We want nothing more than for our seniors to be together as a class as their journey with us comes to a close. 

As we continue to get more information from parents, students, state, and local officials, it is important for us to reevaluate the three scenarios for graduation. This past week, graduation discussions continued with all six high school principals, the HEB Center and the district’s health and safety experts. 

There is an agreement that we should continue with the July 9-11 dates as planned. We continue to feel these dates give us the best shot at a normal ceremony while giving our schools flexibility to meet the standards set by our local, state, and national public health experts. 

We agree we should research and evaluate a second venue in those options for outdoor stadium graduations. We feel an outdoor venue gives the students an opportunity to be together one more time as a class and more family members can participate. 

Our high school principals are working on the details of this plan and will be ready to announce it soon. We will continue with our communication protocol developed earlier and let everyone know which option we will use on June 19. 

We know the July dates may not work for all families, and should there be exceptional circumstances for any particular family, please reach out to your campus principal to see what solutions they can find together to meet the needs of each individual situation. 

Thank you to our high school principals and school families for researching every available option, providing ideas, leading discussions, and developing a plan to best serve students and families during this historic health crisis.