AAE Summer Family Update
July 23, 2021
Please take a moment to review the updates below. We will send another newsletter out in August with more information.
Your AAE Family
Save the Date!
First Day of School
Dress Code Replaces Uniforms
Uniforms will no longer be required at AAE. Instead, students will be expected to follow a dress code. Students are encouraged to wear their AAE uniform and spirit-wear items if they so choose. Below, you will find the AAE Dress Code. Please take some time to review the policy with your student so they can be prepared to successfully start the year.
Key points of the Dress Code:
1. Certain body parts must be covered for all students at all times.
Clothes must be worn in a way such that genitals, buttocks, breasts, and nipples are fully covered with opaque fabric. All items listed in the “must wear” and “may wear” categories below must meet this basic principle.
2. Students must wear*, while following the basic principle of Section 1 above:
- A Shirt (with fabric in the front, back, and on the sides under the arms), AND
- Pants/jeans or the equivalent (for example, a skirt, sweatpants, leggings, a dress or shorts), AND
*Courses that include attire as part of the curriculum (for example, professionalism, public speaking, and job readiness) may include assignment-specific dress, but should not focus on covering bodies in a particular way or promoting culturally-specific attire. Activity-specific shoes requirements are permitted (for example, athletic shoes for PE).
**Masks will be removed from our dress code when public health guidelines regarding Covid-19 change.
3. Students may wear, as long as these items do not violate Section 1 above:
- Hairwrap, durag, or a hair covering that does not cover the face.
- Religious headwear.
- Hoodie sweatshirts (though hoods should not be worn covering the head or face)
- Fitted pants, including opaque leggings, yoga pants, and "skinny jeans".
- Ripped jeans, as long as underwear and buttocks are not exposed.
- Tank tops, including spaghetti straps; halter tops.
- Athletic attire
4. Students cannot wear:
- Violent language or images.
- Images or language depicting drugs or alcohol (or any illegal item or activity).
- Hate speech, profanity, pornography.
- Images or language that creates hostile or intimidating environment based on any protected class or consistently marginalized groups.
- Pajamas (including blankets and pillows, or any other bedding)
- Any clothing that reveals visible undergarments (visible waistbands and visible straps are allowed)
- Swimsuits (except as required in class or athletic practice).
- Accessories that could be considered dangerous or could be used as weapons.
- Any item that obscures the face or ears, including brims of hats and hoods that are up (except as a religious observance).
Please note: The dress code is subject to minor changes prior to the start of the school year.
District Calendar 2021-2022
Free Meals Extended for the 2021-2022 School Year
Windsor Food Service Students (All AAE Middle and High School Students) meal fees have been waived for the 2021-22 school year. This means that there is no fee for students to order breakfast and lunch.
It is important that if your family qualifies for free and reduced meals that you still complete the paperwork and submit it to the school so your child can receive the other benefits (such as reduced AP test price) associated with the program. Please see forms attached.