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June 1 Letter from Principal Scheone

Dear CHS Community,

We are about to enter the final month of the school year and what a year it has been!  I want to start by saying how impressed I am with the resiliency of both the student body and the faculty as they have navigated through remote learning over the last 2 and a half months.  The end of the year is quickly approaching and I wanted to update everyone with how that will look this year.  

End of School Year

  • Without Regents exams this year, we are going to forgo any formal final exams for high school courses as well (college courses may still have exams).  

  • The last week of remote learning will be the week of June 15-19.

  • Grading will be based on students' numeric average for the first 3 quarters and successful completion of remote learning.

  • The governor has extended the closure of schools through the summer and declared that any summer programming will have to be done remotely.  Therefore, Corinth HS will not be offering its usual summer school program and students should use these final weeks of remote learning to do all they can to successfully complete their classes.

  • Yearbooks are still at the printer.  The printing company had delays associated with the closure of many manufacturing sites.  We are hoping they are here towards the middle of June and will have details about distribution once we have a confirmed delivery date.

  • All students' personal items should already have been retrieved from school.  School owned materials that the students still have in their possession such as textbooks, calculators, library books, chromebooks and chargers are going to remain with students through the summer and will be collected when students return in the fall.  (Seniors will return materials on a specified date towards the end of June)

School Events

Students have continually said how much they have missed school over these last few months.   I would like to think it is because they want to see all their teachers (and principal), but for many it is the socialization they are missing.  Unfortunately, many school events had to be cancelled or postponed due to the school closure and our students missed out on sharing these exciting activities with their peers.  We cannot replace them all, but are continuing with a few of the events in new forms and time frames as outlined below. 

  • Graduation will have a digital ceremony and a celebratory parade of graduates, see the next section for specific details

  • The class of 2021 prom has been officially moved to October 16th, 2020.  Please mark your calendars.

  • Varsity Club Awards will be held virtually on June 3 at 6:30.

  • Senior Awards Night will be held digitally and released on the district website on June 10th.  Seniors will receive their actual awards with their diplomas on graduation day.

  • School budget vote will be done by mail and all ballots must be returned by June 9th.

Graduation Specifics

Everyone in our school and community is extremely proud of our 2020 graduates.  We would love to celebrate this milestone with them as we have traditionally done, but know that will not be possible this year.  As you are aware, we had to modify our graduation plans to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and families.   We are continuing to work with the county health department to make sure we comply with local and state regulations.  The outpouring of support from the community has been tremendous and I know we will continue to celebrate these graduates well after their actual graduation day. 

  • Graduation is still set for June 27th, but will look very different this year.  We will be doing our ceremony, with associated speeches and performances, digitally and will release it at 5:00pm on Friday June 26th for all to watch.  

  • On graduation day, June 27th we will be holding a vehicle parade for the class of 2020.  It will begin at 10:00 am and progress through the village with graduates dressed in their cap and gowns, riding with their families in their vehicles, and ending at the High School where they will receive their diplomas and awards.

  • The parade route will be released in the next few weeks and we want to encourage everyone on the route to come out and cheer for our 80 graduating seniors.  If you do not live on the route we encourage you to find a place on the route that you can maintain social distancing and still come to celebrate our seniors.

  • We are requesting that people not congregate near the high school on that day as the parade will be ending there with 80+ vehicles and students receiving their diplomas and awards.

  • The end of the parade will be streamed live using Facebook live so that the community can view the seniors receiving their diplomas safely from any device.  More details will be available as we approach June 27th.  

  • Graduates will have their pictures taken with their diplomas and the cap and gowns.

  • Specific information for seniors and their families will be sent directly to them in the next few weeks.

 

On behalf of the entire Corinth Central School District, I want to once again thank everyone for their continued support through these unique times.

 

Sincerely,

 

Eric Schenone

Corinth HS Principal

Jun 01, 2020