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Letter for Grades and Graduation
Letter for Grades and Graduation
Brian Hall
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Parents and Students,

I want to encourage each of you to make your best effort for the distance learning opportunities. Your teachers are here to help and assist you to continue the expected progress, and you may only improve your second semester averages. Distance learning opportunities will continue through May. Please apply yourself as much as possible. If you are unsuccessful in your first attempt, your teacher can help you. All work must be completed on or before May 18th.

Our grading for year’s end will be as follows:

Grades submitted after March 13th will only be used to enhance the academic standing of each student. Yearlong courses will consist of the first 9 weeks and second 9 weeks (semester 1) counting as 50 %, and third 9 weeks and fourth 9 weeks counting as 50%. Note that a student’s academic standing for the second semester will be “held harmless” in regards to the second half of the year. Distance learning will only be allowed to improve on the third 9 weeks average for the fourth 9 weeks. Block classes will adhere to the same guidance as yearlong second semester. Grades taken during distance learning can only be allowed to improve the average posted prior to March 13th.

For our seniors, May 23rd will still be a graduation day. We will not have the actual formal graduation on this day, but we will broadcast a virtual graduation to honor our graduates. In this way each graduate may still be able to celebrate with their family in a way of their choosing. It is our intent to have a formal, traditional graduation at a later time this summer. We will be announcing a proposed date on or before May 8th in order to allow for family planning. The class of 2020 is a special group, and we are very proud of how they have handled this incredibly difficult situation. Their achievements will be recognized.

For our other students, if it appears safe to do so, we will be posting dates beginning May 20th for scheduled groups to return devices, pick up personal belongings left at school or in lockers, and pick up report cards. This will be scheduled by grade. The schedule will be advertised ahead of time and will not be a large crowd event. Our campus remains closed to students as we continue to limit our personnel that are allowed to come in each day.

Our lunch feeding program will begin again next week on April 30th. Pick-up times will be 11:00-12:30 at the high school lunchroom. Cars may loop the parking lot entering the elementary building side around to the high school bus loading area. Everyone should remain in their vehicle and the meals will be brought to your car. Meal pickup will be Tuesdays and Thursdays for ages 2-18.

I once again want to thank everyone for their efforts to make the best of a difficult situation. We will do our best to try and solve problems in this continued process. I encourage everyone to use extreme caution as social distancing becomes less stringent. Protect yourselves and your family by proceeding as carefully as possible.

Thank you,

Brian Hall