RSD Parade Information

General

The Ridley School District Homecoming Parade starts promptly at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The rain date will be Sunday, October 20, 2019. If the parade must be canceled due to inclement weather, every attempt will be made to contact all participants no later than the morning of the parade. Parade Participants are current students of the Ridley School District and approved RSD Alumni groups. Parent chaperones, volunteers, and District employees are invited to participate as well. High School HOCO Parade


All parade entries must check-in at the Parade Registration Desk located at the Woodlyn Baptist Church by 8:45AM. Volunteers will direct participants to their designated staging area. If an entry is not located in their designated staging area by 9:30AM, they will not be allowed to participate in the parade. To enter your float in the parade, please click here: Parade Entry Form

Theme

The theme for the Annual Parade is WE ARE RIDLEY. We highly encourage all parade floats and entries to include the theme in your preparations.

Grand Marshal

TBD

Parade Route

RHS Homecoming Map

Candy or Other Handouts

Please ensure that you have enough handouts for the families along the parade route.  Throwing candy or anything else into a crowd from a moving vehicle is very dangerous. Candy and other objects may only be handed to spectators by walkers near the curb.

Parade Check-in

All entrants should report to the check-in area located the Woodlyn Baptist Church. Check-in opens at 8:45 am and closes at 9:30 am. All units must be checked in by 9:30 am, unless otherwise specified. Upon check-in, your unit will be given a parade number which corresponds to your place in the parade. You will also be instructed by a staging area marshal where to line up, based on your assigned number. By parade day, much review has already gone into the line-up. The decision of the staging area coordinator concerning participation and position in the parade is final.

Floats

RHS class floats are the only floats that will be judged. A trophy will be given to the best class float. All floats wishing to compete must have a representative with their float at the time of the actual judging. For more information regarding Float Regulations and Rules, please click on Float Regulations and Rules above.

Walking Units and Other Entries

Parade Participants are current students of the Ridley School District and approved Ridley School District Alumni. Parent chaperones, volunteers, and District employees are invited to participate as well. Follow the general check-in information. Entries must be kept to a reasonable length, and generally reflect the description on the entry form (For example, if the form says you will have 2 trucks, please do not show up with more). The registration form asks for number of marchers accompanying your entry.

Entrants are encouraged to make their entry as entertaining as possible for the audience. Floats, marching units and other parade participants are encouraged to dress for the occasion. In the spirit of Ridley School District, all entries are encouraged to join in the theme. The decision of the parade committee and staging area coordinator is final.

Alumni Groups

All alumni groups must have signs that reflect their class and graduation year. Members must legally ride in their vehicles or walk alongside cars. Alumni classes will be arrange to lead parade by year (furthest graduating class first).

Pacing

To prevent gaps, please maintain pacing. Entries should not stop or slow down to perform along the parade route. Keep a short, safe interval from the unit in front of you. Please be aware that there may be marching bands near your entry. Please do not blast horns or sirens or otherwise interfere with performing bands. All efforts will be made to disperse parade entries to minimize excessive noise between entries and allow spectators to enjoy the music of the bands.

Alcoholic Beverages

The Ridley School District Homecoming is a family event with many students and children present and participating. The consumption of alcoholic beverages by parade participants in the staging area and throughout the parade route is strictly prohibited. Open alcoholic beverages are prohibited in any motorized vehicle by law. Violators and their entries are subject to removal by the Committee.

More Information

For more information or if you have questions, please contact us jpena@ridleysd.org

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