catholic district, the goal of our ‘Dress and Appearance
Code’ is to provide a positive and safe learning environment that will reflect our virtues of decency,
modesty and respect. Student dress and appearance shall be appropriate for educational activities and
not cause a disruption to the educational process. Students are also required to wear appropriate footwear
and clothing for indoor activities and physical education.
Specifically, but not limited to:
Outerwear (i.e. coats, jackets etc.), sunglasses, hats or headgear shall be left in the student’s backpack or other designated area.
Emblems, printing/writing on shirts, jackets and headwear shall be in harmony with Catholic values
Shorts and skirts shall be in good repair and of appropriate length (mid-thigh or lower).
Appropriate footwear shall be worn at all times.
Clothes, jewelry or accessories which create a safety or health concern or threaten to cause disruption
to the educational process, are prohibited.
Specifically, the following are prohibited:
Midriff shirts, halter tops, spaghetti straps, muscle shirts
Pictures or words on clothing that are indecent or disrespectful to others
Torn or ripped clothing
Garments revealing bare back, shoulders, plunging necklines or those made of sheer or fishnet
Clothing or accessories that depict or symbolize alcohol, drugs, violence, gang associations or inappropriate
Heavy or spiked chains.
Students not complying with the ‘Dress and Appearance Code’ will be asked to change into more appropriate
attire. It will be viewed as defiant behavior if the student repeatedly violates the ‘Dress and