Dear Parents and Class of 2020,
April 17, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds announced schools would be closed for the rest of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This left many questions and little time to sort out the details of what was supposed to be a time of celebration and achievement. While this affects all students, I realize you, as seniors, have been significantly impacted. I am sure you have been feeling a range of emotions while dealing with this unexpected change to your senior year and the overall disruption in your life.
I know that you, your family, and your friends were looking forward to the events that are the culmination of your academic, extra-curricular, and athletic high school experience. Awards day, prom, yearbook signings, senior parties, and many more special moments are cherished events for seniors and their families. The WC administration team and I share in your disappointment and sense of loss due to this health crisis. This is a situation that is unique to each individual that it affects, and yet is a shared experience that is still being shaped on a daily basis. History is always being written, but rarely do we get to be conscious of its true dimensions.
We as administration, teachers and staff, want you to know that the district is committed to thinking “out of the box” to find ways to celebrate your graduation and your accomplishments. We are working on a graduation plan but we still have a few details to work through related to the Governor’s state declaration, CDC guidelines and overall district approval.
While we can’t share specifics about how or when graduation ceremonies will take place just yet, you can be assured we want the Class of 2020 to receive the memorable recognition while dealing with the constraints of the situation. Plans are in motion, and approval must be met with ever changing state health guidelines.
We also realize you are in the process of finalizing your “after high school” plans. We will continue to provide you with information and opportunities to help you navigate this next step. Please continue to reach out to your teachers, counselor, and principal for support.
In closing, Class of 2020, your senior experience has been abruptly interrupted but the final chapter has yet to be written. All of your teachers, staff, and your principal are committed to working with you and behind the scenes so that this last chapter honors your footprint and legacy. Your senior year story has an unexpected twist ending but what a story it will be!
Stay safe and take care,
West Central CSD
6-12 Curriculum Coordinator