PHS Graduation Letter

PHS Graduation Plan Letter for Parents and Families
Posted on 05/22/2020
This is the image for the news article titled PHS Graduation Plan Letter for Parents and FamiliesDear PHS Graduating Seniors and Families,

First and foremost, congratulations to the Pioneer High School Class of 2020! This is a significant milestone and we are very proud to recognize this great accomplishment. Most impressive is your ability to show resilience through this pandemic and stay the course to complete your graduation requirements. Well done!

Pioneer High School has always kept a safe and secure environment as the number one priority for students. Along with hiring the most qualified, talented, and caring staff, we know this to be true by what students have reported to us. PHS students have selfreported in state Social and Emotional Learning surveys that they feel safe and secure at a higher rate at Pioneer High School than other schools for several years in a row. During this unprecedented time in history it was important for us to review our student survey data along with the new guidelines for public safety outlined by the governor of Nevada, the CDC, and the Carson City School District. After much consideration of options for our graduation ceremony this year, it was decided that the safest and most responsible format for PHS students would be a five part graduation including a virtual presentation accessible online. The Covid-19 pandemic has been an immense challenge, but we know that we can still honor our class of 2020 in a safe, dignifie, and professional manner. Please join us in the celebrations and recognition for PHS graduating seniors in the list of events outlined below. 

PART 1 (Senior Photo Billboard Displays) Carson Community Center June 1st and 2nd, and at Bodines, Drive by to See!)

PART 2 (Staff and Student Zoom Session) The time and date will be released directly to graduating student emails

PART 3 (Graduation Item Distribution)
TBA Directly to Graduating Seniors
*PHS Senior T-Shirts are available online at the PHS facebook site:
*Senior Gift: Please accept the senior graduation yard sign/photo as a gift from the staff of Pioneer!

PART 4 (Graduation Presentation Online & Media Release)
June 2nd 12pm (Online Link TBA)
The online graduation presentation will be released through email, school websites, facebook, and to the local media.
 Graduation Presentation Outline:
 National Anthem: Sung by PHS Student, Kaya Burdett-Wannamaker
 Masters of Ceremony: Daniel Echebarria and Cary Jordan
 PHS Student Speeches: Sydney Miller (Valedictorian), Jazmin Estes, Tara Mahoney, and Charish Creon
 Guest Speakers: Jacky Rosen, Nevada Senator & Richard Stokes, CCSD Superintendent
 Student Recognition & Certification of Graduation: Jason Zona, PHS Principal
 Senior Slide Show and Music: (Online Link TBA) Rebecca Allen, Teacher

PART 5 (Class of 2020 Dedication Ceremony)
A special gift from local members of the community and PHS Alumni to the Pioneer Class of 2020 will be presented and released in the media. Once we are able to have gatherings, we will hold this gift dedication ceremony on campus in person for graduating seniors and their families at a later date. Thank you for your support and understanding. We look forward to a time where we can gather together in person to celebrate the accomplishments of our students. We are so proud of the PHS Class of 2020!

Jason Zona, Principal
Pioneer High School & Carson Online