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I also run the clothing closet. But the Deans I work with each took a small supply to stock in their office for dress code violations and my closet was back-up (and access for me for any medical need), thankfully. But I'm the one that stocks and keeps it organized and sometimes I also think that is so very fun...but I never have to ask a kid to give me collateral first.

And yes, I know every trick in book I think for how kids try to hide being out of dress code.

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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And yes, I know every trick in book I think for how kids try to hide being out of dress code.

They think they are tricky. The odd part is when they come to me in the late afternoon for something where I need them to remove their sweater (such as to take a b/p) and they don't have their collared shirt on. :no:

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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There has to be some sort of consequence for being out of dress code. If not, what's the point. I bet you that most students that come to you are repeat offenders.

I have a very limited supply of clothes and ran out the first month which was fine with me. I did keep a small stash for kids with a true medical need.

I've started writing infractions for my repeat offenders. If I don't see that fix it, I'm going to have to start referring to admin. It's ridiculous.

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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I understand not rocking the boat your first year. Up until a month ago I was in charge of color photocopying (teachers only have access to black & white printers). I waited until this year to throw a fit about how it's taking away from time I could be using my skills as nurse.

Yeah, it's tough. I know I will eventually have to make this wave, I'm just not ready to do it quite yet. I will though eventually.

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Flare is a ASN, BSN and works as a School nurse firefighter.

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i have a lot of various clothing in my office through donations, but I weed it out. It's public school here which doesn't use uniforms ( though the principal and I have discussed the pros and cons). I tend to only keep the sweats and shorts and t-shirts. Unisex sort of clothing are key here. I get quite a few kids coming in for a drop of spilled milk of their pants or a muddy pant leg. Sorry - call home and go clean up as best you can.

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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i have a lot of various clothing in my office through donations, but I weed it out. It's public school here which doesn't use uniforms ( though the principal and I have discussed the pros and cons). I tend to only keep the sweats and shorts and t-shirts. Unisex sort of clothing are key here. I get quite a few kids coming in for a drop of spilled milk of their pants or a muddy pant leg. Sorry - call home and go clean up as best you can.

Yes, I don't help for that! I have kids coming in who spill water on their pants. Sorry, it'll dry, move along. Haha. It's not so much that as it is the kids who just blatantly disregard wearing their uniform.

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Flare is a ASN, BSN and works as a School nurse firefighter.

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That is one of the cons we discussed.

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MWOOD,LPN has 5 years experience and works as a School Nurse.

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I am keeper of our Uniforms. I keep a select few options in each size since i'm K-8. I get my uniforms from the PTA, they do a uniform swap once a month so if I run low on whatever they will make sure to get a couple for me. If I get a parent drop off of Uniforms it goes to our PTA Closet where the rest of the uniforms are kept.

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aprilmoss has 20 years experience and works as a School Nurse.

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I dodged dress code enforcement. I did end up with the lost and found (don't ask me why that's a health office issue either) at several schools and after clothing ended up abandoned I recycled it into "emergency" stuff in case of students with wet (from a variety of fluids) or other needs for changes of clothes. I'd kind of draw the line beyond that.

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Nope, told them that clothing is outside the scope of health services. I told the AP that I could hand out examination gowns if he wanted the students to wear those. I think he was seriously considering the idea.

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Supernrse01 has 18 years experience and works as a School nurse.

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Why is dress code violation the nurse's job?

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aprilmoss has 20 years experience and works as a School Nurse.

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I'm giggling now, Betty. The idea of kids running around with the rears hanging out of hospital gowns probably isn't what the administration had in mind.

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