Dear Students and Families,
As you all know, Homecoming is this weekend. It is always a very fun and memorable event for high school students. As we get ready to kick off the festivities, the school wants to do its best at keeping students safe and keeping students in school (and participating in school activities). There have been several homecoming events (in other schools) that have turned into covid outbreak events. We want to try and avoid that at all costs. As a result, please keep the following in mind:
1. All homecoming activities, including Coronation and the Dance will take place outside.
2. If there is rain, coronation will be moved into the high school gym. Masks will be required for EVERYONE that enters the building for coronation. We strongly encourage the students to try and stay at least 3-feet apart as much as possible to avoid potential for quarantine later.
3. If there is substantial rain or lightning in the forecast, the dance will be cancelled. It will not be held inside because of the potential spread of covid.
4. Everyone that attends the dance will be screened for symptoms and have their temperature checked before entering the dance.
5. I know this would be a hard decision but for the good of everyone, if your student has symptoms, please do NOT send him/her to the coronation or to the dance.
6. Please avoid large group gatherings before or after the homecoming activities at school. We understand that small groups of students will be together before and after the dance, but avoiding large scale events will minimize the potential for large scale exposure and spread.
7. Even though the dance is outside, we are going to encourage the students to maintain some social distance and to be very responsible.
If a student is identified as a close contact (whether at school or outside of school), he/she will NOT be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities during the quarantine period. Depending on circumstances, they may be allowed to Test to Stay at school but they will NOT be allowed to participate in activities.
If we all work together, we can make this a memorable event for our students and we can also prevent our students from missing out going forward.
Tom Mulligan, Superintendent