Uniform Requirements

2022-23 Uniform Policy flyer


The dress and grooming of Oakland Avenue Charter School students shall contribute to the health and safety of each individual, promote a positive educational environment, and not disrupt the educational activities and/or processes of the school. These minimum standards of dress and grooming apply to all students unless a specific exemption is granted by the Principal and/or


• Solid Red, White, or Navy polo type shirt with cap sleeve. No logos exceeding 2” x 2”  permitted other than OACS logo.
• Solid Beige or Navy chino uniform style pants or shorts.  Cargo style or leggings as pants are NOT permitted.  Uniform style skirts with shorts worn underneath. 
Red, White or Navy polo style dresses (with shorts underneath).
• Tennis shoes must be worn every day. No other shoes are permitted.
• Students may wear solid navy blue, white, or red socks no longer than mid calf. Tube socks are NOT permitted. 

In addition, please note the guidelines below:
• Platform shoes (including athletic shoes with platforms) are not permitted. No ‘heelies’, crocs, or sandals. Boots and/or any shoes above the ankle are not permitted.
• Socks MUST be worn at all times and cannot have patterns nor exceed mid calf in length.
• In rainy weather, galoshes may be worn over shoes, but must be removed once on campus.
• No dangling earrings.
• Headbands must be traditional in style. Novelty ears, large bows, large flowers or those that wrap around forehead are not permitted. 
• Hair must be a natural hair color, including temporary hair color or spray on hair dye. 

Students not in compliance with the uniform policy will be referred to administration for parent contact and/or application of consequences.


In cold weather students may wear whatever outerwear they wish to school; however, they must wear only permitted clothing in the classroom. Permitted cold weather clothing:
• PLAIN solid Red, White, or Navy sweatshirt, sweater or zip-up sweatshirt jacket.
• Undershirts must be PLAIN solid Red, White, or Navy. Undershirts (long or short sleeves) can be worn under uniform shirts.
 • Leggings or tights worn under shorts, skorts or skirts must be PLAIN solid Red, White, Navy or White (BLACK NOT PERMITTED). 


On non-uniform days the following dress code will be enforced:
• Clothes shall be worn as they are designed - suspenders over the shoulders, pants secured at the waist, belts buckled, no underwear as outerwear, no underwear exposed, etc.
• Clothing with holes, tears or inappropriate patches will not be allowed.
• Bare midriffs and bare sides should not show even when arms are extended above the head.
• Clothing that is too tight or revealing is unacceptable.
• Heelies, Crocs, sandals, flip flops, cleats and/or backless shoes are not permitted at any time.
No open-toe or backless shoes are permitted at any time. 

The following items have potential to cause disruption or threat to a safe and positive school environment and are prohibited while on campus:
• Hats, caps, visors, sunglasses or bandanas cannot be worn indoors.  OACS logoed hats can be worn outside for protection from the sun. 
• Chains hanging from the neck, belt, pocket or attached to wallet.
• Jewelry that contains any type of sharp object.
• Short hemlines on shorts and/or skorts (less than mid-thigh).
 • Sleeves less than four fingers in width at the shoulders.