Here is information from our Handbook on uniforms, healthy snacks and attendance:

Dress Code

 The ACS School
Uniform consists of the following:

Teal or white polo embroidered with school name

Teal polo for ALL fieldtrips

Khaki/tan pants, shorts, skirt, jumper

Gray ACS sweatshirt (These can be purchased at Aggressive Soccer)

Socks, tights, leggings and long sleeved shirts worn during cold days are white, grey or beige/tan.


On Fridays,
students can wear the Adelante
Charter School

 If your child is not in school uniform or not following the dress code, parents will be contacted.
After the third time your student has not complied with the dress code he/she will lose the privilege of Free Dress Friday.

Neatness in appearance and appropriateness of dress are required at all times.  All uniform shirts must be embroidered with the school name.

School uniforms are to be worn on a daily basis except for the last Friday of the month, which is designated as Free Dress Friday.

School uniforms (TEAL Polo) must be worn on ALL fieldtrips.  If Free Dress Friday falls on a day of a fieldtrip, students must still wear their teal polo.

Hairstyle and hair color may not be distracting to the learning environment.  For example, no Mohawks, shaved designs, etc.

Face, hands and arms should be free of any decoration, tattoos or coloring. No make-up may be worn or brought to school.

Athletic or simple, covered shoes are required for school.  Feet must be covered within the shoe.  Sandals, platforms, and skate (heelies) shoes are unacceptable.

Oversized clothing is not permitted.  Hats are allowed on the playground as protection from the sun and on field trips as long as they are appropriate.

Sweatpants, blue jeans and camouflage pants are not part of the school uniform.


Health & Wellness Policy

As a school, ACS is committed to providing an environment of healthy nutrition and physical activity for all students.  As parents you can support this commitment by
adhering to the following:     When sending beverages to school, send water, milk, 100% fruit or vegetable juices.  Do not send soda or sweetened drinks.  Class parties must offer only healthy choices such as fruit and vegetables.  Do not bring cakes, pastries, or sweets/candies.
Send only healthy foods to school at all times.  For more information, please refer to the Santa Barbara School
District’s Wellness Policy at:

Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast is available to every student at 8:00 a.m. and is served in the classroom.

Lunch is available to every student free of charge. Students are served fresh fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.


Student Check Out

ACS is a closed campus and students are not allowed to leave campus during school hours for any reason unless accompanied by an adult and properly signed out.  Parents picking up their child from school early must first go to the office, sign the student out in the Sign out log and state the reason for the early release.  After obtaining a checkout slip the parent
may go to the child’s classroom to gather their belongings and leave campus. In the event that a student is leaving school habitually early, the teacher will inform the Principal who will schedule a meeting with parents.  Schedule doctor’s appointments after school hours or during vacation!

Attendance & Absences

When a student is absent, please call the school office (not the classroom teacher) on the morning of the absence. Parents may leave a message on the Attendance
Clerk’s voicemail (ext. 1380).  Parents have 24 hours to verify an absence before it’s marked as an unexcused absence.

If a student is absent only part of the day, he/she must report to the office for an admission slip to class. A student who is late due to a dental/medical appointment should provide the school office with documentation verifying appointment.


All students must be on time for school. Students arriving late often miss important beginning-of-the-day information that is relevant to their education.  Arriving on-time is aligned with our Tribes agreement of mutual respect as we expect our students to respect their school, their teachers and their learning. Students who are not in the classroom at 8:00 a.m. will be considered tardy.  Tardy students must report to the office (with a parent when possible) for a tardy stamp. All tardies are recorded and are reported on progress reports.  Students that arrive after 8:30am with no excuse are considered to be Truant. A habitually truant student jeopardizes their spot at Adelante.

Tardy Policy

Here is the school procedure and consequences for being tardy:

Tardy consequences will be as follows:

and second tardy
= warning

fourth and fifth tardy
= Loss of recess and student will
need to complete a tardy form. The form must be returned to the teacher with a
parent signature the following day. The teacher will keep for documentation.

Loss of recess and teacher /Parent Conference

= 1 day suspension

Eighth tardy= 1 day suspension and
referral to ACS SART (Student Attendance Review Team).