2020 Fir Ridge Campus Graduation
A Message from the Principal
Where do we begin? That has been my initial question both within myself and then within my building. My second thought was that I do not want to get it wrong, not in fear of judgment but because you- my black community, my black students, my black staff, and my black friends mean so much to me that I do not want to let you down.
I woke up this morning and realized, (shocker) that this is not about me but about you. I realized not being perfect is better than being not at all. Using my voice can be intimidating and sometimes I hold back in fear of getting it wrong, however, if its a choice between not doing it at all or doing it and getting it wrong, I would rather try, fail, learn, and do better next time.
We can not say that all lives matter without acknowledging that black lives matter. We commit to acknowledging our own personal growth in this matter, understanding history in regards to this is not an isolated incident, form habits around supporting our black community, and hold each other accountable. We stand ready to support and will continue to show up for you.
Fir Ridge Campus
Every year Fir Ridge hosts a showcase that highlights the multi-talented students in our building. This year we, very obviously, had to cancel it. However, as Romero Britto says, art is too important not to share. So, without further ado, here is the first ever Fir Ridge Virtual Showcase. We hope that you enjoy!
The FRC staff put together a video for you! Check out their wellness ideas.
Student and Family Resources
Visit the Fir Ridge Campus Counseling webpage for support and resources during the closure.
Why should I read this message?
You should read this message if you are a senior! We want to talk about creating a plan to graduate high school via distance learning.
Since there is no school, does this mean I can graduate right now?
Great question, each senior is on a different track and we do not know if you are/will officially graduate this year. Your counselors are looking at all the grades in synergy as of March 13, reviewing transcripts and each senior’s graduation plans that they created with you earlier this year.
I already planned on attending a 5th year of highschool, but with the changes, can I now graduate on time?
Also, another valid question! However, if you were projected to be attending FRC for a 5th year, you will most likely still be on that same path.
But why? I heard it was easier to graduate this year?
We can only offer a certain amount of classes (ones that were already projected on the master schedule). Unfortunately, that means if you have multiple credits in a particular area, you will have to continue on your initial graduation plan as a 5th year senior.
What do I do now?
Until you hear from your counselor just take care of yourself. They will figure out a plan and connect with you soon. We are hoping to get this completed in the next few weeks, but technically we have until the end of the month. It should not take this long, but at the same time each plan takes time to create so we are asking for your help by being patient.