Letter to the CMMS 8th Grade Class

Letter to the CMMS 8th Grade Class
Posted on 04/16/2020
Dear CMMS Class of 2020

April 15, 2020

Dear CMMS Class of 2020 & Families,

While COVID-19 has resulted in the closure of schools throughout the state and around the country, we recognize the impact on students like you – our 8 th graders – who are forced to forgo exciting ceremonies that commemorate and celebrate your hard work. I understand that right now you may be feeling a tremendous sense of loss, frustration and uncertainty at what should be one of the most exciting times of your educational career. Unfortunately, in an effort to honor social distancing recommendations, the District had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Moving On ceremony to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and families, which continues to be our highest priority.

Equally troubling was the fact that we could not simply postpone the events without knowing when, or if, the government’s restrictions will be lifted this school year.

ALTERNATIVE CELEBRATION: On a brighter note, the CMMS administration has been hard at work identifying another possible way to honor your amazing accomplishment! We are happy to share with you their proposal to host a CMMS 8 th Grade Farewell Picnic in August. A date has not yet been determined as we are hopeful that social distancing guidelines will be lifted by late summer. Principal Chrisos will provide more information as we continue to learn more about the impact of government restrictions as a result of this public health crisis.

REFUNDS: The CM 201-U Board of Education and Administration recognize the financial strain this public health crisis is having on many of our families. With that in mind, the District will be providing refunds to CMMS 8 th grade families for any graduation fees that have already been paid.

Thank you for your resilience, patience, and compliance during these unprecedented and challenging times. We will get through this together!

Dr. Kara

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