Dear Class of 2020,
We can’t imagine how hard it must be missing your classmates, sports, clubs, teachers, and, most importantly, the day-to-day contact that, before these unforeseen times, we all took for granted.
Keep Making Memories
Because you’re not in school, it may seem like, what’s the point of making memories? But we hope you choose not to believe that. You are still in school; it’s just at home. And for many, those memories often wind up being the richest. Hopefully, this will be a time to draw closer to your family and friends.
For the sake of others and for yourself, please keep making memories. Share them with everyone you know on your social channels, email, and even snail mail—people LOVE old-school mail right now. It’s real, you can touch it, and it’s something physical from you. We’re here to help you in any way we can.
The more memories you make, the more memories you’re going to want to keep making. Document, photograph, capture it all.
Something to Celebrate
Hold random celebrations virtually. That’s what you miss the most. The randomness of it all which didn’t feel so random at the time. But think about it, just chance conversations in the hall, funny things happening at lunch, and an utterly predictable day, are what added joy to your school life. Try and open yourself up to those possibilities by calling or Zooming with your friends whenever you can.
Keep submitting to your yearbook. There should be no shortage of stories, art, literature, engineering projects, even science experiments. Again, capture it all and share it with the world or just your close circle of friends and family. Never stop expressing yourself.
You can do this. Yes, more effort will be required. But you won’t regret any of it.
Connect, Connect, Connect
Tell your friends and relatives about all your successes. They want to hear. We all do. You’re a special group and you’ve got a very captive audience. We’re waiting for any good news from you we can get our hands on.
We’re here to help pull you across the finish line—with as much style as we can muster.
Don’t Forget to Write
You will want to remember this. What may look like painful moments now, you’ll look back at and laugh—possibly at the absurdity of it all, but also because some of it, really, is pretty hilarious.
Things we can all still do together:
Think about each other.
Make plans together for the future.
Dare to dream.
Brighter days are ahead.
Just taking 5 seconds a day to think about someone else in your class keeps you connected and makes you more likely to reach out to them.
Do Your Parents a Solid
Your parents are doing a lot to make sure you continue to learn from home, graduate on time and celebrate as much as you can. Give them an extra hug and a little extra time in the day to tell them about anything you want to talk about.
We’re all homeschoolers now. Try, if you can, to embrace it. It’s not something you ever expected, but there are real benefits. If you’re off to college next year, this might be your last year living with your family. They might just have a few more things to teach you ;)
You are The Class of 2020
Together, you are going through things no other class has. May it make you proud, strong, and fearless.
We are all rooting for you.