The O'Farrell Charter School

Winner of the National Excellence in Urban Education Award

Student Conduct

Students at O'Farrell follow the FALCON Way.  This is the way we live.
 
Focus
I am determined to limit distractions that hinder success
 
Attitude
I am positive and respectful to all I meet
 
Leadership
I am prepared to be a role model for others to emulate
 
Citizenship
I will contribute to my society as a global citizen
 
Organization
I am prepared and accountable for my academic success
 
Non-Violence
I will embrace cultural diversity and differing opinions
 

THE O’FARRELL HIGH SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY 2013-2014

                       

Uniform Policy

O’Farrell requires that all students wear uniforms. Approved O’Farrell uniforms must be purchased at Mario’s Family Clothing. 28 N. Euclid Ave, or 7761 Broadway, Lemon Grove,  619-264-6081.

Please DO NOT purchase anything that is not on the approved O’Farrell Uniform list (found below.)

·       Purpose: Safety and Unity

Research has shown that students who dress alike also enjoy an increased sense of unity. The same evidence shows that uniforms will increase student safety, reduce violence and make it much easier to identify persons who do not belong on campus. Student uniforms ensure that we avoid styles of clothing that could be misinterpreted as gang-related, distracting, or immodest. 

·       Scholarships/Assistance-

Assistance may be available for students and families in need through Family Support Services. Contact them directly for more information.

·       Enforcement

Infractions will be routed to the Homebase teacher, who will then follow through with appropriate discipline actions. If a student is not in uniform, the student will remain in their homebase classroom for the remainder of the day or until the parent or guardian is able to bring them appropriate clothing. These additional consequences will be added with each infraction.

·       First uniform violation - Uniform violation notice brought home and signed by the parent or guardian and returned to the Homebase teacher. Parent/Guardian telephoned by Homebase teacher.

·       Second uniform violation - Uniform violation notice brought home and signed by the parent or guardian and returned to the Homebase teacher. Parent/Guardian telephoned by Homebase teacher and student assigned detention.

·       Third uniform violation - Uniform violation notice brought home and signed by the parent or guardian and returned to the Homebase teacher. Parent/Guardian telephoned by Homebase teacher. Student assigned to Friday Night School or Saturday School 

·       Fourth uniform violation - Uniform violation notice brought home and signed by the parent or guardian and returned to the Homebase teacher. In-School Suspension and conference with the parent/guardian 

·       Fifth uniform violation – Uniform violation notice brought home and signed by the parent or guardian and returned to the Homebase teacher. Parent Guardian telephone by the Homebase teacher and/or family leader. Saturday Suspension 

·       Sixth uniform violation – Uniform violation notice brought home and signed by the parent or guardian and returned to the Homebase teacher. Parent Guardian telephone by the Homebase teacher and/or family leader. One day suspension 

·       Continued Violations - Each further violation will result in a one day suspension.

 

The uniform must fit properly, not exceeding one size beyond the correct size and may not be modified, altered or changed in any way. This includes bagging or sagging pants, oversized shirts, skinny pants, safety pins, rubber bands, buttons etc.  Clothes may not have a ripped or torn appearance. Rain gear, hats or other extreme weather, non-uniform items must be removed and put away upon campus entry.

Visible tattoos, body piercings, and gauges are not allowed with exception of earrings.  All tattoos, including temporary tattoos, must be covered.  To take effect the 2014-2015 school year.

 

THE O’FARRELL HIGH SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY FOR 2013-2014

The following O’Farrell Uniform items MUST be purchased at Mario’s:

SHIRTS

             Black or Maroon polo shirt (long or short

             sleeved) with the O’Farrell embroidered         

             logo.

 

·       Mario’s has only one style of polo allowed.

·       Shirts must be properly tucked in at all times so they O’Farrell belt is visible.

JACKETS, SWEATSHIRTS, SWEATERS

             Crewneck sweatshirt

             Windbreaker

             Heavy Fleece Jacket

             Cardigan Sweater              

·       Approved items are black with the O’Farrell embroidered logo.

·       Winter garments do not have hoods.

·       A uniform shirt must be worn underneath any outer garments.

 

BELTS

 

            Black web belt with plain silver hinge buckle

·       The belt must match the waist size with extra length tucked in the belt loops.

