Anonymous followed up the question with a comment that included an apology for the original comment. Not necessary, but appreciated.
I am ok with not doing move up day, though I am worried that it will be gone forever and that saddens me. It is such a nice thing for students, teachers and parents. For some teachers, not posting teacher names till the last few days before school starts will be a huge adjustment. There are before school open houses that will be impacted. I am being asked to create a generic supply list with my team. My normal supply list is short, so that will mean adding to it and asking my parents to buy supplies that we won't use. That is really unfortunate when people are struggling as it is. So, I better close with an apology for being so "snotty" in my last post. I am just frustrated that there has to be so much more stress and anxiety than necessary. Sad....
Fritz has helped me understand the situation so I will use his words below in response to the original question.
The elementary principals agreed to forego move up day due to the impacts of two things. First, some schools are more impacted by displacements than others and when this decision was made, we still did not know the outcome of the RIFs and displacements. Second, it was brought up that in some of our elementary schools there are a high number of students/families being impacted by the current economic conditions, which potentially creates a high number of turnover and impact on class placements over the summer. Although these conditions may not be as extreme in some schools as others, we agreed to stay consistent in discontinuing the move up day as it has been traditionally known.