SECTION 7: GRADUATION/PROMOTION & ACTIVITIES
Will my senior graduate?
A student's final grade can be no lower than it was when school closed on March 13, 2020 even if the student does not participate in the education program offered during the closure. Therefore, seniors who were passing all of their classes and who meet the credit requirement for graduation set forth in Board Policy 6146.1, will graduate.
What about seniors who were not not passing all of their classes when school closed on March 13, 2020?
Students not passing all of their classes on March 13, 2020, still have the opportunity through distance learning to improve their grades and earn the credit to graduate on May 28. Principals, counselors, and teachers will work closely with students and families of those at-risk of not graduating to further support distance learning options. In the event students are unable to earn the necessary credit, they will have the opportunity to be enroll in credit recovery classes on-line using Odysseyware and become summer graduates, assuming they earn the credit.
Will there still be high school graduation ceremonies?
Now that schools are closed until at least June 19, the Board of Education will discuss postponing the graduation ceremony until large groups of people are safe to congregate again.
Will my student promote to the next grade level?
Yes. Unless the student is identified as performing well below the minimum standard for promotion to the next grade level, based on the indicators specified in Board Policy 5123(a). Principals, counselors, and teachers will work closely with the families of students at-risk of not promoting to determine what is in that’s student’s best interest, consistent with Board Policy 5123(a) and Administration Regulations 5123(a). Given the unusual nature of this school year, every effort will be made to promote with teacher recommendations for interventions, other than retention, that are necessary to assist the student in attaining acceptable levels of academic achievement moving forward.
Will there still be any high school senior activities?
All senior activities are cancelled.
Will we still get our yearbook?
Yes, schools will communicate their plans to safely distribute yearbooks soon.
Will there still be promotional activities?
All promotional activities are cancelled, until such time we have some indication of when large groups of people are free to congregate again, and at that point if we are able to conduct the event.
What happens to the money already paid for school events (senior events, Science Camp, etc.)?
There will be reimbursements for any school activities cancelled for school closure. Schools will communicate with students regarding the plan after we return from Spring Break.
What happens to the money already paid for cap and gown?
Schools will communicate with you regarding the reimbursements plan after we return from Spring Break.
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