Orlando Science Schools Uniforms
Students are expected to wear the OSS uniform at all times and to dress and groom themselves in such a way as to reflect neatness,
cleanliness, and safety. All students should dress appropriately so as not to disrupt or interfere with the educational program or the
orderly operation of the school. The principal or other duly authorized school official shall determine whether any particular mode
of dress, grooming and accessories is in violation of the spirit and/or the intent of the school’s dress code policy. Students and
parents are expected to honor the uniform code in order that valuable school time is not spent examining student attire to
determine appropriateness. Students are not permitted to change out of their uniforms during or after school unless participating
in P.E. or an after school activity that requires non uniform clothing.
All school shirts, shorts, pants, skirts, jackets, and physical education clothing must be purchased from the uniform company,
designated by the school.
Students who violate the uniform code will be allowed to call home for an appropriate change of clothing after obtaining
administrator approval. Otherwise, the student will be isolated in the Intervention Room for the remainder of the school day.  The
student’s parent will be notified of this violation. Inappropriate attire jeopardizes the instructional climate and therefore, will not
be tolerated.
Guidelines for clarification are as follows:
1. Uniforms must be worn properly at all times while at OSS:
a. Students must be in complete uniform when they arrive at OSS. All shirts must be tucked in shorts, pants, or skirts. Belts
must be worn with all pants and shorts. Uniforms are expected to remain intact and appropriately worn throughout the
entire day at school.
b. Students must remain in full uniform until after they leave OSS. Shirts must remain tucked in even after school, until they
leave the school campus. This includes club times and waiting in the dismissal areas.
c. Students who ride the bus must be in complete uniform when they get on the bus at the bus stop. Since students must be
in complete uniform when they arrive, and they are not allowed to change clothes on the bus, they must already be in
complete uniform as they get on the bus.
2. Top Options:
a. Knit (polo) shirts must be a pique or jersey fabric in the grade appropriate color and the school logo is required. These
knit shirts can be either short sleeve or long sleeve. All knit shirts must be tucked in (able to see the belt/waistband) at all
times to the short, pants, or skirt the student is wearing.
b. Sweatshirts must be the grade appropriate color with the school logo. These sweatshirts are an economical alternative
when students need to have additional warmth. When wearing a sweatshirt, the student must still be wearing another
OSS shirt underneath the sweatshirt – the sweatshirt cannot be worn alone. Sweatshirts may not be worn (tied) around
the waist.
c. Long Sleeve/Turtlenecks must be the grade appropriate color and the school logo is required. These long
sleeve/turtleneck shirts must be tucked in (able to see the belt/waistband) at all times to the short, pants, skirt, or skort~ 29 ~
the student is wearing. Long sleeve/Turtleneck shirts that are not school colors may not be worn under the short sleeve
knit shirts.
d. Vests & Sweaters must be the grade appropriate color and the embroidered school logo is required. Vest and sweaters
must be a solid color with no graphics. Both the vest and sweater require that the student must still be wearing an OSS
shirt underneath – the vest and sweaters cannot be worn alone. Sweaters may not be worn (tied) around the waist.
e. Polo Fleece must be the grade appropriate color and the embroidered school logo is required. The fleece requires that
the student must still be wearing an OSS shirt underneath – the fleece cannot be worn alone. Fleeces may not be worn
(tied) around the waist.
h. Jackets must be the grade appropriate color and the embroidered school logo is required. Hoodies are not permitted at
school, even on dress down days.
i. All top options must be purchased from the school’s designated uniform supply company.
3. Pants or Shorts:
a. Pants or shorts must be either khaki or navy blue in color. All pants and shorts must have belt loops, and a belt must be
worn through all the loops and fastened appropriately. Front pockets must be side seam pockets and back pockets must
be sewn inside the pant or short – NO OUTSIDE POCKETS (CARGOES), PATCH POCKETS, NOR ADDITIONAL POCKETS ARE
PERMITTED. Pants or shorts may not have rivets or brads, split seams at the bottom of the legs, nor flaps on the pockets.
Material may not be suede or corduroy – it must be 100% cotton or a cotton/polyester blend that is wrinkle resistant.
b. Pants or shorts must be worn properly at the waist and not sag below the top of the hips. Pants or shorts may not be
rolled up or folded up. Shorts must be no shorter than 2 inches above knee level and not longer than the top of the knee
when standing. Pants, skirts or shorts must not fit too snugly, skinny leg style pant are not permitted. Students wearing
the top of their pants or shorts below their buttocks will be given an Office Referral Form for improper exposure.
c. Physical Education shorts are not permitted during regular school hours. Physical Education shorts must align with the tip
of your middle finger when your arms are at your side and cannot be longer than the top of your knee when standing –
no “long shorts” are permitted.
d.      All pants or shorts must be purchased from the school’s designated uniform supply company.
