Dress Code at your school?

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  1. MissScrimmage

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    Our dress code is pretty casual, but most of us maintain a business casual look. It's a predominantly female environment, and most teachers wear dress pants and nice sweaters. I love wearing skirts and dresses, so I usually do 1-2 times a week. I also wear jeans about once a week, but always pair them with a nice sweater or blouse and dress shoes.
     
  2. jojo808

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    Our school is pretty casual. We have a bunch of teachers who wear jeans and school polo daily and others who dress a little nicer. My gripe is when teachers wear sleeveless shirts or dresses where the armhole is too big so we can see their bra. It is hot here and we don't all have AC but wear a camisole!
     
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    The night before, based on the weather forecast and what kind of day I anticipate. (So, for example, if I have parent meetings I automatically reach for a suit. If it's going to be cold and blustery-- today theres's some snow in the forecast-- I'll wear a pants suit. If it's nicer, like yesterday, I'll plan on a skirt.)
     
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    I usually decide at night. I'm and getting dressed about 5:00am; I don't want to have to turn on lights to find clothes.
     
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    I usually choose my clothes the night before as well. It's just easier to get ready in the morning and I don't have to fret about something being in the wash. Plus, I tend to forget less holidays, spirit days, and special event days this way.
     
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    I know about what I'll be wearing the night before, but I usually make last minute changes in the morning.
     
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    The night before! One less thing to think about in the morning. It's hard enough for me to get up, get moving, plus get my teenager moving! So, I check my closet before I go to bed & make sure I know what I'm going to wear.

    I just reorganized my closet and put all of my pants in those hangers that hold multiple pants. Rather then follow the usual logic of put like colors together, I seperated them. Now, I just wear the next pair of pants on the hanger. No more thinking, have I already worn those pants this week or that color, I've done it when I put my clothes away. I also put them such that I wear different shoes each day. Heels, dressy flats, casual flats.
     
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    I lay out my clothes the night before. I lay out the entire outfit, including tights, scarves, shoes, etc. I hate waking up, so it's nice to have something to wear so I don't have to waste time.
     
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    I lay out everything at night. I'm not a morning person. I prepare everything ahead of time, so I am on autopilot in the mornings.
     
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    The first thing I do when I get home from school is to lay out my clothes for the next day. What geeks we are!
     
  11. blazer

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    Male staff have to wear a shirt with a collar and wear a tie. No jeans or tracksuit bottoms (apart from PE teachers) and no trainners. Female staff cannot wear jogging bottoms (again unless PE). I have a collection of over 100 ties (see my avatar) which I rotate through the year.
     
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    I teach Pre-K, and it just doesn't make sense to dress up since we're covered in paint, dirt, and snot by the end of the day. We wear trouser jeans (dark) with school shirts. Everyone looks casual but put together.

    I try to get my clothes ready the night before...I am not a morning person so I don't want to dig for clothes in the morning!
     
  13. YoungTeacherGuy

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    We have several female teachers who wear the school sweatshirt or school polo shirt with jeans EVERY SINGLE DAY! It drives me crazy because I've never seen them in anything else. :eek:

    I guess I'm just used to seeing my mom (who is also a teacher) get pretty dressed up every day. She doesn't wear a suit or nylons or anything like that--just a cute skirt and nice blouse. There are times when she'll wear jeans, but she always pairs it with a trendy top and accessories.

    Let's face it--people judge you based on what you wear!
     
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    This year I switched districts and there has been a rather large change. In my previous district, khakis and sweaters ruled the day. I typically wore dress pants (no outside seams) and a nice top but never skirts or dresses. We could wear jeans every other Friday (paydays) with a suggested $1 donation to a staff-agreed upon charity.

    This year, for some reason I decided to step it up. I now wear a dress or skirt two days a week (usually Monday and Wednesday) and dress pants Thursday and Friday. I don't have a ton of skirts or dresses so I try to wear different colored tights to change it up, especially in the cold winter. Apparently we are able to wear jeans any day of the week (many of our teachers do) but my P (who was an AP at my student teaching school) tried to change that when he initially came into the district. I wear jeans on Fridays usually with a nice sweater or jacket and boots.

    My school is pretty casual. Some staff members wear tracksuits and others wear the same outfit twice in a week. It really doesn't matter to me as long as their outfits don't interfere with their teaching. I do however think the students react differently depending on how you're dressed. I know I also carry myself differently being dressed up. It's easier to convey the attitude of a professional.
     
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    Well today I was able to wear a T shirt with official sanction! One of our deputy head teachers (Vice principal) had a batch printed up with this term's lieracy targets on and asked about a dozen of us if we would wear them for the day.
     
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    Business casual. No jeans or denim clothing - ever. No sneakers ever. I see some younger but tenured teachers push the envelope with long sweaters and leggings but I always wear a blouse or sweater and a skirt or dress pants.
     
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    My old school was business casual. All guys had to wear ties, females had to wear blouses and dress pants or skirts. I always wore (and still wear) sneakers because I have feet issues and no one ever said anything to me about it. On some Fridays we were allowed to wear jeans. It was a once a month thing.

    My new school we have uniforms. Black bottoms and a white button up, Fridays we can wear whatever we want. I'm talking tank tops and shorts if it's warm enough. Which it usually it. But I love the uniforms. It's great. I never have to think about outfits anymore!:)
     
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    Ours is pretty lax. As long as a thong isn't hanging out the back of someone's pants, chances are it's okay to wear. The younger teachers tend to dressed better than the older ones. At our school the problem is more of certain employees who are dressing sloppy, not ironing their clothes, unkept hair etc. It's terrible.

    The kids can wear what they want to. I've never heard of any student being sent to the office for dress code.


    I wear jeans, leggings, and I've been wearing a lot of dresses lately since I have been having quite a few meetings. I wore scrubs a majority of the time up until a few weeks ago. Kind of just wanted to change it up a bit.
     
  19. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Oh my goodness...I could never get away with wearing the same outfit twice in the same week. My kids even comment on how they'd love to see my closet because, in their words, "...You never wear the same thing." :)
     
  20. callmebob

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    We are also casual. Personally with this profession I think it is most important to be comfortable. What you wear could depend on what you will be doing that day. If you are in a situation where you know you are going to be on the floor at any point maybe you don't want to wear your nicest clothes. I know that how I dress can affect how I feel that day. At the same time, some days I just don't feel like dressing up, so I don't. I think it is important to dress professionally most of the time, but sometimes its a matter of just being comfortable. I do enjoy jean Fridays because I relax and don't feel as uptight and rigid. I do relax and let loose a little more when dressed that way.
    As for some of the dresses and skirts discussed earlier in the thread. While I agree that dresses and skirts should not go to high above the knee (just not very professional, especially working with children); I don't complain at all when a certain teacher in my hallway wears dresses like that.
     
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    Ha! I mispelled Literacy!
     
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