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Ticked at the middle school Update the school called

I went and got my child who is entering 6th grade new clothes for school tshirt and polos and jeans things he likes with prints he likes but are fine for school and everything.

Well wondering about why I hadn't heard anything from the school I decided to check out the website and well frankly it's a good thing seems NOW he has a dress code where as before he didn't. So now I have to reshop oh and I hate dress codes.

I am just ticked they couldn't be bothered to send home in the info packet for his school that oh by the way this school in the same district as you are in now has a a dress code. and here it is so you can get ready. Nothing like having to buy school clothes more than once in the same year.

Oh and dh is getting out of the army any time now so money is a worry as we still planning the next move


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The school called DH today didn't leave a message but he called the number back to see who called. They where calling to inform us of the uniform policy and said we could pik up a form for help which is nice. School starts Aug 27th so 2.5 week notice on needing uniforms. Yeah probably good they got dh on the other line.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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I don't mind dress codes to an extent but I HATE HATE HATE uniforms and I am so glad my kids don't have to wear them. Sorry they didn't send home the updated dress code, I would be annoyed.
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Yeah it's annoying I have had to dig and find out everything about him switching to this school including he now walks instead of taking a bus. but the dress code/uniform thing was too much it's supper strict and if he showed up the first day of school as I had planned he would have been in ISS unless I could have gotten to the school in 5 minutes with a change of clothes (umm the school in 1.5 miles away we have one car just not going to happen even if I had the car once I put three kids in car seats)

It's like ugh why not be upfront about it. and I don't get why the district is so split on uniforms some schools have them and some don't (like his k-5th school)
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could you just return some of the stuff you already bought him & exchange it for stuff that meets the dress code? is it like a crazy super strict dress code or something? we've had them for years here, but they're not over the top or anything....no spaghetti straps, shorts/skirts must be a certain length, no giant holes in jeans, no suggestion/inappropriate images or sayings on clothing. The high school here just had to pass a rule that kids weren't allowed to wear bulky jackets or fur-lined jackets in class because kids were hiding phones, drugs, etc in them...but we don't have like, metal detectors or cops or drug dogs at our schools (like some bigger city schools?)
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could you just return some of the stuff you already bought him & exchange it for stuff that meets the dress code? is it like a crazy super strict dress code or something? we've had them for years here, but they're not over the top or anything....no spaghetti straps, shorts/skirts must be a certain length, no giant holes in jeans, no suggestion/inappropriate images or sayings on clothing.
This is our dress code, too - completely reasonable, if you ask me! You can still keep the jeans, polos, etc, right OP? I'm curious what your school's dress code is!
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This is our dress code, too - completely reasonable, if you ask me! You can still keep the jeans, polos, etc, right OP? I'm curious what your school's dress code is!
Jeans I am keeps for after school policy is as suck

Khakis and polos (navy and school blue only though they don't say what the school color is and I have yet to find it) Khakis can be of only certian styles and shades and no stain or holes (which I get but wear and tear does happen)

They will be allowed to wear jeans on spirit days on fridays but only after I spend money to buy a school tshirt and he must where that tshirt and no other.

They tell us what kind of under shirts they can have, socks and pretty much everything but under wear.

if something is out of code they will be sent to the office to call me and I will be give five minutes to get him the uniform and if I am not there in five minutes it's in school suspension.

The dress code someone else posted is what was at our old school and I have no problem but this one I do it's a uniform not a dress code or dress standard as they say. His hoodies and sweaters and sweat shirts can only be of certain styles and color as well. they have rules on the back pack as well.
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Is this a public school? That does seem strict. If is a leadership magnet, it makes sense.

I'd call the school tomorrow and ask if there is a voucher system. Typically when schools start a uniform/dress code (strict); they have a year of transition. This was not part of their policy last school year?

One year I worked at a public school (inner city; one of the poorest cities for chidren), and we could only wear black and white clothing.

I have a son entering kinder and I was going to buy him a few school t-shirts. It would certainly help in the wardrobe department.
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I do think that they should have sent home some information, especially for a new student.
That's what I am saying

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Do they have specific uniforms? How strict is the code? I would be angry if they didn't tell me ahead of time.
It's a dress standard as they call it but it's a uniform
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I really think they should have let you know sooner.

We just got letters today (yes since we have two students in middle school they insist on sending two of the same letter in the same envelope nonthe less...I hate extra papers and even signed up for email updates from the school instead ) that this is the new dress code. Has been the same for two years but they are trying to make it have a slogan and everything and the new principal is going to enforce the dress code finally.

