06.22.20 Memo to Parents
June 22, 2020
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Staff members,
We would like to keep you up to date on plans for the beginning of the 2020-20121 school year. As
we said in our last letter, the school year will begin with all students taking courses online.
The academic support team is looking into several possibilities to ensure all students will have
the materials and technology to complete the assignments this year. All students will have access
to laptops. The school is working on possibilities to provide internet availability for most
During the Shonto Governing Board meeting on June 5, 2020, the Board approved Mrs. Melanie Dewakuku
as the Interim Superintendent for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Mrs. Dewakuku has served our
district as our Director of Exceptional Student Services and K-8
Principal. We are glad she will continue to serve our district in the Superintendent role.
New K-8 Principal
During the Shonto Governing Board meeting on June 5, 2020, the Board approved Mrs. Marlita Haviland
as the Interim K8 Principal for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Mrs. Haviland has served our
school district as a teacher for many years and we are glad she will continue to serve our staff
and students in the Principal role.
High School Graduation
In preparation of our virtual graduation, we have encountered a situation. Therefore, the virtual
graduation will be postponed to a later date. The school will notify specific dates and times at
least a week before the event. We are still asking each Senior to send in three pictures- a selfie
(informal), Senior picture (formal), and something that shows their hobby. We are also requesting
students provide us with their first two clans and their future plans. Send to
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like a hard copy please contact Ms. Grass and the disk will be
mailed to you.
Stay safe, stay healthy and stay connected.
Have a great week,
Mrs. M. Dewakuku Ms. C. Grass Mrs. M. Haviland
Interim Superintendent High School Principal Interim K-8 Principal