MOES Uniform Policy
Students are expected to follow the uniform policy adopted by the Board of Education for elementary students. The uniform policy is also available in the school office and at the district website:
A. Shirts, Sweaters, and Sweatshirts (Tops)
(1) Tops should be polo style and may be solid red, white, blue, or black.
(2) Students must wear plain shirts with a collar. Mock turtlenecks and turtlenecks are acceptable.
(3) Shirts may have school-approved logos.
(4) Shirts may not exceed one size larger or smaller than necessary as determined by the school administrator.
(5) Shirts must be tucked in. (Please ensure that your child’s shirt is tucked in when leaving home for school)
(6) White T-shirts (long or short sleeves) may be worn under uniform shirts.
(7) Students may wear plain, unhooded sweaters or sweatshirts over school uniforms. The sweaters or sweatshirts may be solid white or school designated colors.
B. Pants, Skirts, Skorts, Jumpers, Capri Length Pants, and Shorts (Bottoms)
(1) Bottoms may be solid khaki, black or navy.
(2) Jeans are not permitted. Principals may make exceptions for a specific group such as seniors or for special days.
(3) Bottoms must be free of graphics and embroidery. With the exception of small labels, bottoms may not have insignias, words or pictures.
(4) Shorts, skirts, skorts, and jumpers shall be modest and of sufficient length. The length of these articles of clothing shall be no shorter than three (3) inches above the top of the knee when standing.
(5) Cargo-style pants or shorts are not permitted.
(6) Clothing may not exceed one size larger or smaller than necessary as determined by a school administrator. Baggy or sagging pants or shorts are not permitted. “Low rise” clothing is not permitted. Pants, shorts, and skirts must be worn at the natural waistline.
(7) Belts must be worn if pants, skirts, skorts or shorts have belt loops. Belt buckles must not be oversized, computerized or have any writing that is considered offensive.
C. Coats and Jackets (Outerwear)
(1) Outerwear may not be worn inside the school building during the school day.
(2) Outerwear may be worn during a class change if the student is exiting the building.
(3)Outerwear may be worn to school and placed in the student’s locker. If a locker is not available, it may be hung in the classroom or other location designated by the principal and/or the principal’s designee.
(4)The principal and/or the principal’s designee may make an exception if the building/classroom is unusually cold.
D. Shoes, Sneakers, and Boots (Footwear)
(1) Footwear must be worn at all times, and, as needed, shoes shall conform to special requirements, e.g., P.E. classes, ROTC, science labs, etc.
(2) Laces on shoes or sneakers must be tied.
(3) Flip flops, crocs, or slippers are not permitted
E. Other Clothing Items or Accessories
(1) Students may not wear large pendants or medallions. School administration has the final say on determining whether a pendant or medallion is large or not.
(2) Any adornment that could be perceived as, or used as, a weapon such as chains, spikes, etc. is not permitted.
(3) Gang-related clothing, accessories, symbols or intimidating items of dress, as identified by local law enforcement agencies, are not permitted.
(4) Head coverings of any kind, including but not limited to, hats, caps, bandanas, curlers, masks, visors, kerchiefs, athletic sweatbands, earmuffs, sunglasses or hoods are not permitted. Head coverings shall not be worn, carried, hung on belts or around the neck or kept in classrooms during regular school hours.
F. Other Uniform Requirements
(1) Students are expected to be dressed according to the uniform standards at all times when school is in session.
(2) Students who are taking classes that require a special dress code, such as JROTC or career and technical education internships, may wear that uniform to other classes.
(3) Principals may make exceptions to the uniform policy for special events, such as picture day, and may allow a different standard for athletic teams or other school clubs or activities.
(4) Clothing designed for school athletic events, e.g., cheerleader outfits that do not meet the above guidelines shall not be worn during the instructional day unless appropriate additional garments are worn with the outfit.
Reasonable consideration shall be made for those students who, because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason, request a waiver of a particular guideline for dress or appearance. The waiver request shall be in writing from the parent or guardian and approved by the principal and/or principal’s designee on an annual basis.
In considering a waiver request, the principal and/or principal’s designee has the right to request additional documentation from medical officials and/or religious leaders.
New students to the school will be given a two-week grace period from enrollment to obtain and wear the proper school uniforms.