North Shuswap students will be invited to wear their Halloween costumes to school on Friday, October 29th. If a student would like to save their Halloween costume for Halloween night and not wear the costume to school, students can also choose to wear Orange and Black on October 29th. We would like to remind our students and their families of North Shuswap’s guidelines for Halloween costumes:
- Please ensure costumes are respectful of various races and cultures;
- Replica weapons (sword, dagger, gun, etc.) should be left at home and saved for Halloween night;
- Scary costume masks should be left at home and saved for Halloween night;
- Costumes should follow the school’s dress code in order to be respectful to self and others
In this current day and age, we have to be very careful with students bringing replica weapons to school or wearing masks at school. There is a lot of sensitivity (for a variety of reasons) to these types of items and we need to be respectful to all members of our school community, while still providing a fun opportunity for students to celebrate the day in their Halloween costumes.
If there is a chance your son or daughter will become uncomfortable in his/her costume during the day, we are encouraging those students to bring a change of clothes to put on later in the day. During the day, we would like all students to act responsibly with their costumes, to ensure that none of the costumes get ruined before Halloween night.
Classroom teachers will be deciding how their classrooms will celebrate Halloween, and make plans appropriate for the age group. If you have any specific questions regarding the classroom activities, please contact your child’s teacher.
*Masks will still need to be worn by students while indoors at school, so please be aware that face make-up may not hold up*
Our school believes in healthy eating, we would like to strongly recommend that all students save their Halloween treats to be eaten and enjoyed at home, after school. Thank you for support!