Lake Fenton, Holly High Schools Ditching Homecoming Dances This Year
2020 is the year that just keeps on giving, isn't it?
If this is a surprise to you, you must be living under a rock - high schools in Michigan and throughout the country are grappling with the next big event and how they're going to deal...or not deal with it.
Homecoming. It's coming...or is it?
With the global pandemic continuously looming, schools like Lake Fenton and Holly High School have already put the kibosh on their homecoming plans for this fall.
Fenton Area Public Schools athletic director and assistant principal at Fenton High School, Michael Bakker, spoke to the TC Times and said:
“Although we have no definitive plans scheduled or canceled yet, dances in particular pose an extreme challenge for all of us. At Fenton, we typically have between 850 - 950 students attending our Homecoming Dance and they congregate in the main gym. In the COVID-19 era, there does not seem to be a feasible way to ensure the safety of our students with a population of that size. Although I have not spoken with the health department directly, I am confident that they would absolutely not be supportive of such an event.”
The principal for Lake Fenton, Katie VanHouten, said that they're trying to find a different way to "celebrate" the students instead of the traditional dance.
Unfortunately, I think this is just the conclusion we all should expect at this point. 2020 is going to be the year of nothing. The sooner that we can all accept that, the better.