Schools will be closed Monday, December 11, 2017

All Cobb County Schools will be closed Monday, December 11, for both students and staff, due to continued power outages at multiple schools and poor travel conditions on secondary roads in the northern part of the county.

Dress Code

The purpose of the middle school dress code is to promote a safe environment, free from distractions to learning.

  • Shoes shall be worn at all times.  Bedroom shoes  are not appropriate for school wear.

 

  • Clothing or ornamentation displaying or advertising substances and activities that are illegal for minors is prohibited.  Suggestive phrases, designs, markings, or profanities are also prohibited.

  • Chains attached to wallets or large, heavy chains are not permitted.

  • Short and skirt length must be at least to the tip of the longest finger when the student is standing straight, even if worn with leggings or tights.If the dress/skirt has a slit, the highest point of the slit must meet the fingertip rule.  When a student drops his/her hands by his/her  side, the fingers should be touching fabric. Inappropriate shorts/pants include bike shorts, cut-offs that are not hemmed, cut off sweat pants,  "spandex" pants,     sweat pants/shorts/skirts, boxer shorts, physical education or work-out shorts such as basketball shorts, elastic waist pants and shorts with holes. Athletic pants/shorts may only be worn in physical education.

  • All shirts and/or dresses must have sleeves.  No midriff shirts, blouses or  tops are permitted.  The midriff (stomach area) must be covered even when the arms are raised.  See through clothing may only be worn if the clothing underneath meets the dress code.  Wearing a jacket over a tank top is only acceptable if you cannot tell that a sleeveless shirt is being worn underneath.  Halter or strapless shirts under another shirt are never appropriate.  Necklines should not be low-cut. Necklines should not encourage others to stare.

  • Backless or strapless dresses/tops (even under a sweater) are not permitted.

  • Appropriate undergarments are required and should not be seen.

  • In the building, students are expected to remove sunglasses, hats, caps, bandanas, visors,          sweatbands, hoods, scarves or other items covering the head and store them in their locker. The exception to this would be on an announced spirit “Hat Day”.

  • Pants or jeans with holes, frayed patches or tears above the knee are prohibited.  Pajama pants are not appropriate school attire.  Tightly fitting knit pants, skirts and dresses should not be worn to school.  Words should not be printed on the seat of pants or skirts.

  • Pants or jeans are to be worn at the natural waistline and be held up if needed by a belt. (No sagging or bagging).  Form-fitting, tight clothing is not permitted.

 

  • Clothing, make-up or hairstyles which, in the judgment of the school, call undue attention to an individual or interferes with the planned educational program may not be worn to school.  The school reserves the right to make judgments in individual cases.

If there is a question about the appropriateness of a students’ attire, he/she will be referred to an administrator.  If it is determined that the garment is offensive or inappropriate, the student will be asked to change clothes.  If the student cannot obtain a change of clothes, he/she will be isolated for the remainder of the school day.  Upon the 2nd dress code violation, the student will be assigned to ISS.

 

Dress For Physical Education

  • Students must wear gym shorts or warm-up pants/sweatpants, a loose-fitting T-shirt with sleeves, socks, and tennis shoes that tie (no slip-ons) in order to participate in PE.
  • Shorts and pants must have an elastic waistline, have no snaps or zippers. (except near ankles), and shorts must be at least as long as the longest fingertip when standing with arms straight. Cheerleading shorts and cargo-style shorts are not to be worn in PE.
  • T-shirts must be loose-fitting with sleeves, be able to be tucked in and stay tucked in with arms raised.
  • All school dress code policies are also in effect for PE.