As the end of the school year approaches, many school districts are wondering how best to celebrate and recognize their graduating seniors. To support building and district leaders in considering their options for commencement and other end-of-year celebrations, MASA and MASSP are hosting a joint webinar at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6. This FREE event is ideal for superintendents and central office and high school administrators. Teams are encouraged to participate.
During the webinar, MASSP'S Bob Kefgen and Colin Ripmaster will share current COVID-19 data and projection models that may be used to inform district decision-making and planning of commencement and other end-of-year activities given the current Stay Home, Stay Safe restrictions. The presentation will include modeling of possible timelines for loosening social distancing restrictions using the criteria in the White House’s “Open Up America“ plan, alongside state and local hospitalization and infection rate projections. In addition, the presentation will include recommendations for a continuum-based approach to planning that can take into account the fluid situation regarding person-to-person contact, local capacity, priorities of stakeholders, and what might be reasonable and appropriate in one’s local community.