School Uniforms Required – Required Fall 2014/15 for Elementary, K-8, and Middle Schools
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?
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:
What are the requirements?
Tops: Collared shirts, vests, sweaters.
Bottoms: Pants, shorts, dresses, and skirts. Denim, sweatpants, and leggings are not permitted to be worn as pants.
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:
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).
Screen Ideas: Click here for an order form, sizing information, and samples.
New Address: School Uniforms by Screen Ideas (located in St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store)
1314 S. Division
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Hours: Monday-Friday, 12:30-5:30pm
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.
Salvation Army Family Store: Store hours are Mon - Sat, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Grand Rapids, MI 49507