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Good Afternoon Mustang Nation:
As I sit here today in a quiet, empty school, our assumptions for the past few weeks have now become reality. Based on the Governor's COVID-19 update last Friday, he announced there will be no in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. As we address the changes that have occurred as a result of the stay-at-home order, we cannot emphasize enough how proud we are of everyone in our organization and how we have come together as a true community high school to continue to adapt to these changes.
What does that mean for Evergreen Park Community High School? First, it means that we, as educators, have to continue to band together and continue to work toward reaching our goal, which is to educate every student. For students, it means that you must continue to persevere through these unprecedented times and do everything that you can to remain current with all of your coursework.
The following important points need to be considered as we move forward:
- A grade of “incomplete” can be issued to students in lieu of a failing grade. This means that students who have not stayed current with their coursework may not earn the course credit. If a student receives an incomplete as a final grade, that means the student must now make up the missing assignments in a limited amount of time after the semester has ended or the incomplete will become an "F" for the course. In that case, the student would either have to attend summer school or make up the course(s) the following year. In addition, student-athletes may not be eligible to compete next year.
- Students should continue to log into Skyward daily for attendance and continue to stay current with their coursework through remote learning.
- For seniors, we continue to address and discuss honors night, prom, senior celebration, and graduation. We will make sure that we celebrate your accomplishments and honor you in an appropriate way and acknowledge the accomplishments of the class of 2020.
- For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, it is important to remain engaged in your learning so that when we return to school, you are on track academically.
- The seniors’ last day of remote learning remains May 29, 2020. The last day of school for underclassmen is June 4, 2020. This is an adjusted date due to the remote learning planning days that were utilized during spring break.
We are asking all of our students to stay focused on the task at hand. Stay current with your schoolwork. Take advantage of the academic opportunities provided, and use this time to remember how fortunate we are. As more information becomes available, we will be sharing it with you and your families.
Finally, we know this is very difficult for everyone, especially our seniors. Our hearts go out for you! Please let us know if you need anything or if you have any questions. You can call me or email me at any time. Please stay safe and healthy. Go Mustangs!
DATES TO REMEMBER