I wanted to update you on how we are ending the school year. Courses that you were in since Christmas will receive a pass/fail grade to end the year, so if you were passing at the end of the third term, you will pass the class. If you were failing at the end of the third term, you will need to complete and return the work packets or complete the assignments online in order to pass the class.
If you started a course in the fourth term, like Economics, you will need to complete and return the work packets or complete the assignments online in order to pass the class. If you do not complete anything the teacher will not have anything to prove you did the work, so you will not receive credit...and not graduate.
If you are in Dual Credit you must complete the assignments online and meet the requirements set by the college and not Tate County School District. You have been reminded several times about completing this work. Please make sure you complete this because you do not want a bad grade on your college transcript. I can not excuse missing anything from Dual Credit classes.
Senior items that were ordered from Jostens will arrive next week. I will email and make an All-call to let you know when you can come to the school to pick up your items.
Now, the most important thing to you...We will have a graduation ceremony that we will need to be approved by the school board. We (Mrs. Scott's idea) have developed an alternative ceremony that will utilize the parking lot to ensure social distancing. I also know you want to walk across the stage for all to see, so I am also proposing to the board a second option if social distancing orders are lifted later in the summer. I will request to be allowed to hold a second more formal ceremony on the football field if the social distancing orders are lifted. We may be able to do some or all, but we will have a ceremony.
Email or call me at school from 8-noon with any questions you or your parents may have.
Be safe, Have fun and Don't do anything stupid!
Hayward Farish Jr., Ed.S
Independence High School