·       Belt is available for purchase at Mario’s AND O’Farrell

 

The following items do not have to be purchased at Mario’s, but must meet these guidelines:

JEANS

 

            Long jeans, jean shorts or jean skirt

 

 

 

·       Jeans material may be blue,  black or grey

·       Must fit properly, worn at the waist and not be altered or modified. Jeans which are too large (saggy, baggy) or too tight (skinny) are not allowed. No rips or tears. No Capri pants.

 

·       Shorts/Skirts: The shorts/skirts must be no more than 2" above or below the knee and not be form fitting. They must fit properly.

 

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UNDERSHIRTS OR TURTLENECKS

            Solid black,  solid white or solid grey

·       No designs or logos.

·       Undergarments (bras) may not be visible.

 

SHOES

           Solid black or white, or black/white combo

·       Leather or canvas shoes with closed toes and heels. No boots, house shoes/slippers

·       Soles, logos, and laces must also be black or white only.

 

SOCKS

           Solid black OR solid white (NO black/white 

           combo)

·       Must be solid white or solid black

·       Socks must be 4 inches below the knee

·       No leggings or stockings

ACCESSORIES

 

            Jewelry/Hair Accessories /Watches/Other:    

                 Black, white, gold or silver

                 (This includes head coverings for religious   

                   or medical reasons.)

 

          

 

            Beanies/Hats

 

 

           Gloves

            Glasses

 

           Backpacks/Book bags

·       All jewelry must be plain-no lettering, logos, symbols

·        Accessories or body modifications that prove to be a distraction will be handled on an individual basis.

·       Hair (including dyes, streaks or extensions) must be of a natural hair color-For example, magenta and burgundy are NOT natural hair colors and not allowed.

·       Bandanas, scarves or rags are not allowed.

·       No buttons or pins on clothing.

·       Beanies can be purchased at O’Farrell only and only be worn between December and March, outside.

·       Must be worn above the eyebrows. No other hats.

·       Gloves-Solid black or white cotton only. Worn between Dec and March (no leather baseball gloves)

·       Non-prescription glasses or sunglasses are not allowed.

·       Backpacks may be any color/brand. May not be modified or written on except for student’s name.

 

Free Dress Day

Congratulations on earning a free dress day! We are so proud of you and your efforts. We want you to enjoy your reward but we also want you to be safe and look your best. Please follow the following guidelines when preparing your outfit. Your outfit will be checked at the entrance gate and by your teachers throughout the day.

Color Requirements: Your ENTIRE outfit cannot be more than 50% red, blue or green. If you wear a red shirt, do not wear red pants. If you wear green pants, do not wear a green shirt. A solid red/blue/green shirt is fine, as long as you wear different color pants and shoes. Gang association is not allowed. The school will determine if an outfit appears to be gang related. 

Shirts/Sweatshirts/Sweaters

 

 

· Your shirts cannot have inappropriate writing of any kind. This includes ANY gang or drug references. You cannot wear “SD,” “San Diego,” or “Calvin Klein.”

 

· No inappropriate logos that display drugs or alcohol.

 

· Wear appropriate shirts that are not revealing, see-through, and don’t show your midriff. Shirts cannot be low-cut.

 

· Your shirts must have sleeves so don’t wear any tank or halter tops.  Undergarments may not show.

 

· If you wear a sweatshirt with a hood, remember not to wear the hood on campus.

 

Shorts/Pants

 

 

· Make sure your pants are the appropriate length, aren’t baggy and aren’t skin tight.

 

· Your pants/shorts cannot have inappropriate writing or logos of any kind. This includes ANY gang or drug references. You cannot wear “SD,” “San Diego,” or “Calvin Klein.”

 

· No sweatpants or pajamas.

 

· Jeans may not have ANY rips or tears in them.

 

Shoes and Socks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

· Shoes must be closed toed shoes. No sandals or house shoes/slippers.

 

· Any color is acceptable, keeping in mind that your entire outfit cannot be more than 50% red, blue or green.

 

Accessories

 

 

· Jewelry can’t have letters, numbers or words.

 

· No hats or sunglasses.

     

Remember, students have earned this non-uniform day as a privilege. Problems arising from not being in uniform will result in disciplinary action for the students involved. We have tried to make adjustments to make this day as great as possible. Make this a safe, fun day!