First impressions matter. Schools are looking for reliable, engaged, and professional subs, and they often provide feedback on hows a sub presents themselves.
Schools use dress codes as a way to show students what professionalism looks like, and so they expect their educators to demonstrate that.
Even if a dress code is not provided, it is recommended to still dress professionally. Based on an analysis of dress codes at Swing’s partner schools, the following is generally considered acceptable:
- Comfortable dress shoes/flats (avoid sneakers, sandals, or open-toed shoes)
- Business-casual or professional attire
- Solid colored slacks (no jeans, avoid capris)
- Neatly ironed buttoned up collared shirt
- Blouse and/or knitted sweater/cardigan
Schools also recommend avoiding any offensive or strong odors, such as cigarettes or perfumes/colognes and to practice general hygiene before an assignment.