• MacArthur follows the Santa Ana Unified School DIstrict Dress Code Policy.

    K- 8 Mandatory Uniform Dress Policy Guidelines

    (Based on BP/AR 5132.5)


    Each K-8 school in the District shall implement the K-8 Mandatory Uniform Dress policy.  A plan shall be developed by each K-8 school for uniform dress including the color(s) for the uniform.  The District recommends that a standard uniform of white tops and navy blue bottoms be considered to facilitate student movement from site to site within the District and to increase uniform availability, but sites are responsible for the color of uniforms selected.  The Board must approve all school plans.


    The school shall publish its plan in student and parent documents at the beginning of each school year to ensure that parents and student are clearly informed of dress and grooming requirements.


    Determination of Colors and Standards


    Each site may determine its own colors.


    1.0              Model of dress for girls:

    ·         Plain red, white, or navy blue shirts/blouses with sleeves and a collar, tucked in at the waist (not bloused), Villa spirit shirts

    ·         Navy blue or khaki (tan) skirts, culottes, skorts, Bermudas, dresses with sleeves and a collar, jumpers, or slacks; dark blue jeans (navy in color)

    ·         Plain red, white, or navy blue sweater, jacket, or sweatshirt

    ·         Red, white, or navy blue vests are permitted when worn over a blouse/shirt


    2.0              Model of dress for boys:

    ·         Plain red, white or navy blue shirts with sleeves and collar, tucked in at the waist, Villa spirit shirts

    ·         Navy blue or khaki (tan) slacks or Bermuda shorts with waistbands no higher than two inches; dark blue jeans (navy in color)

    ·         Plain red, white, or navy blue sweater, jacket, or sweatshirt

    ·         Red, white, or navy blue vests are permitted when worn over a shirt


    3.0       General Guidelines for School Attire:

    1.      Clothing must be free from tears, rips, holes, etc.

    2.      Clothing should not be oversized.

    3.      Pants must fit, cannot be oversized, and must be hemmed.

    4.      Socks will not be pulled up to meet bottom of shorts.

    5.      There should be no visible initials, insignias, pictures, or logos on clothing, except for school logos.

    6.      Shoes must be worn at all times and must be must be enclosed.  Steel toes or western-type boots are not to be worn.

    7.      Colored or thick shoe laces, and black gloves are not permitted.

    8.      Bandanas, hair nets, and beanies are not permitted.  Only those students, with the approval from the principal because of medical/religious purposes, may have an exception. Hoodies worn over the head may be permitted outdoors during inclement weather.

    9.      Hats are not to be worn indoors. No baseball caps other than school issued ones will be permitted.

    10.  Visible jewelry is limited to small watches, rings, necklaces, and bracelets; earrings should be a small stud or a hoop no larger than a dime.  Wallet chains, and/or spiked and sharp jewelry are not allowed.

    11.  Gang slogans and graffiti will not be allowed on backpacks or purses. 

    12.  No shirts with gang, drug, graffiti or sexual connotations including OC or SA in old English lettering.

    13.  Jerseys or shirts with team logos are not allowed.

    14.  No belt buckles with logos or initials (including anything related to weapons, drugs, or of a sexual nature) are allowed.

    15.  Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed.  Hair may not be sprayed by any coloring that would drip when wet.


    An occasional “spirit day” may be declared by the site, at which time students may choose to wear school logo shirts, spirit shirts, or special activity shirts.