HOLLISTER, Calif. (KION)
The coronavirus pandemic has meant a senior year that is anything but normal for students preparing to graduate high school. With in-person classes canceled, and no sign yet of a graduation ceremony, the San Benito High School District is sending their administrative staff, school board, and even mascot right to homes.
They are delivering yard signs to the more than 600 seniors at San Benito High School.
"We know that this gesture is not going to equal what they would have experienced at the end of the year with a normal school year, but this is our way of us doing everything we can to celebrate them and let them know we're thinking of them," principal Adrian Ramirez tells KION.
They acknowledge they are unable to get to every single home, but they are trying to get to every community in the school district. Signs that aren't delivered to homes will be passed out on Thursday when students can come pick up their cap and gown.
"Obviously it is not a full blown graduation ceremony, but a little something to help pass the time during social isolation and recognize their accomplishment," said Board of Trustees President John Corrigan.
The district says they are still looking at more ways to continue celebrating graduating seniors.