Dear Hirsch Families,
You may have heard on the news, a phenomenon that has been an issue in other parts of the country. “Creepy clown” or “clowning” includes dressing up as a scary clown and frightening or harassing people. Clowning can include a wide range of threats from minor to serious. There has been student gossip which has created anxiety and fear in some of our students and has caused concerns that "clowning" may occur at school. I want to assure you that we have had no incidents here at Hirsch.
With Halloween approaching and many of you planning for costumes, we want to be proactive and address this issue. For this year, clown costumes will not be allowed on our campus in order to avoid the unnecessary frightening of students. In addition, I wanted to remind parents of our rules for costumes so you can plan ahead and students will be able to have a positive experience during school festivities.
Costume Guidelines for School:
* No weapons of any kind, real or fake. (For example, swords, light sabers, axes, whips, guns, or anything that could cause harm)
* Masks may only be worn during the parade and will need to be removed for the remainder of the day.
* Costumes may not be vulgar, offensive, or racist.
* No clown costumes may be worn to campus.
It is very sad that pranks and attacks like "clowning" are occurring. We appreciate your support to help our kids have a safe and fun Halloween. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our school office.
Thank you for your support!