Welcome, Oyster Point Academy students! Here you’ll find some of the most-needed resources at your fingertips.
Student Bill of Rights
As a student at Oyster Point Academy, you have the right to:
- Be called by your preferred or legal name
- Be protected from harm at all times in a secure and nurturing environment
- Be treated with respect and dignity by all staff members at all times
- Be given the opportunity to communicate in private with authorized representatives from the community who are involved in your education and treatment
- Be given the opportunity to communicate with your legal guardians when necessary
- Be given the opportunity to communicate in private with advocates from an advocacy protection agency
- Be provided with information about the school and available services in an easily understood manner
- Be provided with relevant school policies that are written in a clear and concise manner
- Receive a nutritional lunch every day while at school
- Attend school in an environment that is clean and conducive to learning
- Actively participate in your education and treatment
- Make decisions and choices regarding your education and treatment
- Be treated fairly regardless of your race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age or disability
If you have any concerns regarding your rights, you have the right to make a complaint. Please see Ms. Kenita or Mr. Jamal, or you may contact the Human Rights Advocate.
The Regional Human Rights Advocate:
4601 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188-2652
Student Dress Code
- Students are required to wear a school uniform consisting of a solid color navy blue, black or white Polo-type collared and khaki or black pants/skirts.
- All shirts and T-shirts must have a collar and sleeves. (No tank tops, cut-off shirts, dress shirts or muscle shirts.) No exposed skin should be visible between shirts and pants, or low cut blouses or sweaters.
- Pants are to fit appropriately and are not to sag below the waist. Underwear should be worn, not seen. Pajamas are not to be worn as outer clothing.
- Light-weight jackets with zippers, hoodless sweatshirts and sweaters are permitted in the program, and can be worn should students become cold; they can be a solid color (blue, black, white) with no designs. No hoods allowed on sweaters, sweatshirts or jackets in the building.
- Clothing should not display provocative content (i.e. references to drugs, sex, alcohol or gangs). No gang affiliation attire allowed with the school building. This includes, but is not limited to, bandanas.
- For safety reasons, appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. Student must wear solid color, black footwear. Girls may not wear heels higher than one inch. There should be no Crocs, flip flops, shower shoes, slides or bedroom slippers.
- No outside jackets or coats are allowed into the program, they will be kept in the student closet until the end of the day.
- Shorts and skirts may be worn; however, they must be khaki or black and should not be more than one inch above the knee.
- Belts should be solid black in color.
- Jewelry may be worn; earrings may not be large and/or dangle. Long necklaces with large medallions are prohibited. After a warning, jewelry will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day. Large, long or excessive jewelry is not allowed for safety reasons. In extreme cases, parents may be asked to collect the items from the Administrative Staff.
The dress code will be strictly enforced, and a letter will be sent home to your parents/guardian when you are not in compliance with the school uniform policy. Those who do not adhere to the dress code will be sent home to change your clothing. If uniform violations are a consistent concern, a parent conference will be held to discuss the policy before you are allowed to return to class. Further decisions involving the dress code are at the discretion of the Administrative Staff. Any variation of the dress code will not be allowed.