Dress Code

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YES Prep East End Elementary Dress Code & Uniform Expectations 2023 – 2024 

Will uniforms be required for students?   

East End Elementary students are required to wear a YES Prep polo shirt or YES Prep spirit shirt four (4) days a week to strengthen school pride, unify the community and to promote a college-going culture.  

On Friday, students may wear the YES Prep polo/spirit shirt or a college/university shirt of their choosing. 






YES Prep polo or spirit shirt 

YES Prep polo or spirit shirt 

YES Prep polo or spirit shirt 

YES Prep polo or spirit shirt 

College/University shirt OR YES Prep polo or spirit shirt 


All YES Prep East End Elementary students will be provided with four (4) campus spirit shirts and one (1) YES Prep polo 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  

  • 4 YES Prep spirit shirts  

  • 1 Polo 

Items to Purchase at a Store: 

  • Backpack, must be clear or mesh 
  • Dress code bottoms 
  • Dress code shoes 
Where and how do I receive the items provided by YES Prep?  

Families will receive the four (4) YES Prep spirit shirts and one (1) YES Prep polo at Meet the Teacher night on August 10 from 3:30-6:30 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.  



Students may wear any of the following bottoms: 

  • Jeans, any solid color (no rips or holes at all)  
  • Khaki pants, any solid color (no rips or holes at all) 
  • Athletic shorts or pants are permitted 
  • Jean/khaki shorts or skirts no shorter than mid-thigh (i.e. no more than 3 inches above the knee)   
  • Pajama pants are NOT permitted except for on designated pajama days. 



All shoes must meet the following criteria:   

  • Closed-toed shoes 

  • Shoes must have backs 

  • Crocs are permitted if the back strap is attached & in place (Croc charms must be school appropriate)  

  • Any color is permitted  

  • Note: Slides, sandals and slippers are not permitted at any time. 

YES Prep Shirts 

  • Monday through Thursday, students will wear either YES Prep polos or YES Prep spirit shirts. Families can choose which they wear each day. 

  • On Fridays, students may wear a college/university shirt OR their YES prep polo/spirt shirt. 

Students are not required to tuck in shirts.   

Free Dress Shirts 


Free Dress will be used as a reward for attendance, behavior and/or academic performance. 



Inside the building, students may wear any solid navy, white, light blue or grey sweater or sweatshirt with no visible logos. 

All other outerwear must be removed when students enter the building each morning. 



  • Religious or cultural head-coverings are permitted.  

  • Hats, hoods and sunglasses are not permitted. 

  • Spiked accessory items (bracelets, belts, collars) are not permitted. 

  • Bandanas are not permitted. 

Backpack Policy 


All students are required to use clear or mesh backpacks.  

For more information about this new policy, including Frequently Asked Questions, click here.


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.