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October 24, 2022

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Halloween Parade

Our Halloween parade will be October 31st at 9:30 a.m. The parade will take place on the track behind the school. Bring a chair and/or blanket.

Students should come dressed in costume and will remove it after the parade. If it's a costume that doesn't distract from learning (i.e. wearing overalls for a farmer costume, etc.), students can leave it on.

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. Students will be asked to change out of costume if it does not follow district guidelines.

Parents should not come dressed in costume.

School Photos

Individual school pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 27th.

Safety Week is October 24th-28th

Lost & Found

Our lost and found is piling up. Please have your child check the lost and found if they are missing any jackets, coats, water bottles, etc.

Bond Information

A bond election will be on the November 8th ballot. Additional information can be found here:

Please note that there is no tax rate increase with the bond. Check out the site, as the more information you have the more informed your decision will be.

Calendar at a Glance

Oct. 24-28 - Safety Week

Oct. 27th - School Photos

Oct. 28th - Fall Carnival

Oct. 31st - Halloween Parade @ 9:30 (on the track) - Early out at 1:25 p.m.

End of 1st Term

Nov. 1st - Professional Day - No School


Parent/Student Handbook

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