Thursday, January 25, 2018

Principal's Suggestion Box #17


These letters are absolutely fictional (to protect the innocent and not-so-innocent.) But, with the hint of truth, maybe we can make some adjustments. 
Principals have the best chance to do that.

Dear Principal,

It is 28 degrees outside this morning and my kids are freezing--their ears are red, as well as their hands. This is an elementary school, and I'm very upset!

Your new dress code is not only ridiculous, but unsafe. Why can't a child wear a beanie? or a scarf? or gloves?  How on earth can that be a good idea in winter? Even in California? It is common knowledge that the temperature gets to freezing or below. Then kids do not have enclosed breezeways--and it is too cold for them.

My children will wear their new winter accessories and if  they get a demerit I'm going to the schoolboard or even to a lawyer. Or worse--I may go to social media.

Upset Mama Bear

My two-cents' worth:

Dress codes can get wonky depending on the quirks of the persons in power. And parents are more empowered than ever to make their thoughts known. Be practical, kind, fair. That's all.

School Dress Codes

The Anatomy Of A Dress Code

Disadvantages & Advantages of High Schools Adopting Dress Codes


How Ugly School Uniforms Will Save Education

Concerning school uniforms, please don't make your decision on these--our uniforms from Catholic high school, freshman year. I'm the one with the popsickle.

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