Free Dress Day
The last Thursday of every month is a free dress day. Common-sense guidelines apply, such as no torn-out jeans, no shirts with alcohol or inappropriate graphic or logos, etc. Prohibited articles of clothing include but are not limited to:
Pajamas (except on “Pajama Day”)
Tank tops and spaghetti or thin strap tops
Bare midriff, or see-through clothing
Form-fitting pants cannot be worn alone and must follow uniform guidelines as described in section 2(c)(xi) of the uniform policy at all times.
If in doubt as to whether an item is appropriate, send back-up clothing in the event your child is asked to change.
Halloween Costumes at School:
Students may choose to wear regular uniform school clothes, free dress, fall colors or simple Halloween costumes on Wednesday, October 31st.
Please follow these guidelines to minimize disruption and maximize the fun:
- Teachers may have students change into costumes for the party at the end of the day or teachers may choose to allow costumes to be worn to school and throughout the day.
- Teachers cannot be responsible for putting on, taking off, or managing costumes. One suggestion is to have your child wear part of their costume to school, and save the big production for the evening.
- Costumes should be appropriate for all regular school activities like quiet work times, recess, and P.E. Please be aware of the activities your child will be doing, and know that their costume may come back soiled or damaged. Tennis shoes are required for P.E.
- Minimal make-up is allowed, but students are not to bring any makeup items to school for application. No full face makeup or colored hair spray, as it will often come off on clothing, costumes, school supplies, food, and school furniture. If the makeup is creating a problem, your child may be asked to wash it off.
- Costumes should not include accessories such as gun, knives, swords, pitchforks or other any items that make them scary, gory, or violent. No masks. Please pay careful attention to the appropriateness of the costume for the school environment. Halloween is an exciting day in a school, but it can also be disruptive.
- Phone calls home for forgotten costumes items will not be allowed.
The guidelines mentioned above may seem overly restrictive to some parents, but please understand that they are designed to protect the safety of your children and their costumes, while assuring the opportunity for fun in the school setting. We want the children to have a great time AND have a productive day at school. Thanks so much for your assistance!
If you have any questions about classroom events, please contact your students’ teacher.
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