Have you had to deal with a dresscode for your children’s schools?
With boys, it seems easy, since mine tend to live in cargo shorts with a polo or t-shirt. There’s no concern about appropriate length of shorts like there is sometimes with girls.
But, there is a concern about the Parent Dress Code.
My kindergartener’s school, which requires the kids to wear uniforms, also has a dress code for parents.
I’ll admit that I sort of cringed at this at first.
Really? They are going to tell ME what to wear?
So, I already knew I’d need to make a little more effort in the mornings. But, there is an actual rule about this:
PARENTS: Please respect the school’s dress codes when on campus or attending school functions. Clothing must be modest and appropriate in theme according to school standard. Shorts must come down to the top of the knee and sleeveless shirts may not be worn in the school buildings or at school functions.
I started keeping a jacket in the van so that I could toss it over my usual tank top. No shorts for me since I own exactly one pair that comes all the way down to my knees.
I noticed other parents who were wearing sleeveless tops and shorter shorts, so I thought maybe it was a rule in the handbook that wasn’t really enforced, the same way that the handbook states that shoes should only be a neutral color, when the Principal actually doesn’t care as long as the kids are wearing an enclosed shoe without wheels on it.
But, in the newsletter that was sent home at the end of last week, there was a reminder to parents that shorts should be an appropriate length, shirts must have a sleeve and not be extremely low cut.
Basically, your butt and boobs should be covered.
Looking at it that way, I have no problem with it. It’s a conservative school. People who send their kids there know this from the start.
And after seeing a few moms with waaaay too much booty hanging out the bottom of their shorts and boobs bursting out of their tops as they picked up their kids from my older son’s school, I get the reasoning behind it.
The dress code is something that is more common sense when you are a parent visiting your child’s school. Or at least, that is how I see it.
Though, when I mentioned this in passing on twitter last week, many thought it was completely bizarre.
What are your thoughts on a parent dress code?