Graduation

Dear Students and Families of the Class of 2020,

The year 2020 will be one we all remember for many years. This is especially true for you and your classmates. While the last two months have been difficult for you, with many of your long awaited and time-honored events cancelled, one thing that has not changed is our devotion to you, the Class of 2020. We are committed to ensuring you have cherished, unforgettable memories and traditions as we prepare to celebrate the conclusion of your K-12 journey and award you a High School Diploma.

One treasured memory is graduation. The graduation ceremony is important. Hearing your name called out and accepting your diploma as you walk across the stage, is a milestone and a memory to cherish forever. Our goal is to honor you, while adhering to our current health and safety protocols. We are committed to create an event that allows you to share meaningful, individual celebrations, and ultimately watch your classmates, speakers and the traditional commencement moments compiled into our 2020 Commencement Ceremony video.

Starting June 4 , we will hold individual celebratory opportunities for every senior. Seniors, you will come to  park across the street at the old Gateways Building on main street and walk across the street to the Wildish Theater wearing your cap and gown, along with up to four of your closest family members to attend your personal graduation ceremony. In the Wildish Theater, you will hear your name read aloud and walk across the stage to accept your diploma, with your closest family members in attendance. Then, you will be escorted to the lobby to share your favorite high school memory and take photos with your family.

To memorialize your experience and revisit it for years to come, the district has hired a local video production company to record each graduate receiving their diploma, and sharing memories, culminating in a full graduation commencement video that will be available on June 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm. Our school will begin production of each student’s individual celebration on June 4 .  Your specific date/time will be communicated to you by the end of this week.

We understand this is not what you had likely imagined when you thought about your graduation at the beginning of the school year. It is our sincerest desire, in light of the current pandemic and resulting protocols, to give you as much of the traditional commencement experience as possible, while maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all.

Class of 2020, the ending of this year did not play out the way anyone would have planned, and for that we are truly sorry. But through it all, you have shown us that you are resilient, resourceful, and an inspiring group of students. You have bright futures before you, and we are extremely proud of you!

Sincerely,

Lesa Haley
Principal
Gateways HS/ SPS GED Program

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Update for Distance Learning Schedule

SPS School Board Approves New Calendar-Furlough for SPS Staff

Starting Friday May 22, all distance learning is canceled on Fridays until the end of the school year. (3 Fridays for students).  Please see the superintendents message to families at www.bit.ly/2020CalendarUpdate

Nutrition services will still be providing meals district wide Monday -Fridays to support our student and family needs.

All GHS  and GED students will NOT have school on Fridays due to staff being furloughed. (May 22, May 29, June, 5) The last day of school is June 10.

Distance Learning Schedule

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Welcome Back!

Dear GHS students and Families

We hope all of you and your families are safe and healthy! We have missed all of you!

I want to thank you for your patience while we navigate in these unprecedented times. While change is never easy I know that we will work together to provide the very best support for our students, families, and communities. GHS is strong and known for resiliency!

There are still some unknowns at this time but we want to provide as much information as possible. Our very own Mr. King of course took the opportunity to make a welcome back video with some helpful information as we transition into “Distance Learning.”

While this platform may be different, you will still find the same caring staff here to support you!

Please to do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!

With much appreciation

Lesa Haley

GHS Principal

 

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Updates on Cornoavirus

Please visit our district web site for the latest information and updates. www.springfield.12.or.us/coronavirus

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