Marietta Middle School (MMS) Unified Dress Code
The MMS community strongly believes that implementing a unified appearance in clothing encourages a positive and secure school environment and resolves several concerns associated with buying, selecting, and approving clothing options. However, the administration reserves the right to handle any dress code infringements individually, accounting for the specific conditions of each situation.
Parents/guardians can buy uniform items from any vendor they prefer, as long as it aligns with the MMS Unified Dress Code guidelines.
MMS students are required to adhere to the following unified dress code requirements:
- Shirts of any color that feature the Marietta logo or related team wording.
- MMS spirit wear shirts. (Visit the Middle Grades PTSA online store for other purchasing information and options.)
Pants, Shorts, & Skirts:
- Joggers, sweatpants, jeans (without rips, holes, or fringes), leggings, slacks, and mid-thigh shorts in solid tan, grey, blue, or black are acceptable. Pajama pants are not allowed.
- Skirts/skorts must be mid-thigh or longer
- Outerwear must be in solid black, grey, blue, or white or feature the Marietta logo or relevant text.
- Non-MMS solid/plain black, white, or gray jackets are allowed, but they must unzip to display the uniform shirt.
- Students may wear plain black/grey/blue/white visible undershirts.
- Hoods can’t be worn on the head while in the building. Non-compliance is considered a dress code offense.
- Non-MMS coats may be worn to and from school during cold weather months but can't be worn during the school day (unless the requirements above are met) to maintain the unified dress code policy's integrity.
- Shoes should be closed-toe and appropriate for a school environment.
- Flip flops, sandals without a back strap, heels above two inches, and slides are not permitted.
- Athletic shoes are recommended.
Unified Dress Code "Opt-Out":
Parents seeking to "Opt-Out" of the unified student dress code may submit their request to the school principal by completing an "Opt-Out" application. Students granted opt-out status are expected to follow the dress code guidelines below.
Consequences for inappropriate dress 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 complexities associated with dress codes, the administration has the right to address all dress code violations on a case-by-case basis and label other types of dress as inappropriate, even if not explicitly mentioned in this policy.
Marietta Middle School (MMS) Technology Use Policy
At MMS, 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 MMS 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 MMS BYOT 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.