Dress Code &
AEA has not adopted a mandatory uniform; however it is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that all students attend school appropriately attired. The AEA school community has adopted the following enforceable dress code to be adhered to by all students:
Items that MAY NOT be worn in school include:
Flip flops or any open-toe shoes, heels
Midriff, spaghetti, halter, tube-tops
Short shorts, long skirts that create a trip hazard
Dangling earrings, big hoop earrings
Dangling scarves, belts or any item that can be caught on furniture or playground equipment
Outerwear items including coats, jackets, hats, scarves, and gloves
Costumes, and pajamas (except for special events)
Clothing items that are deemed unsafe, offensive and/or disruptive to the educational process.
If the way in which your child is dressed is deemed as a safety risk or inappropriate, the student’s parent/caregiver will be called to come to school in order to bring another change of clothing. Students may be asked to remove specific items as deemed necessary by school staff. As always your child’s safety is of the utmost importance.
Occasionally a child may feel chilly in certain parts of the school building due to proximity to radiators or AC units. In these cases a child may keep an extra sweater, sweatshirt, or fleece zip-up in the classroom closet or on the back of his/her chair to use when necessary.
In the event that there is a question to the appropriateness of a student’s attire, the principal will make the final determination.
Students are permitted to have cell phones in school as long as they adhere to all procedures and protocols. All phones must be powered off during school hours and kept inside bookbags placed in the classroom closets. Neither texting nor answering calls are permitted during school hours. During state exams, all phones and electronic devices are collected and kept in the main office until the exam is completed for the day.