Letter to Parents Concerning Halloween at MED

October 5, 2018

Dear MED families,

As Halloween is quickly approaching, I wanted to inform you of some important changes we have made regarding October 31st, the parade, and classroom parties.

MED recognizes that Halloween is an exciting event for both students and the community.  Based on feedback from parents, community members, teachers,  and law enforcement, we have made a number of changes to our Halloween celebration to increase the safety of the event.  We will still have a Halloween parade and the students will have small parties in their rooms, but there will be new guidelines that all parents will  follow for the safety of all students.

Our Halloween parties will be breakfast parties attended by the students, teachers and designated room parents.  Your room parent or teacher will be reaching out to give you suggestions if you would like to send something in.  Following the parties, students will march in a parade around the High School track.  Students may come to school dressed in their costumes and makeup, or may bring the costumes to school in a bag.  We ask that any masks be put in bags and not be worn on the bus.  Students can remain in their costumes for the day, or bring a change of clothes for after the parade.

Our parade will begin at 9:45 a.m.  All parents MUST view the parade from the bleachers, or against the outside of the fence surrounding the field as we walk the track.  Parents can come to the parade dressed in costume, but no adults will be permitted to wear masks.

After the parade, parents will not be allowed in the main part of the building.  We will have staff available in the cafeteria if you wish to sign your child out for the rest of the day.  It is important that everyone wishing to pick up a child after the parade have identification with them.  Please sign out your child before 10:45.

I appreciate your support in advance.  These changes help us keep your children safe, and still let us celebrate the day.  The safety of your child is of the utmost importance to us.  I would also like to thank our SRD, Deputy Kelly Rosenstrach, for working with us to help keep the tradition of Halloween, while making it a safer event.


Kristen Reno
Chatham Elementary Principal

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