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Related Documents:
Dress Code Brochure
Opt Out Request Form
Consequences for Failure to Follow Dress Code

Red Oak Independent School District has a standardized dress policy for all grades and all campuses. The purpose of this policy is to give the District a positive and distinctive identity, and reflect the values of the


The District’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards, and teach respect for authority. Dress or grooming that presents a disruption, health, or safety hazard to the students or others is expressly prohibited. This includes:

  1. Any part of a student’s appearance and accessories that are extreme enough to create a disturbance or disrupt the normal routine of school shall be deemed inappropriate.
  2. Students’ hair shall be clean, neatly cut and/or combed so as to be kept out of the eyes. Unnatural hair coloring such as green, purple, etc. is prohibited.
  3. Earrings (studs, etc.) are not allowed on boys.
  4. Body piercing (other than earrings for females) will not be allowed.
  5. Any chains, studded wear, bracelets, rings, etc. that could be dangerous will not be allowed.
  6. Trench coats or dusters will not be permitted.

The campus administrator will determine what is acceptable in regard to dress and grooming for students at school.


STYLE: Collared knit button/snap polo or golf shirt, turtlenecks,or dress style, button only shirts with long or short sleeves (no snaps).
COLORS: Solid white, gray, maroon/burgundy, black or navy
  • All shirts and turtlenecks must be tucked in at all times and must stay tucked in when arms are raised. Shirts must be tucked in for grades 2-12 so that the belt shows.
  • Logos must be no larger than 1½ inches by 1½ inches.
  • All shirts must be fastened no lower than 4 inches from the top of the collar.
  • No visible stripes, checks or other designs on shirts and turtlenecks.
  • Sleeveless shirts or shirts with cap sleeves are not allowed.
  • No brads, studs, zippers, buckles, chains or other adornments.
  • No denim of any color.
  • Piping is allowed on the inside of the collar.
  • Thermal or spandex shirts worn under a polo must be in the approved menu of colors.


Pleated or flat front casual slacks (belted and full-length), walking-style shorts, capris, cargo and carpenter style pants or shorts
COLORS: Solid khaki (tan), black or navy
SIZING: Slacks/shorts can be no more than one size larger than the student’s measurements, nor may the garment be too tight.
  • Slacks/shorts must be worn above the hips. No ultra low pants.
  • Belts must be worn inside belt loops at all times. A belt is optional for PK-5 grades and special needs students.
  • Labels on slacks and shorts must be no larger than 1½ inches by 1½ inches.
  • No sweatpants, wind pants, pants with drawstrings, warm-ups, cover-alls or skinny form fitting pants.
  • Jean (denim) materials of any color are not allowed.
  • Corduroy is allowed in menu colors.
  • Hem on shorts should fall between the bottom of knee and no more than 3 inches above the knee cap in both front and back.
  • Athletic-style shorts are only allowed in PE/athletics, cheerleading, and drill team classes.
  • No baggy legged slacks or bell-bottom pants wider than shoes.
  • Flat pocket rivets are acceptable.
  • No brads, studs or chains on slacks or shorts.
  • Slit at bottom of slacks must have finished edges and be no longer than 3 inches.


COLORS: Solid khaki (tan), black or navy
  • Skirts, skorts, gauchos, jumper, and dress length must be no more than 3 inches above the knee cap in both front and back.
  • Labels on skirts, skorts, gauchos, jumpers, and dresses must be no larger than 1½ inches by 1½ inches.
  • Skirts and jumpers may have a kick-pleat or slit which opens no higher than 3 inches above the top of the knee.
  • Cargo or carpenter style skirts/skorts are allowed.
  • Any skirt/skort with belt loops must include a belt that must be worn inside the loops. A belt is optional for PK-5 grades and special needs students.
  • Standardized dress policy shirt or turtleneck must be worn under the jumper at all times.
  • For grades PK-5, uniform dresses are allowed. Uniform dresses are not allowed for grades 6-12.
  • Logos must be no larger than 1½ inches by 1½ inches.


SOCK COLORS: Solid white, brown, black, navy, khaki, gray, maroon athletic/sport socks or ROISD spirit socks in school colors. Socks are optional.
HOSE/TIGHTS COLORS: Solid white, black, navy, khaki or flesh-tone
  • Shoes can be athletic shoes, loafer style or dress shoes. Shoelaces must match each other. Open-toed shoes, sandals or flip-flops are not allowed at any grade level. Shoes must have both closed toe and closed heel. Shoes must match each other. No stiletto heels.
  • Socks must match each other.
  • Solid color socks with logos are allowed.
BELT COLORS: Solid black, brown or color of pants being worn
  • Belts must be buckled.
  • No tie or fringe belts.
  • No stripes, checks, lettering, wording, metal studs or other designs on belts.
  • Plain belt buckles (no names, marquees, etc).
  • Braided belts are allowed.
  • Belts with tooled or textured designs are allowed.


  • Outer coats/jackets may be any color but must be removed upon entering the building.
  • Sweaters, vests, zip and pull over hoodies and sweatshirts are permitted-standardized dress policy colors only. They may be worn in the building but may not extend below the bottom of the back pocket.
  • All Red Oak logos and Red Oak artwork are allowed on zip and pullover hoodies.
  • Labels are permitted on coats, jackets, sweaters, and sweatshirts but must be no larger than 1½ inches by 1½ inches.
  • Jackets must have a closing mechanism (full length zipper, buttons or snaps).
  • No professional/collegiate athletic team jackets.
  • Trench coats or dusters will not be permitted.



  • Leather, suede, vinyl and denim materials are not allowed for shirts, turtlenecks, slacks, shorts, skirts, skorts, gauchos, jumpers, sweatshirts, vests, or sweaters.
  • Clothing can be no more than one size larger than the student’s measurements nor may the garment be too tight.
  • Caps, hats, and head coverings inside the building are not allowed.
  • Overall pants, overall shorts, and overall jumpers are not allowed.
  • All clothing must be solid colored, with no stripes, checks, lettering, wording, designs, etc.
  • Students must comply with District standards for grooming and accessories as addressed in the student handbook.
  • Clothing items cannot be worn in any way that reflects gang affiliation, conceals contraband or creates a distraction.
  • All clothing must be properly hemmed and/or have finished edges. Ripped/torn clothing is not allowed.
  • Undershirts may be solid white, gray, maroon/burgundy, black or navy.
  • No black on black clothing worn together will be allowed, excluding black undershirt with black shirt. Ex: black pants with black shirt is not allowed.
  • Sufficient underclothing is required.

Discretionary/Spirit Days
The Principal or District may designate “Discretionary/Spirit Days”. To honor the traditions that built Red Oak ISD, only maroon and white shirts will be allowed unless otherwise stated. Students who do not choose to participate with the particular mode of attire for those special occasion days are required to follow the Student Standardized Dress Policy.

Final Authority
Administrators will have complete and final judgment on all matters concerning interpretation of the Student Standardized Dress Policy. Matters concerning appearance and dress not specifically covered in standardized dress policy shall be within discretion of the administration.

Opt-Out Provision
For opt-out guidelines and forms please click on the link under "Related Documents" in upper right corner of this site. Forms are also available in the main office of each school campus.

Consequences for failure to follow dress code will be strictly enforced. View consequences by clicking on the appropriate link under "Related Documents" in upper right corner of this site. Consequences can also be found in the student handbook.

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