How do uniforms work at SJLA?
Uniform of the Day
All Cadets are required to wear the school designated attire. Only articles of clothing that are part of the SJLA uniform can be worn. The uniform must be worn correctly and completely while on campus. If a cadet is in uniform while off campus, the expectation is that the uniform will still be worn correctly as to represent the school with honor and respect while out in the community.
From the first day of school to the last, the uniform must consist of khaki pants or skirts or shorts (with black belt), black polo shirts, a white polo (on Fridays), black tennis or dress shoes (with black laces and black socks), and a black jacket as sold by the San Jacinto Leadership Academy. All clothing is to be neat, clean, and in good repair. Contact information to order uniforms is located in our office and on our website.
Black polo shirt: must have the SJLA logo, be wrinkle free, be buttoned one button from the bottom, and tucked in neatly. An undershirt or long sleeve comprehension may be worn underneath the black polo as long as it is solid black. The Black polo shirt will be worn Mondays through Thursdays unless otherwise directed for special occasions.
White polo shirt: must have the SJLA logo, be wrinkle free, be buttoned one button from the bottom, and tucked in neatly. An undershirt long sleeve comprehension may be worn underneath the white polo as long as it is solid white. The white polo shirt will be worn exclusively on Fridays and when directed for special occasions.
Pants / shorts / skirts: must be khaki in color and worn with belt loops, and a black belt. The length of shorts and skirts must extend near, but not beyond, the top of the knee cap. They must be worn appropriately at the waist and be of appropriate size. Name-tag buckles are not allowed. Pants should be full-length and hemmed so that there is no cuff dragging on the ground, no ankles exposed, nor should pants be rolled, cuffed, or cut to lay above the ankle and on the shin. Shorts and skirts must be worn with the black polo shirts on Mondays through Thursdays. Pants or skirts ONLY will be worn with the white polo shirt on Fridays.
Hats/Beanies (optional for PE only): black hat with the SJLA insignia. Hats are to be worn in the manner in which they are designed to be worn. Hats may be worn during PE only. Solid black beanies may be worn when weather falls below 65 degrees.
Sock / Shoes: must be all black and no longer than crew length (no knee-high socks). Shoes can be of any style as long as they are lace up (with black laces) and are as close to all black as possible. Slip-on shoes are not acceptable. No checkers, stripes, or design of any kind should be on the shoe. **If you have any questions about acceptable footwear, please contact site administration BEFORE PURCHASING.**
Jackets: must be the black zip up with the SJLA logo or the black sweatshirt with the SJLA Logo. No other outerwear is permitted. **If you have any questions about acceptable outerwear, please contact site administration BEFORE PURCHASING.**
Skin: must be clean with no visible writing, body piercings, tongue piercings, facial piercings, or tattoos.
Hair: boys’ hair should be worn NEAT and short, cut above the ears, and out of the face and eyes. Girls’ hair must be worn in a single NEAT ponytail Mondays through Thursdays, a NEAT bun on Fridays, or be short enough that the hair does not touch the top collar of the polo. All hair must be neatly tucked into the ponytail with the exception of short bangs cut above the eyebrow. French braids are permissible. Hair ties should be black or a neutral color that matches the cadet’s hair color. NO BRIGHT COLORED CLIPS, HAIR TIES, OR ANY HEADBANDS MAY BE WORN. All hair color must be a natural color (bleached hair will not be permitted). Students with distracting hair colors may be called to the office and asked to return home and have it dyed a natural color.
Accessories: male cadets may not wear earrings or piercings of any kind while in uniform. Female cadets may only wear earrings no larger than a pencil eraser. All cadets may wear one watch or bracelet on each wrist, and prescription glasses as an accessory to their uniform. ONLY jewelry worn on fingers, wrists, necks, or ears is permitted (i.e, no tooth gems or jewelry, anklet bracelets, etc.). SCRUNCHIES are not an acceptable accessory (on wrists). Sunglasses are permitted outdoors.
Consequences for not wearing the appropriate uniform will be as follows:
- Uniform infractions will be result in points deducted from the Leadership Education grade.
- All lost or worn out items must be replaced as soon as practical.
- Parents will be notified to bring their cadet’s correct uniform item.
*As a member of the San Jacinto Unified School District, our uniforms, Dress and Appearance policies are aligned with the District’s standards set forth in the “Annual Notification 2019-2020,” Section I, page 8.
**If you have any questions about acceptable uniform apparel, please contact site administration BEFORE PURCHASING.**