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Guidelines for Halloween

Guidelines for Halloween at Reunion

Below are the guidelines for costumes in all 27J schools for the upcoming holiday.  Please take a moment to review these guidelines as you prepare your children for our parties on October 31, 2018 parades beginning at 2:25.  Also I have provided clarity around if you should wear you costume to school or change before the parties begin with a small outline of times and activities.

Agenda and Expectations

  • Please understand that the party will be at the end of the school day and anything worn should not distract or keep students away from learning and having fun.
  • PreK-2nd grade students can wear the basic components of their costumes to school since changing will be difficult with younger students and not enough space in bathrooms (Dresses, one-piece outfits, shirts, pants, shoes, hair done) with the remainder of their costume in a bag( gloves, hair accessories, hats, slippers, robes, pom poms…etc…).
  • 3-5 grades can also wear the basic components of their costume BUT will be also be allowed to change in to their costume if they are able to pull in on over the clothes they are wearing. We do not have enough bathroom space for 150 students to change at one time before party and parade begins.
  • We will not have enough bathroom space for makeup and small amounts of face paint so it should not be worn.
  • Parade will begin at 2:25 with students starting to line up according to the map at 2:20.
  • After the parade students will return to their rooms to have treats and activities

Costume Expectations per Superintendent Policy

  1. Costumes that would otherwise violate the Student Dress Code Policy (Superintendent Policy JICA) will only be allowed if approved by an administrator prior to wearing to school.
  2. For safety reasons, masks or makeup should not cover the student’s face in a manner that makes the student unrecognizable. Masks or makeup that conceal a student’s identity may be worn only during designated times such as during a costume contest.
  3. Toy or facsimile guns or weapons (fake swords, knives, etc) are not allowed.
  4. Costumes that are overly graphic, promote violence or otherwise might logically be assumed to be offensive to others are not acceptable.
  5. Costumes that are sexually suggestive and would otherwise violate the school’s dress code are not appropriate.
  6. Costumes should not include items with sound effects, lights or other components which would disrupt the classroom learning environment.
  7. Regarding costumes that may be clearly addressed by these guidelines, students should be instructed to have the costume pre-approved by an administrator prior to wearing to school