Dear Jaguar Class of 2020 Students & Families:
It is our sincerest hope that as we send this correspondence, our students and families are safe and healthy. “Senior Year” is a major milestone as it completes a major chapter of the book of “life”, but it also prefaces the chapter titled “Adulthood”. This pandemic has thrust us all into a new normal which most of us would never have imagined in our wildest dreams.
The Administrative Team here at East Orange Campus High School would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding regarding our senior activities information. For the record, we have attempted to make contact with our seniors on at least three separate occasions:
We understand that many of our students and parents have had questions and concerns regarding these events. The Community Service Graduation Requirement, Graduation, and Prom have been topics of discussion at several of our school leadership team meetings because these three items are a part of the senior year experience. Knowing this, we realized that we could not make any hasty decisions regarding these events because we felt it would be a disservice to our seniors, our families, our community, and the Campus faculty and staff as we all look forward to these functions. We too, have a vested interest in the members of Class of 2020 because we are their extended family; we share in the excitement of seeing the fruits of our labor ripen.
Covid-19 has put us all through many tests. Our fast-paced, hyper-social community had to learn to be still. We had to patiently wait for updates and directives from various levels of upper administration including but not limited to Governor Phil Murphy’s administration in an effort to make informed decisions that would keep us all safe. In the meantime, we were exploring our options with the hope that we could somehow create an experience worthy of this class while meeting the guidelines for social distancing. Below, you will find the East Orange Campus High School Class of 2020 Senior Activity Plan that addresses your concerns.
It has been an honor to serve as The East Orange High School Class of 2020 Administrative Team. As we continue to close out this school year, we encourage our students to stay focused on meeting their graduation requirements and solidifying their post-secondary plans while remaining safe and “Jaguar Strong”!
Dr. Ronnie Estrict
East Orange Campus High School