From Your Principal
October 1, 2021
Questions About Covid Guidelines?
Teachers have worked hard to schedule a day and time that matches your preference. If your scheduled conference time absolutely doesn't work for you, please work with the classroom teacher to reschedule. It is very important that we are able to conference with every family.
As a school, Stott strives to be respectful of families with a variety of cultural traditions and beliefs. As such, we have discussed a variety of concerns, beliefs, ideas, and values around Halloween. These conversations were held with school leadership, the school decision-making team, and our PTSA. This year, we will celebrate Halloween at Stott with a parade and small class party on Friday, Oct. 29. Students should come to school already dressed in costume. Below are details/expectations:
- Halloween will only be discussed, celebrated, etc during the party (not leading up to or after the party)
- We will have a parade and a simple party (healthy snack, treat, craft)
- The parade will start at 8:45 (outdoors if weather permits or through the hallways and gym if either is poor).
- Parties will be held in classrooms immediately after the parade and will conclude by 10:00 am
- We ask that immediate family only attend the parade. Families members can stay for the party but if it gets too crowded teachers may need to ask families to leave. Stott is not a very large building and crowds are less than ideal with COVID concerns.
- Families should not come in costume if it covers the face for safety reasons.
Student Costume Expectations:
- Students should come to school in costume, as there will not be time to change before the parade/parties. All students must change out of their costumes after the party is over.
- Costumes should limit the amount of blood and gore.
- No weapons of any kind are allowed as part of the costume
- Make-up and colored hair should also be kept to a minimum. Any make-up must be washed off after the party.
- Costumes must be appropriate for school. Inappropriate or demeaning costumes will not be allowed.
For our families that do not celebrate Halloween, we ask that you come to school at 10:00 when parties have concluded. The rest of the day will be a regular school day, with lots of learning happening.
Recognize Your Child's Birthday on our new Electronic Sign
We are starting this for the first time in November. If your child has a birthday coming up in November that you would like to have displayed on the marquee, please fill out this form and send $10 to school in an envelope with your child's name and what it's for on the outside of the envelope.
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Upcoming Important Dates
October 5 & 6 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 7 & 8 - Fall Break (No School)
October 12 - Accountability/PTSA Meeting
October 29 - Halloween Parties