WAYNE – Not much has changed in the past week during the Monday update from superintendent of Wayne Community Schools, Dr. Mark Lenihan.
Dr. Lenihan took the weekly ‘Live at 5’ event outside the front doors of the Wayne Jr/Sr High School on Monday, April 27.
The final day of remote virtual learning for Wayne High seniors is this Friday, according Dr. Lenihan.
“We traditionally do end the school year for the seniors about a week ahead of time so we thought we should do that as well,” said Dr. Lenihan. “So, this Friday will be the last class day for seniors. Just a reminder for the seniors you do have some requirements that you do need to complete so please make sure you stay on track with that.”
Wayne Community Schools will be following the social distancing guidelines during their checkout process as high school principal Tucker Hight has been in contact with the seniors.
“We are going to ask students to take their temperatures before they leave home, we are going to ask them to wear a mask when they come and all of our staff will have a mask on as well,” Dr. Lenihan added. “We have cleaned out the senior lockers and kind of organized things and put personal belongings in bags so it should be a pretty quick process.”
The remainder the Wayne Community students will be able to get their belongings between May 11-15. Parents will be informed on the process once worked out. Chromebooks and textbooks will need to be returned from the underclassmen as seniors get to keep their chromebooks.
Friday, May 8 is the final day for pre-k through 11th grade.
Another way to honor the 2020 senior class from Wayne High will be a cruise night beginning at the HS parking lot at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 1.
“Students will proceed from the parking lot and head east on the highway (35) and go through downtown,” Dr. Lenihan mentioned. “So, if you’re out hopefully you’ll have an opportunity to wave or honk to the seniors.”
As several students have received awards and honors throughout their time being a Blue Devil, the school is looking to finalize a virtual event to recognize these individuals.
A question was also brought up about drivers education. With it being canceled for this summer, the school will possibly add a third teacher for next summer as the class size will be a larger group. Also, Wayne Community Schools has set prom for Saturday, July 18.
Dr. Lenihan also stated the staff is working hard to end the school year.
“We are doing our best to make sure that we’re keeping all of our employees working and taking care of things that need to be done at the school,” said Dr. Lenihan. “I know our maintenance department has done a great job already, they did get a jump on some of the summer of the cleaning that needs to happen. Our paras and cooks and secretaries and everybody that works in the offices are all continuing to work hard.”
To watch the Monday, April 27 ‘Live at 5’ weekly update from superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan, go to the Wayne Community Schools Facebook page. Next week’s weekly update is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Monday, May 4 as the updates will last through the end of the school year. Summer updates will be posted whenever there are opportunities, but not on a weekly basis.