SCS updates dress code for virtual learning, will not require uniforms

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — No uniforms for Shelby County students. However, students will have a dress code when their virtual school classes begin on August 31.

The first day of school for students in Shelby County Schools won’t begin in a school building but in front of a computer.

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Even with students not in the school building, they still have to dress for success.

Shelisa Cox is the parent of a Shelby County School 10 grader.

She applauded SCS for revising their dress code policy to fit the new virtual learning experience.

“You get your child out of bed feed them a good breakfast make sure they have their hair done, have their clothes on and be in front of that computer at eight o’clock,” Cox said.

Leaders with Shelby County Schools made revisions to their dress code policy after so many parents wondered if school uniforms would be needed for the beginning of the school year.

Uniforms will not be required but the proper attire must be worn.

“You have to start early teaching your child the do’s and the don’t to be responsible,” Cox said.

Flexibility, however, will be provided in the virtual learning environment for bottoms and footwear when the student’s full body will not be captured on video.

Cox said she was hopeful students will keep the PJs out of the virtual classrooms.

“I’m sure Shelby County Schools have amazing parents so no pajamas,” Cox said.

The district also said every student’s school day will start at 8 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.

All teachers and students will follow this schedule.

Schools will return to normal times when in-school learning returns.