School Uniforms Required – Required Fall 2014/15 for Elementary, K-8, and Middle Schoolsuniforms

As part of the Transformation Plan, over three years, the district is phasing in a new school dress code requiring all students to wear school uniforms.

When will my child's school require school uniforms?

  • All Elementary and K8 Schools for the 2013-2014 School Year.
  • All Middle Schools for the 2014-2015 School Year.
  • All High Schools/Alternative Schools for the 2015-2016 School Year.

Note: Most center-based special education programs are exempt, however KEC Oakleigh K-8 and the elementary Oral Deaf and Physically Impaired Programs at Ken-O-Sha will have uniforms.

Why is GRPS requiring uniforms?
The proven benefits of school uniforms include:

  • Increased focus on teaching and learning
  • Reduced distraction, peer pressure, and behavioral issues
  • Cost savings to parents/families
  • Strengthened school pride
  • Improved school safety

What are the requirements?
Tops: Collared shirts, vests, sweaters.

  • Navy blue
  • Light blueGerald R. Ford Students in Full Uniform
  • White
  • Black
  • Red
  • Orange (additional option for southeast side schools)

Bottoms: Pants, shorts, dresses, and skirts. Denim, sweatpants, and leggings are not permitted to be worn as pants. 

  • Navy blue
  • Black
  • Khaki/tan

Click here for complete uniform policy.

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.

Preferred Vendors

GRPS has a number of “preferred vendors” to assist parents in purchasing school uniforms with affordable, accessible, and high quality clothes.

The vendors include:

Meijer logo

Meijer: Uniforms may be purchased on line at www.meijer.com or at select locations in greater Grand Rapids including:

  • Meijer #20 2425 Alpine Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544 (uniforms available year-round)
  • Meijer #36 5500 Clyde Park Ave. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
  • Meijer #50 5531 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
  • Meijer #311 1540 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508 (uniforms available year-round)

Click here for uniform examples from Meijer.

Lands End

Lands' End: There are three ways to shop.

Online: Go to landsend.com/school and create or sign in to your account. Include your student and school information in My Account (or find your School using the Preferred School Number Search: 900163445). Start shopping with your personalized product checklist.

Phone: Call 1-800-469-2222 and reference your student’s Preferred School Number 900163445, grade level and gender. Our team of consultants is available 24/7 for assistance.

In-Store: Visit your local Lands’ End at Sears store. Our associates can help you with sizing information and you can place your Preferred School order online via the store kiosk. Please note, Lands’ End at Sears stores may have a limited product assortment (no logo’d merchandise is available in the store).

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Screen Ideas: Click here for an order form, sizing information, and samples.

Fax completed orders to 616-458-5121 or email orders to service@screenideas.net. Order forms can also be completed and returned to your school office. Screen Ideas will fill orders on a biweekly basis throughout the school year with delivery to your school. Questions? Call 616-458-5119.

Salvation Army

Salvation Army Family Store: Store hours are Mon - Sat, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
1491 Division
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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