Dress Code


The dress code is in place to provide for a safe and distraction free environment. As concerns arise the administration reserves the right to modify the dress code at any time during the school year.

  • Short sleeve polo-style knit with collar and sized to fit in a traditional and modest manner. It should not be too big or too tight.
  • School uniform shirts may only be navy or white in color.
  • School uniform shirts must be solid colors with logos no larger than a quarter.
  • School uniform shirts must be long enough to cover the student’s midriff when arms are raised.
  • All undershirts must be black, white or navy blue. 
  • No clothing with rips, tears, frays or cuts may be worn regardless of whether skin is showing through the torn, ripped frayed or cut clothing.
  • School spirit shirts, honor roll shirts or college shirts may be worn on Fridays but must be worn with uniform bottoms.
  • No tops with spaghetti straps, sleeveless tops, tank tops, shirts that expose the midriff when arms are raised or clothing with rips, cuts or tears. 

School Uniform pants, skirts, shorts, or jumpers

  • School uniform pants, shirts, shorts, or jumpers may only be khaki or navy blue.
  • School uniform pants, skirts, shorts, or jumpers must be cotton twill. Denim or legging type pants are not allowed. 
  • School uniform pants, shorts, skirts and jumpers must be longer than the students fingertips 
  • School uniforms pants, shorts and skirts  must be size appropriate and not fall below the waist.  .
  • Tight-fitting attire such as stretch fabric/spandex is not allowed.
  • Black, white or navy leggings may be worn only underneath  the appropriate uniform shorts, skirts or pants.

Sweatshirts/Jackets & Coats

  • Students may wear a long sleeve navy blue sweatshirt either with the SOMS logo or plain with no logos or designs.
  • School uniform sweatshirts must be worn over a school uniform shirt with a collar.
  • No hoodies of any kind are allowed at any time on campus.
  • Jackets and coats may be worn to school on cold weather days, but must be put into backpacks on arrival to school.
  • Jackets and coats may not be worn or carried during the school day. Students may wear an approved sweatshirt.


  • It is recommended that students wear tennis shoes.
  • Students are not allowed to wear solid red or solid blue shoes.
  • Students must wear shoes that allow for safe movement throughout the building; slides, shower shoes, water shoes, flip-flops, slippers, Crocs, skate shoes or house shoes are not allowed. Students must wear their shoes securely fastened at all times.
  • Slides, shower shoes, water shoes, flip-flops, slippers, Crocs, skate shoes or house shoes are not allowed on free dress days.


  • Hair should be neat and well-groomed (designs/cut-outs on head or eyebrows not allowed).
  • Hair must be a natural color.
  • No facial hair on boys. 
  • Hats, hairnets, do-rags, sweatbands, and bandanas are not allowed.
  • Headbands should be no more than 3 inches wide.


  • Students may not wear large earrings such as hoops or dangling earrings  larger than a quarter.
  • Chains, necklaces, etc. must be worn inside a shirt and not visible.
  • Piercing of the face will be limited to the ears only. Gauging of the ears is not allowed. Piercing of the eye area, brows, lids, forehead, scalp, cheeks, nose, lips, tongue, chin, or neck is prohibited.  
  • Jewelry that is pointed or sharp may not be worn.
  • Earbuds may not be brought to school.
  • No headphones are allowed on campus
  • Students may not write or mark on themselves or others with pens, pencils, temporary tattoos, etc.
  • No graffiti or writing on backpacks.


Clothing, badges, and/or tattoos, which display obscenities or sexual innuendo; depict violence or weapons; advertise or promote alcoholic beverages, narcotics, tobacco, or other prohibited substances; displays gang affiliation or worn in a manner that communicates gang affiliation; or items that could be viewed as offensive to others are not permitted.


Students found to be in violation of the dress code will be subject to disciplinary action.  Class time missed for dress code violations will be unexcused. 


**The administration reserves the right to amend the dress code as styles change, and as it sees fit.


In all situations regarding dress code, the decision of the grade level principal is final.