Halloween is fast approaching so we would like to take a minute to remind you and your family about a few Halloween guidelines at the Ovid-Elsie Elementary Schools. Everyone wants to have a safe and happy Halloween for themselves, their guests, and their children. Using safety tips and common sense can help you make the most of your Halloween season and make it as enjoyable for our kids as it was for you!
Students should arrive at school at the regular start time and bring costumes with them. Do not come to school already dressed. The teachers will instruct the students when it is time to get ready for their classroom parties. We encourage parent participation in the events going on throughout the school day. If you know in advance that you would like to participate please fill out the required background check forms prior to the 31st. Parents who wish to dress up when coming into the school should be considerate of the costume guidelines as well, and please, check in at the office!
Costumes should be of good taste and in no way promote inappropriate or violent themes. Costumes that include masks, weapons, or blood will not be permitted. If you have questions about a costume please check with the office. If a child has a mask, they will be asked to simply wear the mask on the top of their head. Vision and safety are our primary concerns with masks.
E.E. Knight’s parade will begin at 12:45 p.m. and Leonard’s will start at 1:45. The parade routes will be the same as in previous years. The Elsie and Ovid Police and Fire Departments will help to secure our route as the High School Band leads the way. Come out early and get yourself a good viewing spot! Upon our return, E.E. Knight will have their classroom parties and Leonard will get ready for dismissal. If Leonard parents would like to take their child(ren) early, we ask that you please sign them out with the classroom teacher so that they are accounted for. (Children who are signed out will not be marked tardy or absent.)
Teaching your kids basic everyday safety such as not getting into cars or talking to strangers, looking both ways before crossing streets and crossing when the lights tell you to, will help make them safer when they are out Trick or Treating. Make Halloween a fun, safe, and happy time for your kids and they’ll carry the tradition that you taught them to their own families some day!