Dress Code

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

Will uniforms be required? 

North Forest Elementary students are required to wear a YES Prep polo shirt, a navy, white or gray polo shirt, or YES Prep spirit shirt Monday through Friday. North Forest Elementary is adopting a uniform policy to strengthen school pride, unify the community and to promote a college-going culture.  






YES Prep  polo or navy/white/gray polo or YES Prep spirit shirt

YES Prep  polo or navy/white/gray polo or YES Prep spirit shirt

YES Prep  polo or navy/white/gray polo or YES Prep spirit shirt

YES Prep  polo or navy/white/gray polo or YES Prep spirit shirt

YES Prep  polo or navy/white/gray polo or YES Prep spirit shirt


All YES Prep North Forest 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 YES Prep Polo 

Items to Purchase at a Store 

  • Backpack, must be clear or mesh 

  • Navy, white and/or gray polos 

  • 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 10 from 12-5 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 YES Prep 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 choose bottoms from the following:   

  • Khakis (any color)  

  • Jeans (any color)  

  • Joggers (any color, must be jean or khaki material- may not be sweat pant material) 

  • Shorts (any color) 

  • Skirts and dresses (any color) 

Pants may not have holes. Shorts and skirts should be no shorter than mid-thigh.  Bottoms should be worn at the waist. 



  • Closed-toed  

  • Must have backs  

  • Must have hard soles  

  • Any color is permitted  

  • Crocs are permitted if back is worn 

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

  • No heels allowed due to safety reasons 



Uniform Shirts: 

  • North Forest Elementary polos  

  • North Forest Elementary spirit shirts  

  • Plain polo (purchased from store) in white, royal blue, or gray 

Students will not be required to tuck in shirts.  



  • Students may wear any school-appropriate outerwear. However, students may not wear hoods that cover their heads/faces on campus in order to meet safety expectations. 



  • 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 if images are school-appropriate.  

  • Hats and sunglasses are not permitted for safety purposes unless for a designated themed dress day.  

  • Religious head-coverings are 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.