O’Shea Keleher Dress Code
It is the philosophy of the Socorro Independent School District and O’Shea Keleher Elementary that all students maintain positive standards of dress.
**Students are encouraged to wear their unifrom tops during virtual learning.**
- Pre-K/Kinder: Gold Polo shirt (or white polo shirt) (with or without school logo)
- 1st- 5th: Navy blue, purple, or white polo shirt (with or without school logo)
Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Skort and shoes
- Khaki or Navy Blue in color
- Shoes need to be safe for walking and running (tennis shoes recommended)
The length of shorts, skirts, & skorts must be at least where the middle finger rests when the arm is extended alongside the leg, and no longer than the knee.
It is the philosophy of the Socorro Independent School District and O’Shea Keleher that students should maintain high standards of dress, grooming, and appearance. As per Policy FNCA (LOCAL), a universal uniform (Khaki pants and white polo shirt) may be worn at any SISD school which has elected to implement a school uniform policy.
In addition, O’Shea Keleher has the following dress code options in place:
- Mondays: #TeamSISD shirts can be worn with jeans
- Thursdays: College T-shirt with school pants
- Fridays: Free dress for students who met the attendance criteria for that week (Friday-Thursday)
- No absences, no tardies, no early pull-outs (beginning the previous Friday)
Free dress guidelines:
- All students will wear respectable clothing free of gang association, profanity, alcohol and drug related illustrations
- All students will wear pants that fit properly. (Baggy pants and bicycle shorts will not be allowed)
- All students will wear shirts with appropriate sleeves. (Spaghetti straps or halters will not be allowed). No midriffs showing
- All students will wear shorts and/or skirts at an appropriate length. (The length of the shorts/skirt must exceed the length of finger-tips at arm’s length)
- Students will be asked to remove any clothing, jewelry and/or accessories that interferes with classroom instruction or is a safety/health hazard.
- Sunglasses, hoodies and hats are not to be worn in the building.
Hair should be trimmed/groomed in a way so that teachers can see the students’ eyes in class. Hair should not be a distraction or disruption to daily high-quality instruction. Natural hair colors only (no unnatural hair colors, including unnatural colored hair extensions (blue, bright red, pink, purple, etc.), mohawks, unusual style haircuts, shaved designs cut in their hair
Ear piercings permitted (must be stud style only and small in diameter; no gauges or body piercings)
Students may bring cell phones to school.
No cell phones on State Testing Dates.
Cell phones must be turned off during the entire instructional day/afterschool tutoring portion of the school day.
Cell phones out and visible during the school day (including inside the restrooms) will be taken and must be picked up at school by a parent, regardless of how or if the student is using the phone.
There is a $15.00 retrieval fee as per SISD Board Policy on the second offense and any offense thereafter.
These items are not permitted:
Electronic devices (O’Shea Keleher will not be responsible for theft of these items.)
Bandanas, drop rags, hair nets,
Spiked or studded jewelry or belts.
Chain belts, chain wallets.
Writing on hands, arms, or other visible body parts
Shoes with wheels
Any clothing or item that is deemed as distracting and interrupts the learning process by administration
Contact lenses must be doctor prescribed
Lunches can be dropped off at the front desk. Please put student’s name and grade level on the bag. In order to not disrupt instruction, students will not be called out of class. Please let your child know in advance to stop at the desk.
If a student is found out of dress code, the following steps will be taken:
1st offense---Teacher contacts parent for a change of clothes. If a parent is not available, the student will be given the opportunity to change from clothes bank and borrow a dress code item.
2nd offense---Students will be sent to office. Parents will be contacted by a campus administrator. The student will receive one (1) day of lunch detention.
Persistent offenses may result in an office referral. Every offense, thereafter, the student will receive one (1) day of lunch detention.