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🚀 Rocket Updates – May 21st, 2021

Good afternoon Rocket Families,

I would like to begin by congratulating our senior class who completed their final day today of their senior year! I am so very proud of all of you for your hard work and perseverance through one of the most challenging school years in our lifetime.

Despite the pandemic, you were able to successfully get through the school year with many accomplishments and accolades. Congratulations and well done.

As we track toward our final four days of the school year, I wanted to call attention to some important dates below.

Streetsboro High School

  • Graduation – May 25th
  • Underclass Final Exams – May 25-27
  • Football Workouts – Begin June 1

Streetsboro Middle School

  • Virtual 8th Grade Promotion – May 27
  • Cheer Workshop – June 1 to June 3
  • Cheer Tryouts – June 4

Defer Intermediate School

  • Rainbow Walk-a-thon – May 24th
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🎓 In addition to the events listed above, please note the High School track will be closed to the public from Monday, May 24 to Wednesday, May 26 so our Operations Team can finalize their preparations for our graduation ceremony Tuesday evening. The middle school track will remain open to the public on the days the high school track is closed.

Looking forward to next year, we are hopeful the current school orders that are in place will be lifted by August.

One key to getting back to normal is the vaccination of our public. Recently, the FDA gave approval for students aged 12 to 15 to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

💉 We are currently working with our partners at Akron Children’s Hospital in order to possibly offer a shot clinic this summer in the district. In the meantime, if you would like to have your 12-15 year old student vaccinated right away, the Portage County Health Department is offering a shot clinic at the Kent State Field House on Tuesday, May 25th from 3-7 pm. If you are able, please consider taking your child to this clinic to be vaccinated.

😊 This is the first week since last summer that Portage county has dropped back to the Orange (from red) designation; it seems that the vaccinations are working. Our numbers are improving!

Continuing in this positive direction moves us one step closer to a more “normal” 2021-2022 school year.

Finally, I wanted to thank all of our students, families, and staff for being patient as we navigated this past school year. This pandemic was unprecedented and by working together, we were able to provide an amazing school experience to all of our students. Thank you!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and Go Rockets!

Mike Daulbaugh