corbin middle school dress code??
hello

Mayfield, KY

#22 Jul 20, 2009
HELLO!
They are not going to be checking every tag of every student. If the shirt says tommy and it's not a huge logo they aren't going to ckeck it. Tell your kids to keep their close on and their mouths shut. Worst thing to happen, they give your child another shirt to wear.
morningstiffness

Murray, KY

#23 Jul 21, 2009
bluerose wrote:
i thank all kids should have to waer a dress code itdid not hurt my kid.i thank they the dress code is high school too.
sounds like you could have used a few more years in school.
resident

Mayfield, KY

#24 Jul 21, 2009
Sounds like the code says "if you cant afford the real thing dont come to our school" and why is this code not system wide instead of one school if it is so great? How can a principal have such authority?
I Saw It

Winchester, KY

#25 Jul 21, 2009
The code was put in place a few years ago because kids were coming to school inappropriately dressed, causing disruptions in the classes. Girls were showing too much skin and boys were wearing pants that showed their underwear. The high school dress code is more relaxed, because the problems didn't occur in the high school. The logo restrictions are to prevent kids from fighting over the authenticity of the logos, which became a big deal a few years ago.(You were "cool" if your logo was genuine, but not if you were wearing a knock off from the flea market. Kids were actually grabbing other kids to check the labels.) Manufacturer writing is allowed because most manufacturers identify and mark their clothing in some way, but the labels have to match to prevent fights over who has what brand. Restricting offensive writing and pictures seems to be a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised at what people will show up in public wearing. When kids learn to dress appropriately and learn to put less emphasis on brand labels, maybe the school will be able to relax the restrictions. Until then, you get what you get.
a parent

Manchester, KY

#26 Jul 21, 2009
my kid is not a cabbage it is a person.
teaching a child how to dress is the responsibility of the PARENTS! When the school / government [ which is the same thing might I add ] starts telling people how to dress their kids like they are government property then there is a problem.

but then again most parents today don't want to be bothered with their own children...
what

Somerset, KY

#27 Jul 21, 2009
a parent wrote:
my kid is not a cabbage it is a person.
teaching a child how to dress is the responsibility of the PARENTS! When the school / government [ which is the same thing might I add ] starts telling people how to dress their kids like they are government property then there is a problem.
but then again most parents today don't want to be bothered with their own children...
The school is not telling people how to dress their kids. The school is telling kids how to dress while at school. You can dress your child how you want anywhere else. There are plenty of places where dress codes are enforced. Most stores have no shirts/no shoes rules. I don't see you on topix griping about how those stores are taking away your constitutional rights, etc.
a parent

Manchester, KY

#28 Jul 22, 2009
what wrote:
<quoted text>
The school is not telling people how to dress their kids. The school is telling kids how to dress while at school. You can dress your child how you want anywhere else. There are plenty of places where dress codes are enforced. Most stores have no shirts/no shoes rules. I don't see you on topix griping about how those stores are taking away your constitutional rights, etc.
you just changed the subject...
now your talking about people not wearing clothes as though children go to school without shirts and shoes... public nudity is not a constitutional right, and my point is that individuality to a child means everything!
Anyone who has been to college who has some idea about what I'm bout to say comment this please...
College Professors influence their political views on their students, "brain wash" so to speak. If you have any conservative thought or belief you are made to feel ignorant...
Young Teenage Girl

Murray, KY

#29 Jul 22, 2009
I went to Corbin Middle about 6 years ago. The dress code is the same now as it was then. I am not graduated from high school and in college. I just wanted to address the dress code policy with some of you that are arguing about it.

I will agree that the tucked in shirt, with belt, and jeans with no holes is appropriate to have in a dress code. Some are stating that Corbin High has no dress code, but that is incorrect. Corbin High has a dress code, but it is simply not as strict as the Middle School. At Corbin High School, you didn't have to tuck your shirt in or wear a belt, however, you were not allowed to wear shirts with inappropriate writing. You were not allowed to wear extremely short skirts, shirts that showed cleavage (as a woman), or jeans with holes in them above the knee. It is a more relaxed dresscode, but still the same a DRESS CODE.

