Middle School Grades 6 - 8
Preparatory Academy Dress Code
The Preparatory Academy at 71 has a strict dress code. Students in the Preparatory Academy at 71 must wear uniforms except for special event days. Shirts and blouses are tucked in and skirts must be worn at the knee length. Students who do not adhere to the dress code may be provided with appropriate supports, interventions, and possible disciplinary responses, as set forth in the DOE Discipline Code, and any appropriate adjustments to their clothing. Classroom teachers are expected to report students who are out of uniforms to deans.
- Navy or Tan colored pants
- Navy or Tan colored knee- length skirts
Navy or White colored polo top with school emblem on it
Navy colored sweater with school emblem on it.
- Plain knee-high socks or plain tights are to be worn (white or navy only) with skirts
Shirts should be tucked in at all times
- During hot weather months, students are permitted to wear Navy or Tan uniform shorts. Shorts must be knee length.
- Coats are to be kept in the closet or school bag.
The following are not part of the uniform and are not permitted to be worn in the building:
- Hooded, pull-over or zippered sweatshirts
- Large hoop earrings (earrings larger than a quarter are unsafe for school)
- Bright colored shirts underneath school shirts
- Leggings/Stretch pants
- Belts with large embellishments or buckles
- Linked chains attached to pants used for wallets and keys
- Hats or Bandanas
- Black, Blue, or white sneakers are strongly recommended or shoes with rubber soles. Open toe shoes, crocs, flip flops, or heels are not safe or appropriate for school.
- Boots (including UGGs) are not to be worn unless it is a snow day. Students will be required to change out of their boots once they arrive to school and keep them in their school bags.
School Uniform Information
Cell Phone Policy & Yondr Pouches
Cell Phone Policy
Cell phone use, including text messaging, is not permitted during school hours (including lunch). Students in grades 5-8 will be required to secure their cell phone in a personally assigned Yondr pouch when they arrive at school each day. Students will maintain possession of their phones and will not use them until their pouches are opened at the end of the school day. Students are required to bring their Yondr pouch to and from school each day, regardless of if they have a cell phone, and are responsible for their pouch at all times. Pouches that are lost or intentionally damaged may be issued a fee for replacement.
If cell phones, computing systems, and portable music or entertainment systems are used on school property, the item will be confiscated and will not be returned until a parent comes to school to pick up the device. Continued improper use may lead to the revocation of the privilege to bring the item to school.