Notes from the Principal's Desk. .
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Dear Seniors and Senior Parents,
First, I hope that you are healthy and staying safe during this time. I certainly miss seeing you guys during EHT and in the hallways of Olathe North.
I wanted to send a quick update trying to answer a few questions I have received over the past couple weeks. I am aware that many of these answers leave us with a bit of an unknown, however I want you to be ensured that the five high school principals and staff involved are working to come up with possible solutions. This is just a reminder that a lot of the decisions will be based on CDC recommendations and decisions made by Governor Kelly.
Graduation: As you are aware we have scheduled graduation for July 25th at 10:00am @ CBAC. As we get closer to the time we will discuss grad practice and distribution of caps and gowns. For those students that cannot attend we will make sure to get all your Jostens orders to you when we receive them. Again, we will not have all the details until mid-May with everything from Jostens.
Diplomas: If you are not attending graduation we will not distribute the diploma until after grades are submitted. Students last day to complete work is May 15th. We are still determining if we are going to give diplomas before the July ceremony for students that might need them. We also have not determined if we will mail them home or have a day you can pick them up. Again, we are unsure how the best way to handle this at this time.
Project Graduation: At this time, all May project graduation plans have been canceled. I am working with the Project Graduation leadership about what we plan to do for the seniors. We may not host an event, but we will work to come up with something for our seniors. More information to come.
Senior Academic and Athletic Signings: We are looking at several different options for these ceremonies. Possible virtual ceremony that can be created and sent to families and placed on the website. A Google slide presentation. Again all high school principals are working on ways to celebrate our seniors.
Yearbooks: We usually receive yearbooks in mid-May. We will determine a day that we can distribute yearbooks to seniors and all students.
Collection of Laptops: We will schedule a time for seniors to turn in laptops, textbooks, calculators, uniforms, etc. We will also schedule times to pick up personal belongings that were left at school before spring break.
Everything listed above is being discussed and considered. The safety of our students and staff are of the utmost importance. With the unknown, still to come we need to ensure that we are making the best decisions. I know there seems to be many questions that are unanswered, I just wanted our community to know that we are working to answer all these questions and want to help our seniors have a memorable experience as we complete their senior year.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
Olathe North High School