Good evening families of seniors, this is Mr. Herington, Principal of Cottage Grove High School. I hope you are all doing well. We know this is a difficult time for all of you. We understand that everything that was known regarding your senior year has suddenly become uncertain or unknown.
We are still awaiting guidance from the Oregon Department of Education regarding any changes to graduation requirements, but we want to assure you that seniors are our top priority as we transition into distance learning. We expect information regarding graduation this week. We know you have many questions. We, ourselves, have more questions than answers.
We want to assure you all we are hoping to hold all traditional senior culminating activities, such as graduation. However, we recognize events these may not be possible given the governor’s executive orders and social distancing regulations. The health and safety of our staff, students and families, and community continue to be our top priority. That does not mean we cannot do something meaningful and we are considering various options as we move toward graduation. More information will come out shortly. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation.