The Moniteau County R-1 School District Board of Education has finalized plans for a number of end-of-year activities, choosing to move forward with a pair of in-person baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies.
The board decided Tuesday to hold baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies at Riley Field at the end of the month.
This year's prom, however, has been canceled, and summer school plans remain up in the air.
Baccalaureate, sponsored by the California Ministerial Alliance, is set for 7 p.m. May 28 at Riley Field, with a backup rain date May 29. Graduation is set for that weekend, at 10 a.m. May 30, with the event moved to 7 p.m. the same day in case of inclement weather.
At both ceremonies, the board is mandating that graduates may invite four guests, who will be provided assigned seating to ensure appropriate social distancing.
Graduation will be broadcast on Lake TV, Co-Mo Connect TV, Facebook Live and other livestreaming media, and the school district will provide a link on its website for future viewing.
As for the unscheduled pair of events, California High School administration and staff will evaluate ways to invite the class of 2020 to a dance next year to make up for missing this year's prom, according to information provided by the board to district parents.
In the letter, the board maintained that the district feels strongly it needs to provide summer school if possible. However, the district only plans to move forward with summer school if it can safely be held in a traditional face-to-face format, and will communicate dates and registration information if given the clearance to do so.
According to the letter, each school building will send out correspondence in the near future regarding desk and locker clean-out, book and equipment check-in, and instructions for submitting any last assignments. Specific dates and times will be provided to ensure limited social contact.