My son was mortified when he read the banner in the office saying " No Crack-- Front or Back....policy will be enforced." I guess they had a problem with saggy pants, whale tails and clevage?
Haha on the saying. I am fine with dress codes that's why he didn't have a mohawk last year like he wanted and had to wait until the summer but I hate uniforms
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It sucks that they did not give you notice. I personally LOVE uniforms. I bought my ds 5 polo shirts, 5 pairs of shorts, and he will get 5 pairs of pants when it gets cooler, and one pair of shoes. Not only is it cost effective, but you never have to worry about what they are going to wear or anyone making fun of their choices.
But I don't have the funds that's like 200 in clothes right now and my son is rough on Khakis and doesn't wear shorts either and is always tearing the knees I bought used through out the summer because I have fours kids and to save money. they gave me tons of info on the school while he was still in fifth they couldn't have added a sheet of paper with the uniform on it conciedering his school he was in doesn't have it.
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Is it just a dress code, or do they have to wear uniforms? Every school I've ever gone to has had a dress code, so that's nothing new... but it would suck to buy all new school clothes, only to find out your kids need a uniform. They should have sent a letter or something if they're required to wear uniforms.

DS1's school is private, and they have a strict dress code that requires very specific uniforms... all parents know about it upon registering their child, but we also receive a handbook at registration that goes into detail about the uniform rules.
Uniform. we haven't gotten the handbook we will get it the first day of school since they are not having a meet the teacher find your lockers night either.
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But I do know kids are brutal. Heck, even the BRAND of uniform makes a difference around here ... now you can buy unis from Justice, which is the "waaaay cool" place to get them. If you don't, you're out.

Personally, I'd love to see the dress code extend into middle school. Like wow to the cracks in front and back, and why does a 12 y/o need to wear shirts with questionable slogans anyhow, I ask? Crazy.

To the OP, they totally should have let you know sooner, but if you can return some stuff or swing the cost, you could look at it as a blessing in disguise?
Kids know uniform or not it doesn't do any good. and ticks me off to be told what kind of coat sweaters and pants and under shirts and socks to buy my child. I just can't afford the pricier brands and buy only a couple pieces I am a buying last minute now so I can't wait for sales where if I knew back in march when they sent info home I could have watched sales then. It just sucks. He's getting walmart next pay check because it was buy uniforms of feed him this week and I choose to feed my kids.
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Is this a public school? That does seem strict. If is a leadership magnet, it makes sense.

I'd call the school tomorrow and ask if there is a voucher system. Typically when schools start a uniform/dress code (strict); they have a year of transition. This was not part of their policy last school year?

One year I worked at a public school (inner city; one of the poorest cities for chidren), and we could only wear black and white clothing.

I have a son entering kinder and I was going to buy him a few school t-shirts. It would certainly help in the wardrobe department.
Public school, only about half the schools in the district have a policy like this and the other half doesn't it's not old but at least 3 years old. DS k-5 school is in the same district and didn't have a uniform code just a standard dress code. It's weird it's like there are mini district's with in the main district's
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I don't understand the 5min rule How can they possibly enforce such an unreasonable policy? Are you sure it isn't just he has to sit in ISS until you get there?

Book bags had rules when I went to school. By the time I was in Jr high you had to have clear ones or none at all, so they could see what you were carrying; from k-12.

Sock rules sound ridiculous.

ETA: In another thread someone mentioned not understanding why some places only allow clothes from particular stores. I imagine the making fun of thing mentioned here may play a part in that.

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I don't know why the five minute rule to be honest maybe because parents would take all day and maybe sit in iss until the parent gets there but it's stupid to me I mean as it is each class is only 20 minutes long how much are they going to learn sitting in iss because there sock had a logo on it or what ever. It's crazy to me.

But then again I have always hated uniforms for children and thought them stupid.
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could you just return some of the stuff you already bought him & exchange it for stuff that meets the dress code? is it like a crazy super strict dress code or something? we've had them for years here, but they're not over the top or anything....no spaghetti straps, shorts/skirts must be a certain length, no giant holes in jeans, no suggestion/inappropriate images or sayings on clothing. The high school here just had to pass a rule that kids weren't allowed to wear bulky jackets or fur-lined jackets in class because kids were hiding phones, drugs, etc in them...but we don't have like, metal detectors or cops or drug dogs at our schools (like some bigger city schools?)
I really think they should have let you know sooner.

We just got letters today (yes since we have two students in middle school they insist on sending two of the same letter in the same envelope nonthe less...I hate extra papers and even signed up for email updates from the school instead ) that this is the new dress code. Has been the same for two years but they are trying to make it have a slogan and everything and the new principal is going to enforce the dress code finally.

My son was mortified when he read the banner in the office saying " No Crack-- Front or Back....policy will be enforced." I guess they had a problem with saggy pants, whale tails and clevage?
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