April 2, 2020
Good Day Students and Families,
I’d like to first start out by saying that your teachers, counselors, support staff, and I miss all of you! This building should be bustling with laughter and learning, yet it is now eerily quiet.
Many of you have questions around our expectations for high school students as we finish up the 2019-2020 school year. Below are several questions I have received thus far. A fluid list of “Frequently Asked Questions” will be located on the Celina High School website.
What will it take to earn credit for my classes? - Continue to work on the assignments your teachers are sending you through your school email and/or your Google Classroom account. Remember, even if you failed the 3rd 9-weeks, your effort during the 4th 9-weeks can still earn you credit for the class. CVLA classes are still available and should be completed before the end of the 9-weeks, which is May 22, 2020, for underclassmen. For seniors, your CVLA classes should be completed by May 8, 2020, if you want your diploma on May 17, 2020, otherwise your diploma will be issued when all requirements are met.
Grading - Teachers have been asked to be very lenient with grading, but there is still an expectation that assignments are to be completed to the best of your ability! A 4th Nine Weeks report card will be issued at the end of the 4th Nine Weeks - May 22, 2020. We know the circumstances under which you are trying to learn are difficult so your effort will be given as much consideration as your achievement. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact your teacher, your counselor, Mrs. Kramer, or me.
Diplomas - Every senior and early grad who has met the +State Required graduation requirements will receive their diploma. If you have questions about your graduation status, please don’t hesitate to contact your school counselor, Mrs. Wendy Gabes, at [email protected]. We intend to have diplomas available, for pick up on or about May 17 if we are unable to hold our commencement.
Graduation - We will look to postpone our commencement ceremony until we are able to come together as a graduating class either in May, June, or July. If we are unable to meet before fall, we would like to look at a weekend when our college students will be home to hold this ceremony. We feel this is a very important and necessary event to finalize high school for these students. ALL students in this graduating class will be invited to participate.
Caps, Gowns, Invitations, and Announcements - Herff Jones will be here on Tuesday, April 14 to pass out in front of the school, any items that were ordered for graduation - except for the caps and gowns. We will hold all caps and gowns until a graduation date has been determined.
Prom - We will make every attempt to hold prom, even if we go into the summer, as long as we’re following our state guidelines.
Please email me, [email protected] any additional questions or concerns, and I’ll add them to the list on the CHS website.
Stay healthy, stay home, and stay in contact!
Yours in education,
Mr. Phillip R. Metz
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