While it was a challenging end to the 2020 school year, it is the hope of all educators to return to the classroom for the 2020-2021 school year. “We miss our students and hope we may all return to school in the fall,” said Superintendent Jan Bayer. “We want to thank our students and families for their continued support and efforts during this time. We hope you are all safe and healthy.”
While a return to a more normal education is something students can look forward to, it won’t be so for the graduating class of 2020. Much like the end of senior year, graduation day will be much different. While restrictions across the state are continuing to loosen, gatherings of large crowds are still prohibited under the governor’s order. Instead of gathering side by side with their classmates and having proud parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and family friends in the audience, seniors will instead have a drive-through graduation.
While not the celebration everyone had hoped for, organizers still wanted graduates to partake in the ceremony for this great achievement in their lives. The graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 6, beginning at 11am. Relatives can stream the service and a recording will also be available on the district website. The schedule is as follows:
• Students/family will be permitted to have one car per family. No RVs, limos or oversized vehicles. • Students/family will line up at the fairgrounds at 10am. They must stay in their vehicles with their family. • Students/family will be escorted to the high school at 10:40am. • Students/family will drive through the middle school parking lot, by the baseball field to the front of the school. • Student and one family member will exit the vehicle to receive their diploma cover and take a picture. The student will proceed down the sidewalk to pick up their diploma from staff further than 6 feet from the previous staff member. • Student and family member will return to the vehicle and exit school grounds. Congratulations, graduates, on this great achievement, and wishing you all a bright future.