Update on graduation

| May 1, 2020

Parents, Guardians & Students,

I want to thank you for all your support, flexibility and understanding, as we have been trying to navigate this situation and make decisions that support students and also keep everyone safe. Last weekend, I sent you a survey regarding graduation. Well over 100 families replied to the survey. We value your feedback and I cannot thank you enough for taking time to share your thoughts with me.

While we are still extremely limited, I was able to gather a clear picture of what you value in a graduation ceremony. It is evident that a live event is very valuable to you. We feel the same way. Our plan regarding graduation is to wait until May 8 to make a decision. At that time, we are hoping to have a clearer picture of what early June may look like.

There are two possible scenarios:  * Restrictions are lifted enough that we are able to hold a live event at the high school on Friday evening, June 5. This could look like a traditional graduation ceremony, or a live alternative such as limiting spectators to immediate family. Those details would be planned at a later date.
*Restrictions are not lifted. In this scenario, we are planning to hold two events: a virtual graduation on June 5, with plans to hold a traditional ceremony on July 31, if possible. If we are forced to do two events, there are multiple benefits: 1.Honor students who have enlisted in the military and will not be available later in the summer. 2.Recognize all students on June 5, just in case we are unable to hold a traditional ceremony in July. 3.Gives us the best chance to hold a live event.

Category: Community Happenings, Featured Stories, High School News

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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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