“We are happy to announce the Tallahassee School of Math and Science will be continuing our Uniform Swap during the current school year. The TSMS Uniform Swap gives families a way to trade outgrown uniforms with other TSMS families in order to reduce the need to buy costly new uniform pieces.
When submitting uniform pieces, place items in a bag that is clearly labeled with the family name and include a submission form (available online and in the Main Office). Families should only submit official uniform pieces purchased from All Uniform Wear and must contain the TSMS logo. If there is a dispute about the approval of a uniform piece, we will defer to the TSMS Administration.
The swap can only accept freshly laundered uniforms in excellent or good used condition. No mending or washing will be done by the volunteers or administration. The swap program cannot accept uniforms in fair or poor condition with obvious signs of wear - rips, holes, stains, unraveling, fading, discoloration, significant pilling, etc. We accept PE uniforms, socks, shoes, tights, belts or general outerwear as donation only – you will not receive points for these.
Uniform collection events will occur 2-3 times a year and will be announced in the newsletter. Ideally these events will occur in August, December and May. All uniforms submitted between collection events will be evaluated at the next collection event unless prior arrangements have been made with the Uniform Swap Coordinators.
Following a collection event, uniform pieces submitted to the swap will be credited with swap points: 1 point = 1 item. After uniforms are collected and evaluated, points from all items submitted will be totaled and banked under the family name. The families that contributed uniform pieces will be contacted via email and informed of the number of points they have available. Families can shop from the uniform inventory with their accumulated points. Any unused points will be “banked” as long as the family is enrolled at TSMS. Points carry over indefinitely until used or until the family has no students enrolled at TSMS. In case of the latter, points will be donated to the community point pool, unless otherwise specified by the leaving family.
Participation at the Swap Shopping Event is for those families that have submitted uniforms during the current swap, have previously banked points and for new families who will receive
five ‘free’ points for their first swap event. Uniform items can only be purchased with points. Volunteers and staff will be available to help find the items and sizes that you need. Items are evaluated as carefully as possible during collection, but families who obtain items at the shopping event are responsible for carefully inspecting items for size and condition. Inventory is based on participation. Families that participate in the swap understand that the inventory available may not meet all of their uniform needs.