Uniform Information

Each SAS student is required to wear a uniform which helps create a comfortable and focused learning environment and identifies students as part of our school community.

The SAS student uniform consists of a white polo shirt with an embroidered logo and navy bottoms, also with an embroidered logo. Students need both regular uniforms and PE uniforms. Alternate dress days occur twice each month and are noted on the school calendar. Students can wear their socks and choice of closed back shoes everyday as their personal canvas.

A white or blue Singapore sweatshirt (purchased at the Booster Booth) or a solid navy blue or white sweater or sweatshirt (with no commercial logos, stripes, or designs) may be worn over an SAS uniform shirt. A solid white undershirt or white SAS t-shirt may be worn under the official SAS uniform polo shirt.

Uniforms can be purchased on campus at the PTA office or the Booster Booth. Alternatively you may go through their online stores:

SAS PTA Store SAS Booster Club

Dress Code

Elementary School Dress Code

SAS students are expected to dress in a manner that shows respect for all members of our international community, is safe, and reflects an attitude of professionalism and success.

SAS Uniform

Our SAS uniform consists of navy blue bottoms with a SAS logo and a white SAS polo shirt. Students are required to wear the official school uniform, which should be clean with no holes, tears or frayed areas. In no case may a student dress in a manner which disturbs the instructional process, or creates a distraction. Students are to remain in uniform for the entire school day.

  • A solid navy or white sweater or sweatshirt may be worn over a SAS uniform shirt. No commercial logos, stripes, or designs are permitted. The PTA and Booster Booth sell a navy SAS sweatshirt.
  • Underwear (boxers, bra straps, etc.) must not be visible at any time.
  • A solid white t-shirt or white SAS t-shirt may be worn under the SAS uniform shirt.
  • Shorts and skirts should be mid-thigh or longer. They may not be shorter than the fingertips of the student’s hand when the arms are hanging at the student’s side.
Hair
  • Hair must be clean, well groomed, out of the eyes, and may not create a distraction.
Shoes
  • Shoes should fit well, be comfortable, and safe. Sneakers shoes, dress shoes, tie, or Velcro sport shoes are acceptable.
  • Backless shoes, single plug thongs (flip flops), sport sandals (defined as footwear that has a Velcro flap on top and may display a sports logo of some description), plastic soled shoes, slippers, or fabric costume shoes are not permitted.
  • Platform or high-heeled shoes are not permitted.
Accessories
  • Sunglasses or dark tinted glasses are to be worn outdoors only, unless under a doctor’s orders.
  • Hats may not be worn in school but are encouraged for outdoor activities.
  • Bracelets or neck chains should not be noisy or distracting.
  • Girls’ earrings or nose studs should not be distracting or present a safety hazard.

Alternate Dress Day

The second and fourth Wednesdays of each month are “alternate dress” days. Students do not have to wear the school uniform but must conform to the guidelines below. Please check the school calendar for specific alternate dress days.

On alternate dress days, the general rules and guidelines as outlined above in the student dress and grooming regulations shall apply. In addition, the following expectations apply:

  • clothing which depicts drugs, alcohol, profanity, or sexual innuendo is not allowed
  • jeans that are clean and in good condition (i.e., not torn, frayed or have holes in them)
  • spaghetti straps or midriff tops are not allowed
  • sweat pants or warm-up pants are allowed

All students are to wear P.E. appropriate clothing and footwear to school on alternate dress and holiday dress days, if PE classes are scheduled.

PE uniforms for boys and girls

The physical education uniform is an SAS Logo t-shirt, navy blue SAS logo PE shorts, gym shoes, and socks. Elementary students wear the PE uniform for the entire day on their scheduled PE day. The regular school uniform should be worn on all other days.

  • first name clearly written above SAS logo on the t-shirt
  • the uniforms can be purchased at the SAS PTA store
  • shorts should not cover the knee
  • all students must wear their PE uniform on swimming day
Swimming Boys
  • swim shorts above the knee
  • speedo racing suit is ok
  • any color swimsuit is permitted
  • swim goggles are permitted but not recommended
Swimming Girls
  • one piece swimsuit
  • any color swimsuit is permitted
  • swim goggles are permitted but not recommended

Additional Information

Principals have the right to be the final arbitrator in all cases.

By standardizing the uniforms our students wear we believe we move the message to our children about being unique and expressing their individuality versus an emphasis on clothing. We want to let their character, personality, talents, and skills shine for others to see.

Please note:
  • the PE department will loan students a swimsuit for a swim day, if needed
  • the nurse's office will loan students a complete school uniform, if needed

Middle School Dress Code

We all dress differently for a variety of occasions. Our school uniform helps create a comfortable
and focused learning environment and reflects a seriousness of purpose and a concern for academic experience. Our uniform is intended to minimize distraction so students can focus on school activities.

Unless otherwise stated, students wear their uniform for the entire school day.

SAS Uniform

The official and required SAS uniform consists of navy blue bottoms with the embroidered SAS
logo and a white polo shirt with the embroidered SAS logo. The uniform should be clean, neat, properly sized, and free from holes, tears, or frayed areas. School uniforms must be worn as purchased and may not be altered in any way. This includes rolling up shorts and rolling down skirts.

