[BREAKING NEWS] With rising COVID numbers, end of year plans change


Prom and Valedictory will move to the Randolph Campus in light of rising COVID numbers this spring. In an e-mail to seniors and their families, US Principal Theresa Collins wrote, “The move from a completely indoor space[s]… allows us the advantage of multiple spaces with ventilation that we know is the best.

In a note to the senior class today, US Principal Theresa Collins wrote that while “We are eager to celebrate our wonderful Class of 2022 with all of you as we wrap up our school year,” changes to the end of year celebrations will move them to campus and some events will limit attendance.

Prom, which was scheduled for June 1 at the Profile Event Center, will move to the Randolph Campus on the same date. The move from a completely indoor space to Driscoll, Huss, Redleaf Commons, the Lily Courtyard, Collins said, “…allows us the advantage of multiple spaces with ventilation that we know is the best.”

Testing will likely be required and masks will be encouraged.

The Valedictory Dinner, scheduled for June 2 will also move to the Randolph Campus. The event will begin in the Huss Center auditorium with required masking for opening remarks, followed by a hors d’oeuvres reception in Lily courtyard and Redleaf Commons.

“Our primary goal is to make sure that each of our students will be able to attend graduation and cross the stage in good health, with their family members cheering them on,” Collins wrote.

Minnesota reported 256 new cases of COVID-19 May 16, with a 7-day average of 232 cases.