Dress Code

It is the expectation at A.J. Baker that our students will dress in a manner that is suitable and appropriate for school. Appropriate attire encourages respect for oneself and others, and promotes a safe and respectful learning environment. 

Appropriate Dress: 

  • Tops and shirts must come down to cover the top of pants, skirts, or shorts. Bare midriffs are not permitted, and must stay covered with normal and reasonable movement. 
  • Clothing should be modest and not revealing. Shoulder straps should be a minimum of one inch wide. 
  • All items designed as underwear, or an undergarment, must not be visible. 
  • Pants and shorts must cover underwear during reasonable movement. 
  • Shorts and skirts must be kept to a reasonable length (ie. fingertip length). 
  • Apparel is free of inappropriate language, pictures, and symbols. 
  • Hats or sunglasses are not to be worn inside the school. 
  • Footwear appropriate for safe and active play is required at all times (gym shoes, indoor shoes, flips flops are discouraged as unsafe).


Students are encouraged to participate in making responsible decisions about wearing apparel. However, the final decision on appropriateness of clothing rests with the school principal. Students who are deemed to be in contravention of the dress code will be counselled and given the opportunity to change if appropriate clothing is available, cover up, or turn the article of clothing inside out. Parents will be contacted for repeat offences. 

Staff will provide clear expectations to students and parents concerning “special” clothing days (e.g. play day, beach day, pyjama day and other theme days) prior to the day of the event.

As outlined by the Ministry of Education regulations, our dress code applies to all students, staff, parents and community members in our school building.