05/20/2020 Superintendent Message

05/20/2020

Good Evening Senior Spartan Students and Families,

I hope this note finds you well. I want to thank all of our parents, families, and students for an amazing cap and gown event last Friday. I think we will make that a new tradition here at East Nicolaus and you will always be the first class that started it. As we near the end of the school year in a few weeks, we must prepare for our regular end of the year locker clean out, textbook turn in, chrome book turn in, hotspot turn in, and etc. Obviously in the strange world that we now reside, this activity takes planning and precautions. I would like to propose the following:

► On Thursday June 4th I would like our 2020 Senior class to come on to campus. Students should arrive at 10:00 am. We will have marks on the ground much like in retail stores and will supervise the movement of students to constantly remind them to socially distance.
► Our staff will be wearing masks and gloves and will socially distance themselves away from the students.
► We will have a temperature check upon students entering campus, we will give each student a mask if they do not have one and then begin the process of having them clean out their lockers, return their chrome books and hotspots if they have one, and return their textbooks and clear their bills.
► We would like to provide a lunch to our students. We will ensure that they are socially distanced, and arrange our quad for them to be able to eat and chat, and say hello and goodbye for the summer. At noon or so all students will need to leave school unfortunately.
► I completely understand if you are even remotely uncomfortable allowing your child to come to school. Please reach out to me privately if you wish to return these items in a more isolated manner.

Tomorrow evening I will be sending out a message regarding our plans for our June 5th parade / drive through ceremony and also our plans for our traditional graduation ceremony in June or July. Please know that we working through ideas as things change rather quickly in the governmental world. I will keep you up to date as quickly as I can. I can’t imagine what many of you have gone through on multiple levels of life. I hope that by consistently stating it that how much I appreciate your support, positive input, and flexibility during these odd days. Please know that we discuss these events at length and are truly trying to figure out the best course of action to celebrate our seniors and their families.

Mark H. Beebe

Superintendent / Principal