Dress Code

Research has shown that there is a direct correlation between student dress, behavior, and achievement. Compliance with the dress code of Three Oaks Middle School is mandatory and the responsibility of the parent/guardian and their children attending Three Oaks Middle School. Students must be neat, clean, and properly dressed. No student will be permitted to wear clothing or hairstyle that creates a disturbance in the learning environment or deviates from a standardized uniform. Please follow these rules to ensure that Three Oaks Middle School students are appropriately dressed for school.


Any solid color (No stripes including around the collar or sleeves).
Standard polo shirt has no more than 3 buttons and FULL SLEEVES-NOT CAP SLEEVES.
Shirts MUST HAVE buttons-no zippers or snaps. Shirts must be long enough to be tucked in and remain tucked in when arms are raised above the head.
Shirts must be worn appropriately and provide sufficient coverage.
Shirts must fit appropriately-no oversized or tight fitting shirts. If students outgrow their school uniform during the school year, clothing items will need to be replaced to comply with the school dress code requirement.
All shirts must be tucked in and no logos larger than a half dollar. Exception: School logos may be larger.
Undershirts either short sleeve or long sleeve must be white in color if the shirt is visible. Buttons may not be removed to meet the 3 button requirement.

Uniform Pants/Shorts/Capri’s:

Acceptable Colors: Navy, Tan, Gray, Brown, or Black
No jeans or jean material of any color.
No rivets or studs-No cargo pockets or carpenter style.
No joggers.
No Lycra, Spandex or “stretch” fabric allowed including “skinny fit” styles. No “slim fit” with tapered ankles allowed.
Plain front or pleated front, cuffed or un-cuffed.
Low-rise pants are not allowed.
Clothing must fit appropriately—no oversized or tight fitting clothing.
Shorts must be “Bermuda” or walking short.
Shorts must be no higher than two (2) inches above the knee cap.
Pants or shorts that have belt loops must be worn with a plain solid colored belt that has a plain standard belt buckle.
Belt buckles should not display names, logos, flags, or other insignia.

Uniform Skirts:

Acceptable Colors: Navy, Tan, Gray, Brown, or Black
No jeans or jean material of any color.
No slits in skirts.
No rivets or studs-No cargo pockets.
No Lycra, Spandex or “stretch” fabric allowed including “skinny fit” styles.
Skirts that have belt loops must be worn with a plain solid colored belt that has a plain standard belt buckle.
Belt buckles should not display names, logos, flags, or other insignia.
Skirts must be below the knee in length in both the front and the back.


“Sneakers” are acceptable. Sneakers with eyelets must be worn with shoelaces. No flip flops, crocs, slippers, sport sandals, boots, knee-high tennis shoes, or open back shoes. Socks are to be a solid color, no stripes.

Sweaters or Jackets:

Any solid color plain jacket may be worn on cool days and must button or zip the entire length of the front. Jackets may not have large logos (larger than a half dollar) or writing on the front and/or back (for example Juicy, GAP, Pink, etc.). No jean jackets. The sweater or jacket must be worn with a shirt that meets dress code requirements and cannot be tied around the waist. Unless it is cold or windy, jackets must remain unzipped the full length of the jacket during the school day. Pullover sweaters, jackets, hoodies and sweatshirts are not allowed.


No rivets, no stretch fabric, no cap sleeves, no cargo pockets, no clothing may be worn in any altered fashion, all one-color attire is not allowed, bandanas are not allowed on campus, clothing that is torn, frayed, or in disrepair is not acceptable, no jeans of any color.  

The school dress code is designed specifically to support and enhance a positive learning environment while simultaneously addressing issues of safety. The implementation of a dress code minimizes student distractions resulting from unsuitable dress and poor grooming. Students are required to maintain a clean and orderly appearance at all times. The responsibility for the personal appearance of the student rests with the parent/guardian and the student. As permitted by School Board policy, each Principal has the authority with his/her staff and community to establish additional standards of dress code at individual schools. Please refer to the code of conduct book for consequences for dress violations. The school administration reserves the right to appraise any current fashion or fad and determine whether it is appropriate for school wear. Students must be in dress code compliance upon entering school grounds, during all after-school events, and at all times while students are on campus. Lee County District Dress Code Policy is still the standard and will be enforced.

The dress code for Three Oaks Middle is as follows:

Shoes shall be worn at all times.
  • Apparel must be considered appropriate for school in both length and coverage. Pants must be worn fastened at the waist.
  • Pants may not be low-rise or drop below waist level on any student. 
  • Shirts will be appropriately fastened in accordance with the design of that shirt. The length must extend beyond the waist and remain tucked in when arms are raised above the head.
  • Any articles of clothing or jewelry that could likely cause injury are prohibited. Earrings should not be any larger than a half dollar and/or longer than two inches. Students wearing rosaries will be instructed to put them inside their shirt.
  • Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or any other illegal activity are prohibited.
  • Apparel or symbols, which may be gang-related, cannot be displayed on a student’s person, locker, agenda book, vehicle or any other locations on campus.
  • Adornments such as hoops or rings attached to the nose, eyebrow, cheeks or lips, may not be worn.
  • Unnatural hair coloring, hair carvings, or distractive hairstyles, such as Mohawks, are prohibited. Hair must be of a natural color and style. Feathers and hair picks are not allowed. Hair must not cover a student’s face and interfere with their ability to see clearly.
  • Students may wear only one school appropriate bracelet.
  • Wearing hats, caps, headgear, or sunglasses on campus is prohibited except with designated school approved uniforms or at authorized athletic practices or activities. There may be certain exceptions for medical conditions and physical education classes held outside.
NOTE: When jeans are permitted on special days, the jeans must be dark blue, no white, whitewashed, or printed jeans are permitted. All ONE COLOR ATTIRE IS NOT ALLOWED. SHIRTS MUST BE A DIFFERENT COLOR FROM PANTS , SHORTS, SKORTS, CAPRIS, OR JUMPERS.

NOTE: School administrators will be responsible for making final determinations as to whether student’s attire or appearance is in conflict with the written procedures. Please contact the school prior to purchasing uniforms if you should have a question.
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