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Dress Code

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The faculty and staff of Allatoona High School will uphold the Cobb County School District’s minimum standard of dress:

1. Appropriate shoes shall be worn. (Slippers and other bedroom shoes are NOT permitted.)

2. Midriffs shall be covered. (Tops or crop tops may NOT show skin at the waist.)

3. Appropriate under-garments shall be worn and may NOT be visible. (Pants must be worn at the waist.  “Sagging” is strictly prohibited.)

4. Strapless garments shall be worn with a jacket.

5. Tank-tops/sleeveless tops with straps less than two inches wide shall be worn with a jacket.

6. Appropriate tops, shorts, skirts, pants, and dresses as determined by the school administration may be worn.

  1. Low-cut necklines, racer-back tops, or garments made of lace or sheer (see-through) fabric that shows undergarments are NOT permitted.
  2. Shorts, skirts, and dresses more than five (5) inches from the top of the knee are NOT permitted. 
  3. Pants/jeans with holes above the knee are NOT permitted if skin is visible.
  4. When leggings are worn, the top must be fingertip length.

7. No caps, hats, bandanas, sweatbands, scarves and/or hoods covering the head are to be worn in the school buildings during the school day unless there is a special activity during which they are deemed appropriate by the school administration. Administrators shall evaluate requests to wear coverings in accordance with sincerely held religious belief on a case-by-case basis. Hats may NOT be carried, and headbands should only be used to hold back hair from the face.

8. Clothing or ornamentation that does any of the following is prohibited:

  1. Displays guns or advertises substances illegal for minors. (Clothing recognized as gang related, such as bandanas, shirts with gang references are strictly prohibited.)
  2. Displays sexually suggestive phrases, designs, markings, or profanities.
  3. Advocates, promotes, or suggests illegal activity.
  4. Defames, degrades or is offensive to a gender, race, color, religious creed, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental impairment or culture.

9.  Sunglasses are NOT permitted.

Allatoona High School supports the belief that students who maintain a high standard in appearance are more likely to achieve success. Clothing worn during the school week should reflect a commitment to academic excellence.  All students shall maintain an acceptable standard of dress as outlined above.  A doctor’s note must accompany any medical reason to be out of dress code.

If in doubt, do not wear the outfit.