Another strange year nears close

There is no easy answer on how to proceed with major senior happenings that before last March were just part of a regular school year. In Silver Creek schools, however, there appears to be some sort of road map.

During a meeting with the community held via Facebook live, administrators talked about what members of the Class of 2021 should expect during the final quarter of the year. Just as it was with last year’s seniors, the coming May and June will be very different.

The “Not Prom” will be June 5 at 6 p.m. at the school, while Silver Creek is also working on Class Night, scheduled for June 11, and graduation on June 25.

“For graduation, we’ll be doing two ceremonies,” high school Principal Tom Buczkowski said. “We have to split the class up into two. We’ll be doing ceremonies at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. That will allow us to have four guests per student. If we stay at 200 or less people for Graduation, we don’t have to verify vaccination and we don’t have to have proof of a negative test. We’re looking forward to having those events in person.”

Every district has been dealing with anxiety and questions during this unprecedented school year — and each one deserves credit for how all procedures have been handled. Many seniors this year, due to the ever-changing COVID protocols, missed out on important memories.

Hopefully, these final months will bring some normalcy.


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