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Halloween costume guidelines

on October 14, 2016

Dear WVMS Students and Parents/Guardians,

As part of a longstanding Warwick Valley Middle School tradition, students can dress up in costume during school on October 31, and at the PTA Fall Harvest Dance from 7-9 p.m. on October 21.

While preparing your costume, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

● All costumes are to be appropriate for school and should not be offensive in design,
nature or intent.
● Costumes can not mock or resemble another student, faculty member or religious
● Costumes can not feature inappropriate themes or characters or reference drugs/alcohol
● Costumes can not be sexually explicit in nature.
● Please avoid bringing any accompanying props for costumes, including plastic swords,
guns, wands, bows, arrows, etc. If brought to school, these items will be held in the
office until a parent/guardian can pick them up.
● Masks, facepaint or any item that may impede vision or make it difficult to determine
identity are not allowed.
● Makeup or hair coloring should be applied at home. Please do not bring these items to
● Please avoid costumes that are overly scary, including any variance of a clown costume.
● Please note that our middle school dress code will still be enforced.
● Costumes should not interfere with daily responsibilities, both in and out of the class.
Costumes should be comfortable enough to wear for the entire duration of the school

If a student’s costume is found to be inappropriate, she/he will be asked to remove the costume.

Wearing a costume is a school privilege.

If you have any questions regarding the appropriateness of a particular costume idea, please do not hesitate to ask or call Mrs. Lofaro or Mr. DeFilippis.

We are looking forward to seeing your costumes at the dance and in school on Halloween!


Lisamarie Spindler
WVMS Principal


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