I disagree with the Middle School's dress code. I believe that their dress code should resemble that of the highschools. It shouldn't be as strict as it is because it makes it difficult to purchase clothes that are allowed unless you buy brand name clothing. I will agree that the tucked in shirt and belt policy does make you appear better. However, here are some things I DISAGREE with:

1) No pictures or images on the tshirts
2) The brand name on shirt must by smaller than 3 x 5 index card
3) Logo (brand name) on shirt must match tag on shirt
4) No hoods

I disagree with these aspects of the strict dress code for the very same reasons that most parents will disagree with. The no pictures or images on the shirt DOES help children not wear shirts with vulgar language or pictures. However, if you purchase clothes from walmart or kmart, most of the shirts have pictures on them or words that are not the "brand name". In order to wear shirts that fit the dress code, most parents are forced to buy the higher priced shirts from places such as Hollister, American Eagle, Abercrombie, ect.

I just think that instead of preventing children from insulting others for their clothing, it makes it worse. I think the dress code is absurd and needs to be reevaluated. I never had much money growing up and I swear, back to school clothes shopping was SOOO difficult for me and my father when I was in middle school. We couldn't afford name brand clothing and the shirts at walmart and kmart always had images or words that were not the brand. & It is also very difficult to find a sweatshirt or jacket these days without a HOOD.. the "no hood" policy is ignorant & has no relevance whatsoever in my opinion.
Young Teenage Girl

Murray, KY

#30 Jul 22, 2009
*now graduated from high school in college*

the first paragraph of my comment was incorrect
what

Somerset, KY

#31 Jul 22, 2009
a parent wrote:
<quoted text>
you just changed the subject...
now your talking about people not wearing clothes as though children go to school without shirts and shoes... public nudity is not a constitutional right, and my point is that individuality to a child means everything!
Anyone who has been to college who has some idea about what I'm bout to say comment this please...
College Professors influence their political views on their students, "brain wash" so to speak. If you have any conservative thought or belief you are made to feel ignorant...
No shirt/no shoes is hardly public nudity! CMS isn't taking away your child's right "individuality" as you call it. Why make it more than it is? It is a dress code. It has been put in place to create an atmosphere of learning where kids are not distracted. If you don't like the dress code, travel south about 15 miles to Whitley County Middle School. I have been to college and who knows what you are talking about there?! I have never had Professors that "brainwashed" me. I think you may be watching a little too much t.v.
what

Somerset, KY

#32 Jul 22, 2009
Young Teenage Girl wrote:
I went to Corbin Middle about 6 years ago.........
1) No pictures or images on the tshirts
2) The brand name on shirt must by smaller than 3 x 5 index card
3) Logo (brand name) on shirt must match tag on shirt
4) No hoods
.........It is also very difficult to find a sweatshirt or jacket these days without a HOOD.. the "no hood" policy is ignorant & has no relevance whatsoever in my opinion.
I just wanted to start by saying I think it is great that you have posted a comment to debate that lists points to state your opinion and does not insult others.

With that said, I understand why you would dislike the policy, but there are reasons behind some of the rules you dispute.#1-The pictures on the shirts-while I totally agree that this is a little much, my guess is that the teachers do not want to spend instructional time checking pictures on shirts because little Johnny decided to wear a shirt that had some hidden vulgarity in a picture.#2-the brand name must be smaller that a 3x5 card-I am not sure if this is still in place. If it was last year, it was not enforced.#3-Logo must match tag-I am not sure why this is made into a pricey clothing thing. Believe me when I tell you it is very difficult to find a Hollister or Abercrombie shirt that has the exact writing on the tag as on the shirt. If you don't believe this check out their website, you will see what I mean. You will never find "Laguna Beach or Sunset Beach" on the tag with the Hollister name. I don't understand the arguement that you have trouble getting Walmart or Kmart shirts to match the label on the shirt. Aren't those tshirts usually free of writing and pictures?#4-hoods-This I totally disagree with you about. Students are allowed to wear hoodies to school, they just aren't allowed to wear them to class. This is a safety issue and I am glad it is in place. Weapons can be easily stored in hoodie pockets. Not that they can't be stored in the waistband of a pair of pants, but a school can't tall you not to wear pants. If a school is able to limit ways a weapon can be stored then I am all for it. Also, I am surprised that you never noticed that both Walmart and Kmart sell sweatshirts with no hoods and no writing on them.

