This letter was emailed on May 1, 2020, to Southeast Polk Seniors and Families from Steve Pettit, Principal, Southeast Polk High School.
Due to the pandemic, Southeast Polk High School will not be having our traditional graduation ceremony at Drake University on Sunday, May 24. We are committed to conducting a ceremony which most resembles our traditional in-person event, but we have continued to develop contingency plans reflective of the social distancing restrictions which may be in place. While this is surely disappointing and not what any of us could have predicted, the Southeast Polk administration has worked to reconfigure some of our annual events to honor our graduating seniors.
Southeast Polk Scholarship Night
Southeast Polk Senior Honors Assembly
Graduation Practice (Required) – cap/gowns/senior awards will be distributed
Southeast Polk High School Commencement
If social distancing regulations do not allow an in-person ceremony on July 18, then Southeast Polk High School will have a virtual commencement ceremony. We would encourage all seniors to continue to submit their senior pictures and post-graduation information to the Southeast Polk High School Student Council. Currently, our student council is creating senior spotlight images and sharing these on both Facebook and Instagram. We will utilize these senior spotlight images for our virtual graduation ceremony if social distancing does not allow an in-person ceremony.
We are all extremely proud of the class of 2020. While nothing we can do will be as good as our traditional graduation events, we are striving to celebrate our seniors as they transition into the next phases of their lives. We will continue to provide updates to our students and families as new or additional information becomes available.