Because of the success we’ve had with halloween dress-up day, we have decided to continue this tradition. We will allow students to wear costumes to school on Friday October 28th. However, it is critical that all rules be followed by all students in order to minimize the disruption to the school environment. If parents and students will follow the guidelines below, we will have a fun and productive day. If parents and students do not follow the rules and guidelines, we will be forced to eliminate dressing up for Halloween in the future.
The wearing of costumes at school is purely optional and students do not have to participate.
Rules for costumes at school
- Costumes must be worn to school. You will not be permitted to change at school. We do not want parents helping students with costume adjustments after school starts. This will reduce distractions to classroom learning.
- You must be able to wear your costume inside, outside, to PE and music and be able to sit and move as usual. Bulky or uncomfortable costumes that would not allow students to sit at their desk or participate normally in the day’s activities should not be worn.
- Nothing should drag on the floor.
- No masks
- No scary make-up or scary face painting
- Costumes must not be too scary or inappropriate for the school environment. No blood, gore, etc…
- No props are allowed. (swords, weapons, wands, etc...)
- No bare midriffs or “revealing” or provocative clothing,
- Appropriate shoes must be worn.
- Costumes may not be offensive or inappropriate in any way
Students violating these rules will have to call parents to make the needed adjustments. Again, the level of rule adherence will determine whether or not the students will be able to wear costumes in future years.
We will have a costume parade that morning at 8:45am in the gym so that students can see each-other’s costumes as they walk around the hallway. This will be quick and simple, but we hope it will be fun. Parents are welcome to come and watch the parade. We ask that parents go to the gym to watch as the hallways are very crowded during the parade.
We hope this will be a fun opportunity that will be something to look forward to and something to remember. We also appreciate your support as we endeavor to ensure that all students learn at high levels.