Mannion Middle School traditionally allows students to wear costumes to school for Halloween. Costume Day is Monday, October 31, 2022. Students are allowed to wear a costume to school on this day only as long as students follow the school guidelines for costumes. As a reminder, there is no school on Friday, October 28, 2022 (Nevada Day – Observed).
This letter (click here for official copy of letter) is to share with students and parents the expectations for costumes and behavior. If your child plans on dressing up on October 31, please take a moment to discuss the expectations with him/her. Please understand that we want the children to have fun, but it is still a school day and we want to ensure that quality instruction is still able to take place.
- Absolutely NO simulated weapons of any kind. No pretend swords, guns, grenades, knives, etc. Nothing that could possibly be perceived as a weapon or simulated weapon is allowed. A Harry Potter wand is permitted.
- Costumes must comply with CCSD and Mannion dress code. No short shorts or skirts, revealing tops, etc. Please use good judgment.
- Hats that are part of a costume are allowed. However, just wearing a ball cap and/or sunglasses and saying you are a baseball player is not a costume. If a student wants to wear a baseball uniform with a ball cap, then that is considered a costume. No “hoodies” of any kind will be allowed. Students may wear a wig.
- Costumes should not be so large or obtrusive that it prevents the child from sitting comfortably in his/her desk, or so obtrusive that they block the view in the classroom of those sitting behind the student.
- Student costumes need to be respectful of body images and should not emphasize negative stereotypes of any person, gender, or ethnicity. Cultural sensitivity is required.
- Students should not interfere with another person’s costume. Students spend a lot of time, thought, money, and energy in preparing their costume. We do not want their costume damaged by another student.
- No full face covering masks are allowed. Examples of these types of masks include masks as seen in the movie Scream or Friday the 13th. Medical masks, like worn in the TV Show ER, would be permitted.
- Additionally, faces may be painted, but in small portions (a scar, for example) and the entire face may not be covered. Hair may be sprayed a different color, but no colored hair spray is allowed on campus. These items will be confiscated and not returned if brought to school.
Thank you for taking the time to discuss these expectations with your children. We look forward to continuing this Mannion tradition and we are optimistic the students will make positive choices regarding these activities and the opportunity to express themselves this Halloween. Happy Nevada Day & Happy Halloween!
Mannion Middle School Administration