Unified Student Dress Code
Due to the complex nature of our dress code policy, administration reserves the right to handle all dress-code violations in a case by case manner.
All clothing (shirts, pants, slacks, capris, hoodies, sweatshirts, skirts, skorts, socks, shorts) should conform to the MMS Unified Student Dress Code:
- No hats or head coverings are allowed in the building
- Cover all under garments and body parts
- Be of the appropriate size
- Be of the appropriate colors
- Be un-adorned (i.e. plain, plain, plain – no patterns, stripes, or large logos)
- Be in good repair without holes, frays, fringe, patches (even if designed that way: do not wear to school)
Pants and Slacks:
Pants, slacks, jeans and Capri pants must be appropriate size and worn as designed. The colors allowed are navy, black, khaki, gray and dark blue or black denim. For safety reasons, pants, slacks and jeans must not touch the floor. Oversized pants, slacks, and Capri pants are not allowed. Pants may not be worn sagging. Pant leg(s) will not be worn pushed or rolled up. Undergarments may not be exposed at any time.
Belts will be solid black or brown leather or plastic. Plain belt buckles must not exceed 2 inches in length or height. Belts must be worn appropriately, in belt loops, securing pants to ensure that no sagging occurs. Sagging is prohibited.
Shirts will be short sleeved or long sleeved navy or gray with the MCS logo on the left side. The MMS uniform shirt option may also be worn. All shirts must be of appropriate size. Clothing must not show skin of the mid-section, bare shoulders, bare back or other parts of the torso during normal daily activities. Marietta Middle School Spirit Wear may be worn on designated Spirit Wear Fridays. (Uniform-free days may be announced/designated by the Administration at their discretion.)
Crewneck sweatshirts will be navy, printed with the MCS logo in white on the left side and must be of appropriate size. Pullover hoodies will be either navy or gray with the MCS logo and must be of appropriate size. Zip-up Hoodies/jackets will be either plain navy, black, or gray (with or without the MCS logo on the left side) and must be of the appropriate size. Students may also wear navy or gray “Marietta Blue Devil” sweatshirts/hoodies over their uniform shirt such as those provided by MMS sports teams. While wearing a hooded sweatshirt/jacket, students must keep the hood completely down (off of the head) while indoors.”
Skirts and skorts must be of appropriate size, and of appropriate solid color. Skirts and skorts must be belted or affixed at the waist. The colors allowed are black, navy, khaki and blue or black denim. Skirts or skorts must be knee length or longer, skirts must be no longer than the tip of the shoe. Skirts and skorts must be unembellished and in good repair. Holes, patches, fringe or fraying anywhere, whether by design or wear are not allowed.
No shower shoes, beach shoes, rubber flip flops, house shoes, slippers, slides, or slipper boots are allowed.
No nylon shorts. Shorts must be of appropriate size and of an appropriate solid color and must be knee length or longer. Oversized shorts are not allowed. Shorts must be belted or affixed at the waist. The colors allowed are black, navy, khaki, and blue or black denim. Shorts must be unembellished and in good repair. Holes, patches, fringe or fraying anywhere, whether by design or wear are not allowed. Outer most shorts must be worn on the waist and not on the hips. Shorts may not be worn sagging.
T-shirts, sweatshirts, and the pullover hoodies may be purchased at the PTSA School Store or online at https://mariettamiddlegradesptsa.memberhub.store/.
SPIRITWEAR – Each Friday students have the opportunity to wear Marietta spirit wear shirts.
PE Dress Guidelines:
As part of PE, students are expected to wear PE clothing. This consists of shirt, shorts or sweatpants, shoes and socks. No men’s tank top undershirts, see-through attire, spaghetti strap tops, shorts that are too short as determined by the staff, spandex shorts, any shirt too short that it shows the skin, flip flops, sandals or hard-soled shoes. The PE outfit is not considered to be part of the school uniform.
This policy is mandatory with exemptions granted for religious, medical, or philosophical reasons.
Parents who wish to have their child exempted from the unified dress code program will need to complete an opt-out form and submit it to the principal within 5 school days of the start of school. Students enrolling after this deadline must notify the principal in writing, within 5 days of their intention to opt-out, upon which time they may print an opt-out form available on the school system website. Families for whom the unified dress policy will create a financial hardship will contact the school counselor, social worker, or school nurse for assistance in obtaining uniform shirts.