Friday, October 21, 2016

Senior Dress-Up Day Rules

Every year we are excited to see the creativity, time and effort the seniors put into their costumes for Senior Dress-Up day to celebrate Halloween. Dress-Up day is always chosen as the closest Friday to Halloween so this year it is scheduled for October 28th. The students come to school in their costumes and then gather in the courtyard or cafeteria (depending on weather) for a group picture. The following announcement is made to seniors throughout the week as they are preparing their costumes:
Seniors: make sure you put time, effort and creativity into your costume because we all love to see the amazing costumes you come up with. However, here are some restrictions to make sure good judgement is used:
  • No masks or other items that obscure the face or could make identification of the student difficult.
  • Nothing that could pose a potential safety risk to self or others, i.e. roller blades, skateboards, scooters, bicycles, stilts, long sticks or toy/play weapons
  • Nothing that resembles a handgun, rifle or other firearm
  • Nothing of a provocative, revealing nature - dress should be appropriate for an educational setting
  • No costumes intending to resemble past or present staff members
  • Nothing that demeans or makes fun of anyone with a disability or jests at social, cultural or religious groups
  • Given the recent concern in the community and through social media, no clown costumes
  • Use good judgement please! Let's keep this a really fun day for everyone.
Our hope in sharing this information ahead of time is to help support students in enjoying this fun event but also avoid some of the issues we have seen over the years.