Class of 2020

May 22, 2020

Dear Families:

Today is the last day of class for the seniors!  We are so excited for all that lies ahead for them despite the unknowns.  As part of a great team effort, the CCHS community has risen to the challenge and created a number of opportunities to celebrate.

This week, the CCHS administrators traveled via a highly decorated school bus to each and every senior’s home and personally delivered a Class of 2020 lawn sign.  The feedback has poured in about the impact of the visit, the positive sense of community in the signs, and an overall sense of something uplifting.  Thank you to the CCHS Parents’ Association, Transportation Manager John Arena, and the CCHS administrators Principal Mike Mastrullo and Assistant Principals Brian Miller and Katie Stahl.  I know the week was as magical for them as it was for the kids.

Among the other plans is a Senior Parade now planned for next Saturday afternoon, May 30, when they would have graduated.  The CCHS staff will line the school driveway (appropriately socially distanced and face covered) to celebrate the seniors as they drive through.  We are excited about an opportunity to carefully gather the senior class creatively and safely.

We remain optimistic about plans for an in-person graduated of a scaled-down fashion this summer.  The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education offered guidance this week supporting this idea after July 19 should all of the health data remain positive. That decision will be made in time based on health advisories and updated data.

It goes without saying that these celebrations don’t replace the traditions and that comes with loss and grief.  We feel that loss and hold up the seniors with well-wishes, congratulations, and knowledge of the doubtless success ahead of them.