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8th Grade Corporate Attire

November 20th, 2019

 

Dear Parents of an 8th grade student,

 

It is time to begin our Corporate Attire program. Corporate Attire dress days are for our 8th grade students only and are scheduled for every Tuesday throughout the rest of the year. Students are encouraged to come to school dressed as corporate leaders and earn points in 8th grade classes each time they participate. We will begin our weekly Corporate Attire dress days on Tuesday, December 3, 2018.

 

Corporate Attire dress days help our 8th graders understand how to dress for success. It also helps them focus on thinking about careers they might want to pursue after they attend high school and college. We believe every 8th grader benefits from becoming aware of what corporate dress attire looks like so they can practice using it and present themselves as confident, successful individuals. It also prepares them for our Exit Interviews, which are held in early June. The Exit Interviews give students an opportunity to practice their speaking skills and exercise confidence in talking about themselves, shaking hands, and sharing their strengths.

 

Corporate attire for boys:

Collared shirt and tie with slacks or very dark jeans
Belt and shirt tucked in
Clean shoes and dark socks
Jackets are optional
Clean combed hair

 

Corporate attire for girls:

Work dress, or skirt and blouse that is appropriate length with no bare shoulders
Dress pants with blouse or sweater
Comfortable shoes, can include a 2” heel
Hair off face
Clean natural professional look, natural makeup
May wear a jacket or appropriate sweater
No jeans

 

We do not expect parents to purchase these items for children, but to look for items you already own that will work. Students who are having difficulty with items can see Mrs. DeBritton or Ms. Baird in the office for assistance. Please note that any of this attire would also be appropriate for our promotion ceremony in June as well as our Exit Interviews. Thank you in advance for your support as we help our students begin to think about the future.

 

Sincerely,

Heidi DeBritton, Wendy Baird, and the 8th Grade Team