Class of 2020,
You have been told for years that your Senior year will be one of the most memorable years of your life. Truer words have never been spoken. All that was certain has come into question and normal rites of passage for Seniors such as your class trip, Prom, Baccalaureate, and Commencement are shrouded in uncertainty. Believe me when I say that I care about all of the students at Red Lion Area Senior High School. When you walk through those doors every morning you all become by children. But Seniors, you are different, just like every Senior class before you. When you become Seniors you become first among equals. There are many things that are beyond our control but many things remain in our control. Our mission is to prepare you for life after High School and to give you every opportunity for success after your days at Red Lion draw to a close.
Please understand that we will do everything in our power to maintain those activities that you hold dear. Also understand that if we need to cancel those activities we will do so with your best interests at heart. Life is a marathon not a sprint and sometimes the seeds of sacrifice will bear the fruit of perseverance and prosperity later. You neither asked for this nor do you deserve this. I want all of you to live long and happy lives and I won't jeopardize your long term goals and health for short term events, no matter how painful that might be. With that in mind, at this point in time, we still plan to hold all Senior events and end-of-year activities. We will see you through this and you will be more resilient for it.
Be strong and be well,
Mark E. Shue