Dress Code


Student Dress Code


Students are expected to adhere to the Dress Policy of the Cobb County Board of Education (JICA). All students of the Cobb County School District are encouraged to observe a standard of grooming and dress consistent with the level of formality of the school situation.

1. All students of the Cobb County School District shall be required to maintain the level of personal hygiene necessary to ensure a healthful school environment and to refrain from any mode of dress which proves to contribute to any disruption of school functions.

2. Administrators and teachers shall enforce the dress code rule, and the principal or his designee shall be the final judge as to the appropriateness, neatness and cleanliness of the wearing apparel, or whether or not apparel is disruptive, distractive, or in violation of the dress code.

3. All students shall maintain an acceptable standard of dress. The minimum standard of dress for students shall be as follows:

-Midriffs shall be covered.  

-Shoes shall be worn.  No house shoes or slippers are allowed.  Slides are permitted.

-No blankets or pillows are allowed.

-Appropriate under-garments must be worn and may not be visible.

-Halter tops or strapless garments must be worn with a jacket. Tank tops or spaghetti straps are                             not permitted.

-Very tight-fitting stretch, spandex, or knit clothing is unacceptable attire without appropriate garments worn over the clothing.

-Appropriate shorts, skirts, and dresses may be worn (length of item must meet or extend past the middle finger- if your middle finger touches skin, your item is too short.).

-Caps, hats, hoodies on head, do-rags/durags are not to be worn during the school day.  Caps or hats can be worn on specified days.

-Bandanas (any color) are not permitted.

-Clothing or ornamentation displaying, advertising, or promoting illegal substances or illegal activity are prohibited. Suggestive phrases, designs, markings, or profanities are also prohibited.

-Leggings can be worn with a loose-fitting shirt that is long enough to cover front and back.

-Jeans with holes may be worn as long as no skin is showing above the knee.   (Leggings worn underneath to cover the holes is acceptable.  Duct tape covering the holes is NOT acceptable.)  Jeans with gaping holes are not permitted.

-Headphones, air pods, and ear buds should not be seen and should be put away in bookbags.

-No pajama pants should be worn. (Pajama pants are only permissible on designated spirit days.)

-All pants must be worn at waist level.  No sagging allowed.


Dress Code Consequences:

Before sending any student to the front office for a dress code violation, please be sure the student has violated the dress code policy.

If a student’s dress code issue can be fixed:

  • Staff should make student aware of the dress code issue/violation.  Student should correct the issue and not repeat it.

If a student’s dress code issue cannot be fixed:

1st         Teacher should send student (with Dress Code Violation pass) to the front office to contact a parent to bring clothing that does not violate the dress code.  

2nd         If parent can come within 30-45 minutes, the student will wait in the front office for the parent to bring the clothing item to correct the issue.

3rd          If parent cannot come within 30-45 minutes, the front office staff will direct the student to report to ISS until parent brings the item to correct the issue.

(Note:  All of the aforementioned is considered 1 occurrence.)


Consequences per BMS Locator Card:

1st Occurrence                                              Verbal Warning

2nd Occurrence                                             Parent Communication

3rd Occurrence                                              Parent Communication and Detention

4th and Subsequent Occurrences              Parent Communication, Referral for 1+ days of ISS

Note: Designated Spirit Days will be announced.