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What do you think about wearing scrubs?
Old 07-13-2020, 08:57 AM
 
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I saw this post on FB today and thought it was interesting. What do you think?
https://www.facebook.com/angela.arre...23040466509313


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I actually suggested the same thing on my FB recently. Scrubs are comfy, easy to wash, AND have pockets!
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Old 07-13-2020, 09:51 AM
 
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I'm currently wearing my "socially appropriate PJs" of navy scrub pants and a purple daycare tshirt for work. Today i dont mind scrubs.
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I want to wear my regular clothes.
  • Not interested in buying a new wardrobe.
  • Not interested in having all my school clothes sit dormant even longer.

All of my school cloths are washable, and I wash them after wear anyway.
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This was brought up on our state union page. Personally, I'm opposed to the idea UNLESS the district will purchase them for us, which I don't see happening.

I would enjoy wearing comfy clothes to work every day, but I don't think it's fair to ask teachers to go out and basically buy a new work wardrobe. Scrubs aren't that cheap, and personally I wouldn't be doing laundry every day either way- that's a lot of wear and tear on my washer/dryer not to mention very bad for the environment to do a load of one thing every day.

If someone really feels strongly this is a precaution they need to take, what's the difference between washing scrubs every day and washing your regular clothes every day? Maybe the disconnect is that whoever wrote the FB post apparently wears dry clean only clothes and fancy things that they wear more than once. I can't imagine doing that as a teacher. We have to dress up somewhat at my school (no jeans) but I would never buy dry clean only stuff and the only thing I wear more than once prior to washing is jeans.

I also have concerns that this would lead to even more ridiculous expectations for teachers. If we dress like nurses, will the public start expecting us to act as nurses too?


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Good points
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I have always been in the camp of that we are professionals so we should be dressing as such (unless you teach pe or early childhood, special ed.). I became more concerned this spring with transmission of the virus. I started washing my school clothes daily, changing out my water bottle and coffee cup, anything not to bring the virus home to my family. I'm enviromentally friendly but with this I have to weigh what is most important and that would be health for myself and my family. Another point made on FB was that it is again another image that may scare students, impacting their mental health. Not sure what the answer is. We need to protect ourselves too but as teachers we want what is best for our students too.
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Old 07-13-2020, 12:37 PM
 
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Since my work clothes have covid-shrunk, scrubs could be a new type of comfy uniform.

I posted it on my FB, but it was along with the tongue-in-cheek post of returning to school safely. I want the drone too! Iím in desperate need of some humor.
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We can wear scrubs!
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My elementary is a biomedical/veterinary science choice school. Students and teachers can wear scrubs any day. They have our school name and logo embroidered on them. They are perfect for lab days or any day you are in a hurry and need to throw something on! They are super affordable and comfortable. I love my scrubs!
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Old 07-13-2020, 12:58 PM
 
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I don't want to have to buy them and all of my regular school clothes are machine washable.

I fully support anyone else who wants to wear them, but I don't personally see the need.
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Old 07-13-2020, 03:13 PM
 
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I teach kindergarten. I don't think it should be mandatory dress code; however, I would love to have the option to be able to wear scrubs! I am all for wearing comfortable clothing and sneakers. I wouldn't have to spend time figuring out what to wear each morning.

Doctors and nurses are professionals and they wear scrubs so I think it is perfectly reasonable for preschool and early childhood staff members to wear scrubs.


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Old 07-13-2020, 04:30 PM
 
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They are designed to limit contagion--that's the draw here. I am absolutely in favor of it. Several teachers from my school were discussing it and we are all in favor.
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Old 07-13-2020, 05:08 PM
 
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I teach kindergarten. I don't think it should be mandatory dress code; however, I would love to have the option to be able to wear scrubs! I am all for wearing comfortable clothing and sneakers. I wouldn't have to spend time figuring out what to wear each morning.
Exactly! This is totally me, too! Scrubs would be the perfect K uniform. I could even put our school logo on them and everything.
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Old 07-13-2020, 05:15 PM
 
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I don't hate the idea of it, but I really like wearing my other clothes.

I can't help wondering how it would come across to the children - especially the younger ones. With masks and scrubs, we'll look like we work in a hospital or doctor's office. I'm not sure if that'll go over well or not - depending on their own experiences with those places. Just a different angle with it.
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Old 07-13-2020, 09:08 PM
 
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I donít think scrubs should be required, but scrubs and jeans should be allowed if thatís what someone chooses to wear. I would personally like to wear jeans and a ďteacherĒ t-shirt every day.
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Old 07-18-2020, 02:17 PM
 
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I honestly think that someone above said it perfectly.

I'm not going to pay for 5 sets of scrubs (cause you know I'm lazy enough to not do laundry during the week). If the district purchases them for us, I'd do it...except they'd probably get orange and then I'll look like I'm a convict.

However, if scrubs make someone feel more comfortable, I am not going to stand in their way.
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I teach SpEd
Old 07-18-2020, 05:01 PM
 
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and dress relatively nice most days. I can wash and dry most of everything without an issue. I wear slacks with give and long shirts in case I need to sit on the alternate seating choices or the floor.

I don't feel scrubs would protect me in any way that my regular street clothes cannot. If they suggest I wear them, I will either buy a couple sets or go to a Thrift store.
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