Join us for the RHS Halloween Parade
Aliso Ave. Yard @ 1:15pm,
Monday, October 31, 2016.
Halloween is a great time for kids to have fun, express themselves,
and to embrace their creative sides. We look forward to seeing all of the costumes:).
As a friendly reminder, listed below are our Halloween Guidelines:
Racially and ethnically based Halloween Costumes:
Costumes may not be demeaning to any ethnic group, race, religion, nationality or handicapping condition. 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 are, as stated in a news article “making sure that nobody’s ethnic or cultural traditions are being borrowed for Halloween costumes in an unthinkingly clownish or stereotyped way.”
As you know, in the news there has been a rash of local and national “creepy clown” sightings and threats on social media. We have been receiving phone calls regarding clowns and our procedures. A few of our students have expressed discomfort and fear about this nationwide phenomenon. I am asking for your cooperation in not allowing your children to dress up as clowns due to the possible disruption and fear it may cause.
Grade k-5 students may not wear costumes to school on October 31. Bring their costume in a bag to school. Students will change into their costumes before the parade. Kinder parents are encouraged to come to assist kinder students with costumes. Please coordinate with your teacher.
Please remember that we do not allow masks
No props or equipment that are unsafe may be added to the costume. No pets of any kind may be bought on campus even if it fits the character (Toto with Dorothy, etc.)
No weapons of any kind, even replicas, may be brought to school – even if it’s a significant piece of the character’s costume. No toy guns, water guns, rifles, swords, pitchforks, or any other kind of weapon may be added to any costume.
No costumes are allowed that would impair a student’s vision or movement ability (such as ability to climb stairs, or taped as a mummy so hands are not accessible, etc.)
We ask that scary costumes that are terrifying, or terribly gruesome not be worn.
We appreciate your cooperation and hope you, and your family have a safe and FUN Halloween!
Thanking you in advance for your support and cooperation.
Principal Bagby -Ellison