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Edit: to add their reasoning behind the sock rule***The school rules here are getting insane.

Anonymous
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In the elementary schools they want to promote healthful eating, which is great. But they gave us a list if the things kids are allowed to bring in for their parties:

Dried fruit.
Low fat yogurt.
Fruit and vegetable slices with low fat dip.
Water & Flavored water (NO juices, soda, or kool aid)
Bagel chips.
Granola bars.
Low fat crackers.
Baked chips.
Fig newtons.

No cakes, no cookies, no candy, NO exceptions.


Seriousily, what kid thinks "ooooh our winter party is tomorrow, I can't wait
To have dried fruit, bagel chips and water!".

I understand they want to promote healthy eating, but they are also doing this at lunch, the classes have a vaentines day party, a Halloween party and a winter party, why can't they have actual treats for those?

And then there's the dress code,
In elementary school:

No jackets or coats may be worn in the building.

No ankle socks.

All straps on shirts must me hand width.

Skirts and shirts may not be more than 2 inches above the knee.

Your child may not have dyed hair (k - 6th grade)

No v-neck shirts.

Pants may not contain a hole or year above or at the knee.

Tennis shoes only (including the kindergarten that had indoor recess and doesn't have p.e)

Shoulders should never be visible.

Undergarment Staps and lines should
Not be visible trough clothing.

Some I understand, but ankle socks?? Shoulders??

It's elementary school!



Update;

The reasoning behind the ban on ankle socks:

"ankle socks make it seem as if the student is not wearing socks, that is an act of poor hygiene, and is inappropriate."

Story of the latest thing they have done to piss me off:

DD is in the first grade.

This past week and a half they have been doing a checker tournament.

They do this every year. It continues until they have one winner from each grade.

They play checkers during P.E when you lose you are disqualified, from then on out you spend p.e playing board games until the tournament ends.

Well dd for dressed for school, I had left her clothes out for her, long sleeve winter dress, tights, shorts to wear underneath, and tennis shoes.

Well I recieved a phone call at the end of the day saying tenpeicipalmwanted to see me when I came to pick her up,

So I went, and he informed me that she was disqualified from the tournament.

I turned and asked her why, and she said that she forgot to put her shirts on under her dress and tigts, that he told her teacher when she got to school and remembered.

So he went on to say that her teacher told the p.e tracher, and when she got p.e and was told thy she was disqualified from the tournament because she could not participate in any p.e activity without shorts under her dress.

Wtf?!

Shes in the first grade, she was HONEST and told the teacher when she realized she didn't have them, don't do a shorts check during the tournament because they are SITTING and playing checkers.

Not to mention She told her teacher when she got to schoo at 7:45.She doesnt have p.e until 1:00.

They could have easily called
Me and asked me to bring in shorts, just like they did last year when my 4th grader forgot to wear shirts under her dress on picture day.

And this is the schools district we are in, the only other option to get them in another school would be to move to another district.
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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LoveMyLos
by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:35 PM
Schools are so stupid now.
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CupOfCake88
by Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Wow that is crazy!

cutebaby06
by Platinum Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Hoakkkkk, what kind of "school" is this? Ankle socks is the only kind of socks Marissa wears.

FL2AK
by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:37 PM
Some of that is ridiculous.
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AubreeGrace17
by Platinum Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:37 PM
I agree with a few of these, but the rules are waaayy too strict!
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CMcLaws
by Platinum Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:37 PM
Wow I'm glad my dd's school isn't like that! That's nuts!
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Wydowness
by Kusabi on Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:38 PM
Wow at no ankle socks :o
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risaspieces
by Gold Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:39 PM
They have a rule here that you can't wear leggings, even if you're wearing them under shorts or skirts that meet dress code.
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confused0701
by Gold Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Wow!!!

Snapdragon88
by Platinum Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:39 PM
I don't see a problem with the accepted foods. I'd never want to teach my child to be disappointed over all the healthy options, lol. I don't mind sweets but I think having a healthy menu is better. My ds would be fine with it.

The rule against ankle socks is strange though, lol.
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