Dodgen Middle School Dress Code
The faculty and staff of Dodgen Middle School support the belief that students who maintain a high standard in appearance are more likely to achieve success.
Clothing worn during the school week should reflect a commitment to academic excellence. All students shall maintain an acceptable standard of dress.
The minimum standard of dress shall be as follows:
Shorts/skirts/dresses should be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee, whether standing or seated.
- Leggings can only be worn with a dress, skirt, or blouse that is two inches above the knee.
Tank tops and spaghetti strap tops are not permitted unless a jacket/sweater is work at all times.
Midriff shirts or crop tops are not permitted. When raised arms expose the student’s midriff, the top is not appropriate for school.
Dresses, skirts and tops that are revealing (see-through, low-cut, etc.) are not permitted.
All undergarments must be covered at all times.
Baggy pants worn below the waistline (sagging) are not permitted.
Bandanas, headwear/hats, sleepwear, slippers, and sunglasses are not permitted unless specified for a special activity/day.
Clothing that displays, advertises, or promotes obscene slogans or signs, profanity, nudity, or any substance that is illegal for minors, such as alcohol, tobacco, etc., any clothing or ornamentation that advocates, promotes or suggests illegal activity (including gang activity) is prohibited.
Jeans/pants with holes, rips, frays, patches, or tears are not permitted.
** The administrative team shall be the final judge as to the appropriateness of the apparel and whether or not the apparel is disruptive, unsafe, or in violation. If in doubt, do not wear the outfit.
JCDB-R Dress Code: Rational/Objective:
All students of the Cobb County School District (District) are encouraged to observe a standard of grooming and dress consistent with the level of formality of the school situation.
All students shall be required to maintain the level of personal hygiene necessary to ensure a healthful school environment and to refrain from any mode of dress which proves to contribute to any disruption of school functions.
Administrators and teachers shall enforce the dress code Rule, and the principal or designee shall be the final judge as to the appropriateness, neatness and cleanliness of the wearing apparel, or whether or not the apparel is disruptive, unsafe, or in violation of the dress code.
All students shall maintain the following minimum standard of dress:
Appropriate shoes shall be worn.
Midriffs shall be covered.
Appropriate under-garments shall be worn and may not be visible.
Strapless garments shall be worn with a jacket.
Tank-tops shall be worn with a jacket.
Appropriate shorts, as determined by the school administration, may be worn.
No caps, hats, bandanas nor hoods covering the head are to be worn in the school building during the school day unless there is a special activity during which they are deemed appropriate by the school administration.
Clothing or ornamentation that does any of the following is prohibited:
- Displays or advertises substances illegal for minors.
- Displays suggestive phrases, designs, markings, or profanities.
- Advocates, promotes, or suggests illegal activity.
Local schools may establish additional requirements for student dress, including school uniforms.
- These additional requirements must be approved by the Area Assistant Superintendent and reviewed by Policy and Planning.
- School uniform proposals must also be reviewed by the Board attorney.
Parents or students who have specific questions about a garment’s appropriateness should consult the local school student handbook and/or the local school administration.