Mannion Middle School will have two events to celebrate Halloween this year. Our first event is the annual Halloween Carnival that will be held on Wednesday, October 27th. The Carnival is at 2:15 pm on campus, in the Quad. It is free, but students may bring money to purchase food and play games (It is recommended that students bring singles $1 instead of larger bills). Students are NOT permitted to wear costumes at the Carnival. Our second event is Costume Day at school on Thursday, October 28th. Costumes are permitted on this day only. There is no school on Friday, October 29th in observance of Nevada Day.
This letter is to share with students and parents the expectations for student costumes and behavior. If your child plans on dressing up on October 28th, please take a moment to discuss the expectations with him/her. Please understand that we want students to have fun, but it is still a school day and we want to ensure that quality instruction is 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 short skirts, revealing tops, etc. Please use good judgement.
- No gang related attire allowed.
- Hats that are part of the costume are allowed. However, wearing a ball cap and/or sunglasses and calling yourself a baseball player is NOT considered a costume. The student must include a baseball uniform with the ball cap to be considered a costume. No “hoodies” are allowed. Wigs are acceptable, again, if accompanied with a costume attire.
- Costumes should not be so large and intrusive that it prevents the child from sitting comfortably in his/her desk, or so big that it blocks the view of the students sitting behind them.
- 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, money, and energy in preparing their costume. We do not want it damaged by another student.
- No full face “masks” are allowed. Examples include full face coverings from the movie Scream or Friday the 13th franchises. Students must still wear the required Covid related masks across their nose and mouth.
- Additionally, faces may be painted, but in small portions (for example, a “scar” to enhance a costume) but students may NOT paint the entire face. Colored hairspray must be applied before coming to campus, no spray allowed on campus. These items may be confiscated by staff.
Thank you for taking the time to discuss these expectations with your student. We look forward to continuing this Mannion tradition and we are optimistic the students will make positive choices regarding these activities and take the opportunity to participate in our Halloween festivities. Happy Nevada Day & Happy Halloween!
Mannion Middle School Administration
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