Dress Code

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YES Prep White Oak Secondary Dress Code & Uniform Expectations 2023 – 2024 

Will uniforms be required for students?   

White Oak Secondary students are required to wear a YES Prep polo, YES Prep t-shirt OR a solid-colored black, white or navy polo shirt five (5) days a week to strengthen school pride, unify the community and to promote a college-going culture.   

On Fridays, students will be permitted to wear college shirts, sweatshirts and jackets. 

MONDAY 

TUESDAY 

WEDNESDAY 

THURSDAY 

FRIDAY 

YES Prep spirit shirt, YES Prep polo or solid-colored polo (black, white, navy) 

YES Prep spirit shirt, YES Prep polo or solid-colored polo (black, white, navy) 

YES Prep spirit shirt, YES Prep polo or solid-colored polo (black, white, navy) 

YES Prep spirit shirt, YES Prep polo or solid-colored polo (black, white, navy) 

YES Prep spirit shirt, YES Prep polo or solid-colored polo (black, white, navy) OR college/university top 

 

All White Oak Secondary students will be issued one (1) YES Prep polo and four (4) spirit shirts for the 2023-2024 school year.   

What do I need to purchase? 

Items that will be Provided by YES Prep White Oak 

  • 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 

  • Dress code bottoms 

  • Dress code shoes 

  • Solid colored White, Black, Navy or Gray polos 

Where and how do I receive uniform items provided by YES Prep?  

Families can receive their one (1) polo and four (4) spirit shirts at YES Prep White Oak’s “Back to School” event on Thursday, August 10, between 4-7 p.m. If for any reason the shirts are not available, we will announce when the shirts will be available at a later date.  

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 

 

Bottoms: Students may choose between the following. 

  • Jeans 

  • Khaki or Blue Pants 

  • Black Shorts and Skirts that reach the knee. 

Expectations are that bottoms MUST be appropriately sized, fitted and worn at the waist.  

Not Permitted: Athletic bottoms, pajamas, spandex, leggings and bottoms with tears/holes above the knee 

Shoes 

 

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

  • Closed-toed. 

  • Must have backs. 

  • Must have hard soles. 

  • Crocs are permitted, with the back straps on.  

  • Slides, sandals, and slippers are NOT permitted. 

Shirts 

 

This school year, students will be required to wear either a YES Prep shirt OR a solid colored, black, white or navy polo, daily. 

The YES Prep branded tops include:  

  • Polos 

  • Spirit Shirts 

  • Athletic Shirts 

  • Student Organization Shirts 

  • Grade Level Shirts 

On Fridays, students will be permitted to wear either YES Prep attire or college attire. 

Outerwear 

 

Students may wear the following YES Prep, YES Prep White Oak or solid colored outerwear:   

  • Sweatshirts 

  • Cardigans and sweaters 

  • Jackets 

  • WO Athletics, Organization and Grade Level sweatshirts. 

  • Solid navy blue, grey or black jackets, sweatshirts or cardigans. 

Accessories/Styling 

 

 Due to safety purposes, the following items are NOT permitted.  

  • Hats, hoods, bandanas, bonnets and sunglasses  

  • Spiked accessories 

  • Earbuds/airpods/headphones (except during a students assigned lunch period) 

  • Pajama pants 

  • Shoes with no backs or soft soles 

  • Leggings 

  • Hats 

  • Clothing with inappropriate brands. 

  • Please Note: Religious or cultural 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.

Consequences

As a result of students not abiding by YES Prep White Oak Secondary’s dress code policy.

  • If a student arrives out of dress code, the student will earn a demerit if it is correctable in the moment.
  • If a student is not correctable in the moment, and there is a need for student to change, student will earn a detention.
  • If a student is required to change, a parent or guardian will be expected to bring the student a dress code approved item to change to immediately.
 

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.