Mt. Pleasant Elementary restrictions keep parents out of common room for Halloween
By Rhett Wilkinson
MT. PLEASANT—Mt. Pleasant Elementary is not allowing parents in the school’s commons area because of the pandemic.
If a parent needs to sit down with a teacher, the parent needs to make an appointment with the school’s secretaries, according to the newsletter, titled “Bear Facts.”
The newsletter mentioned several requests of parents, many that had to do with COVID-19.
One is that parents must go to the main office to get their children during school hours.
“After school, please wait outside,” the newsletter says.
Regarding the school’s Halloween parade, this year, the route will go around the school blocks (400 East to 500 South and 500 South to 500 East, through the North Sanpete High School parking lot south of the elementary field and back along 400 East, finishing at the school), the newsletter says.
The change in location of parade is due to the pandemic, according to school staff.
According to the newsletter, non-students will not be permitted to take part in the parade due to COVID-19.
“Please be courteous of this decision, as we want everyone to stay healthy,” the newsletter says.
“Students are welcome to wear their costumes to school,” the newsletter says. “Due to COVID restrictions, parents will not be allowed in the school to dress students.”
The school wants parents to park around the school and view the parade from their vehicles, according to the newsletter, which told parents to stay in their vehicles over the course of the parade.
This is also due to the pandemic, according to school staff.
The school has requested that parents wait until dismissal of students at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 to pick up their child, the newsletter says.
“Due to COVID restrictions, we are not allowed to have a crowd of people in our front office.”
The parade will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30.
The newsletter also called on parents to make sure their child’s clothes are adhering to the dress code. Shorts cannot be more than six inches above the knee. Shirts must cover the whole shoulder.
“Students will be asked to call home if clothing doesn’t abide by the dress code,” the newsletter says.
Also, according to the newsletter, a parent-teacher conference and book fair will take place from 3 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. today, when kindergarten will not be held.
Further, Red Ribbon Week is Monday through Friday, Oct. 30. Monday is for school spirit; students are encouraged to wear red or blue. Tuesday is for putting a cap on drugs; students are encouraged to wear a hat. Wednesday is for “peace out drugs,” students are encouraged to wear tie dye. Thursday, Oct. 29 is for the kicking of drugs; students are encouraged to wear crazy socks, the newsletter says.