Unified Student Dress Code
Unified Dress Code:
Due to the complex nature of our dress code policy, administration reserves the right to handle all dress-code violations on a case-by-case manner.
- Students must wear a MMS Uniform shirt every day even when wearing MMS/MCS outerwear (Unless it is a Uniform-Free or Spirit-Wear Days).
- If a student wears attire under their uniform shirt, it must be plain black, gray, or navy. A short-sleeved/tank-top white undershirt may also be worn under the uniform shirt.
All clothing should conform to the MMS Unified Student Dress Code:
- No hats, hoods, or head coverings can be worn inside the school building.
- Clothing must cover all under garments.
- Sagging is not allowed.
- Athletic shorts can only be worn on Uniform-Free Days.
- Tights, leggings, and jeggings are not allowed.
- Clothing cannot have holes, frays, fringe, rips, or patches.
- All pants, skirts, and shorts must be plain, the appropriate size, and navy, black, khaki, gray and dark blue/black denim.
- Students can wear short-sleeved shirts, long-sleeved shirts, crewneck shirts, hoodies that are navy or gray with the MCS logo on the left side. The MMS uniform shirt may also be worn.
- Students may also wear navy or gray “Marietta Blue Devil” sweatshirts/hoodies over their uniform shirts such as those provided by MMS sports teams. While wearing a hooded sweatshirt/jacket, students must keep the hood completely off of the head while indoors.
- 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.
- If a student chooses to wear a hoodie or jacket that does not have an MCS logo, the hoodie or jacket must zip down completely, and it must be plain navy, black, or gray. No other colors or designs will be accepted. If a student repeatedly wears a clothing item that does not fit the dress code policy, it is subject to confiscation.
- No slides, shower shoes, beach shoes, rubber flip flops, house shoes, sandals, slippers, open-toe shoes, or slipper boots are allowed.
A parent who wants to exempt his or her child from the unified dress code will need to provide a detailed written communication to the principal within 5 days of the start of school. Students enrolling after this deadline must notify the principal in writing of their intention to opt-out within 5 days of reporting to Marietta Middle School. At a minimum, the communication must include medical or religious reasons for choosing to opt-out.
The following clothing items ARE NEVER ALLOWED. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list and is subject to change.
Tank tops, shirts, or dresses with straps narrower than 2”
Single strap tops
Sheer or see -through clothing
Halter-tops or bare midriffs
Low cut shirts
Shirts tied in front or back
Tops with inappropriate content
Holes, frays, fringe, patches or rips in shorts, skirts, pants, or jeans
Tights, Leggings, or Jeggings
Short shorts, mini-dresses, or mini-skirts
Skirts with high slit sides
Visible underwear or undergarments
Tight- fit dresses
Slides or any open-toe shoes such as sandals
Socks with inappropriate content
Extremes in hair styles
Painted faces or stick-on-skin tattoos
Bandanas, head scarfs, hats, or headbands with adornment
Hair bonnet, sleep cap, hairnets, or shower caps
Jewelry with spikes or inappropriate content
Dangling belts, dropped suspenders, or items hanging out of pockets
Dress Code Violations:
- As soon as students arrive for the day, staff will check to ensure that every student is in dress code.
- If a student comes to school out of dress code, a staff member will direct the student to go to the Blue Devil Express.
- Staff members in the Blue Devil Express will notify the parent and ask them to bring proper clothing.
- If the parent does not bring the student the proper clothing, the student will be provided a loaner clothing item for the day.
- Once the student has received the proper attire, he/she will be sent to class.
- If a student is consistently out-of-dress code, school administrators may assign school consequences.
- If a student repeatedly wears attire that does not fit the dress code policy, it is subject to confiscation.