Ohio's school districts recently learned that the state's stay-at-home order prohibits congregate gatherings, including prom and graduation.
The news was released through the following statement by the Ohio Department of Education:
"... schools should hold events virtually rather than conducting in-person events of this type, and record these events whenever possible and practicable. Congregate graduation ceremonies should not be held. Additionally, we recommend holding a virtual or alternate recognition on the original intended graduation date or a date very close to that date."
You can read the full statement here.
We have a tentative graduation date scheduled for Sunday, June 28th to celebrate the Class of 2020 in the Ralph P. Adams Stadium. Obviously, there are a number of details to work out to make this happen, and we are also prepared to move the ceremony to July if necessary.
Please know that we will do whatever is possible and allowable within the Governor's orders to conduct a meaningful ceremony.
Under no circumstances will we disregard a directive from the Governor. The only way we can begin to think about a ceremony is if the Governor relaxes the mass gathering and stay-at-home policies currently in place. Stay tuned to Tom Talks for further developments!
REDSKIN RELIEF DAY | Just a reminder that this Friday, May 1st is "Redskin Relief Day." Students will not have any work assigned or due on this day. Instead, May 1st will be designated for you and CHS staff members to connect and make sure you have everything you need right now. Please remember that: we're here to help. Whether you're working through a difficult assignment, or are struggling from being cooped up for so long, we will help you through it.
FLATTEN THE CURVE | I thought you would all enjoy another peek at what remote learning looks like for our art students. Thank you Mr. Shafer for sharing!
FOOTBALL PLAYERS RECOGNIZED | Please join me in giving a big shout out to senior football players Carson Horstman and Ryan Selig. Carson and Ryan were slated to play in the annual North/South All-Star game this past Saturday sponsored by the State Football Coaches Association. Being selected to play in the game is a tremendous honor.