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.
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 Schools Year.
Most center-based special education programs are exempt - KEC-Oakleigh K-8, and the elementary Oral Deaf and Physically Impaired Programs at Ken-O-Sha will have uniforms.
GRPS already has eight schools that require 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
Tops: Collared shirts, vests, sweaters.
Bottoms: Pants, shorts, dresses, and skirts.
Click here for examples of school uniforms.
GRPS has secured a number of “preferred vendors” to assist parents in purchasing school uniforms with affordable, accessible and high quality clothes.
The vendors include:
Education Outfitters: Uniforms may be purchased by clicking here or 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.