  • the embroidered school logo (on the bottom hem) must be visible at all times
  • a white or blue SINGAPORE sweatshirt (purchased at the Booster Booth) or a solid navy blue or white sweater or sweatshirt may be worn over an SAS uniform shirt
  • no commercial logos, stripes, or designs are permitted
  • a solid white undershirt or white SAS t-shirt may be worn under your official SAS uniform polo shirt
  • underwear may not be visible at any time
  • shoes must be worn at all times
  • heels must be lower than 4cm or 1.5 inches
  • single plug flip-flops, beach, or sport sandals are not permitted

PE Uniforms

The regulation PE uniform helps students fully participate in all athletic activities in their PE class.
SAS logo shorts and uniform t-shirts must be worn.

  • the student's name must be printed on the front of the PE shirt in the white space provided below the logo
  • wear athletic running shoes and socks
  • the swimsuit may be any color, but it must be one-piece for girls in a modest style
  • hats, caps, sunglasses, and sunscreen are strongly encouraged for all outdoor activities
  • jewelry must be removed prior to P.E.
  • It is the student's responsibility to not bring any valuables to the locker room including money and cell phones

Accessories

  • only noiseless, safe jewelry is permitted
  • jewelry may not be distracting or offensive
  • tongue or other body piercing jewelry is not permitted
  • boys may wear a single stud earring in each ear
  • hats and sunglasses may be worn outside or during PE; sunglasses and hats are not permitted indoors unless under a doctor’s orders

Alternate Dress Day

Two Wednesdays a month are designated as “alternate dress” days. These days allow student's choice in what they wear, within the limits of a few guidelines:

  • hair, shoes, and accessories must align with the regular dress day requirements
  • jeans are acceptable as long as they are clean and in good repair (no holes or fraying).
  • clothing should send a positive message and should not depict drugs, alcohol, profanity, or sexual innuendo
  • shoulders need to be covered - tank tops, spaghetti straps, strapless, or midriff tops are not allowed

Other Special Dress Days

Jerseys, club, and performance recognition shirts may be worn in the place of the white SAS uniform polo shirt on special occasions as approved by the administration. On special holidays or school sponsored spirit days when the administration approves a change in dress code, follow these guidelines:

  • wear uniform bottoms with a top that aligns with the school dress code and the spirit/holiday dress requirements
  • wear a full costume that aligns with the school dress code and the spirit/holiday dress requirements
  • do not consider spirit/holiday dress days “alternate dress days” - students are expected to be in uniform or should participate fully with the theme of the day.

High School Dress Code

Like all schools in Singapore, SAS has a dress code and students are to remain in school uniform for the entire school day. The SAS uniform consists of navy blue bottoms with the embroidered SAS logo and a white SAS polo shirt. The full uniform is available at the high school Booster Booth. Additionally, uniform bottoms may be purchased through the Lands’ End uniform division. Students who desire to purchase long pants must do so through Lands’ End. The following are additional details related to our dress code (Grooming and clothing attire that is distracting to the educational process is not permitted):

School Uniform

School uniforms must be worn as purchased and may not be altered in any way. This includes no rolling up shorts or rolling down the waistlines of skirts.

  • A white or blue SINGAPORE AMERICAN SCHOOL sweatshirt (purchased at the Booster Booth) or a solid navy blue or white sweater or sweatshirt may be worn over an SAS uniform shirt.
  • No commercial logos, stripes or designs are permitted.
  • Interim or team specific sweatshirts are not permitted during the school day.
  • May 1 through the last day of each school year, seniors are allowed to wear sweatshirts from the university/college to which they have been accepted.
  • Uniforms must fit appropriately and be clean with no holes, tears, or frays.
  • Underwear must not be visible at any time.
  • A solid white T-shirt or white SAS T-shirt may be worn under the SAS uniform shirt.

Grooming Expectations

  • Hair must be clean, well groomed, out of the eyes, and may not create a distraction.
  • Males must be clean-shaven.
  • Tongue or other body piercing jewelry is not permitted.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Flip-flops, or beach or sport sandals, are not permitted at any time.
  • Hats may not be worn during the school day, except outdoors during PE.
  • Sunglasses are to be worn outdoors only.

Alternate Dress

Alternate dress days occur twice each month and are noted on the school calendar. Students do not have to wear the school uniform but must conform to both the grooming expectations listed above and the guidelines below:

  • Knee length shorts, knee length skirts and dresses, or long pants are permitted.
  • Jeans/pants must be clean and in good condition (no frays or holes).
  • Flip-flops, or beach or sport sandals, are not permitted at any time.
  • Clothing which depicts drugs, alcohol, profanity, or sexual innuendo is not allowed.
  • Spaghetti straps, strapless, or midriff tops are not allowed.

House Shirts, Spirit, Game, or Performance Days

On all non-alternate dress Wednesdays, students may wear the blue SAS bottoms and their house shirt (Andor, Aquila, Ethon) in place of the white SAS uniform shirt.

When athletes or performers are given an opportunity to wear their team or event shirts, the SAS uniform bottom must be worn.

PE Dress Code

With the exception of those in dance classes, students in PE classes must wear a white t-shirt and navy blue shorts.

  • The t-shirt may be an SAS PE shirt or a plain white t-shirt.
  • Tennis shoes or athletic footwear suitable to the activity are required.
  • Socks must also be worn and should not be the same socks worn with the school uniform.
  • No jewelry is to be worn.
  • PE shorts may not be worn for regular classes.

Violations of Dress and Grooming Regulations

Students who do not conform to the regulations will be referred by their teacher to a deputy principal. Depending on availability, appropriate attire may be provided by the school or the student’s parent will be called and told of the need to modify the student’s attire. If the student is sent home to change, a verified absence will be noted in the attendance record.

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