Important information for La Salle seniors and families, 5/1/20
Hello seniors and parents,
Thank you to those of you who joined our Facebook Live session last night. It was great hearing from you. We keep saying it, but we are truly all in this together and it’s important for us to hear from our students and families. We had a great session with our students and followers on Instagram on Tuesday too! Thanks for sharing the topics you'd like us to go live with in the future.
As we near the end of your academic time with La Salle there are a few important updates we have to share.
We know the biggest question on everyone’s mind is graduation, but we’ve also received several questions on other items related to seniors. We hope you’ll find the following information helpful.
Please know we have been working on alternate plans and ideas with our leadership team and hope to have some concrete answers for you soon. We will make a decision by May 4 on the final date of graduation. We miss our students and want them to have the complete La Salle experience. We are doing our best while working within the Archdiocese and state guidelines. You received a survey on Wednesday asking for your preferred graduation date. This survey will close at 5pm today. If you haven’t already had a chance to respond, please let your voice be heard now at https://www.surveymonkey.com/
r/Lancersgraduationdate. Thank you!
- Awards Night
Per the Governor’s order we are not permitted to hold large assemblies without maintaining social distancing. As a result, all awards will be delivered to seniors personally with their senior t-shirts and yard signs. This includes both certificates and plaques where applicable. We will also post the winners’ information on our website and social media pages.
- Baccalaureate Mass
Per the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the suspension of publicly celebrated Masses and liturgies has been extended through May 29.
- Special Delivery
Several staff members have volunteered to personally deliver graduation signs, t-shirts, awards and cords to every single senior. This will take place beginning at 9:30am on Wednesday, May 13. They will ring the doorbell and leave the packet on the porch to maintain social distancing guidelines.
- Senior Declarations
All seniors are required to complete their senior declaration via a Google Meeting with their mentor and family on May 12. Mentors have been contacting their senior students to schedule these meetings for a time that works best with the student and his family.
- Mom Prom and Prom
Unfortunately, in order to follow the Governor’s orders and maintain social distancing, we will not be able to hold a prom or mom prom this year. We hoped this wouldn’t be the case, but there isn’t a way to safely hold these events.
- Caps and Gowns
On May 14 and May 15 we will have scheduled times for senior students to return any school books, equipment, materials and athletic uniforms. Every student will receive his cap, gown and tassel at this time. We will maintain safety guidelines and precautions set forth by the CDC. More details on that process will be shared next week.
- Students will be given a flash drive and guide when they turn in their textbooks on May 14/15. They will use these to factory reset their computers and remove all restrictions. All students should reset their machines before July 1.
We have a limited number of extra batteries available. Those who arrive early will receive an extra battery for free. These batteries are over $100 new. Install your battery following this video guide.
Student school accounts and computers will be disabled on July 1. Students can get data out of their Google account via Google Takeout. Seniors, if you want to keep your files, copy them to another computer before July 1.
- Graduation Fee
We have received some inquiries on the graduation fee for seniors. We really appreciate families reaching out with their questions during this unprecedented time. At this juncture, the fee as outlined in the handbook is still being administered as the school is still intending to move forward with as many of the graduation related details as possible. As mentioned above, we have already ordered caps and gowns, senior shirts, yard signs, and flash drives and we have deposits down with key vendors in the hope of having an event over the summer to honor our students and their families. Our team is also working through some other unique ways of honoring our seniors in the coming weeks as we work to stay within the boundaries of the Governor’s orders.
We understand you may want to purchase flags, signs and other La Salle gear and memorabilia to gift your grad. You can shop our school spirit shop online here: https://www.lasallehs.net/la-
salle-spirit-shop. We are offering free shipping until May 4.
You can also find items on our pop-up shop, including new spring styles with the ability to personalize spirit wear with names and/or numbers, face coverings, hats and more. Visit the pop-up shop here: https://lasallespirit.
We look forward to the day when our Lancers can come back and walk the halls of our great school and visit with their teachers. We appreciate all of you who tuned in to our Instagram and Facebook live sessions this week. You asked important questions and we hope you received answers to all of your concerns. If not, please let us know.
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