March 28, 2020
Dear Finest Families,
The 2019-2020 school year has certainly not been what any of us expected. Thankfully, we are a Family, and we will be able to support each other as we navigate through these uncertain times. The students in the Class of 2020 at Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice are people of great character, extreme kindness, and outstanding abilities. The staff and I are incredibly grateful to know and work with these Finest students. These students are the foundation on which we base all of the decisions in our school environment.
The COVID-19 health crisis has created a challenge to the way we do business at Finest, and we are working hard to find ways to celebrate and honor our 2020 graduates. At this time, due to the uncertainty of how long social contact restrictions from CDC and the State of Colorado on group gatherings will continue, Colorado’s Finest will be postponing our Prom, currently planned for Saturday, April 25th. In addition, the Denver Press club, our prom venue, has cancelled all of its events until further notice. As we continue to monitor the social distancing orders, the Finest staff and I will explore the possibility of rescheduling Prom for late spring or early summer. Although this is a challenge, we believe in the value of these experiences for our students and will work very hard to make it happen.
Similar to Prom, our graduation ceremony, scheduled for May 9th, may be impacted by the continued social distancing restrictions. Graduation is a milestone that all of our graduates deserve, a celebration of their accomplishments and an inspiring tale of the various journeys taken by each student. We are committed to making this happen. The biggest questions, at this time, is when will the ceremony be held and what exactly will it look like? Will it be a traditional ceremony, or will we get more creative if circumstances demand it? It is a balancing act of ensuring public health and celebrating this critical rite of passage. As always, when students complete their points and graduation requirements, they earn a certified high school diploma and become a Finest graduate, a forever member of the Finest family.
I will continue to update everyone as we face the challenges ahead. As usual, I am in awe of the resilience, kindness, and patience inherent in the Family community. We are so fortunate to have one another as supports in these unsettling times.
Bobbie Skaggs, Ph.D.