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Halloween Safety Tips

October 23, 2018


Dear Parents/Guardians:


Subject: Halloween Safety Tips


Halloween is a wonderful time of celebration for our community and families. It is also a time when we ask for your cooperation to help make Halloween a safe and enjoyable time of year. We enjoy it when students dress up in costumes and have fun, but there are important safety measures that students and parents need to be aware of:


  • Students in costume at school (when permitted) should be easily recognizable and/or identify themselves to any school district staff members when asked.
  • Replica weapons (guns, knives, etc.) are not allowed, neither are costumes that are discriminatory in any way. It is inappropriate to wear costumes in poor taste (ex: hyper-sexualized, culturally insensitive).
  • School codes of conduct must always be followed, even when in costume. This includes maintaining respectful and appropriate behaviour with others and with school property. Vandalism is never acceptable and is a crime.
  • The use and possession of firecrackers or fireworks at schools is strictly prohibited at all times (before, during or after school). 


For more information on firecracker and fireworks regulations in the City and District of North Vancouver, and for safety tips for trick or treating, please visit the North Vancouver RCMP website.


Thank you for ensuring Halloween is a fun and safe celebration for our entire community.




Mark Pearmain


North Vancouver School District