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Halloween at Wilshire

Dear Parents,

Traditionally, Halloween has always been a fun day of celebration at Wilshire. With the new Covid-19 restrictions in place this year, we will have to make some changes to our usual activities. This year, there will be no large group dances or parties. Any celebrations that happen will only be in individual classrooms. Students cannot bring in treats that are shared with other students. If teachers decide to allow students to bring in a treat, it will be for them only, not for sharing. We also can’t allow students to bring in pencils, toys or other items to be distributed to the class.

We will still allow students to dress in costume if they choose to on Friday, October 30. Students who do not wish to wear a costume may choose to wear orange and black to celebrate.

Here are some requests if students will be wearing a costume to school:

  • Please no masks that cover the full face. Students who regularly wear a cloth or non-medical mask in class to prevent the spread of viruses must continue to wear a cloth or non-medical mask. A Halloween mask does not replace a cloth or non-medical mask.
  • Please no fake weapons (swords, guns, etc.) or fake blood/gore.
  • Please do not bring valuable items as part of a costume to school as they could get lost or damaged.
  • Students will still be going outside for recess, weather permitting, so costumes can get dirty or wet if worn outside.
  • Students will not be able to use washrooms to change into costumes, and students should only use single use make-up (no sharing of make-up).
  • Please no masks that cover the full face. Students who regularly wear a cloth or non-medical mask in class to prevent the spread of viruses must continue to wear a cloth or non-medical mask. A Halloween mask does not replace a cloth or non-medical mask.
  • Please no fake weapons (swords, guns, etc.) or fake blood/gore.
  • Please do not bring valuable items as part of a costume to school as they could get lost or damaged.
  • Students will still be going outside for recess, weather permitting, so costumes can get dirty or wet if worn outside.
  • Students will not be able to use washrooms to change into costumes, and students should only use single use make-up (no sharing of make-up).
  • Costumes should be respectful of others. Symbols or objects representative of a person’s culture or religious beliefs, should not be worn as another person’s costume, nor should costumes that caricature social identities through stereotyping.

Remember that our Wilshire Family Pumpkin Carving Contest is on until Thursday, October 29. Send your submissions to wilshirepumpkins@gmail.com to win a home “dinner and a movie” night for your family.