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Prom And Ball Are Canceled

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students:

I hope this message finds you all doing well.  We wanted to update you all on the status of our prom and ball that we had rescheduled for August.  Our hope in rescheduling these two events in August was that we would be able to host them in phase IV of our governor's plan.  Unfortunately, phase IV only permits large gatherings of 50 people.  Additionally, as of yesterday's most recent guidance from the state, schools are still closed.  To comply with our current closure status and phase IV regulations, we are officially canceling our prom and ball for this year.  We are very sorry as we all wanted these two special occasions for our students, but it is just not legally possible for our school to host these events.  We also wanted to provide enough notice to preempt families from spending money for apparel, etc. for these occasions.

Lastly, I ask you all to please continue encouraging our students to avoid large gatherings of people and follow public health guidelines.  We don't want anyone in our community, least of all one of our students, to get sick with COVID-19.  We don't know everything about this virus, but we do know that it spreads effectively from person to person. It remains of great importance to wear a mask while with those outside your family and to follow social distancing protocols to protect yourself, your loved ones, and our community.

Thank you, everyone, for your understanding, and please stay safe.


Gregory Santoro
Principal, Skaneateles High School
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Eric Knuth
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152