In accordance with the
contract signifying compliance with the Alhambra Traditional School
(ATS) Dress Code signed by parents and students upon admission, students
shall maintain their person in an orderly manner compatible with the
educational program. All clothing shall be modest, clean, in good
repair and hemmed.
To ensure that proper appearance of
students is maintained, the administration shall make the final
determination as to appropriate apparel in a questionable circumstance.
The administration may modify the dress code to meet safety and health
needs. Parents may be asked to bring appropriate attire if the student
does not adhere to the dress code.
1. Uniforms, such as Cub/Boy Scout, Brownies/Girl Scout and the like, are acceptable school attire.
However, caps shall not be worn during school hours.
Any clothing or accessories with suggestive words or phrases, pictures,
skulls, or advertisements of tobacco products, narcotics,
alcoholic beverages, or any emblems, pictures, depictions of violence of
any kind, or writing not appropriate for school shall not be
permitted. No concert or music clothing is permitted.
3. Appropriate shoes shall be worn at all times for school, PE,
and activities. Flip-flops, and spike heels shall not be
permitted. Sandals (open-toed and open-heeled shoes) well secured at
the toes and ankles may be permitted. Maximum heel heights for shoes
are: one inch heels for K-3, two inch heels for 4-8, to be measured
where the heel is attached to the back of the shoe at its highest point.
4. Shirts shall be normal fitting and not over- or
under-sized. Shirts shall be worn tucked inside pants or skirts and
must remain so when arms are raised above the head. A bare midriff
shall not be permitted at any time. Ribbed tank tops, mesh shirts,
see-through, sheer, and sleeveless shirts with oversized armholes must
be worn over a shirt that meets the two inch shoulder strap requirement,
and shall be worn tucked inside pants or skirts. Shirts designed to be
sleeveless with non-revealing arm holes are appropriate attire. White
undershirts/underwear shall not be worn as outerwear. Low-cut necklines
and bare-backed tops are not acceptable attire. Shoulder straps shall
be at least two inches in width. Shoulder seams shall not exceed four
inches off the shoulders on regular T-shirts; they would then become
5. Pants shall be not tighter than once
inch nor looser than six inches measured from the side of the knee.
Pants shall fit at the waist and be a safe length not touching the
ground. Leggings, jeggings or capris are not allowed. Nylon or fleece
sweatpants with drawstrings or gathered at the ankle are not proper
6. Appropriate headwear is only permitted at recess and PE.
7. Belts with buckles shall be worn with garments having belt
loops, and belts shall be visible when arms are raised above the head.
Scarves, bandannas, and ropes are not considered belts.
8. Walking-style uniform shorts may be worn throughout the school
year. Shorts must be purchased from a company that sells uniforms or
from the uniform department of a retail store. Shorts must be black,
navy, or tan in color. Shorts shall be no more than four inches above
the knee measured from the floor when kneeling and no more than two
inches below the knee when standing. Shorts may not be altered.
Tight-fitting shorts (less than one inch measured from the leg at the
bottom edge) are not acceptable. Non-uniform shorts, cut-off pants, and
culottes of any type are not acceptable outerwear. Exceptions: shorts
may be worn under dresses, skirts, or pants. Appropriate shorts may be
worn for participation in physical education classes and ATS Field Day.
9. Personal grooming items, such as pocket combs
or brushes, shall be kept in the student’s desk, cubby, purse, or
10. The length of a skirt or
dress shall be no more than four inches above the knee measured from the
floor when kneeling. Appropriate undergarments shall be worn at all
times. Undergarments shall not be seen. Dresses or skirts shall not
exceed mid-calf length.
11. Loop or hanging earrings
shall not be worn at school. All jewelry shall remain on the owner.
Jewelry shall be worn in the manner designed. Pierced body jewelry,
other than earrings in the ears, shall not be allowed.
12. Hair shall be neatly groomed. Appropriate hairstyles, cuts,
or colors are acceptable. Bangs shall be worn above the eyebrows or
pinned away from the eyes. No hats or curlers shall be worn at school.
13. No face make-up, eye make-up, or colored nail polish shall be
permitted during school hours. Clear nail polish, clear lip-gloss, and
light blush may be worn by students in grades 7-8.
14. Hair shall be neatly groomed and trimmed. Hair length shall
not be longer than the ear lobes on the side or fall below the collar in
the back. Bangs shall be worn above the eyebrows. No hair tails,
mohawks or faux hawks are permitted. Appropriate hairstyles, cuts, or
colors are acceptable. No headbands, hats, or caps shall be worn at
15. No earrings or pierced body jewelry shall be worn at school.