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DESA Uniform Policy


DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts Mandatory Uniform Policy (click here)


 The philosophy of DESA is to offer students a comprehensive, arts integrated, instructional program in a structured setting. Emphasis is placed on high academic and performing arts standards. We are preparing our students to be interview and audition ready at all times. The dress and appearance of the students should always be neat and proper, as it reflects both home and school.  

DESA Mandatory Uniform Policy (Revised 7.1.16)

Students failing to comply with the dress code / uniform regulations be loaned a change of clothing or parents may be contacted to bring them the correct clothing. 



Promotes school ride
Enhances school spirit
Reduces peer pressure and social stigmas
Places emphasis on learning, not clothing
Allows for cohesive presentation as a group
Facilitates security by identifying outsiders 
Decreases distinctions made based upon clothing 
Simplifies dressing and dress code 
Lowers long-term clothing costs 
Makes laundering simple

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