As we approach the end of the school year, we wanted to reach out to you regarding some important information.
End of the 2019-2020 Student Academic Calendar Year
The last day of school for our students will be on Friday, May 29. Therefore, the last week for students begins with the Memorial Day holiday, which gives us a four day school week. During this last week of school, our teachers will be focused on providing closure and celebrating the start of summer with their students.
Please note that the last day of school for our seniors will be May 22. Specific information will be communicated in a separate email to all seniors regarding what the end of the school year will look like for them.
Student personal belongings
We realize that many students still have belongings in our school buildings. Because we are currently under a stay-at-home order, we do not have a specific date set for the collection and distribution of our students’ personal items. As soon as we receive additional information from the Governor’s office regarding the stay-at-home order, we will communicate specifics regarding a curbside pick-up for these items.
Scheduled Activities for May
Because all school district buildings are closed for the remainder of the school year, all activities scheduled for the month of May will be canceled. We will be moving forward with our various award ceremonies in a virtual environment. Specifics will be communicated in the near future. In addition, our moving up ceremonies for our current 5th graders are being discussed by our leadership team and more information will be provided soon about these activities.
Honoring the Class of 2020
Our graduation ceremony, scheduled for May 30 at the Santander Center, will not be held as normally scheduled. Instead, we are planning an alternate celebration for our students at the high school campus on May 29 (with a rain date of May 30). Because of the current restrictions on large gatherings, this celebration will replicate a “drive-in movie” concept where students will be able to attend the event in their vehicles, with their families, and view the graduation ceremony on four large screens located throughout the high school campus parking lots. The ceremony will be preceded with a “procession” through the community and will conclude with a fireworks display, which has been generously donated by local businesses. As the event approaches, details will be shared on our district website. We are also considering other celebratory opportunities for the Class of 2020 for this summer, if state and local restrictions ease. If we see those restrictions becoming lifted, we will communicate with our families about these additional events.
Thank you to our entire Wilson Community for the incredible support and encouragement that you have provided during this unprecedented time. We know that better days are ahead of us and we will be an even stronger, more resilient community.