With June rapidly approaching, districts across the country have been grappling with how to honor graduating seniors under incredibly challenging circumstances. While in-person graduation is what students, parents, and staff alike want, public health and safety prevent such a gathering at this time. As guidance from the state and federal government continues to evolve, the district continues to hold out hope that later this summer it may be possible to cheer on the Class of 2020 in person.
As we’ve already communicated to our seniors, in order to make sure that our graduates get a moment to shine the district is preparing a virtual ceremony. With graduates heading off to the service, the workforce, or other destinations over the summer, it is important that the Class of 2020 gets a celebration in June. The virtual ceremony will follow as closely as possible the traditional graduation ceremony, with student and staff speakers and performances by our incredibly talented student musicians. That virtual ceremony will be available for viewing in early June.
Should the state’s guidance on in-person/outdoor ceremonies change we will certainly make every attempt to honor the Class of 2020 later this summer or early fall. The district continues to hold both stadiums on July 25th for such a celebration.
There’s no way to replicate an in-person experience. This is not the way we wanted to send our seniors off to the next chapter of their lives. Over the next few weeks the high schools will continue to celebrate our seniors and their accomplishments on the road to graduation. We hope the community will join us in that celebration.