Uniform Policy

The purpose of the Uniform Policy is to encourage students to focus on the learning process without the distractions of unsuitable dress and grooming. Students shall maintain a clean, orderly appearance at all times. The responsibility for the personal appearance of the student rests with the parent/guardian and the student. Personal appearance shall not disrupt the educational process. A student who is dressed appropriately is demonstrating respect for self and others, as well as contributing to a safe and orderly learning environment.



  • Solid color 2-5 button standard polo in any color.
  • No designs, large logos, patterns, or writing permitted (unless school-designed shirts).
  • No stripes on the collar or sleeves.
  • Shirts must be worn appropriately, provide sufficient coverage, and only the top button may be worn open.
  • Logos must be smaller than a 3X5 index card unless a school logo or design.
  • Undershirts either short sleeve or long sleeve must be solid in color if the shirt is visible.
  • Club and activity t-shirts purchased/received from OHMS/College/HS may also be worn any day.

Uniform Pants/Shorts/Capris/Skirts:

  • Solid color; no patterns, camouflage, plaid, or logos.
  • Bottoms must fit appropriately; low-rise and oversized pants are not allowed. Underwear should not be visible.
  • Solid-color jeans are acceptable(No Ripped, holes, or Frayed)
  • No Lycra, Spandex, yoga pants or stretch fabric allowed.
  • Belt buckles should not display names, logos, flags, or other insignia.
  • Skirts should not contain slits.
  • Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length and/or five closed fingers from the knee male or female.

 Sweaters or Jackets:

  • Any solid color plain jacket may be worn on cool days. A uniform shirt must be worn underneath.
  • Jackets may not have large logos (larger than a 3X5 index card), writing, or designs on the front or back unless it is the school logo/design, high school logo/design, or appropriate college logo.
  • The sweater or jacket must be worn with a shirt that meets dress code requirements and cannot be tied around the waist; hoods on jackets may not be worn on the head.


  • Closed-toe shoes secured properly including sneakers, loafers, and topsiders.
  • No flip-flops, crocs, slippers, sport sandals, open-back shoes, or Yeezys / Waveriders.

 Other Reminders:

  • All bandanas, regardless of the design, are not allowed on campus.
  • Clothing that is torn, frayed, or in disrepair is not acceptable.
  • Lines/designs in eyebrows or hair are not allowed.
  • Articles of clothing, decorative headbands (such as cat ears), jewelry, accessories, or adornments that could likely cause injury and/or a distraction–such as chains, bracelets, rings, chokers–with or without spikes or studs–are prohibited.
  • Necklaces of any kind should be worn under the shirt. Huge fashion jewelry is prohibited.
  • Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and illegal or gang-related activities are prohibited at all times while on school property. Tattoos and facial piercings are prohibited.
  • Head coverings that cover the whole head, bonnets, and hats are prohibited unless religious or medical exemption approved.

Administration will designate special event days and provide the students with information on how the dress code may be altered for those days. dress-down day expectations are available in the student handbook.

All other Dress Code requirements are aligned with the Lee County School District Code of Conduct and apply. A link to this Uniform Policy is also available in the OHMS Student Handbook.

NOTE: All uniform dress code issues not addressed above will be subject to Administrative discretion.

Updated 06/12/2024


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