Back to school dress code

By: Aaron Luna Email
By: Aaron Luna Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) - From striped to plaid to florescent, every kid wants to get the back to school gear that rocks. But before you head out looking for the best bargains there's something all parents should keep in mind, the dress code.

"I think the most important thing is that students need to dress comfortable, they need to be ready to learn," says Christy McGee with School District 51.

McGee says, "It may be slotted as a back to school fashion item but it may not actually fit the guidelines in the parent student handbook."

She says the dress code is mostly common sense, but there are a few things to watch for. "No gang paraphernalia, no drug paraphernalia," says McGee.

That also includes clothes with alcohol or tobacco ads on them. And like McGee said before, just because you see it on the mannequin doesn't mean it'll work in class. "No hats in school is another common one," she says.

Insane clown Posse t–shirts are also not allowed in school. Neither are spaghetti-strapped tank tops or tube tops.

One thing that is 'in' right now are the prices. "Parents should really be looking for those sales and promotions to help save a little bit of money because they're everywhere right now," says Jammie McCloud with the Mesa Mall.

McCloud says many stores are getting ready for cold weather, something Grand Junction doesn't usually see until late in the season. "Right now stores are starting to clearance out their summer merchandise and a lot of these items are great for back to school," says McCloud.

Clothes shopping is also just like grocery shopping, don't forget the coupons. McCloud says the mall offers special deals that can be picked up at Guest Services. "We have all kinds of deals and coupons in our savings guide that parents can take advantage of," she says.

Another good tip to keep those new duds from wandering off is to write your information on the inside of them. "So make sure names are in the jackets so that they don't get tossed in the lost and found because we always have a bunch of lost and found jackets at the end of the semester," says McGee.

When in doubt about what's appropriate for your kids to wear, err on the side of caution and it'll keep your kids looking like scholars all year long.

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  • by lol on Aug 2, 2010 at 01:47 PM
    ♪♫ Looking like a fool with your pants on the ground!♪♫ Now get off of my lawn.
  • by Mom of 4 Location: Grand Junction on Aug 2, 2010 at 10:16 AM
    I totally agree with the previous posts! The "in" look for kids these days is very distasteful! I don't like seeing ANYONE'S underthings! INCLUDING the girl's BUTT FLOSS cuz THEIR jeans are cut so low you can see right down them when they sit! Trying to keep your own kids dressed decently is almost next to impossible since there isn't much to choose from, and they don't want to be "different" from all of their friends! It is very shocking to see ELEMENTARY aged girls wearing HIGH SCHOOL aged clothing! Please!!! Little BOYS (as young as 3 & 4) WITH THEIR EARS PIERCED!!
  • by Rhonda on Aug 1, 2010 at 10:38 PM
    They keep saying there is a dress code, but I have yet to see it inforced. Some of the girls at the high schools dress really skimpy. If you are going to have a dress code inforce it.
  • by Chris Location: Grand Junction on Aug 1, 2010 at 09:56 PM
    Just a thought...Boys need to wear pants that FIT!!! Not the kind that are baggy and falling off their hips...with boxers and butts showing.
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