The Whitesides Post

September 26, 2022

Halloween Parade

Hello Whitesides Families,

I know I'm a little early mentioning this but wanted to give you a heads-up, as you may be looking at Halloween costumes well in advance. Whitesides will have a Halloween parade on Monday, October 31st, at 9:30 a.m. Parents are invited to watch the parade. Exact location of the parade at the school will be forthcoming. Teachers will need to know what/who your child is dressing up as by Friday, October 14th. To ensure the parade is a positive experience for students and a tradition that we can continue, please carefully note the following restrictions on costumes.

*Students may not dress up as an ethnic or cultural group. Culture is not a costume. In respect to the Native American view, students cannot dress up as Pocahantas, Sacagawea, Sitting Bull, etc. This is cultural appropriation and is inappropriate.

*Skin color cannot be altered in any way.

*No masks.

*Costumes cannot be gory or threatening.

*No costumes that depict illegal substances.

*No hand-held accessories (i.e., wands, weapons, etc.).

*No strapless costumes or mid-drifts. Underwear should not be visible.

*Costumes should be fun and exciting, not political, or offensive.

If you are unsure about a particular costume, please feel free to contact Ms. Schulz or your child's teacher.

Parents should not come dressed in costume.

I hope this will be a fun event for all!

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Dear Whitesides Families,

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held October 5th and 6th in person at the school. Appointment times can be made through your myDSD account until Thursday, September 29th. If you don't have a myDSD account, please sign up using this link. We look forward to celebrating your child and their achievements.

Flu Shots

On October 5th, flu shots will be available at Whitesides from 2:00-6:00 p.m. in the Activity Center. Please bring ID and insurance card (if you have one).


Parent/Student Handbook

Click here for the Whitesides' Parent/Student handbook. You can also find it on our school website.