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:
Prohibited forms of dress at AEA include, but are not limited to:
Hats or caps (with the exception of headwear worn for religious observance).
Clothing items and accessories that are deemed unsafe, offensive and/or disruptive to the educational process.
Revealing clothing that does not provide coverage of torso, undergarments, and private body parts, including see-through garments of any kind.
Flip-flops or any open-toe or open back shoes.
Costumes, and pajamas (except for special events)
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.
In accordance with our Family Handbook, students are permitted to have electronic devices in school including: cellphones, Ipads, and Smart Watches, as long as they adhere to all procedures and protocols. All electronic devices must be powered off during school hours and kept inside bookbags. 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.