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Dress Code

All students at Palmer Rapids Public School are to dress appropriately for school.

  • Student should not wear short-shorts, tank tops, muscle shirts or bare midriffs.
  • For Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 students - tank top straps should be a minimum of three fingers wide.
  • Student fingertips must touch the fabric of shorts/skirts when their hands are naturally at their sides.
  • Clothing and sports equipment that support or promote drugs, alcohol, violence, racism or are sexist and/or sexual in nature are not appropriate for school.
  • For safety and health reasons, students are required to wear appropriate footwear in school.
  • To assist in keeping teaching areas clean, students are requested to have an indoor pair of shoes (please label your child's shoes with his/her full name).

Gym Wear

  • All students must have indoor running shoes for physical education activities.
  • Some teachers require students to have a t-shirt and shorts for gym. The t-shirt and shoes must meet our dress code guidelines.
  • Gym shoes that are only worn indoors may serve as indoor shoes.
  • Please do not purchase black soled gym shoes that leave marks.

Please note that the student dress code may be subject to change with School Council input.

Cold Weather

Students are expected to go outside during the winter months unless the temperature is below -22C with the wind chill. Please ensure your child dresses warmly.

  • Students should wear a warm coat, hat, scarf, gloves/mittens and boots when it snows.
  • Please send a pair of shoes that can be left at school for indoor wear during the winter months. Students should not wear their outdoor shoes in the classroom during the winter.
  • We recommend sending an extra pair of mittens and socks in case the first pair gets wet.