10.05.2019

Elementary school in Sacramento area cancels all its Halloween festivities. Here’s why

Elementary school in Sacramento area cancels all its Halloween festivities. Here’s why Photo Courtesy Sacramento Bee

An elementary school in Sacramento County has canceled all things Halloween this year, after many families opted out of the annual celebrations over the years.

An email from Principal Jason Farrel of North Country Elementary School in Antelope states that classrooms will no longer have Halloween parties, the school will not have a Halloween parade, and students and staff will not wear costumes to school. The change seeks “to ensure what is best for all of our students,” read Farrel’s letter, sent to all parents.

The school will hold a spirit day instead on Oct. 31, where students are encouraged to wear black, orange or purple. The district also said an evening harvest festival will take place.