MSGA Unified Student Dress Code:The MSGA community believes the wearing of clothing that is uniform in appearance promotes a positive and safe school atmosphere, as well as, diminishes numerous challenges with purchasing, selection, and acceptance of clothing options Administration reserves the right to handle all dress code violations on a case by case manner. MSGA students are required to adhere to the uniform requirements.
The administration reserves the right to deem other types of dress inappropriate even if it is not described here:
- Uniform polo style embroidered shirts with the MCS logo
- Navy or gray middle grades t-shirt; short or long sleeved. Click here for purchasing information.
- Marietta City spirit wear (Monday - Friday any MCS spirit wear t-shirts can be worn including the Class of 2028 shirts).
Pants, Shorts, & Skirts:
- Solid color khaki, tan, navy blue, black or gray pants/shorts/skirts with no designs or embellishments including designer holes or rips.
- Plain navy blue, black or grey solid denim jean pants/shorts/skirts with no designs or embellishments.
- Shorts or skirts should be at least knee length and should be of the appropriate size. No athletic shorts.
- Pants with belt loops must be affixed with a solid brown or black belt with a plain buckle. No athletic pants.
- MCS crewneck sweatshirts are available for purchase from the PTSA. Students may also wear "Marietta Blue Devil" sweatshirts over their uniform shirt such as those provided by MSGA or MCS sports teams/clubs.
- Students may also wear non-MCS solid/plain navy blue/black/white/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 your 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 uniform.
Unified Dress Code "Opt-Out" Form
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.
NOTE: Parents/guardians are free to purchase uniform items from whatever vendor they choose as long as it meets the guidelines of MSGA Unified Dress Code.
The consequences for students not in appropriate dress are as follows per semester:
First Offense: Notification Letter sent home –Loaner clothing given
Second Offense: Parent is called –Loaner clothing given (if parent cannot come in)
Third Offense: Parent is called -Lunch Detention provided -ISS warning letter sent home
Fourth Offense: Parent Notified, student placed in ISS for the day.
Unified Student Dress Code Addendum: Standard for all MSGA students, including those students who have opted-out (see pages 9-10 Student Handbook).
Non-Permitted Clothing and Apparel Items: This is not intended as a comprehensive list of non-permitted clothing and is subject to change
ANY ATTIRE OR GROOMING DISRUPTIVE TO THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROCESS which may include, but is not limited to:
- Tank tops or dresses with straps narrower than 2” or single strap tops
- Sheer/see-through blouses and skirts
- Bare midriffs and halter tops
- Short shorts/micro mini dresses/skirts or high slit sides
- Leggings or Jeggings
- Clothing which allows underwear/undergarments to be exposed
- Extremes in hair styles, psychedelic colors (hot colors)
- Painted faces, stick on skin tattoos (unless linked to a school spirit event)
- Any open toed shoes to included flip flops and sandals
- Knee style shoes or boots with more than 12 holes for laces
- No frayed pants/clothing with designer holes, monikers or other markings
- Low cut shirts
- Clothing with writing/messages unless it is MCS
- Hats, headgear or hoods during the school day (unless linked to a school spirit event)
- Chains, spiked rings, spiked bracelets or long earrings
- Overalls and Overalls with straps unbuckled
- Web, untied or dangling belts
- Combat-type boots (12 holes or more) and flight jackets worn concurrently with combat boots
- Any combination of clothing including certain colors which law enforcement agencies currently
- onsider gang related
- Any coat longer than the knees, i.e., trench coats
- Wallet chains
Due to the nuances associated with dress codes, 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 it is not described specifically in this policy.