It’s time for back to school prep! While you’re checking that you have all the necessary school supplies, it’s a great time to take a look at your kid’s closet and make sure they have the clothes they need for the upcoming school year.
At Hampton Lutheran, our dress code reflects the biblical principle that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. As such, we dress our bodies decently and respectably, especially while at school and school events.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Use this back-to-school time to talk with your kids about how they dress and what clothes are appropriate for different events. Explain that when at school, their clothes should be neat and in good taste.
Prepping Your Kid’s Wardrobe for School
Here are four tips for prepping your kid’s wardrobe for the school year.
1. Cover up appropriately.
During school and at school events, kids should cover spaghetti straps and halter tops with a sweater or wear a shirt underneath. Shorts and skirts should be long enough to reach your child’s fingertips when they are standing.
2. Pick the right shoes.
Kids cannot wear backless shoes (like clogs and flip flops) to school, but they do need tennis shoes to wear for PE class.
3. Select one nice outfit for school events.
Throughout the school year, kids will attend special chapel services, sing at churches, and visit nursing homes. During these events, children are representing themselves, their family, and HLS in the community, so dressing up a little is a good idea. Consider purchasing a dress or skirt, or dress pants and a button-up shirt, for kids to wear to special school events.
4. Be prepared for winter weather.
Winter will be here before you know it! Make sure you have winter weather outfits and accessories ready for our Nebraska winters. When it’s under 50 degrees outside, kids are required to wear coats to school and at recess. Overshoes or snow boots must be worn outside when there is snow and slush on the ground.
We also encourage kids to wear gloves or mittens, as well as head coverings like hats and scarves, during cold weather, as most recess time and PE time will still be outdoors. Check that you have these cold weather clothing items for your kids in case of an early freeze or snow.