Frequently Asked Questions

Are you looking for answers? We’ve responded to some of your most frequently asked questions below. If you need more details, we encourage you to read our student handbook. Of course, you can also call our front office with questions.

How do I enroll my child at North Cobb?

We are thrilled to welcome new members to our community! Please visit our district's Enrollment page for the information about enrolling your student. You may also download and print a copy of the enrollment form and bring the completed form, together with the required documentation, to our main office.

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Do you provide transportation services?

We are pleased to provide our students with safe, reliable transportation to and from school each day. We consider bus riding a privilege and expect all students to adhere to the rules for their own safety as well as for the safety of others. For information on bus policies, schedules, and routes, please visit our district Transportation page. You may also review our current bus lane assignments before the first day of school.

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What is ParentVue and how do I get a username and password to use it?

ParentVue is just another way we keep communication between home and school strong. It provides you with almost real-time access to your child's grades, attendance history, and other important information. If you do not have a ParentVue account or are unable to access your account after attempting to use the Forgot Password link, please contact our coordinator, Jacqueline Stapleton.

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What are the school hours?

Arrival: 8:00–8:15 a.m.
Tardy: 8:20 a.m.
Dismissal: 3:30 p.m.

To view the high school bell schedule, please visit the Our School page.

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What do I need to do if my student will be absent from school?

Students must turn in a signed excuse note within three days of returning to school or we will mark the absence "unexcused." For more information about attendance requirements, please refer to our attendance and tardy policy.

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What if my student needs to leave school early?

Drop off early release notes by 8:15 a.m. in the main attendance office (10-12) and Freshman Academy office (9), or email us at least two hours before student departure. Students must pick up early release passes between classes or during lunch; except in emergency situations, we will not dismiss a student over the intercom. A parent or guardian must sign out and pick up students at the front office. ANY adult (including a parent/guardian) who is NOT the Enrolling Adult must be listed as an emergency contact in order for the child to be checked out and released. Students with a valid driver's license who can drive themselves may leave campus with prior written permission from a parent/guardian and approval from the principal. Due to safety reasons, we do not accept checkouts over the phone.

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Do you enforce a dress code at North Cobb?

We expect every student and staff member to maintain a level of personal hygiene that ensures the safety and health of our school environment and dress in a way that does not distract from the learning environment. Our dress code complies with the policies of Cobb County School District. School administrators interpret what is classified as acceptable dress. If in doubt, don't wear it! We consider the following inappropriate at North Cobb:

  • Headgear worn in the school building during the instructional day, including hats, bandanas, do-rags, caps, hoods, scarves, sunglasses, and forehead bands.
    • The hoods of hooded sweatshirts must remain down while in the building.
  • Clothing or ornamentation that advertises alcohol or substances that are illegal for minors or displays suggestive phrases, designs, markings, or profanities
  • Clothing that displays weapons, violence, gang affiliations, or other logos that cause dissension
  • Backless or strapless dresses or shirts
  • Tank tops, muscle shirts, or thin strapped tops
    • All shirts and dresses must cover the shoulder. 
  • Midriff shirts or blouses, or clothing that reveals undergarments
    • Cover all midriff areas so that no skin is exposed on the torso. Students must wear appropriate undergarments at all times. 
    • Holes may not expose undergarments or other inappropriate areas of the body.
  • Shorts, shirts, dresses, skirts, and slits shorter than fingertip length
    • All pants and trousers must be worn at waist level with belts fastened.
  • Pajama pants, boxer shorts, cut-off sweatpants, or spandex shorts 

Inappropriately dressed students may change clothes or call home for a change of clothes. We will remove students who refuse to change from the classroom, and additional disciplinary action may be necessary.

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What is the cell phone policy at North Cobb?

We encourage all students to keep personal electronic devices at home, including cell phones. While we understand a parent's wish to stay connected to their student during the school day, we cannot be held responsible for the loss, theft, or damage of any personal electronic device. If a student must bring a cell phone or other electronic communication device to school, it should remain powered off and/or in his/her locker during the school day. On occasion, a teacher may give special permission to utilize personal electronic devices during class time for research or interactive instruction, but all such instances will be communicated ahead of time. No student may access social media, record video, or take pictures during the school day.

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Will my child have access to the Internet while on campus?

Students can access the Internet for homework and school-related research from our computer lab and media center under the supervision of qualified school personnel. We require all students to abide by our Acceptable Use Policy. We expect our students to behave responsibly on school computer networks.

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May my high schooler drive to and from school?

Yes, and student parking is available with a parking permit. However, students may not drive any time during school hours including class breaks and lunch periods. Also, students may not sit in their vehicles during the lunch period. Please complete and return a parking application, truancy form, and review our parking lot procedures to ensure you have all of the required documentation to submit with your completed application.

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How can I get more involved?

We strongly encourage your involvement. We invite you to join the PTSA or School Council and make your voice heard! Parents can also support their child's education in some basic ways, including: 

  • Encouraging your child to get plenty of sleep
  • Offering a healthy diet, including a good breakfast (or getting your child to school early enough to eat breakfast in our cafeteria)
  • Helping your child get up in plenty of time for school
  • Providing neat, clean, comfortable clothes

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