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Centennial Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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October 12, 2018

To ensure that every student and adult in our community enjoys the time around Halloween, we would like your assistance in reinforcing these guidelines with your children, for student safety and school climate reasons:

  • Students in costume should be easily recognizable and/or identify themselves to any staff members when queried.
  • By law and School District expectations, the use and possession of firecrackers or fireworks at school is strictly prohibited.  This pertains to students before, during or after school, on or offsite. 
  • Replica weapons (guns, knives, etc.) are inappropriate, as are costumes which are hyper- sexualized, or costumes which depict elements of sexual exploitation.  Please encourage your children to avoid glamorizing sexual exploitation by refusing to allow them to wear Halloween costumes that re-victimize those who have suffered the devastation of this crime.
  • Students "in character" are to conduct themselves appropriately.  Behaviours which intimidate, harass or humiliate members of the community, or other behaviours which are inappropriate at the expense of others, do not contribute to a fun, festive, and safe environment.

With your assistance, I trust we will have a wonderful next few weeks, and our children will continue to love being at school.  Thank you for your support.

Please refer to the attached letter from Children of the Street, and the following public websites for more information:



Centennial Secondary School

570 Poirier Street, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A8
604-936-7205 604-937-8051
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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