School Uniforms Required – STARTING FALL 2013-14 for Elementary/K8 Schools
As part of the Transformation Plan, over the next three years, the district will be phasing in a new school dress code requiring all students to wear school uniforms.
When will my child's school require school uniforms?
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?
GRPS already has eight schools that require uniforms. The proven benefits of school uniforms include:
What are the requirements?
Tops: Collared shirts, vests, sweaters.
Bottoms: Pants, shorts, dresses, and skirts.
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: Uniforms may be purchased on line at www.meijer.com or at select locations in greater Grand Rapids including:
Educational Outfitters: Uniforms may be purchased by clicking here, at their retail store located at 2055 28th St. SE, Suite 18, Grand Rapids, MI 49509, or call 616-245-4800. Click here for examples of school uniforms. Educational Outfitters Rate Sheet
Fax completed orders to 616-458-5121 or email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.