Attention Argonaut family,
As your principal, it is with a heavy heart that I communicate this to you. As most of you already know, the remainder of the 2020 school year has been moved online to distance learning due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. This is unprecedented in my lifetime as it is yours. You are all dealing with the quarantine order by the president and governor in different ways. Hopefully, this messagefinds you and your family healthy and well.
Right now, I am especially empathetic for our seniors who have represented Argonaut High School for four years with class and pride. Seniors, you have done a tremendous amount for our school and your contributions will not be overlooked. You are going to get the best effort from your teachers and staff to make the remainder of this school year as memorable as possible. We have many of the same questions as you… like: what about… senior prom, scholarship night, top ten dinner, yearbooks etc. My initial response is that although we may not be able to do what we have always done, we will make sure all of the significant milestones are celebrated. At this time, Graduation has not been cancelled, however, we may have to adjust dates and practices due to official health department orders which we are mandated to follow.
What I am happy to report is that almost 100% of our students have checked in with their classrooms and teachers. This is especially important because your teachers and staff have demonstrated a tremendous amount of resilience in order to prepare distance learning for your needs in such a short period of time. You have an opportunity to earn credits toward graduation and beyond from home. Your teachers, counselors and staff are committed to supporting your success. If you have needs, reach out to a staff member, you will find them receptive and helpful.
Our school motto has the expectation that Argonaut students are respectful, responsible and resilient while having the Courage to Compete in anything you do in school and in life. You’re being challenged right now. During these troublesome times, we are committed to giving you tools necessary to succeed in school and in life. Now more than ever you need to have the Courage to Compete. During these last 44 days of school give your best effort. What you gain from this experience can potentially be a silver lining.
Hang in there. We are in it and will get through this together.
Troy Gassaway, Principal, Argonaut High School