Dear Timberlane Class of 2020,
I am sure that by now you have many questions about the status of your senior year activities with respect to when we might return to school. I understand how important your senior year is to you. It’s a unique time of your life where you get to close out your high school experience with exciting activities. Where you celebrate your high school accomplishments and prepare to move onto the next chapter of your lives. It’s a time when you share in the planning of that next chapter with your peers and academic supporters. I understand that you have watched graduating classes before you celebrate their senior years and looked forward to your turn…and so now it’s your turn.
Unfortunately, we are living in a time that provides zero assurances for timelines with respect to the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a lot of speculation out there as to when areas of the country will resume public activities. No one knows for sure, at least not as of today’s date.
With that being said, I want you to know that as your Superintendent, I will do what I can to safeguard the senior class activities. I will consider modifying timelines, as well as other strategies. I cannot promise that every senior activity will be safe; but I can promise that I will do my best to save as much as I can.
The Class of 2020 will not only share in celebrating senior activities with respect to the limitations before us, they will celebrate in overcoming the very restrictions imposed by this national crisis. You see, I believe each and every one of you are capable of immeasurable life successes, not because you did or did not celebrate fully your senior year in high school, but because of your willingness to be taught, led, and groomed by important people in your lives and because of your ability to rise above such times as these.
Dr. Earl Metzler, Superintendent of Schools