Updated August 2023
Students must conform to the dress code set forth by Tulsa Public Schools Board Policy. Non-compliance will be subject to disciplinary actions as defined by the Tulsa Public Schools Behavior Response Plan.
School administrators reserve the authority to determine any specific dress code issues.'
- Students must wear clothing including a shirt with pants, shorts, leggings, or a skirt and shoes.
- Tops: Shirts that fully cover a student’s torso (including stomach, back, and shoulders). Clothing must conceal undergarments.
- Bottoms: Clothing that fully covers a student from the waist down to at least mid-thigh.
- Permitted garments shall be clean and in good repair.
- Shirts and dresses must-have fabric in the front, bottoms, and sides.
- Students may wear hoodies or hooded sweatshirts in school buildings. (hoods should not be pulled up ) Students' faces must be completely visible at all times.
Accessories: Jewelry and other accessories shall not convey prohibited messages as defined below. Jewelry/accessories that pose a safety concern for the student or others are prohibited.
Footwear: Students shall wear appropriate footwear for protection and hygienic reasons while on school grounds, participating in school activities, and on school transportation. No Heelys (wheels on sole)
Head Coverings/Sunglasses: Caps, Ski Masks, Sunglasses, Head coverings, and Hats shall NOT be worn in the school building or classrooms unless prescribed by a physician, previously approved by the school’s administration for religious reasons, or approved by the school’s administration for a special school activity. Approved head coverings must allow the face to be visible and not interfere with the line of sight to any student or staff. The only exception is head coverings for religious reasons.
Outerwear: Students should store outerwear (coats, hoodies, hats, gloves, scarves, etc.) in their lockers (if applicable) upon arrival at school. Outerwear will not be permitted in classrooms, cafeterias, libraries, corridors, or other areas of the school buildings after arrival unless authorized by the school’s administration.
Clothing must be suitable for all scheduled classroom activities including physical education, science labs, and other activities where unique hazards exist.
Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as sports uniforms or safety gear.
School team apparel or school organizational uniforms are allowed on days as approved by the school’s administration.
All students participating in approved school activities are expected to comply with the required dress and personal appearance regulations of the activity in which they are participating. Students who refuse to dress as required by the school or sponsor will not be permitted to participate in the activity or to represent the school in any way.
Prohibited Dress & Grooming:
- Excessively large, small, or sagging clothes.
- Fabric should not be see-through or made of mesh.
- Clothing may not depict, advertise or advocate the use of alcohol, tobacco, vapes, marijuana, or other controlled substances.
- Clothing may not depict pornography, nudity, crude, vulgar, profane, violent, death-oriented, gang-related, sexually explicit, or sexually suggestive images or messages.
- Clothing may not use or depict hate speech targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other group.
- Clothing, including gang identifiers, or identification as a member of a secret, antisocial or extremist group.
- Visible tattoos or brands incompatible with the standards set above shall be covered to prohibit their display.
- House shoes are not permitted
- Heelys (Shoes with wheels in sole).
- Ski Masks.
Religious and Health Accommodation: If/When a bona fide religious belief or health need of a student conflicts with the school dress code, reasonable accommodation shall be provided. Any student desiring accommodation shall notify the school principal in writing of the requested accommodation and the factual basis for the request. Approved coverings worn as part of a student’s bona fide religious practices or beliefs shall not be prohibited under this policy.
Penalties/Sanctions: Students who elect not to conform to the dress and grooming rules set forth by this policy will be subjected to disciplinary actions and/or sanctions as defined by the district’s Behavior Response Plan.
Unusual Circumstances: If any unusual situation relative to dress or grooming arises which is not specifically covered in this policy, the building administrator shall have the authority to rule on the appropriateness of the attire.