Student Dress Code

 Raby Dress Code


Raby’s student dress code should support equitable educational access and should not reinforce gender stereotypes. Student dress code and administrative enforcement should not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, household income, gender identity or cultural observance.


The primary responsibility for a student’s attire resides with the student and parents or guardians. Raby is responsible for seeing that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student, and that student attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student.

Students should be given the most choice possible in how they dress for school. Any restrictions must be necessary to support the overall educational goals of the school and must be explained within the dress code.  All students should feel comfortable wearing a Raby uniform, if they choose.  


  1. Basic Principle: Certain body parts must be covered for all students

Clothes must be worn in a way such that genitals, buttocks, and nipples are covered with opaque material.

    2. Students Must Wear

  • Shirt
  • Bottom: pants/sweatpants/shorts/skirt/dress/leggings
  • Shoes; activity-specific shoes requirements are permitted (for example for sports)

*High-school courses that include attire as part of the curriculum (for example, professionalism, public speaking, and job readiness) may include assignment-specific dress, but should not focus on covering girls’ bodies or promoting culturally-specific attire.

    3. Students Cannot Wear:
  • Suggestive/sexual, abusive/violent, inappropriate language or images, or language that includes put-downs (For example, I’m with Stupid, etc.)
  • Images or language depicting drugs, alcohol, weapons, or gang affiliation (or any illegal item or activity) or the use of same.
  • Hate speech, profanity, pornography.
  • Images or language that creates a hostile or intimidating environment based on any protected class.
  • Visible underwear. Visible waistbands or straps on undergarments worn under other clothing are not a violation.
  • Swimwear.
  • Hoods, helmets or headgear that obscures the face (except as a religious observance). 

If students are wearing any of the above, they will be provided with a rental Raby uniform until the end of the day.

*Raby’s dress code is an adaptation of the Oregon NOW Model