Dress Code


Treeside Charter School believes that a mandatory dress code will promote a sense of school unity and our belief that individuality comes not from how one dresses, but from individual thought, behavior, and artistic and academic expression.  A dress code removes distractions created by socioeconomic differences and modern fashion while instilling personal responsibility and self-respect.

All students are required to wear their uniforms Tuesday through Friday.

Mondays are "free dress days" as defined below.

Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children wear the designated school uniform clothing as outlined below. Uniform items can be found at stores such as Target, Old Navy, Kohls, among many others. 

School Colors

Light blue, navy blue, dark yellow, light yellow, dark green, light green, dark pink, light pink, white.


Tops: Click here for examples

  • Shirts must be solid, school colors. 
  • Shirts must have a collar (polo style or button-up shirt).
  • Shirts can be long or short-sleeved.
  • Sleeves must cover the shoulders and under the arm.
  • Turtlenecks in solid school colors may be worn alone or under any of the other approved tops.
  • Logos and embroidery other than a small logo (i.e. Ralph Lauren or Tommy Hilfiger) are permitted as long as they are no larger than 1” square.
  • Shirts must be long enough to cover the midriff when standing, sitting, and bending over.
  • Shirts DO NOT need to be tucked in.


Sweaters & Vests: Click here for examples

  • Sweaters & vests must be solid school colors. 
  • Hoodies may be worn in school colors only. Hoods are not permitted to be worn inside the building.

Bottoms: Click here and here for examples

  • Boys must wear solid-colored navy or khaki pants or shorts, either with a pleated or plain front.
  • Girls must wear navy or khaki pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, or capris, either with a pleated or plain front.
  • Shorts and skorts must be at least 1" longer than the fingertips when the arms are held to the sides.
  • Skirts must be no shorter than 2" above the knee when standing.
  • The waistband must be worn at or above the hip bones.
  • Bottoms made from nylon, sweat, leather, or vinyl are not permitted.
  • Cargo pants/shorts are permitted. 
  • No low-riding bottoms or visible undergarments will be allowed.

Socks, Tights & Leggings

  • Socks must be worn and can be any school color, white, black, or tan.  
  • Due to the physicality of our program, something must be worn under skirts to cover undergarments. For example tights, leggings, or spandex shorts.
  • Leggings and tights must be a school color and be opaque (not sheer).
  • Lace/patterned tights/leggings are not permitted.
  • When tights and leggings are worn, skirts still must be no shorter than two inches above the knee.


Dresses: Click here for examples

  • Polo shirt style dresses, shirt dresses, and jumpers are permitted in solid uniform shirt colors.
  • Dress length must be no shorter than 2" above the knee when standing.

Field Trips / Nature-Based Learning Days

When students are participating in outside learning, normal dress code will be worn unless otherwise specified by the teacher.



  • Footwear must be appropriate for outdoor activities and P.E.
  • Footwear may not have open toes and must have a strap or some kind of back on the shoe so that it doesn’t slip off the feet (i.e. loafers, tennis shoes, or ballet flats).

Students may not wear:

  • Shoes with wheels.
  • Flip Flops.
  • Slippers of any kind.


  • Students may wear accessories that are appropriate for school and not distracting.
  • Hats, sunglasses, and bandanas are not to be worn inside the school except for medical or religious purposes.


  • Hair must be kept neat and have a combed appearance.
  • On woodworking days, students with long hair will be asked to wear a ponytail or bun for safety.


Other Attire

Students may choose other attire such as backpacks or purses. The attire must be appropriate to our learning environment. 

Winter coats, jackets, gloves, and hats are not subject to the uniform color restrictions and may be worn outside the building.


General Policy Considerations

Clothing must be neat and in good condition. Rips, tears, and large stains are not permitted.


Dress Down Monday

A “Dress Down Monday” is a regular school day when various provisions of this Dress Code Policy will not be enforced.

Students are allowed to wear non-uniform clothes with the following restrictions:

No ripped or torn jeans/shirts.

No sleeveless or spaghetti strap shirts.

No attire with foul/obscene or offensive language or graphics.

No mini-skirts/ low cut shirts or immodest clothing.

All shoe attire must follow the uniform guidelines above.

Exemptions to the dress code may apply on a case by case basis.