Allen Update (29 Oct. 2020)

Costume Day

A friendly reminder that tomorrow is the last day of Red Ribbon Week 2020 and our students and staff may dress in a costume for Spirit Week: Please note that the guidelines below are in place for the safety and comfort of all, regardless of the fact that many students are participating from home via distance learning.

Guidelines for Costume Day

Please, no scary or gory costumes, no props or weapons of any kind (i.e. shields, light sabers, axes, guns, swords, etc…), no masks that cover the entire face (masks for COVID-19 purposes are okay), and no costumes that may be considered culturally offensive.

Safety Reminders for Halloween

San Diegans Reminded to Celebrate Halloween Safely During COVID-19

In an effort to advance the goals of reopening schools and reducing the spread of infection in our community, we’d like to share this news briefing from the County of San Diego: County health officials are reminding the public that traditional Halloween celebrations are not advised, and large gatherings are not allowed, under the state or local health guidance. Halloween celebrations – such as parties and in-person, door-to-door trick-or-treating – pose a high risk of spreading COVID-19 and are strongly discouraged.

“These activities involve face-to-face interactions with people from different households,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “If a COVID-19 infection is detected among a participant, it will be very difficult to find and notify those who may have been exposed.”

Wooten recommends the following safe Halloween activities to make sure children have a fun and safe celebration:

  • Online parties/contests such as costume or pumpkin carving
  • Drive-through events and car parades
  • Dressing up homes and yards with Halloween-themed decorations
  • Movie nights with your own household or at a drive-in theater
  • Pumpkin patches where people use hand sanitizer and maintain 6-feet of distance from others

“Please be safe and stay healthy this Halloween weekend,” Wooten said. “A boo and a cackle can be great fun, but COVID is definitely not.”

A list of what’s not allowed or recommended as well as other alternatives to celebrate Halloween is found here.

Allen Spirit Gear

Click download below to purchase your Allen t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and fleece jackets! All orders must be placed online and paid for in advance before November 6, 2020. Families will be notified by phone and email when items arrive in the school office. Please ensure that the school office has your correct phone number and email address on file.

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