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Update regarding Class of 2022 Junior Prom

May 12, 2021 

Dear Junior Class & Parents,

Yesterday afternoon a letter was sent to all parents and students about this year’s prom.  In the letter, School Principal, Mr. Patrick Wallace, explained that due to the decline in interest in a formal prom, holding the function is not a viable option this year.  However, our high school team is working with local venues to hold a special event - celebration for the Class of 2022.

While it won’t be the same formal event, we hope it gives students something to look forward to with their classmates. Details of the new event will be shared soon by Principal Wallace.

The district has received information that there may be other, private formal events planned as celebrations. While we can’t stop such gatherings from taking place, please know that these are NOT school sanctioned events. 

Please also know, the district views the prom and similar special class gatherings as important social events for students where everyone can come together as one class.  Accordingly, as we move forward, the district will continue to plan for and implement a variety of year-end events for our students. These events will continue to be inclusive of all our students and will take place in an environment that can be supervised while also following NYS Department of Health and CDC guidelines.

I hope all families will support all planned events to their fullest extent, to ensure maximum inclusion and safety.

Thank you for your time and support of our students.

Yours in Education,

Dr. Mathis Calvin III
Superintendent of Schools

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