Illinois District’s Ridiculous No Pajamas During Online Classes Rule
The upcoming school year is going to be a mess. We'll get through it, but it's going to be painful is so many ways. Did we really need this rule?
This is one of the most ridiculous things I've heard as we all get ready for a brand new school year. I sure hope it doesn't' become statewide.
The Springfield school district has made some updates to their dress code policies during remote learning. For the upcoming school year, no pajama pants, slippers or hats while on camera.
I don't know exactly how Zoom chats look for school work, but with my work, nobody is showing themselves from head-to-toe. Why would a student need to?
Administrators want students to approach remote learning as if they were still in the classroom. And, in classrooms, no hoods, sunglasses and bandannas, among other things. The district said students should also be “sitting up out of bed preferably at a desk or table” during remote learning, according to its school manual.
Making these dress code changes was a decision made by teachers, administrators and parents. Why is this where we are in the 'back to school' conversation? With everything a teenager has been through during the end of 2019/2020 school year, can it really be that big of a deal that they're in some pajama pants while in their bedroom all day?
The district says the dress code rules are not punitive, so why even bother.
This school year is going to be a big challenge for every family, I feel like we could've skipped over this one.