The summer of 2018 is almost gone, and that means back to school shopping is on the horizon. Whew, isn’t that hard to believe? Time continues to fly, and whether we like it or not, August is almost here. Here’s the real question: have you started thinking about school supplies? Most people do not begin to think about them until the end of July, but thanks to the early Tax Free Weekend Holiday, we have to think about them much sooner. Tax Free Weekend in Alabama falls on Friday, July 20 and runs through Sunday, July 22 of this year. You can read more about all of the Tax Free Weekend details here.
Let’s start by taking a look at when schools throughout our area start back.
- Dothan City Schools: Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
- Geneva County Schools: Friday, August 3, 2018.
- Houston Academy: Monday, August 13, 2018.
- Houston County Schools: Friday, August 3, 2018.
- Providence Christian School: Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Here are a few schools throughout our area that have already uploaded their school supply lists. You can click the name of the school to access school supplies needed for each one.
- Beverlye Magnet School
- Carver Magnet School
- Girard Middle School
- Grandview Elementary School
- Honeysuckle Middle School
- Jerry Lee Faine Elementary School
- Kelly Springs Elementary School
- Rehobeth Middle School
Another very important aspect of back to school time is clothing and footwear! Many of the schools in our area have a dress code, so here is a list for both Dothan City Schools and Providence Christian School.
Here a few of our top picks for outfits that would be perfect for students in Dothan City Schools.
The Men’s Short-Sleeve Skipjack Polo is always a winner. It comes in a variety of different colors and retails for $79.95. There are a few select colors; however, that are on sale right now for $60. Check them out on our website or in store! We also have a huge selection of khaki and navy pants/shorts for men. Brands like Southern Marsh, Southern Tide, and Columbia always have great picks.
The Women’s Short-Sleeve Tamiami II is yet another great pick. Ladies, this top would be so cute tucked into a skort! This top provides cool-wearing comfort thanks to its mesh-lined ventilation. It retails for $39.95, but select styles are on sale for $30.
We certainly cannot forget kid’s clothes! This Youth Stonewall Polo by Southern Marsh is absolutely perfect for back to school. It retails for $39.95, but has select colors marked down to $30. Be sure to check out boy’s khaki and navy shorts while you are here too! “The Bonehead Short” and “The Half Moon Short” by Columbia are always popular for boys heading back to school.
The last top featured is the Girl’s Long-Sleeve Tamiami. It provides omni-wick and omni-shade. This top retails for $34.95, but has select colors on sale for $26.
Also, do not forget that we also carry plenty of jeans, (since Dothan City Schools can wear them now), for men, women, and children! We also have plenty of footwear options that would fit in perfectly with the dress codes. Check out sandals by Birkenstock, Chaco, Bussola, Antelope, and more!
Accessories are also essential for Back To School. We carry planners from brands like Lilly Pulitzer, Lauren James, and Jadelynn Brooke! We also have some adorable backpacks and lunch boxes by Simply Southern that have just arrived. Come in store and check them out.
We look forward to seeing you soon!