Dress Code

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YES Prep Fifth Ward Secondary Dress Code & Uniform Expectations 2023 – 2024 

Will uniforms be required for students? 

Fifth Ward Secondary students are required to wear a YES Prep/ Fifth Ward polo or YES Prep/ Fifth Ward spirit shirt every day of the school week to strengthen school pride, unify the community and promote a college-going culture. On Fridays, students have the option to wear a college/university shirt.  






YES Prep Fifth Ward Polo or Spirit Shirt

YES Prep Fifth Ward Polo or Spirit Shirt

YES Prep Fifth Ward Polo or Spirit Shirt

YES Prep Fifth Ward Polo or Spirit Shirt

YES Prep Fifth Ward Polo or Spirit Shirt or college / university SWAG


YES Prep will provide Fifth Ward Secondary students four (4) YES Prep spirit shirts, one (1) YES Prep Fifth Ward polo and a student ID badge and lanyard 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 Polo 

Items to Purchase at a Store 

  • Dress code bottoms 

  • Dress code shoes 

  • Mesh or clear backpack 

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

Families will receive the five (5) spirit shirts at “Back to School” event on August 8 from 4-7 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 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 around the neck.  

Free Dress Shirts 

Must wear: 

  • YES Prep or YES Prep Fifth Ward polo  
  • YES Prep or YES Prep Fifth Ward spirit shirt  
  • YES Prep Fifth Ward athletics shirts 
  • YES Prep Fifth Ward organization or grade level shirt (current or former) 

On Fridays, students can wear college or university branded items. This could include: 

  • College or University T-shirt 
  • College or University sweatshirt 

Students are not required to tuck in shirts 



Must wear: 

  • Pants, skirts or shorts that are khakis or jean material (any color). 
  • Skirts and shorts that are no shorter than mid-thigh. 
  • Pants must be worn at the waist. 

May NOT wear: 

  • Leggings or jeggings 
  • Sweatpants, athletic or mesh shorts 
  • Workout pants, spandex, or pajama pants 
  • Pants with holes or tears 



Must wear: 

  • Closed toe shoes that have a back. 
  • Tennis shoes are recommended so students can safely participate in activities. 

May NOT wear: 

  • Open-toed shoes. 
  • Slides or slippers. 
  • Heels over .5 inches 



Must may wear:  

  • Outerwear. If a hoodie is worn as outerwear, the hood may not be worn over the head. 

May NOT wear:  

  • Outerwear that is lewd, offensive, vulgar or obscene images, emblems or writing. 
  • Nothing that advertises or depicts tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs or any other substance, show of gang affiliation or depict violence in any way. 



Must may wear:  

  • Religious head-coverings. 
  • Student may have visible piercings and tattoos as long as messaging and images are school-appropriate. 
  • Accessory items that are spiked (bracelets, belts, collars) are not permitted due to safety reasons.  
  • Students may wear a variety of hairstyles and colors. Head shaving designs are permitted as long as images are school-appropriate.  

May NO wear: 

  • Sunglasses are not permitted for safety purposes. 
  • Head coverings such as hats, skull beanies, scarves, bandannas, etc. will not be permitted for the safety of our learning environment.  

Backpack Policy 


All students are required to use a clear or mesh backpack.  

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.