Message from Principal Skyles: Madison Senior Family Update- April 11, 204/11/2020
Madison Senior Families,We realize that senior year is already stressful and that has been complicated by the Covid19 challenge. Our goal is to assist our senior students and families as we work through the new graduation guidelines provided by Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Department of Education. Our goal is to not penalize any senior for this crisis.
Right now, here is what we know from the announcement yesterday.
- Any seniors that had passing grades (A, B,C, or D) as of March 13, 2020 - our last day in the building, will be awarded a Pass (P) for those classes.
- Essential Skills - Reading, Writing, Math are no longer graduation requirements for the Class of 2020
- Personalized Learning Requirements - My Plan Essay, Career Related Learning Experiences (CRLEs), and the Resume are no longer graduation requirements for the Class of 2020.
- Any seniors who still need to complete classes to meet the 24 credit graduation requirement will be contacted by their teachers and counselors - most students had a plan in place prior to Covid19
- PPS HAS NOT canceled any graduation ceremonies as of today - we will send out information as soon as we hear an update.
- Josten’s is aware of what is taking place and we will be working with them for deliveries after we hear more from PPS.
- Any seniors enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Credit courses will still be able to complete their courses for credit.
- AP Exams have been scheduled online for all students, more information will be sent to any families with a student enrolled in an AP course.
Madison is in the process of reviewing each senior’s course progress to determine credits earned for the spring term, and then we will update your students' status towards graduation. On or before April 30, 2020, you will receive follow-up communication from Madison. This communication will include:
- Your senior’s graduation status that reflects credits earned for the period of school closure.
- Information and the next steps to stay engaged with learning and to access other supports for your well-being and transition to career and college.
- Contact information along with answers to frequently asked questions.
We know that graduation is a time for both students and families to celebrate a major milestone. At this time our scheduled face-to-face graduation for June 10th will still take place. Please know that if it does not we will work hard with our senior families to schedule a celebration when possible. Please encourage your seniors to stay active and engaged in their current courses.
Adam Skyles, Keylah Boyer, and Travis Johnson
Madison Admin Team