5.5.20 ‒5.31.20 ‒ vol. 16

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A Letter from Superintendent Champ

Dear Students and Parents,

 

Over the past several weeks, we have been engaging with groups of students, teachers, parents and administrators as well as public safety professionals to make contingency plans for several end of year events given the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the reality that our buildings will remain closed through the end of the school year. To say that these decisions have been difficult is an understatement. We know how important these events, especially prom and graduation, are to our students and families and we are committed to doing our best to provide the memorable experiences that our seniors deserve.

 

Throughout the process, we have heard and considered a number of good ideas to make these events meaningful and special. However, we must also keep in mind the gravity of this virus and the fact that it is still present in our community and region. Additionally, the social distancing measures enacted by the Governor remain in place and we do not know when the pandemic will allow those restrictions to be relaxed or lifted.

 

Below, please find our most up to date plans:

 

The Senior Awards Ceremony will be held virtually on June 15 at 7:00 pm.

 

Senior Prom has been postponed until late July contingent on the status of the pandemic and public health. If the  senior prom must be cancelled, the District will plan an alumni luncheon for the Class of 2020 over Thanksgiving Weekend.

 

Graduation has been postponed until the last week of July with the hope of having an in-person event to the extent possible. If an in-person event is not possible, a virtual graduation will be held at this time.

 

Please know that we understand and share the disappointment felt by many that this year will not conclude in our normal celebratory way, but are working to do the best we possibly can under these challenging conditions while ensuring that anything we do is safe for all involved.

 

Regards,

 

Jeannine Clark

PMHS Principal