Standardized Dress Menu

  • 2021-2022


    Standardized Dress Menu

    In 2006, Red Oak ISD implemented a student standardized dress menu for all grades and all campuses. The purpose is to give the district a positive and distinctive identity and reflect the values of the schools and community. All students are required to comply with the dress menu guidelines.



    1. Collared knit button/snap polo or golf shirt.
    2. Dress style, button-up shirts with long or short sleeves.

    COLORS: Solid white, gray, maroon, black, or navy

    • 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.
    • Sleeveless shirts or shirts with cap sleeves are not allowed.
    • No brads, studs, zippers, buckles, chains, or other adornments.
    • No denim of any color.
    • Shirts shall not extend past mid-thigh.
    • Thermal or spandex shirts worn under a polo must be in the approved menu of colors. 


    Students will be allowed to wear solid plain T-shirts in maroon, white, or gray. Red Oak ISD spirit shirts may be worn at any time. Spirit shirts are maroon, white, or gray shirts with Red Oak ISD logos or artwork that are intended to promote school spirit or endorse official school groups or organizations.

    Pants & Shorts

    STYLE: Jeans (blue, black, or khaki denim), casual slacks/pants (full-length pleated or flat front), walking-style shorts, capris, cargo, and carpenter style pants or shorts

    COLORS: Solid khaki (tan), black or navy (blue)

    SIZING: Slacks/pants/shorts can be no more than one size larger than the student’s measurements, nor may the garment be too tight

    • Slacks/pants/shorts must be worn above the hips.
    • A belt is optional.
    • Labels on slacks and shorts must be no larger than 1½ inches by 1½ inches.
    • No sweatpants, wind pants, warm-ups, coveralls, or skinny form-fitting pants.
    • Corduroy is allowed in menu colors.
    • The hem on shorts should fall between the bottom of the 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.
    • 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. 

    Skirts, Skorts, Jumpers & Dresses

    COLORS: Solid khaki (tan), black or navy

    • Skirts, skorts, jumper, and dress length must be no more than 3 inches above the knee cap in both front and back.
    • Labels on skirts, skorts, 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.
    • Standardized dress policy shirt must be worn under the jumper at all times.
    • Uniform dresses are allowed in Grades K-12. 
    • Logos must be no larger than 1½ inches by 1½ inches. 

    Shoes & Hose/Tights

    • Shoes can be athletic shoes, loafer style, or dress shoes. Open-toed shoes, sandals, or flip-flops are not allowed at any grade level. Shoes must have both closed-toe and closed heels. Shoes must match each other. No stiletto heels.
    • Hose/Tights must be in a solid color of white, black, navy, khaki, or flesh-tone. 


    • Outer coats/jackets may be any color but must be removed upon entering the building.
    • Sweaters, vests, zip and pullover hoodies, and sweatshirts are permitted only in standardized dress policy colors. They may be worn in the building but may not extend below the bottom of the back pocket.
    • Red Oak logos and Red Oak artwork are allowed on zip-up 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).  

    Other Guidelines

    1. Leather, suede, and vinyl materials are not allowed for shirts, slacks, shorts, skirts, skorts, jumpers, sweatshirts, vests, or sweaters.
    2. Clothing can be no more than one size larger than the student’s measurements nor may the garment be too tight.
    3. Caps, hats, hoods, and head coverings inside the building are not allowed, unless for religious reasons.
    4. Overall pants, overall shorts, and overall jumpers are not allowed (except approved Senior days)
    5. All clothing must be solid colored, with no stripes, checks, lettering, wording, designs, etc.
    6. Students must comply with district standards for grooming and accessories.
    7. Clothing items cannot be worn in any way that reflects gang affiliation, conceals contraband, or creates a distraction.
    8. All clothing must be properly hemmed and/or have finished edges.
    9. Ripped/torn clothing is not allowed.
    10. Undershirts may be solid white, gray, maroon, black, or navy when worn under dress menu-appropriate shirts.
    11. Sufficient underclothing is required.
    12. No earphones/headphones may be worn inside the building, other than inside a classroom at the teacher’s discretion or administrator’s discretion.
    13. Student IDs must be worn and visible at all times during the school day.

    Discretionary/Spirit Days

    The principal may designate “Discretionary/Spirit Days” and has the authority to establish a particular mode of attire for those special days or a part of those days. Students who do not choose to participate in the particular mode of attire for those special occasion days are required to follow the Student Standardized Dress Policy.

    Dress and Grooming (All Grade Levels)

    The district maintains dress and grooming standards because it believes that students who dress and groom themselves in a manner considered acceptable and appropriate by the community will become more responsible citizens of the community. The ROISD standardized dress policy gives the district a positive and distinctive identity and reflects the values of the schools and community. The district believes that the school's business is student learning and that school dress and grooming standards should support that purpose and promote a safe, orderly learning environment. Further, the district believes that one worthwhile goal of a comprehensive education is learning that different situations require different modes of dress and behavior.

    A school is a place of learning, therefore, the dress and grooming of a student should reflect the serious intent of one who is going to work with an important job to do. Accordingly, dress and grooming standards should promote an atmosphere that is comfortable but not too casual, free from disruption, easily enforced by teachers and administrators so as to not take away from instruction and is easily self-monitored so that students and parents can ensure that the standards are met prior to the student coming to school. Each student and parent shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with the standards presented in the Code.

    The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruption, minimize 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 the school shall be deemed inappropriate.
    2. Students’ hair, including facial hair, shall be clean, neatly cut, and/or combed so as to be kept out of the eyes. Unnatural hair coloring that causes a substantial disruption to the school day is prohibited.
    3. Body piercing (other than in the ears) will not be allowed.
    4. Any chains, studded wear, bracelets, rings, or other jewelry, etc. that could be a safety issue will not be allowed.
    5. Trench coats or dusters will not be permitted.
    6. Tattoos that are obscene, crude, defamatory, vulgar, or related to gang/criminal activity shall be covered while at any school activity.

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

    Final Authority

    Administrators will have complete and final judgment on all matters concerning the interpretation of the Student Standardized Dress Policy. Matters concerning appearance and dress not specifically covered in the Student Standardized Dress Policy shall be within the discretion of the administration. Information concerning financial assistance and opt-out procedures can be obtained from the campus office.

    Consequences for Failure to Follow Standardized Dress Policy

    Students in violation of the dress menu will be disciplined under the consequences of the Student Code of Conduct.