If you are worried about your child standing out, when you purchase a tshirt, buy a Redhound tshirt. You can buy them at the school for around $10 or at Walmart as well. Nobody will notice that you didn't pay for a really expensive tshirt.

Just saying people, anywhere you choose to send your kid, there will be issues with who wears the most expensive clothes and who doesn't. It is a middle school. That means your kid is there for a couple of years. Is it really that big of a deal?
i may be dumb

Ripley, TN

#33 Jul 23, 2009
what wrote:
<quoted text>
I just wanted to start by saying I think it is great that you have posted a comment to debate that lists points to state your opinion and does not insult others.
With that said, I understand why you would dislike the policy, but there are reasons behind some of the rules you dispute.#1-The pictures on the shirts-while I totally agree that this is a little much, my guess is that the teachers do not want to spend instructional time checking pictures on shirts because little Johnny decided to wear a shirt that had some hidden vulgarity in a picture.#2-the brand name must be smaller that a 3x5 card-I am not sure if this is still in place. If it was last year, it was not enforced.#3-Logo must match tag-I am not sure why this is made into a pricey clothing thing. Believe me when I tell you it is very difficult to find a Hollister or Abercrombie shirt that has the exact writing on the tag as on the shirt. If you don't believe this check out their website, you will see what I mean. You will never find "Laguna Beach or Sunset Beach" on the tag with the Hollister name. I don't understand the arguement that you have trouble getting Walmart or Kmart shirts to match the label on the shirt. Aren't those tshirts usually free of writing and pictures?#4-hoods-This I totally disagree with you about. Students are allowed to wear hoodies to school, they just aren't allowed to wear them to class. This is a safety issue and I am glad it is in place. Weapons can be easily stored in hoodie pockets. Not that they can't be stored in the waistband of a pair of pants, but a school can't tall you not to wear pants. If a school is able to limit ways a weapon can be stored then I am all for it. Also, I am surprised that you never noticed that both Walmart and Kmart sell sweatshirts with no hoods and no writing on them.
If you are worried about your child standing out, when you purchase a tshirt, buy a Redhound tshirt. You can buy them at the school for around $10 or at Walmart as well. Nobody will notice that you didn't pay for a really expensive tshirt.
Just saying people, anywhere you choose to send your kid, there will be issues with who wears the most expensive clothes and who doesn't. It is a middle school. That means your kid is there for a couple of years. Is it really that big of a deal?
i was at the parent night and no hoodies r allowed ok ... she didnt say where them and put them in ur locker she said no hoodies
WHAT

Winchester, KY

#34 Jul 23, 2009
somebody wrote:
What's wrong with you?
Are you upset that Obama's vision of America is taking place in your home town?
Don't worry lady It's about to get alot worse.
Okay yeah you are right, you have cracked the biggest code.. See while we did not even know anything about this man he snuck into our school board meetings and started this dress code.. It was his first step in over taking the world.. Most people were not aware that the plan all started with How the Corbin Middle school students dressed.. I feel so much better knowing that there are people out there like you who are smart enough to catch his EVIL plots.. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH..
here and there

Ripley, TN

#35 Jul 31, 2009
Our 2 children will be attending CMS this year. 1 boy and 1 girl.

The boy doesn't really care. Truth be told, he might want to sneak something in hoodie. Nothing violent, but I could see him doing it. His biggest peeve is NO RECESS.

The girl, totally differnt story! For her it's about being able to wear tunics or peasent tops.

Personally, I was a very rebellious middle schooler. I did sneak stuff to school. I also wore the shirts with the hidden stuff "Big Johnson". A dress code would have pushed me into doing something else to push the limits.

