To our MCSD elementary school families, we have been advised by the County Health Department to forgo holding Halloween parties (gatherings and parades) at our elementary schools this year.

As an alternative, schools, individual classrooms, and PTAs are working on safe activities where children can experience the essence of this time-honored tradition without taking any unnecessary health risks. This may include wearing Halloween colors (not costumes) on October 30, virtual activities, contests, and more – each school and classroom will determine what works best for them.

We appreciate your understanding in this matter as we continue to delicately balance the overall safety and wellness of our students, ensuring they have every opportunity to learn (online or in-person).