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school dress code!

Anonymous
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DD is going to midle school this year.  I did not know about the dress code til I was hit with it this past Wednesday night at open house.  I can go along with most of it.  Except for the one that saysshorts maybe no higher than 3 inches above the knee! inclusing gym shorts.  That totally blew me away.  Whatever happened to finger tip length?

Needless to say we had to go shopping for more shorts.  She had none she could wear to school.  All her shorts are finger tip length. 

It took us all day just to find a couple fair of school approved shorts.  Why not just go to uniform?  It's be a lot easier!


Here's the dress code:

 
Clothing must be age appropriate, not disruptive
to the teaching-learn
ing process, cannot be
provocative, revealing, indecent, vulgar, or obscene.
Shirts and blouses must cover the waist,
midriff, and go past the waistline.
Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be no hi
gher than 3 inches above the top of knee.
In cases where skirts have sheer overlays, th
e bottom layer of the skirt must be no more
than 3 inches above the knee.
No tank tops, including raceback, or spaghetti
straps unless covered with a jacket, top or
sweater that you cannot see through.
Leggings, jeggings, or jeans that fit as tight
as leggings or jeggings must be worn with shirts
or tops that cover mid-thigh and are not form fitting.
No form fitting skirts regardless of the length.
If holes in pants are above the 3 inches abov
e the knee, leggings must be worn underneath.
No pajama pants, night attire, or bedr
oom shoes are to be worn at school.
Proper footwear is required. Shoes that
have laces must be laced, tied, and fit.
Hats, other head coverings, or bandanas will
not be worn or carried around the school.
Sunglasses and sweatbands should not be
worn inside the school building.
Clothing will not be allowed which promotes
alcoholic beverages, tobacco, or the use of
controlled substances; depicts violence; is of a
sexual nature; or is of a disruptive nature.
No sagging pants are allowed. Pants shall fit appr
opriately and be worn at
the waistline, not on
the hips or below. Belts must be worn if needed
to keep pants in plac
e. Wearing pants below
the waist and covering up with larger shirts is not acceptable.
Male students must wear shirts
tucked in with exception
of sweatshirts and hoodies.
All muscle shirts or sleeveless jerseys mu
st be worn with t-shirt underneath.
Outdoor coats should not be worn
indoors during the school day.
All zippered sweatshirts, vest, and light jack
ets should remain unzi
pped if worn in the
building.
Undergarments should not be visible.
Clothing must be worn appropriately; for ex
ample, nothing may be worn inside-out or
backwards, pants legs may not be rolled up,
bib overalls must be fastened, belts must be
buckled and worn at waistline.
Clothing articles commonly recognized as bein
g related to group or gang who provoke others
to act violently or be intimidate
d by fear of violence shall not be worn on the campus or at
any school activity.
Chains (not talking about jewelry) are dangerou
s and shall not be attached to clothing or
allowed on campus.
Any fashion, whether worn in hair or body, th
at disrupts the learning environment will not be
allowed (i.e haircuts, hair color, etc)
Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 24, 2014 at 3:13 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 24, 2014 at 3:35 PM

anyone have the same?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM
When my dd's had that rule she wore only capri's and no shorts. Mine just do not wear long shorts. I like uniforms instead of dress codes.
smorgan865
by Member on Aug. 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM
Sounds reasonable.

My son is only going into kindergarten. Their dress code is all shorts, dresses or skirts but me at least mid thigh, no strapless shirts, no tank tops, no offensive graphics or words on shirts. No open toe shoes, non open back shoes (clogs). Umm that may be it. I'm not bothered by it at all.
momofthem311
by Silver Member on Aug. 24, 2014 at 4:26 PM
Our dress code is ridiculous and the idea of uniforms is even worse. I don't understand anyone in favor of all the kids looking exactly the same, way to strip away their individuality.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 24, 2014 at 4:34 PM
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They have plenty of time outside of school for "individuality".

Quoting momofthem311: Our dress code is ridiculous and the idea of uniforms is even worse. I don't understand anyone in favor of all the kids looking exactly the same, way to strip away their individuality.
wingsfan1234
by Member on Aug. 24, 2014 at 4:37 PM
We have uniforms and I love it! No fights about what to wear..easy to follow.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 24, 2014 at 5:05 PM

I never like the idea of uniforms (neither did DD)  til we read this.  I wanted to send DD to a private school b/c I didn't like the idea of her going to public middle school b/c of all the crap that goes on there.  She freaked out.  I caved and am letting her stay in public this year.  After clothes shopping she said she may want to go to the other school next year and wear uniforms!

Around here elementry school is finger tip length so is high school.  I don't understand why shorts have to be so long in middle school!


Quoting momofthem311: Our dress code is ridiculous and the idea of uniforms is even worse. I don't understand anyone in favor of all the kids looking exactly the same, way to strip away their individuality.


caligirl7613
by Member on Aug. 24, 2014 at 5:14 PM
Some of those are ridiculous, the bit about leggings and shirts having to come to mid thigh. Boys shirts being tucked in. So they cant wear regular t-shirts?? Coats havibg to be unzippered?? Wow
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 24, 2014 at 5:46 PM

no unless they want to look silly and be laughed at for tucking in a tee shirt!!! My take is no one can wear button up shirts open with a shirt underneath.  (I'm not sure they still do that.  That was big 13 years ago when I was in school.)


Quoting caligirl7613: Some of those are ridiculous, the bit about leggings and shirts having to come to mid thigh. Boys shirts being tucked in. So they cant wear regular t-shirts?? Coats havibg to be unzippered?? Wow


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:27 AM
I respect your opinion but I grew up wearing uniform and it was
way easier.

With uniform you don't have to worry about some kids wearing Prada to school while others can only afford or willing to get only second hand clothes. It closes the I have and you don't gap.
You don't have to think did I wear this last week?

Also my school didn't allow makeup nor nail polish or colored hair. I liked that too. Kids were kids not mini adults.

Also you don't have to worry about kids dressed like little street walkers.

Individuality can be achieved on the weekends and after school.

JMHO


Quoting momofthem311: Our dress code is ridiculous and the idea of uniforms is even worse. I don't understand anyone in favor of all the kids looking exactly the same, way to strip away their individuality.
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