After much careful consideration, the District has made the decision to shift instruction for seniors at Clovis High School to Remote Learning Mode effective Friday, April 30, 2021, through graduation, which is scheduled for on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Senior Scheduling will continue as follows:
- Regular in-person learning at Clovis High School for seniors will cease with the end of the school day today, April 29.
- There will be no change for seniors who attend the iAcademy or Early College High School, which receive instruction at Clovis Community College.
- Seniors at the high school will be instructed to take personal items and Chromebooks home at dismissal today.
- Families and students will be notified when arrangements have been made to retrieve personal items left on campus.
Junior and Senior Prom, previously scheduled for this weekend, has been postponed to allow time for existing close contact quarantine periods to expire. Prom is rescheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021. Underclassmen in grades 10 and 11 have been given the option of attending classes remotely May 3-7, if they plan to attend prom.
All end-of-year events held to celebrate student accomplishments, to include those commemorating the class of 2021, will follow public health orders to include the use of outdoor venues, and will require social distancing and the wearing of face masks.
This step is being taken as a preemptive measure to ensure COVID-19 cases and subsequent quarantine of close contacts do not place these important celebrations of student successes in jeopardy of cancellation due to existing public health orders.
Balancing the value of Traditional Learning against celebrations of student success is difficult, and has not been taken lightly by District leadership. In deliberating ideal outcomes, it is not insignificant that the dynamics involved already pose a risk to Traditional Learning Mode for all students, with the added potential for celebrations of the 2021 graduating class becoming collateral losses. As in previous, similar situations, the District has concluded that maintaining the ability to make its own decisions regarding these issues, without the imposition of unscheduled state mandates, is the best way to navigate an already unfortunate situation.