Dress Code

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YES Prep North Central Elementary Dress Code & Uniform Expectations 2023 – 2024 

Will uniforms be required? 

North Central Elementary students are required to wear a YES Prep polo shirt or YES Prep spirit shirt Monday through Thursday, four (4) days of the week, to strengthen school pride, unify the community and to promote a college-going culture. Fridays will be a free dress day and clothing must align with dress code expectations. 






YES Prep  polo or spirit shirt 

YES Prep  polo or spirit shirt 

YES Prep polo or spirit shirt 

YES Prep polo or spirit shirt 

Free Dress Day (dress code compliant) 


All YES Prep North Central 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 shirt  

  • 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” event on August 8 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. for students with last names A-M and August 9 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. for students with last names N-Z

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.  



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



  • Closed-toed  

  • Must have backs  

  • Must have hard soles  

  • Any color is permitted  

  • Crocs are not permitted  

  • Slides, sandals, and slippers are not permitted at any times  

  • No heels allowed due to safety reasons 



YES Prep Shirts: 

  • North Central Elementary polos  

  • North Central Elementary spirit shirts  

  • Plain polo (no logo) in white, royal blue, red and/or gray 

Free Dress Shirts: 

  • 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) 

Students will not be required to tuck in shirts.  



  • North Central Elementary jackets, sweatshirts, cardigans and/or sweaters  

  • Any color jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, and cardigans  

  • Students may wear hoodies but may not wear hoods that cover their heads/faces on campus 



  • Hats, hoods, and sunglasses are not permitted due to safety reasons  

  • Spiked accessory items (bracelets, belts, collars) are not permitted for safety purposes  

  • Religious or cultural head-coverings are 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.