DVUSD Letter to Parents Regarding 2020 Graduation


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DVUSD Letter to Parents Regarding 2020 Graduation

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This letter is written by Dr. Curtis Finch, the Superintendent of Deer Valley Unified School District, one of the largest school districts in Arizona. The letter is addressed to the 2020 class of DVUSD high school graduates and their parents. Dr. Finch explains that graduation (which had already been postponed by a month) would need to be canceled due to new laws and policies. The letter ends with an encouraging note.
This letter says multiple things about the pandemic. First, many people believed the situation would get better. This is shown by attempting to delay graduation by one month when in reality, the increasing cases due to the pandemic would continue much longer. Another message shown by the letter is that school staff, parents, and graduates were working to attempt to save milestones such as graduation in multiple different ways, but were not able to.

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This item was submitted on March 23, 2022 by Ashlee Harper using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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