Class of 2020 Events Update

Dear Class of 2020,

 

I hope this email finds you all healthy and safe. These are difficult times but I continue to be impressed with how much the class of 2020 remains engaged in their classes and committed to planning the end of year celebrations. Your creativity and flexibility is key during these unconventional times and with that said, I am confident you will celebrate the end of the year in style.

 

Ms. Gibbs, your class advisor, is working hard to schedule a prom for your class. She was able to secure a date of July 26th at the Danversport Yacht Club. This event will be for seniors only since we anticipate Governor Baker’s social distancing recommendations will still be in effect. If the Governor eases on the restrictions and allows larger gatherings, students will be allowed to bring a guest. As of today, we simply are hoping for the prom to take place. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a wonderful evening on July 26th.

 

The seniors’ last day of school remains May 29th. There will be no senior exams. All students should work with their teachers to ensure all assignments are handed in on or before this date. If you need additional time to complete an assignment, students should reach out to their teachers to make arrangements.

 

Last week I sent a rough schedule for students to clean out their lockers. I currently do not have a date for seniors because I am trying to coordinate the cleanout day with picking up your cap and gowns. The company we use for our regalia has given us a target date for the end of May. I will keep you posted on more specific dates and times.

 

We are currently in the process of selecting senior awards. Once the faculty and staff have completed the process, we will videotape a ceremony and then display it to the GMHS community. I will keep everyone informed on when the ceremony can be viewed.

 

Over the past couple of weeks, I have met with students, teachers, administrators, and Superintendent Jacobs to discuss graduation. We have been busy brainstorming on how to organize this year’s graduation which will be
SAFE:
Sensible, within given health and safety guidelines; 
Accessible, so that all can participate; 
Feasible, in that the event can be reasonably conducted; 
Every student is included.
It has been made clear to me that a Zoom graduation is the last resort and something live is preferred by all. We have not come up with the final solution but we are pursuing some creative ideas. I am hoping to have a plan in the next couple of weeks and when I do, you will be the first to know.

 

I look forward to working with everyone to create a memorable end to the year for our Georgetown High School seniors. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.

 

Best,

 

Mr. Richards