4. Skirts or Skorts:
a. Skirts or skorts must be either khaki or navy blue in color. All skirts and skorts must not be made of jean, suede or
corduroy material. No splits are permitted in the skirt at all. Skirts and skorts must align with the knee length. Skirts and
skorts must not be rolled or folded at the waistband - students wearing their skirts or skorts too short will be given and
Office Referral Form for improper exposure.
b. Pants, jeans, pajama bottoms or other apparel must not be worn under the skirt or skort. For modesty purposes, shorts
may be worn under the skirts or skorts, however, long pants, jeans, pajama bottoms, or other apparel that shows below
the skirt or skort must not be worn at any time
5. Shoes:
a. Shoes must be closed toed dress shoes or athletic shoes. No special designs or patterns (checkered, plaid, camouflage,
etc.) or wild colors (fluorescent) are permitted. Shoes must be worn at all times.
b. The emphasis regarding shoes is safety – for that reason, all shoelaces must be tied properly, all buckles fastened, all
straps must be secured or velcroed – nothing may dangle or drag from the shoe. Slippers or thin soled shoes, flip-flops, or
open-toed shoes are not permitted
c. BOOTS, UGGS, AND HIGH-HEELED SHOES ARE NOT PERMITTED - Heels on shoes may not be higher than one (1) inch. .
ROLLER SHOES, “WHEELIES” or shoes with wheels are not permitted.
6. Accessories:
a. Belts must be leather, braided leather, or fabric in the solid colors of black, brown or khaki only. Belts are required to be
worn properly with all pants or shorts – this means that the belt must go through all the belt loops on the pants, be
properly fastened or buckled, and the “end” of the belt must not be allowed to hang down (it must also go through the
loops if there is excess). The belt must also be tightened enough to prohibit the student’s pants or shorts from sagging
below the hips. Large, decorative, or elaborate belt buckles are not permitted.~ 30 ~
b. Socks, stockings, tights or hose may only be in school solid colors such as red, black, or white. Clear or skin-colored hose
are also acceptable. Fishnet or other patterned stockings or hose are not permitted. Stockings, tights, or hose must cover
the full length of the student’s legs and feet – leg warmers are not permitted.
7. Miscellaneous Guidelines:
a. Clothing should be neat and clean.
b. Clothing may not be worn inside out or backwards.
c. Undergarments must not be exposed.
d. Hair, face, body paint, and tattoo are inappropriate for school and not permitted.
e. Athletic outfits are not permitted in the school building, except in P. E. classes and Dress Down Days.
f. Cosmetics and/or make-up should be age appropriate, appropriate for school, and not attract undue attention.
g. Clothing with rips, tears, holes or frayed edges is considered inappropriate for school.
h. Jewelry and accessories should be appropriate for school and not attract undue attention or pose a safety risk. Piercing
other than earrings are prohibited. Hair accessories must not attract attention.
i. Extreme hairstyles are not permitted (examples: Mohawk cuts, hair coloring other than standard frosting or natural
highlighting) and should not attract undue attention. Students are not permitted to have designs shaved into the hair.
j. Hats, caps, curlers, headscarves, bandanas, doo-rags, combs, sweatbands, chains, sunglasses, tennis skirts, gloves, arm
warmers and coats are not to be worn during school hours (even on dress down days).
k. Exemptions may be granted for religious purposes if approved in advance.
l. On dress down days, clothing that is revealing, such as short mini-skirts, short-shorts, tank tops, loosely fitting, low-cut
blouses or halter tops, mesh shirts, or shirts exposing the midriff are not to be worn to school.  Sleeveless shirts are not
allowed.  (Mainly applies to non-uniform days at school). Shirts must be worn buttoned up to second from top.
m. On dress down days, all t-shirts must be in good taste (no suggestive wording or illustrations or advertisements for items
which are illegal for middle/high school students - i.e., alcohol and tobacco products, etc.). Administration approved
school spirit t-shirts may be worn in lieu of school uniform t-shirt on Fridays only.
n. All non-uniform issued outside coats and jackets or hooded apparel may not be worn inside the school building.  All nonuniform issued outside coats and jackets must be put in the student’s locker/backpack immediately upon entering the
school building.  The OSS uniform designated uniform company includes an optional sweatshirt or zippered fleece for
those students who need to have additional layers to remain warm.