Dress Code

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YES Prep North Forest Secondary Dress Code & Uniform Expectations 2023 – 2024 

Will uniforms be required for students?   

North Forest Secondary students are required to wear a YES Prep polo shirt four (4) days a week (Monday – Thursday) to strengthen school pride, unify the community and to promote a college-going culture. On Friday, students may wear a YES Prep spirit shirt or college/university shirt

MONDAY 

TUESDAY 

WEDNESDAY 

THURSDAY 

FRIDAY 

YES Prep Polo 

YES Prep Polo

YES Prep Polo 

YES Prep Polo 

YES Prep Spirit Shirt OR College/university shirt 

 

All YES Prep North Forest Secondary students will be provided with four (4) YES Prep polos and one (1) spirit shirt for the 2023-2024 school year. 

What do I need to purchase? 

Items that will be Provided by YES Prep 

  • Student ID badge and lanyard  

  • 1 YES Prep spirit shirt  

  • 4 YES Prep polos  

    • 6th and 7th Grade must wear white polos 

    • 8th and 9th Grade must wear navy polos 

    • 10th – 12th Grade must wear purple or black polos 

Items to Purchase at a Store 

  • Backpack, must be clear  

  • Dress code bottoms 

  • Dress code shoes 

Where and how will I receive the items provided by YES Prep?  

Families will receive their four (4) polos and one (1) spirit shirt at the “Back to School” event on Wednesday, August 9 from 4-7 p.m.

What if I want to buy more YES Prep spirit shirts or polo shirts?   

More information will be provided in early September regarding purchasing additional YES Prep spirit shirts and polo shirts.  

*Students with financial hardship can reach out to their student support counselor for assistance with the purchase of YES Prep attire. Assistance will be determined based on need.

Schedule of uniforms and samples of the shirts offered

What are the dress code expectations?  

ID Badge 

Students must always wear Student ID badges while on campus.  ID badges must always be worn on a lanyard and visible.  

Bottoms 

 

Students may choose between pants, skirts, or shorts of the following:   

  • Khakis (any color)  

  • Jeans (any color)  

Additional Bottom Requirements: 

  • Students may not wear pajama pants, sweatpants or bottoms with holes. 

  • Shorts and skirts should be no shorter than mid-thigh.  

  • Bottoms may not have holes/tears. 

Students are not required to wear belts. 

Shoes 

 

For safety purposes, all shoes must meet the following criteria:  

  • Closed-toed  

  • Must have backs (i.e. no slides)  

  • Must have hard soles (i.e. no slippers)  

  • Any color is permitted  

Crocs are allowed in sport mode 

Free Dress Shirts 

 

Clothing should meet the following criteria:  

  • T-shirts are acceptable; however all clothing and accessories must be school appropriate. YES Prep prohibits pictures, emblems or writings on T-shirts that are lewd, offensive, vulgar or obscene or that advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs or any other substance, show gang affiliation or depict violence in any way.  

  • No tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, net or sheer tops, shirts with spaghetti straps or strapless tops for any student.  

  • No bare midriffs (half shirts) allowed for any student.  

  • No open-toed shoes. 

YES Prep Shirts 

 

Students are required to wear a YES Prep Polo 4 days of the week (Monday – Thursday) and a YES Prep Spirit Shirt or College Shirt 1 day of the week (Friday) to strengthen school pride, unify the community and to promote a college-going culture. 

  • YES Prep Polo colors are assigned by Grade Level 

  • 6th and 7th Grade must wear white polos 

  • 8th and 9th Grade must wear navy polos 

  • 10th – 12th Grade must wear purple or black polos 

Students are not required to tuck in shirts.   

Outerwear 

 

Students’ outermost layer must be aligned to the YES Prep shirt colors assigned to their grade levels (6th and 7th – white; 8th and 9th – navy; 10th, 11th, and 12th – purple or black).  Exceptions will be made for families who previously purchased the following from YES Prep or Athletic Departments to build school-pride and community. Students may choose from the following:  

  • YES Prep pullover/sweatshirt (purchased through YES Prep) 

  • YES Prep cardigan (purchased through YES Prep) 

  • Campus athletics department outwear (purchased through campus Athletics Department)  

  • Campus-issued grade level or spirit sweatshirts etc. (purchased through campus as applicable)  

Students may wear hoodies but may not wear hoods that cover their heads/faces on campus. Hoods and hats are not permitted in classrooms or in common spaces (cafeteria, gym, family gatherings, etc.) 

Accessories/Styling 

 

Students may have visible piercings and tattoos as long as messaging and images are school-appropriate.  

Accessory items that are spiked (bracelets, belts, collars) are not permitted due to safety reasons.   

Students may wear a variety hairstyles and colors. Head shaving designs are permitted as long as images are school-appropriate.  

Hats and sunglasses are not permitted for safety purposes.  

Religious head-coverings are permitted. 

Backpack Policy 

 

To improve safety measures currently in place, YES Prep North Forest Secondary will require all students to use clear backpacks (no mesh). Small non-transparent bags no larger than 6” x 9” will be allowed for personal items, such as school supplies, cellphones, money, and hygiene products. 

Students participating in extracurricular activities are permitted to carry non-transparent bags to store items pertaining to their activity (i.e., athletics, dance, etc.). Upon entry into school, all extracurricular activity bags must be stored in designated areas.

Additionally, the maximum size for non-transparent bags permitted to carry during the school day, such as lunch kits and purses, will be 6”x 9”x 5”. 

Students should bring a clear, reusable water bottle as they will not be permitted to leave class for water breaks. 

 

YES Prep’s updated dress code policy 

YES Prep’s dress code policy is centered around values of equity and school pride. The YES Prep dress code allows for building individuality and allows for community building through campus-specific attire. The dress code is a daily expectation and should meet district and campus guidelines. Like all YES Prep policies, if a student’s dress or accessory choice poses a concern for student physical or emotional safety, a campus administrator has the discretion to disallow the dress item.  

The specific dress code policy for the 2023-2024 school year for each campus will be shared soon. Each school will communicate this information directly to their families when available. 

For more insight into YES Prep’s dress code policy, click here.