What to wear to contract signing.

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  1. TerriInCa

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    So on Monday I go sign my contract for my new job. It is at the school with the AP. I am also filling out all the other paperwork (insurance etc...). I also hope to do some work in my classroom afterwards.

    This is the first time I am meeting the AP and the P. I was hired by someone else. It is a charter school.

    I cant just run home and change after and come back. I am over an hour away on the train.

    So do I dress professionally like I would normally?

    I am willing to bring a change of clothes.

    What would you do?:dizzy:
     
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  3. Aliceacc

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    When in doubt, I would go for the professional look.

    You can always throw some shorts and a T, along with flip flops, into a decent looking bag.
     
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    Dress professionally for the signing. The first impression is important. Then bring a change of clothes for working in your room.
     
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    Ditto Alice and Scrimmage
     
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    Ditto what others have said!
     
  7. CFClassroom

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    I would wear a sundress or a skirt. If it's the 1st time seeing the room you should plan to just look around, take pictures, record measurements, inventory what is there. I think you can get by without changing. Save the heavy moving and putting up displays for another day. Congrats on the job!
     
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    I think you can get away with looking casual as long as you look put together. A plain tee and jeans and maybe do your hair and makeup, as opposed to a college tee and sweats, for example.
     
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    Dress professionally...not a suit, but definitely something you would show up for work wearing,,.and bring a change of clothes for working n your room! Congrats!
     
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    When I did that I just dressed how I would for a day of school. No suit, but button shirt and tie and nice pants. Clearly if you are a female this would vary.
     
  11. FarFromHome

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    I would think you could wear khakis and a nice shirt. You could also wear a sundress and bring something to change into.
     
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    From a guys perspective I probably wore jeans and a polo the day I went in to sign.
     
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    As it will be your first time meeting the P/AP, I would be on the professional, business side of your wardrobe choices. You can only make your first impression once so make sure it is great. As to working in your room, I would bring a casual outfit to change into.
     
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    I would dress professionally and bring some spare clothes in a bag if needed.
     
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    I agree with everyone else: dress professionally and bring a spare change of clothes!
     
  16. callmebob

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    Would it make a difference if she had already met them before the signing?
     
  17. teacherintexas

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    I don't think so.
     
  18. Aussiegirl

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    I agree with the majority of posters. Dress professionally - not a full suit, but what you would probably wear on a school day (which should be professional) - and bring a change of clothes.
     

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