Alternatives for Halloween Costumes in Schools
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION,Colo. On Tuesday, District 51 officials say not all schools are allowing costumes in their schools for Halloween. However, some schools have alternative ways to keep the fun going.
Officials at West Middle School in Grand Junction have started their Red Ribbon Week, which brings awareness against using drugs. Each day, students have a chance to break the rules with a different theme.
"They will have harvest fests or they'll encourage kids to maybe dress up as a character and turn it into a literacy story time event," Christy McGee, School District 51.
"Kids are able to have the chance to do some things they don't normally get to do. Wear hats one day and wear pajamas on one day. There some themes some themes that go along with that. They still get to do some fun things but there's a positive message behind it about trying to come up with some healthy alternatives to using drugs or alcohol,” said West Middle School Principal Vernon Walker.
School District 51 officials say some schools do allow their students to have costumes. However, each school has its own policy.
Some general guidelines for most local schools include not bringing any weapons associated with costumes and making sure that kids can see adequately from behind their masks.
Officials ask to call the schools specifically if you have any questions about their policy.