Hardy Oak Elementary follows the district's standardized dress code.
Backpacks | Costumes | Dresses | Hair | Hats | Leggings | Pants | Shirts | Shorts | Shoes | Skirts | Undergarments
Halter tops, exposed midriffs, strapless and/or low cut tops that expose breasts or cleavage, exposed backs, spaghetti straps, and see-through clothing are not permitted.
Tanks/sleeveless shirts will be prohibited unless the width of the shirt’s shoulder is at least two (2) inches wide. Sheer clothing is prohibited unless the undershirt’s shoulder width is at least two (2) inches wide. Oversized armholes/jersey-type tanks are not permitted without a sleeved undershirt.
Pants shall be worn securely at the waist. Sagging is prohibited. Excessively worn, torn, frayed, oversized, or long clothing is not permitted.
Pants/leggings that are made of spandex or similar material must have an item of clothing worn over the material that completely covers the student’s front and back to the length of the student’s bottom to ensure modesty.
Shorts will be permitted provided that the shorts are neatly hemmed, conservative, and modest in appearance. Campus administration will determine the appropriate length. Bicycle shorts and form-fitting and skin-tight shorts or pants of spandex or other similar materials worn alone are prohibited.
Dresses & Skirts
Dresses, skirts, skorts, and split skirts will be permitted provided that they are neatly hemmed, conservative, and modest in appearance. Campus administration will determine the appropriate length. Excessively high slits in skirts and tight spandex will not be permitted.
Undergarments shall not be visible or exposed.
Costumes of any type are prohibited.
Hairstyles that are considered to be distracting and/or disruptive to the educational environment are prohibited.
Hats, hoods on hooded sweatshirts, shirts, and jackets may not be worn during instructional time, passing periods, or while in the building.
Appropriate footwear is required. Footwear that has toes and/or soles reinforced with steel, hard plastic or similar materials is prohibited. Footwear with wheels is prohibited.
Lanyards with inappropriate advertising, pictures, symbols or statements that are offensive or inflammatory are prohibited.
Backpacks must not detract from or interfere with the learning environment or present a safety or health hazard.
Any apparel or attire that is considered to be distracting and/or disruptive to the educational environment. (ex. pajamas, house shoes) or is considered a safety concern is prohibited.
Symbols and Styles
Any symbols or styles that are identified with inappropriate advertising or statements that are offensive or inflammatory, including, but not limited to, alcoholic beverages, profanity, sex, tobacco, drugs, gangs, guns and other weapons, excessively violent or gory imagery, and the promotion of violence, are prohibited.
For additional information, please consult the NEISD Elementary School Student / Parent Handbook.