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Student Dress Code

Students are required to adhere to the Common Student Dress policy or have a parent waiver on file.  Common dress options include white or green polo shirts, black or khaki pants/shorts/skirts/ skorts/jumpers.  Students may also wear their spirit t-shirts purchased or provided by the school.

Common Dress Guidelines for All Students

Unless a waiver is on file, all students will dress in the adopted clothing style and colors.  The following dress code requirements apply to all Tk-8th grade students.

  1. All clothing must fit.  Pants must be worn at the waist and may not be more than one size bigger than the student’s waist.  

  2. Shirts and tops must cover the midriffs, but not be longer than hip level.  School T-shirts are acceptable any day.

  3. Skirts, dresses and shorts must be long enough not to be revealing or inappropriate for school.

  4. Absolutely no hats, caps, beanies or head coverings are to be worn indoors, unless for medical or religious reasons.

  5. Belts (brown or black) may be worn but must be tucked into belt loops.  No initials or other markings are allowed on the buckle or belt.

  6. Shoes must be flat with closed toes or athletic style.

  7. Jackets are allowed in any color except for solid red or blue.  School sweatshirts are acceptable any day.  No symbols affiliated with gangs, nudity, sex, violence, drugs/alcohol, or profanity.

  8. No large hoop or dangling earrings.  No exposed body piercings that create safety issues or disrupt learning.

School Common Student Dress Code

Cesar Chavez Language Academy’s Common Dress Code adheres to Santa Rosa City Schools’ Board Policy 5132 and Administrative Regulation 5132.  It is expected that students will come to school appropriately attired including a neat, clean, and complete dress code. We ask that the clothing be sized appropriately. 

The school attire, including styles and colors, applies to all students.

  • Parents that require a waiver are encouraged to meet with the Principal one week prior to two weeks after the start of the school year.

  • Parents requiring financial assistance are encouraged to meet with the Principal to come up with a mutual plan for obtaining financial help. Every effort will be made to assist students who need financial assistance.

  • Our goal is to have a clothing exchange program during each academic year.

  • Our goal is to have clothing with the CCLA logo available for purchase at the school.

Tops should be solid white. For parents concerned with white tops, there is an option of solid Forest or Hunter green top.

  • Shirts must have a collar (Oxford style, polo or girls’ collar blouses).  

  • Shirts can be long or short sleeved. 

  • Shirts should cover the midriff but not be longer than hip level.

  • On designated school days, such as school spirit day or as requested by classroom teachers, students may wear their CCLA t-shirt.

Sweatshirts and sweaters of all types 

  • V-neck, crew neck, and cardigan and zipper down should be solid Forest or Hunter green, solid white, black or gray.

  • Any school sweater is allowed and available through the school.

Winter Jackets and Raincoats 

  • Any color and combination EXCEPT solid blue or red.

  • Jackets and raincoats may include designs.

Bottoms and jumpers should be solid khaki or black

  • Only TK-1st grade students may wear soft cotton sweats and elastic shorts/pants on any day.

  • Pants and shorts may not be cargo style, sweats, or denim.

  • Jumpers and skirts must be knee length. Shorts, leggings or tights must be worn underneath.

  • Skorts must be knee length 

  • Leggings must be solid black or white.

  • Pants must fit at the waist and not be more than one size too large or small. If belts are worn, they must be the correct size and not hang down from the waist.


  • Shoelaces, beanies, gloves, belts, and scarves are allowed.

  • Beanies and ball caps may NOT be worn indoors.

  • Accessories may be any color EXCEPT solid blue or red.

  • All logos (including sports logos) are prohibited, except on a designated spirit day.


No jackets, outerwear or any other article of clothing should contain words, letters, designs, or pictures depicting gang related affiliation, drugs, alcohol, or obscenities.

Not permitted on any school day

  • Sandals, sling backs, or heels (no open-toed shoes)
  • Dangling earrings
  • Tight fitting, baggy or inappropriate length attire
  • Halter tops, tank tops, crop tops, or low cut tops
  • Bottoms must not have holes or rips.
  • No pajama bottoms or sweat pants. This includes PE clothes for MS students, which should only be worn during PE
  • No blankets

Styles And Colors






(Khaki or Black)


















(Khaki or Black)

Long Sleeve Oxford


Long Sleeve Blouse

(White or Green)













Short Sleeve Polo

(White or Green)

Short Sleeve Oxford


Short Sleeve Blouse

(White or Green)

Cardigan Sweater






short white








V-neck Cardigan


Long Sleeve Polo

(White or Green)

Green Sweater

V-neck Sweater















We ask that parents make every effort to see that their children arrive at school in the proper attire. If a student arrives out of uniform, the teacher will notify the parent identifying the issues. The first occurrence is a warning. If there are future violations, the parent will be required to bring the appropriate clothing to school before the student can be admitted to class. Repeated violations will require a parent/teacher/principal conference. If there is an extenuating circumstance the parent should communicate directly with the Principal.