• DRESS CODE POLICY
    All students attending Pin Oak Middle School will be required to follow the Pin Oak Dress Code. All articles of the uniform are to be maintained and worn in a way that represents the individual students and the school in a positive way. Students are required to wear the uniform to school and throughout the entire day until leaving for the day.
    All clothing must be:
     Solid-colored, without variations, patterns, words, or ornamentation
     Clean, neat, no rips, holes, cuts, etc. that extend through the fabric
     Properly fitted – clothing should be neither skin-tight nor excessively baggy
    “Tops” [clothing above the waist]:
     Colors: royal blue, white, or gray. Please check with office personnel for color sample if needed.
     Students must wear a collared shirt; collared shirts with the Pin Oak logo are available at the School Store.
    o All other shirt logos may not be larger in size than the student ID badge.
     Undershirts may be worn in one of the three approved colors. Turtleneck and long-sleeved shirts may be worn under the regular uniform shirt.
     A solid sweater or sweatshirt in royal blue, white, or gray, without variations in color or patterns may be worn over students’ regular uniform apparel. Sweatshirts may have a hood or zipper. Logos for sweatshirts and outerwear may not be larger in size than the student ID badge.
     Any official team or club sweatshirt or jacket may be worn as appropriate outerwear so long as a dress code shirt is worn underneath.
     Charger Spirit Shirts may be worn only on Charger Days.
    o Charger Spirit Shirts can be purchased in the School Store
    “Bottoms” [clothing below the waist]:
     Colors: navy blue, khaki, blue denim, or official school tartan
     Fabrics: Denim or khaki
     Bottoms may be pants, skirts, shorts, skorts, capris, or jumpers
     Must be fitted at the waistline
     All bottoms must be no shorter than mid-thigh towards the knee
    o If there is a question of inappropriateness of bottom length, even given this guideline, the decision of the staff will prevail.
     Leggings or tights may be worn under bottoms. Acceptable colors include solid white, gray, navy, khaki, or black.
    o Bottoms are still expected to maintain appropriate length.
    Accessories and Grooming Standards:
     Shoes must be closed-toe and have a rubber sole. The thickness of the heel and or sole may not be more than one inch.
    o Flip flops, slides, and backless shoes are prohibited
     School-issued student ID badge must be visible at all times when on school property, on school-sponsored trips, including the school bus.
     Jewelry and makeup are permissible unless they are distracting, disruptive in the classroom, or specifically addressed in the planner.
     Bracelets with metal spikes are not permitted.
     No writing with markers or pens is allowed on any article of clothing.
     Exposed tattoos and/or use of pens, pencils, or markers to make marks on the skin are also inappropriate for school and expressly prohibited.
     No hats or head-covering are permitted other than those required by religious practice. Hoods must stay down while on HISD property or during school events.
     Bookbags or backpacks must be placed in the student locker before going to the first class of the day; bags must remain in the locker until the end of the school day.
     Smart watches must remain in the student locker during the school day and are not permitted in the classroom.
    Special Circumstances and Events:
     On Fridays, students may also choose to wear approved Pin Oak spirit, club, athletic, or organizational shirts.
     Team uniforms are permitted to be worn on game days, with the approval of the coach. Athletic team tops and bottoms worn instead of a uniform top or bottom must meet regular dress code guidelines.
     Field Trips – Students must wear regular dress code attire when attending a field trip, even if the trip is on Friday or a free dress day.
     On Free Dress Days, students are expected to maintain dress code standards with the following exceptions:
    o May wear any color
    o May have any ornamentation which is not disruptive or offensive
    o A collared shirt is not required, but a shirt with sleeves must be worn
    o Pajama apparel, yoga pants, and Spandex-type pants are never appropriate for free dress
    o Additional criteria may be announced for special days
    Failure to comply with the Pin Oak Dress Code will result in disciplinary action including, but not limited to school-wide or in-school suspension.
    Pin Oak administration reserves the right to determine if a student’s dress is a disruption to the educational process. All such decisions are final.