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Halloween Safety Tips for Families

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, here are some tips for parents. These tips are made available to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests:

  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk with groups or a trusted adult.
  • Help drivers see you by adding reflective tape to costumes and bags.
  • Too much sugar is not good for anyone! Limit the amount of candy children eat and make sure to examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.
  • When going from house to house, make sure to walk at all times. Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks whenever possible.
  • Only walk on sidewalks when possible, or on the far side of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
  • Avoid trips and falls by wearing well-fitted masks, costumes, and shoes.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
  • Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
  • Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

With Halloween fast approaching, each school will determine whether or not they allow costumes. However because of this newest "creepy clown" phenomenon, we will not allow clown costumes, nor any costume that disguises the identity of students.

Please work together in keeping all of our community safe from these disturbing social media acts of disruptions.

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