Students at Ottoson Middle School won’t be allowed to wear full costumes, masks, face paint or colored hair spray on Halloween, according to a school newsletter.
In fact, if students violate the school’s dress code at all, their parents will be called and asked to bring them a change of clothes. There is one exception: students will be allowed to wear hats if they bring a $1 donation to homeroom for the Arlington Food Pantry.
In the past, students have been “discouraged” from dressing up for Halloween, according to the newsletter, as “it can be difficult to monitor students attire.”
“This year we are going to allow students to show ‘Halloween Spirit’ with the [above] limitations,” the newsletter reads.
“We would like to allow students to have some fun in school on Halloween but with 1,000 students you can imagine it can be hard to police appropriateness of the whole student body,” the newsletter concludes. “Please double check what your child plans to wear to school on Wednesday. We greatly appreciate your support making this a fun day for all.”
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