Class of 2020,
Senior prom this spring is postponed at all RPS 205 high schools. This might not come as a surprise, given the governor's stay-at-home order and the uncertainty during this global pandemic. We have waited as long as possible to formally announce our decision, and it's important that we – your principals – announce it together.
We also want to be clear: Senior prom is not canceled. All of us are collaborating to make sure our students have some sort of prom experience, even if it happens after this school year is over.
We're optimistic about our scheduled graduation ceremonies in June, but we're also considering other options in case the long-term closure forces us to make other plans. We'll share more information when we have it.
We know this is disappointing. We're disappointed, too. We look forward to celebrating these end-of-year events with our seniors. Your senior year is supposed to be memorable for you and your classmates. We are committed to exploring every option to make sure these memories and experiences are positive for the Class of 2020.
Mrs. Jenny Keffer
Principal, Auburn High School
Mr. Jim Parker
Principal, East High School
Mr. Gus Carter
Principal, Guilford High School
Mr. Don Rundall
Principal, Jefferson High School
Mr. Morgan Gallagher
Principal, Roosevelt Community Education Center