Dear RHS Families,
I hope you're enjoying the weekend and looking forward to our Halloween celebrations this coming week. I know the kids are excited and I am as well! Halloween is a great time for kids to have fun, express themselves, and to embrace their creative sides. At the same time, the holiday does present the potential for conflict. Students can unintentionally create awkwardness or distress for their peers if their costumes seem to mock or degrade a classmate's culture or appearance. One example of this might be a student who is not of Native American descent donning a traditional headdress. Of course, there's no way to anticipate every costume that might give offense, but we do ask that you exercise cultural sensitivity when helping your child select their outfit. We realize no one in the RWH community wants to deliberately cause a child anxiety, so please take a moment to reflect upon the signal your child's outfit sends so all of our kids can have a fun and carefree Halloween!