MSGA Unified Dress Code
The MSGA community strongly believes that adopting a uniform appearance in clothing fosters a positive and secure school environment while also addressing various challenges related to purchasing, selecting, and accepting clothing options. However, it is important to note that the administration retains the authority to address any violations of the dress code on an individual basis, taking into account the specific circumstances of each case.
MSGA students are required to adhere to the unified dress code requirements. Note: Parents/guardians are free to purchase uniform items from whatever vendor they choose as long as it meets the guidelines of the MSGA Unified Dress Code.
- Uniform polo-style embroidered shirts with the MCS logo.
- Any color middle grades t-shirt, short or long-sleeved (for purchasing information and options, visit the online Middle Grades PTSA store.)
- MCS spiritwear shirts
Pants, Shorts, and Skirts:
- Solid color khaki, tan, navy blue, black or gray pants/mid-thigh shorts/mid-thigh skirts with no designs, embellishments, designer holes, or rips.
- Plain navy blue or black solid denim jean pants/mid-thigh skirts/mid-thigh shorts with no designs, embellishments, designer holes, or rips.
- Shorts, skorts, and skirts should be at least mid-thigh and should be of the appropriate size and fit.
- Pants with belt loops must be affixed with a solid brown or black belt with a plain buckle.
- MCS crewneck sweatshirts and hooded sweatshirts (i.e., hoodies) are available for purchase from the PTSA school store and the MCS Spirit Shack. Students may also wear "Marietta Blue Devil" sweatshirts such as those provided by MSGA or MCS sports teams/clubs.
- Students may also wear non-MCS solid/plain navy blue, black, white, or gray jackets, but they must zip down to show the uniform shirt.
- Students may wear plain navy blue/black/gray/white visible underclothing.
- Hoods can’t be worn on the head while in the building. If a student does not comply, this is considered a dress code offense.
- Students may wear non-MCS coats to and from school during cold weather months; however, these coats may not be worn during the school day (unless the requirements above are met) in order to protect the integrity of the unified dress code policy.
Unified Dress Code "Opt-Out"
Parents seeking approval to “Opt-Out” of the unified student dress code can submit their request to the school principal by completing an “Opt-Out” application. Students with opt-out status will be expected to follow the dress code guidelines below.
The consequences for students not in appropriate dress are as follows, per semester:
- First Offense: Parent/Guardian is called to bring appropriate clothing/shoes to student or change of clothes will be provided to student
- Second Offense: Parent/Guardian is called to bring appropriate clothing/shoes to student or change of clothes will be provided to student; notification letter is sent
- Third Offense: Parent/Guardian is called to bring appropriate clothing/shoes to student or change of clothes will be provided to student; lunch detention provided and entered in Aspen as a minor referral conduct violation; ISS warning communication sent to parents/guardians.
- Fourth Offense: Parent/Guardian is called to bring appropriate clothing/shoes to student or change of clothes will be provided to student; student placed in ISS with a major referral.*
*Based on administrative discretion: when a parent/guardian is unavailable to bring student-appropriate clothing, the student may be placed in isolation for the remainder of the school day
Due to the nuances associated with dress codes, the administration reserves the right to handle all dress code violations on a case-by-case manner and deem other types of dress inappropriate even if not described specifically in this policy.
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) Technology Use Policy
At MSGA, we are proud to provide our students with a multitude of technological resources. Our classrooms are fully equipped with wireless laptops, printers, and interactive display boards, all of which are integral to our lessons. Students are expected to utilize these resources with the utmost responsibility and respect. Any misuse can result in loss of privileges.
Often, students are required to conduct online research for projects and class work. We have a firm policy at MSGA that requires students to cite ALL sources for information obtained via the Internet. Plagiarism is a serious offense and can lead to disciplinary consequences, including a lowered grade.
Moreover, students are required to adhere to the MCS Acceptable Use Guidelines (Board Policy IFBG-E1) and the MSGA BYOT ("Bring Your Own Technology") Agreement.
Cell phones and smart devices:
- Students are not required to have these devices, but those who choose to bring such devices to school must keep them turned off and out of sight, only to be accessed with explicit adult permission.
- Parents and students are required to complete and sign the BYOT form every school year.