Message to the Class of 2020

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Dear Students and Families of the Class of 2020:

Although it is now clear that a traditional in-person graduation ceremony will not occur next month, I want to assure you that plans are being made to honor the graduates of the Class of 2020. In the coming days, I expect to receive details from the District regarding a virtual graduation ceremony that will take place on or around June 11. Once the specifics are made available, I will share them with you.

I understand that a virtual event is far from what many envisioned, myself included, but in light of the unprecedented events of the last eight weeks, I hope that you will understand. Please know that the staff and I stand ready to ensure that the achievements of the Class of 2020 are celebrated appropriately.

As we look forward to all things Class of 2020, a few updates follow that I believe will be of interest.

Caps and Gowns: Caps and gowns will be distributed later this month. Anything you ordered, you can expect to receive in plenty of time for the virtual graduation ceremony. Information on how to retrieve caps and gowns will be forthcoming.

Yearbooks: Based on the most current information available, yearbooks should be available late in June. Herff-Jones, the vendor that prints Kennedy’s yearbooks, is currently closed due to COVID-19, but they intend to restart sometime later this month. I will pass along any news that I receive.

Diplomas: As with all other years, diplomas will be given out shortly after graduation. I expect no delays. Like the caps and gowns, a process will be communicated as the time grows closer.

Thank you for your continued patience and support. Should you have a question, comment, or concern, I am available at David-VanNatten@scusd.edu.

David Van Natten
Principal