Spring Student Dress Code Update

Art in Motion Families –

Beginning on Monday April 18, 2022, we will revisit the student dress code and ensure all students meet expectations as we continue to improve our community norms. As the weather begins to change, please review the student dress code below and plan for appropriate dress each day.

 At AIM, student dress is a visual representation of our school’s culture. As a creative arts school seeking to support student individuality, identity and growth, we choose to not require students to follow a uniform dress code. Instead, all students are expected to be dressed and groomed in a manner that will not be disruptive to the educational process and is respectful of the purpose of school and those around them. 

 If any of your child’s clothing items or accessories becomes a distraction or violates any of the above, they will not be able to wear the items. This will be under director discretion and the director will have final approval. 

Here are the minimum requirements for student dress at AIM:

  • Clothing must cover areas from one armpit across to the other armpit, down to approximately 3 to 4 inches in length on the upper thighs. 

  • Tops must have shoulder straps. 

  • Rips or tears in clothing should be no more than 3 to 4 inches in length. 

  • Shoes must be worn at all times and should be safe for the school environment (pajamas, bedroom shoes or slippers shall not be worn, except for school activities approved by the principal). 

  •  See-through or mesh garments must not be worn without appropriate coverage underneath that meet the minimum requirements of the dress code. 

  • Headgear including hats, hoodies, and caps are not allowed unless permitted for religious, medical, or other reasons by school administration. 

  •  Tops must have should straps of at least 3 inches 

  •  Midriffs must not be exposed 

Additional Requirements: 

  • Clothing may not depict, imply, advertise, or advocate illegal, violent, or lewd conduct, weapons, or the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other controlled substances. 

  • Clothing may not depict or imply pornography, nudity, or sexual acts. 

  • Clothing may not display or imply vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene language or images. 

  • Clothing may not state, imply, or depict hate speech/imagery targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other protected classification. 

  • Sunglasses may not be worn inside the building. 

  • Clothing and accessories that endanger student or staff safety may not be worn. 

  • Apparel, jewelry, accessories, tattoos, or manner of grooming that, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark or any other attribute, denotes membership in a gang that advocates illegal or disruptive behavior is prohibited. 

 The administration at AIM reserves the right to determine what constitutes appropriate dress. Students who do not adhere to these guidelines will not be allowed to attend class. 

Families will be called if appropriate clothing is not available or the student refuses dress-code appropriate clothing. In the event of inappropriate attire, students may be asked to wear school-issued clothing or to have a parent bring a change of clothes. 

 Please remind your students of our dress code. If you have any religious, medical, or other reasons for adjustments to these expectations, please notify school administration.

 As we look toward our future, we know that our goals are significant. Thank you for your continued commitment and partnership. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

– Kara May and Amanda Rychel, AIM Principals