There is a close relationship between student attire and student attitudes toward school. For that reason, the district Student Conduct and Discipline Plan (#107) prohibits students from “dressing or grooming in a manner which disrupts teaching or learning.” The O’Keeffe Dress Code is more specific; we will maintain a "business casual environment." The O’Keeffe Dress Code prohibits the following:
- Bare feet
- Wallet chains
- House slippers
- Visible underwear
- Clothing that is too skimpy or revealing
- Clothing and accessories that depict gang behavior or glorify gang activity
- Hats, bandanas, hairnets, scarves, sweatbands, “do rags,” etc. Headgear worn for religious reasons is allowed.
- Clothing promoting alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs
- Clothing with obscene, sexual, violent, racist, tasteless slogans or graphic depictions.
- Muscle shirts or tops with straps narrower than three fingers.
- Tee shirts that carry profane, obscene, or offensive slogans or pictures.
- Spaghetti straps, see-through mesh shirts, backless tops, halter tops, tube tops, tops that expose the stomach, and sleeveless shirts that expose the sides.
- Short shorts – shorts should not be shorter than the length of student’s arms.
- Sagging pants.
A student who wears a shirt that violates the dress code for tops is asked to turn the shirt inside out or is offered a clean, replacement shirt.
A student who wears sagging pants is offered a belt or a plastic tie that will secure two belt loops together.
In some cases, a parent may be asked to bring replacement clothing to school.
A student who repeatedly refuses to conform to the dress code may be subject to disciplinary action.