Elementary School outlines Oct. 30 Halloween celebration

Posted On: Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Elementary School is planning its annual Halloween Parade for 2020. But due to COVID-19, some processes will be different than in past years. We are excited to again have Superintendent Dr. Adam Fineske joining the celebration; he will be wearing a costume that received the most votes by students in the 6th Grade.

As families begin to make plans, Principal Kori Kawczynski is sharing important information:

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 30.
  • School day begins: 9:10 a.m. (note the time change!)
  • Student drop-off: 9-9:10 a.m. Students will arrive at the building dressed in costumes and safety face masks. Please have students carry any costume masks into the building at drop-off. Their foreheads need to be accessible for temperature checks until they are in the building. Costumes should not promote violence and should be age appropriate. Masks may not obscure a child’s vision.

Parade Start Times

During the parade, students must wear a face mask throughout the parade. Remote students are invited to attend the parade with a family member/adult friend, but are asked to stay with their adult.

  • 9:30 a.m.: Halloween parade around the Elementary School grounds (see route below)
  • 9:30 a.m.: 6th Grade Parade
  • 9:45 a.m.: Kindergarten Parade
  • 10 a.m.: 1st Grade Parade
  • 10:15 a.m. 2nd Grade Parade
  • 10:30 a.m.: 3rd Grade Parade
  • 10:45 a.m.: 4th Grade Parade
  • 11 a.m.: 5th Grade Parade

Parade Route (see map)

Parents are invited to attend the parade and spread out along the route; if they do, mask wearing and social distancing is required.

  • Exit Indian Road door
  • Walk around the building and thru the circle (following the sidewalk toward the football stadium)
  • Wrap around to the sidewalk between the baseball fields
  • Re-enter the building by the new gym

2020 Parade Route

Post-Parade Timeline

  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: All students go home for lunch and change out of Halloween costumes. If parents/guardians are not able to be home with a child, please make arrangements for them during the lunch break. There is no YCare during the lunch hour.
  • 1-1:10 p.m. Students may enter the building.
  • 1-2:50 p.m. Students return to school for a classroom movie. Students need to bring their own pre-packaged snack to enjoy during the movie.


If you have any questions, please contact Shelley Mattocks (smattocks@ohschools.org) in the elementary office, 419-536-8329.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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