Clothing, Items and Packing Recommendations
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Each room is furnished by the School with the basic necessities. There is also ample provision for decoration and electrical devices, so we ask that occupants of these rooms do not tape, nail, or tack their hangings onto, or into, the walls or doors. We request non-permanent adhesives. As mandated by fire safety regulations, electric heaters, hot-pots are prohibited.
Note: Dorm Supervisors, 6th Formers and Post Grads may keep small refrigerators, televisions and gaming systems in their rooms. All students are permitted to have their own personal computers. Cellular phones are also permitted.
Have these items ready to pick up from the SKS store by ordering the online.
Use 40 Bulls Bridge Rd., South Kent, CT 06785 as the shipping address.
In planning your school wardrobe, it is important to remember the laundry service schedule. The laundry is picked up Monday morning and returned Thursday noon of the same week. It is recommended that a student have adequate clothing for a two-week period.
The following is a list of recommended items:
1 Blue blazer
1 Sport coat
1 Warm coat (denim jackets, army fatigue coats, or camouflage jackets are not acceptable)
8 Dress shirts with collars (preferably wrinkle free)
4 Casual shirts with collars (Polo shirts)
4 Pairs of Dress Pants (Khakis etc. Cargo pants are not acceptable)
2 Pairs of dress shoes
10 Pairs of dress socks
Casual Dress and Athletic Wear
Clothing is expected to be neat and clean. Torn, ripped or immodest clothing is inappropriate, as are items emblazoned with messages pertaining to alcohol, drugs, and offensive sexual or social situations. South Kent recomends that boys bring enough casual clothing to wear during their free time and for athletics.
2 Sets of sheets (twin XL)
4 Pillow cases
4 Bath towels
4 Wash cloths
Suggested additional items
Flashlight, Air tight container to store food items, 1 or 2 power strips (extension cords are not allowed due to fire codes), Desk lamp, Package of replacement bulbs for desk lamp, Alarm clock (battery back-up), and Hanger-type tie rack.
Suggested School Supplies
Laptop, Pencils, Ballpoint Pens, and Notebooks. New Students will be given iPad Mini‘s and will also be notified on the first day of classes, what is required for each class. Many of these items will be available at the School Store and may be charged to the student’s account.
Helpful Packing Guidelines
The following guidelines are included to help inform the packing process. Please reference the Residential Life section in the Community Handbook for further guidelines and information. Labeling Personal Belongings: Before the student leaves home, a printed name tape should be sewn into every article of clothing. It is suggested that the tapes be located on the inside the collar band of coats and shirts. Inside the back waistband of pants. Inside the top of socks in a vertical position. Don't bring more than you need! Storage space is minimized by new fire regulations and none of our rooms are large enough to accommodate superfluous items. South Kent School does provide a small personal safe in every room for valuables. (It is strongly recommended that travel tickets, valuables, and excess cash be stored in the Business Office safe).