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Dress Code

2024-2025 Little Oak’s Dress Code

Little Oak’s students are required to wear uniforms to school every day, unless a designated dress down day has been offered. Students must follow the St. Tammany Parish guidelines when wearing “dress down” attire. Our PTA sells spirit shirts which can be worn on Fridays and our various clubs and grade levels also offer shirts that can be worn on Fridays. The school uniform consists of a navy blue or white polo-type shirt and khaki (cotton or twill) bottoms. The Little Oak logo is optional. However, NO EMBLEMS or LOGOS are allowed except the optional school approved logo on all uniform shirts. This includes monograms, monogrammed emblems and patches, and/or embroidered pictures of any kind. The bottoms must be plain khaki and may not contain any logos and/or stripes on them.

Any student who comes to school out of uniform compliance will be given the opportunity to find acceptable clothing from our donated uniform rack. If a replacement cannot be found from the rack, a parent/guardian will be called to bring a more suitable uniform. If we are unable to reach a parent/guardian or if they are unable to bring an acceptable uniform, the student will be held in In School Suspension for the remainder of the day.

Girls may wear khaki shorts, skorts (skirts with shorts attached underneath), pants, or jumpers. The minimum length is at the fingertip when standing erect with arms extended down the sides as stated in the St. Tammany Parish Handbook. Clothing items that are too tight are not permissible.

Boys may wear khaki shorts or pants as long as they conform to the parish dress code policy–baggy pants that will not stay up at the waistline are not allowed. All shorts and pants should be secured at waist level and cannot be too tight or too short.

Boys and Girls may wear undershirts underneath the school uniform shirt. Undershirts that are worn underneath the school uniform shirt, whether they are short or long sleeved, must be a solid color that coordinates with the school uniform. The undershirt should not hang below the hem of the uniform shirt or the uniform sleeve. When sweatshirts or outer garments are worn over the uniform, the outer garment may not hang below the hem of shorts and/or skorts.

Sweatshirts or jackets may not be a distraction, as deemed by administration. They should be solid or with a very minimal graphics. Sweatshirts or jackets from other schools are prohibited. Uniform bottoms must be visible at all times. Long sleeve undershirts may be worn underneath the school uniform during inclement weather (below 40 degrees). If leggings are worn, they must be a solid color that coordinates with the school uniform and the student’s shorts must still follow the dress code.

The following colors are acceptable navy, white, black, grey, khaki. No jeggings, patterned/neon leggings or leg warmers are allowed to be worn in place of school uniform pants at any time. Any article of clothing with suggestive symbols, words, or advertisements of products or substances prohibited by STPPS are not allowed. Students cannot wear clothing items/articles that are intended to make a statement. 

Nose piercings or piercings of any kind, including studs, are not allowed except in the earlobe. Due to safety issues, earrings should not hang lower than one (1) inch and hoops are discouraged. Extremely long fingernails are also not allowed due to safety issues. Hoods, hats, caps, and bandanas are not to be worn on campus during regular school hours. Hoods or winter hats may be worn outdoors while on campus during inclement weather (below 40 degrees), but must be removed when entering the building. Hair must be clean and Little Oak prefers a naturally occurring hair color. Sculptured hair styles will not be permitted. Pictures, symbols, letters, numbers, etc. will not be permitted. Ornate headbands, such as cat ears, are not allowed, as they can be a potential safety hazard. Headbands on the forehead are also not allowed. For your child’s safety, appropriate shoes should be worn for the classroom and the playground. Tennis shoes should be worn on Physical Education days. Slip-on style shoes, or high heeled shoes or boots, are not allowed during regular school hours except for designated dress-up days such as picture days. All shoes must have a strap across the back. All crocs are discouraged.

Face masks, at this time, are not required but are permitted for all adults and students who choose to wear them. Solid colored, patterned, and designed masks are allowed. “Gaiter style” masks are not allowed.

Please refer to the District Handbook for Students and Parents for additional information regarding dress code policies. Uniform checks will be performed periodically during the school year. Please be sure that your student(s) meet the uniform guidelines at all times.

Please be aware that administration may add to or modify our dress code and/or expectations during the school year should additional safety concerns arise.