SYRACUSE — Dr. Tom Edington, superintendent of Wawasee Community School Corporation has sent out the following letter to the community:
“The 2019-20 student year at Wawasee Community School completes this week. It ends like no other school year. Homework has been turned in by computer or paper packets, locker contents have been distributed in sacks to students and parents, and graduation caps and gowns will wait at homes until July.
“Thanks to you as a community and as parents for the support you have given our students and teachers as they navigated through the past months. Your help will not be forgotten. Our employees stepped forward to do what is best and possible to meet the needs of children. Not one employee complained about working during these unknown times. Parents have had to move mountains to find dependable child care for their children and good people came forward.
“Being closed is tough for a school. The building comes to life when used for its intended purpose. We’re waiting patiently for July when hopefully, we’ll be able to begin school functions again.
“The safety of children is a No. 1 priority for Wawasee Schools. We’ll be planning, monitoring and working for a healthy return to our schools for the 2020-21 school year. Several possible plans will be developed to be ready for any future effects of the unseen virus. We are cleaning, learning and preparing for the security you expect for your children.
“We’ll communicate our school news and any changes as we journey through the summer months.
“Enjoy your family time and the beautiful area in which we live. And, be safe.”