Attn: Parents/Guardians of 2020 Senior students,
The announcement by Governor DeWine to close K-12 Schools for the remainder of the school year did not take most of us by surprise. However, it did not make the news any less painful. We understand our students (and parents) did not sign up for their child(ren) to receive an online education. We also understand many important events have been and still are being affected by this quarantine. Although it will look different, we will celebrate the graduating class of 2020 in a couple different ways.
The first way to honor our graduates is by a professionally produced video.
Video and pictures will be taken on May 20-21 from 1-7 PM in 10-minute time slots. Please be sure to adhere to your designated time slot; it will not be necessary to arrive early or to remain after your designated time
A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Senior Google Classroom beginning on Wednesday, April 29 @ 3 PM
The senior and up to four family members will be permitted to come into the school through Door 6
Video and 8x10 pictures will be taken of each senior walking across the stage in their cap and gown, moving the tassel, etc. Any awards you may be receiving can be picked up at this time as well.
We would like parents/seniors to also communicate via email to Mr. Herr any awards/scholarships received (please make sure spelling is correct) by May 21 so this information can be included in the video
The professional video will be available to view on Sunday, May 31 at 7 PM
The second way to honor our graduates is a presentation of diplomas and a parade.
McComb High School will present diplomas on Sunday, May 31 at 2 PM in the parking lot behind the football stadium.
All graduates should enter via Panther Parkway as all other entrances will be blocked off.
Only one vehicle will be permitted per graduate in the parking lot. This vehicle will be directed to park in a designated area and should arrive by 1:45 PM
Each graduate’s vehicle will be directed to drive up and receive their diploma and 8x10 picture. They will then begin the parade lineup.
The parade route will be posted on the school website by May 28 and family members not immediately in the car with the graduate are encouraged to practice safe distancing and find spaces along the parade route to celebrate the class of 2020. We encourage positive signs and noisemakers as the parade marches through McComb. Let’s make this moment as special for our seniors as we can. Cars, convertibles or trucks used in the parade may be decorated appropriately as well.
Thank you for your patience as we have waited to make firm decisions until we were given more information regarding a timeline of this quarantine. We feel delaying the ceremony would not be wise and the current plan honors our 2020 graduates while maintaining the safety guidelines set forth by our governor. If you have any questions about these procedures, or any other school-related questions, please contact me at the school via phone call or email.
Jeremy J. Herr
7-12 Grade Principal
McComb Local Schools
419-293-3853 ext. 301
Parade Route (PDF)Parade Route (RTF Accesslibe)
Preschool screening information: A screening will be held on June 4th for all children currently on the list for preschool who will turn 4 before December, 2020. Any child turning 4 after Christmas Break of 2020 will be placed on a waiting list and screened as needed when positions open up.
In order for those currently on the list to be screened and keep a spot on the list, those children MUST attend the June 4th screening in order to remain on the list. A phone call will be made to those currently on the list to set up an exact screening time. The assigned time must then be followed as given, due to the fact that a very limited number of persons will be in the building. Only the child being screened and 1 adult will be permitted in the building during the screening time. Only door 1 (by the playground) will be used for entrance to the screening that day. Again, if you are currently on the list, you will receive a phone call with your assigned screening time by May 22nd.