As a parent, I see both sides. I also know we live in a different world now. Teachers could beat you down if you needed it. They don't have that advantage any more. It's harder to keep order. BTW no one brought guns to school either. I want my children safe. I want them to learn all they can about the real world. Hey there is a time and place for just about anything. School is for learning. School is your key to INDEPENDENCE. Once you have achieved that, no one will really care how you dress.
chs student

Winchester, KY

#36 Jul 31, 2009
well, here's my opinion.
after suffering throught the middle school's dress code for 3 years, i can say that there is plenty wrong with it.
although wearing shirts tucked in with a belt and no holes in jeans may look presentable, its also quite uncomfortable. not everyday do you see a normal person wearing abercrombie shirts tucked into jeans with a belt. not only is the dress code uncomfortable in that respect, but you also have the chance of freezing to death while in class. every teacher i had at corbin middle school was apparently hot blooded 24/7. each classroom temp is approximately 45-50 degrees. so im assuming you wonder why we were near hypothermia? because hoodies were outlawed after my 6th grade year. also, no fleece jackets can be worn. only thin, cotton jackets that are unzipped.
another bad experience that the majority of my classmates and i had, was on spirit day. we all wore high knee socks, and corbin tshirts with ribbons in our hair. we had ou pants rolled up to our knees, and were told later that day by mrs. creech, that although it was spirit day and you were allowed to be partially out of dress code, we werent allowed to roll up our jeans.
i think that acceptable appearance is perfectly okay. but i think that over the years the dress code teachers have blown it out of proportion.
i understand that holes in jeans may not look acceptable, but try going to a name brand store and finding holes without jeans. its a huge stuggle. during my years at cms, finding jeans to wear to school was absolute hades.
another problem i think the dress code has is forcing kids to tuck their shirts in. sure, it looks fancy and whatnot, but overweight kids arent exactly comfortable tucking in their shirt, and not being able to wear a hoodie or jacket to hide their imperfections. i know, because i was one of those kids. its the most uncomfortable feeling to walk into school wondering if the ppl around you are laughing at you because you look bad with your shirt tucked in.
lastly, the underprivelaged children have a hard time finding clothes to even fit the dress code. in middle school, all you can really wear is name brand clothes, because thats all that they find acceptable.
well, in conclusion, i think the middle schoolers would be better off to have a uniform policy instead. but thats only because i know what insanity they go through.

*i apologize for having such jumbled thoughts. i just typed as it popped into my head :)
corbin mom

Ripley, TN

#37 Aug 1, 2009
I think they should take some sort of vote to see which the parents would rather have between uniforms or strict dress code, as for me I would rater see them have uniforms...less of a hassle when shopping then you know whats allowed and and you dont have to worry if your kids going to be sent home over the size of the logo or what the tag says
Person

Fulton, KY

#38 Aug 3, 2009
I don't think they should have to tuck their shirts in. I have sat waiting to pick my children up from school and noticed children that are heavy. This breaks my heart for them to have to tuck their shirts in. Children are cruel. They say things to the other children especially if they are heavy and this causes children with all ready low self esteem to suffer. They should think of ways to make children feel better about themselves not worry about a shirt tucked in.
Interested Person

United States

#39 Aug 4, 2009
hello wrote:
HELLO!
They are not going to be checking every tag of every student. If the shirt says tommy and it's not a huge logo they aren't going to ckeck it. Tell your kids to keep their close on and their mouths shut. Worst thing to happen, they give your child another shirt to wear.
Jesus Christ, go back to school please!!! People do not wear "close" they "close" a door. People wear "CLOTHES!!!" Alright, rant over... I agree with you, most Tommy logos on Polos anyway are what, 1/2" by 1/4". They should not even bother checking that.

By I think having a dress code at the middle school is pointless. They don't have one before middle school and then after, the high school don't have one either.
wondering

Gray, KY

#40 Aug 8, 2009
Do the teachers and the other administration have to abide by the dress code?
up in the air

Winchester, KY

#41 Aug 10, 2009
Isn't dress code violating your freedom rights

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