The Crier Inquires: Is cancelling school on November 1 a good idea?

With students staying out all night trick-or-treating and college applications being due on November 1, students have suggested the idea of canceling school the day after Halloween. A recent petition to cancel school has gained over 50,000 signatures, so the Crier asked students and staff what they thought.

Hannah Oh, ’20

Halloween is a national holiday but nobody gets days off for Halloween. I don’t see why there is a reason to cancel school. I can see people wanting the day off for something like college apps, but they’ve never done that in the past. I know a lot of people are skipping school anyways, but if the district canceled school for that reason alone they’d be making a statement [that it is okay to skip school].”

Brandon Gorman, ‘21

“I think [the district] should go along with it. For every other holiday, there’s always a day off. [It’s convenient for] students who won’t have to wake up early the next day if they are out all night at a party or trick or treating.”


Alexis Loera, ‘22

“I think it’s a pretty good idea. I heard a lot of people say they are ditching for a couple different reasons. It might add an extra day to the end of the year, but we probably won’t care when the time comes.”



Will Erne, ‘23

“Heck yeah. It’s the day after Halloween and I think we really deserve a day off, especially after working so hard on college apps and stuff. Everyone really wants to be off and you can see that from the petition.”


Brian Drenth, Spanish Teacher

“I would say no. I don’t think Halloween is a holiday we need a vacation from the day afterwards. I think I could pick other holidays that would be more beneficial.”


Joe Clark

Joe is a writer and a senior at Conant. This is his second year on the Crier staff. Outside of school, he likes to read, write, and swim.

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