DGH community, Halloween falls on Saturday this year, so students will be able to wear their costumes to school on Friday, October 30. While there are many schools that go with an “orange and black theme” for a Halloween spirit day, I do like that many of our students continue to wear their costumes!
Please remember there are a few rules which have to be followed.
Students will have to wear their usual cloth or medical mask to school. Wearing a Halloween mask will not meet our local health unit’s requirements. As well, I did hear on the news that it is not recommended that students wear their Halloween mask over their usual cloth or medical mask. Finally, we generally do not allow full face Halloween face masks at school anyways.
As always, please be aware that if your child does wear their Halloween costume to/at school, there is always the possibility that it may be damaged or get dirty. Do not forget that unless the weather is particularly poor (e.g., raining hard) students will go outside for recess. Students may want to take off their costumes for recess if there is concern around around it getting dirty.
The oversized type Halloween costumes (e.g., the massive dinosaur costumes) are not the best choice this year. Space in classrooms is limited this year. Walking up and down the aisle between desks won’t be the easiest in these types of costumes!
Students cannot bring parts of costumes which are weapons. This would include items such as knives, swords and guns.