Graduation Update
Graduation Update - from Principal Monson
Posted on 05/08/2020

Dear Henry Sibley Class of 2020,

As we head into the last month of our school year, I wanted to connect with you about our preliminary plans for graduation. Although there are a number of unknowns that may ultimately impact our plans, we are hopeful we can find a way to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020. To the graduating students, I want to say that we are all thinking of you and the loss you may be feeling as your school year comes to a close from a distance. It is our sincere hope that we can help you celebrate your time at Henry Sibley High School in a truly memorable way.

After gathering input from students, staff, families, and other school districts, as well as balancing what we know now and what we may not know for possibly many weeks, we arrived at the following plan:

On May 31, which is the original graduation date, Henry Sibley High School will be honoring the Class of 2020 in some way. While the final details have yet to be determined and are dependent upon a number of factors, at a minimum we will plan to premiere a video honoring the members of the graduating class.

On August 5, we have tentatively scheduled a Henry Sibley Class of 2020 celebration at Warrior Field. (August 6 will be our rain date.) We do know, however, that an August celebration may not be possible and will be determined by the rules and guidelines set forth by the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Health. Based on the survey results, a delayed face-to-face celebration was students' and families' first choice for honoring our seniors and we will do our best to make this a reality.

The issues that will ultimately determine the feasibility of our plans are constantly changing. And we will keep the safety and health of our students, families, and staff members at the forefront of our decision-making process. But for now, we are excited about the opportunity to honor the Henry Sibley High School Class of 2020, the memories they have made, and the relationships they have built during their time in our school. We will be in touch soon with more information about May 31.

Ron Monson
Henry Sibley High School 
Principal & Lead Learner