School Dress Policy
Classen will follow the OKCPS updated district dress code policy, please be mindful of this as you prepare for the 2022-23 school year. The OKCPS Uniform and Dress Code Task Force completed its review of district policy this spring and made recommendations to the Board for changes to Board Policy F-22. All families received a previous communication from our Superintendent detailing information about the approved changes to the policy. To review this communication, click here >> OKCPS Superintendent Message. Parents, please review and discuss the updated policy with your student prior to the start of school. The Classen administration team will meet with students at the beginning of school to review and clarify expectations in line with this new policy.
Secondary students shall adhere to the following dress code:
Tops: Shirts that fully cover a student’s torso (includes stomach, back, and shoulders) without undergarments showing.
Bottoms: Clothing that fully covers a student from the waist down to at least mid-thigh.
Shoes: Must wear shoes that do not pose a safety threat to self or others.
• Attire shall not be see-through, sheer, mesh, or otherwise transparent.
• Pajamas and house shoes are not permitted.
• Hats are not permitted in the building.
• Hoodies are acceptable, but hoods shall not be pulled up to cover the head.
The following symbols, mottos, words, or acronyms on decorations and/or designs imprinted upon or attached to the body or clothing are prohibited if they portray:
- Crude, vulgar, profane, violent, death-oriented, gang-related, hate speech, sexually explicit, or sexually suggestive images or messages.
- Advertisement of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs or drug paraphernalia.
- Identification of a student as a member of a secret or overtly antisocial group or gang or an organization that professes violence or hatred toward others.
- Visible tattoos or brands incompatible with the standards set forth herein shall be covered to prohibit their display.
Students enrolling in Oklahoma City Public Schools for the first time during the school year shall be granted a grace period up to twenty (20) school days before being required to comply with the required uniform.
No student shall be denied attendance at school or be otherwise penalized for failing to wear clothing that complies with the school uniform or dress code if such failure is due to financial hardship. Each school site shall develop procedures and criteria to offer to assist students who would have or are having difficulty complying with this policy and shall develop a program to assist students in obtaining clothes that comply. Each site may accept donations and set up opportunities for students and families to obtain clothing to be worn to school.
This policy does not apply to students using distance learning, sites where the District provides educational services to students pursuant to a contract for extended educational services, or to any other sites where District personnel are not in control of the operation of the facility.
District staff shall enforce the dress code consistently and in a manner that does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, genetic information, alienage, veteran, parental, family and marital status or any other basis prohibited by law that adversely affects the student.
Students who violate this policy may be subject to discipline in accordance with the District’s Student Code of Conduct.
OSSBA Policy FNCAA
Adopted: May 7, 2007
Revised: 4/16/13, 7/1/16, 8/10/20, 3/7/22
Oklahoma City Public Schools
Principals, in conjunction with sponsors, coaches, or other persons in charge of extracurricular activities, may regulate dress and grooming of students who participate in a particular activity if the principal reasonably believes that the student’s dress or grooming creates a hazard, or may prevent, interfere with, or adversely affect the purpose, direction, or effort required for the activity to achieve its goals. Exceptions to the student dress code may be made to meet needs of specific classes such as extra-curricular activities. Additionally, principals may designate days for students to wear particular attire in recognition of school-wide events such as 89er Day, Spirit Day, etc.