Free Dress Policy
OUSD Dress Standards
School Board Policies and Administrative Regulations #5132 and #5136 clearly establish standards for appropriate student attire in the Orange Unified School District. The Governing Board of Education believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear suitable clothing.
The primary standards for student dress are to be neat and clean while at school and to conform to the O.U.S.D. “Dress Standards.” Students are not to be attired in clothing which compromises safety or modesty, clothing which is disruptive to the educational process, and any clothing/shoes that may potentially be destructive to personal or school property.
Students are prohibited from wearing:
Any clothing which:
Is considered unsafe, dangerous, a health hazard, gang-related, or potentially destructive to property
Contains offensive or obscene symbols, signs, slogans or words degrading any gender, culture, religious, sexual orientation, ethnic values
Contains language or symbols oriented toward violence, vandalism, sex, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco
Any attire disruptive to the instructional process, which may include, but not limited to:
Halter tops or spaghetti straps
Tight or revealing clothing
Clothing which allows underwear to be exposed
In addition to the above, students are to adhere to the following:
Shoes shall be worn at all times
Shoes with rollers are to have the rollers removed
Hair styles/color must not disrupt the educational process. Hair color must be “natural”
Make up may not be worn at any time, unless expressly permitted by the administration
Thank you for your cooperation as we adhere to these policies.
Important Emergency Preparedness Information:
In case of an emergency, it is important that parents are informed of our School Safety Plan. We have made plans and practice for emergencies including fire, earthquake, and lock down on a regular basis.
A few important things for you to know regarding our emergency preparedness plans:
· The school field is our primary evacuation site. The gate along Lincoln Ave is identified as our “Reunion Gate”. Students will be released through this gate if a situation requires evacuation to the field.
· The Orange Church of the Nazarene at 1125 E. Palmyra Ave is our secondary evacuation site. If we ever had the need to evacuate our school, students would be escorted to this location.
· Adults picking up students during an emergency must be a parent/guardian or be listed as an emergency contact. Be prepared to show a picture ID. We ask for your patience as we work to safely release all of our students. It is very important to keep your emergency contacts up to date with the office.
· If available in an emergency, we will communicate with you using the automated phone call system. If you are not receiving the school phone calls on a regular basis, please make sure your information is up to date.
Please take some time to review your emergency preparedness at home. It is important to review plans with your children as well.