PATHS Uniform Dress Code

PATHS DRESS CODE 2019-2020

All students must dress and groom themselves in a manner that conforms to standards set by business and industry. Certain programs require students to wear uniforms and/or safety apparel while in their college classroom. The instructor will provide specific information. The school uniform differentiates high school students from adult students taking class at oTECH. For the safety of PATHS students, the following dress code policy will be strictly enforced:

 ID badge must be current, visible, facing out and worn on a lanyard or clipped to clothing. No markings or stickers may be applied to the ID. Students without an ID will be required to pay $1.00 for a temporary ID each time needed. Any IDs that are damaged must be replaced at a cost of $5.00.

 Upper body wear for PATHS students can only be school logo shirts that are purchased from the school.
• School logo collared polo shirts in black, red, or white.
• Cleavage and bare midriffs may not be visible or exposed.

 Any garment worn over the PATHS uniform, should have a button or zipper.
• Inside the classrooms, outer garments must be removed, completely unzipped, or left open for the school uniform to be visible.
• Hoods must be removed from the head while on school property.
• School-sponsored sweatshirts from PATHS, oTECH, or a student’s homezone school may be worn over the approved school uniform.

 Pants and skirts must be dress style. Shorts are not permitted for any grade level.
• Pants should not be tight fitting (an inch to pinch at the hips/thighs) or oversized. Yoga pants and pull on stretch pants are not permitted.
• Pants and skirts shall be worn so the waistband is at the waist, not below. Sagging pants will not be tolerated.
• A belt is preferred for pants and/or skirts with belt loops.
• Pants or skirts shall be of a solid color (navy, khaki, gray, or black).
• Skirts shall be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.
• No Bermuda shorts, capri pants, or similar styles may be worn.
• No denim fabric, jeans, cargo pants, stretch fabric, sweatpants are allowed.
• All pants should have a clean bottom edge that extend to the top of the foot.

 Shoes may be sneakers, boots, dress shoes, or sandals with a back. Shoes may not be platform. Shoes must be laced, tied and have to meet safety standards. No flip flops permitted.

 Make-up and nail polish that is within the acceptable standards of the professional work environment will be allowed.

 Hair must not be a distraction to the learning environment.

 No clothing associated with gangs, discrimination, or that encourages the use of alcohol, drugs, smoking, sex, or violence.

 Students who have oTECH courses must be in their college dress code at all times.

Students are expected to be in dress code when they step on campus and until they leave campus. Those who will not adhere to the school’s uniform code expectations should reconsider enrollment. Any student inappropriately dressed may be removed from campus until the violation is corrected. A student repeatedly in violation of this uniform code will be subject to consequences potentially to include withdrawal.

Administrations determination as to whether clothing is appropriate shall be determinative and final.

The School District of Osceola County, Florida, does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities, on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status or genetic information in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The District also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boys Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boys Scout of America Equal Access Act.

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