June 13 Graduation Procession Down Yakima Avenue Canceled (June 8, 2020)
June 8, 2020, Yakima, WA - COVID-19 cases in Yakima County remain high enough to keep us solidly in Phase 1, which unfortunately means that a graduation procession down Yakima Avenue on June 13 will not take place. The Yakima School District recognizes the hard work of our 2020 graduates and deems it unacceptable that they not be celebrated publicly by their teachers, family, and friends. We will continue to work with the county health department as we approach indications of moving to Phase 2. Once in phase 2, we will pursue potential options to publicly celebrate our graduates. We realize some students may have moved on to pursue other life options by then, but we do hope to have a celebration in which as many students as possible can participate. Our next update to the community regarding graduation celebrations will occur on or before June 30, 2020.
For details regarding virtual celebrations, please go to your student’s high school website, qdhaoyi.cn
Drive-In Graduation Events Canceled (5/26/20)
May 26, 2020, Yakima, WA - At this time, the Yakima School District regrets that we have canceled drive-in graduation events for Eisenhower, Davis, and Stanton. 成人小视频appIn recent communications with the Yakima Health District and guidelines set forth by the governor, we have determined that any celebration, other than virtual, is highly unlikely. The District, in conjunction with high school leadership at Eisenhower, Davis, Stanton and Yakima Online, will not facilitate or support a drive-in or virtual watch party, due to the growing concern of the number of infections in Yakima County and our lingering Phase 1 reopening status.
While the district is still hopeful that a June 13 procession down Yakima Avenue to honor our graduates could happen, there are growing doubts, due to the status of Yakima County as a COVID-19 hotspot. This processional is something that we know our graduating seniors deserve but it may not be possible. We hope to provide updated information on the possibility of the June 13 processional on June 1.
Class of 2020 Seniors – please check your specific high school’s website for more graduation details. qdhaoyi.cn
According to guidance from OSPI, unless districts can show that student learning was NOT impacted by the emergency closures (either loss of instructional days, loss of instructional hours per day, or both) districts are required to add five (5) days at the end of the school year. For the Yakima School District, that means June 17th will be the final day of distance learning for the 2019-20 school year. Support will be available to students via distance learning through June 17.