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Drake High School's Weekly Newsletter during Online Learning

The GRADUATION Edition JUNE 8, 2020

In this edition:

  • Final information on GRADUATION
  • Message from SOAR
  • Yearbook and textbook information for underclasspeople

Students Pick-Up and Drop Off Grades 9-11: INFORMATION

9-11th Grade Yearbook Pick Up, PE Locker Clean Out and Textbook Drop Off- 6/16

Congratulations, the school year is almost over! Many have been asking about picking up their yearbook, dropping off textbooks, and cleaning out their PE lockers. See the details below.

All technology will be kept by the students during the summer and continued use for next year. More information in the fall.

9/10 Graders

All students with items still remaining in their PE locker must come to campus on Tuesday, 6/16 to clean it out. STUDENTS MUST ARRIVE DURING THEIR DESIGNATED TIME. All times are organized by PE teacher and period. Please find your PE teacher and your period for PE to determine your time to come to the locker rooms. Students arriving before or after their time will not be allowed in. We must maintain safe, social distancing throughout the entire process. We will have someone checking students in at the entrance and will have sanitizing stations at the exit.


AYALA, 1st, 9:00 am

AYALA, 3rd, 10:20 am

AYALA, 5th, 12:40 pm

AYALA, 6th, 2:00 pm


CITEK, 2nd, 9:40 am

CITEK, 3rd, 10:40 am

CITEK, 4th, 11:20 am

CITEK, 5th, 1:00 pm

CITEK, 7th, 2:40 pm


PARNOW, 0, 8:40 am

PARNOW, 1st, 9:20 am

PARNOW, 2nd, 10:00 am

PARNOW, 5th, 1:20 pm

PARNOW, 7th, 3:00 pm


PETERSON, 3rd, 11:00 am

PETERSON, 4th, 11:40 am

PETERSON, 5th, 1:40 pm

PETERSON, 7th, 3:20 pm

Safety/Locker Cleanout Instructions

To make sure everyone maintains social distancing requirements and the safety of other students and staff, it is essential that:

  • Students clean out their lockers during their designated time (see above).

  • Students must bring and wear a face covering on campus when they are outside their automobile.

  • Students should bring a bag or two that can hold all the locker items they wish to take home. The school will not have bags for students.

  • Students must maintain 6 feet between themselves and others.

  • Only two students per locker room row will be allowed in at one time. Other students will wait in line, 6ft apart, outside, and will be let in as other students exit. All students will enter and exit one way to help ensure social distancing.

  • The boy’s locker room entrance will be the door facing east across from the PE classroom and exit out the door near the vending machine. The girl’s locker room entrance will be the door facing west across from the Yoga room and exit out the door near the weight room.

  • Once students enter the locker room, they should go directly to their locker and place all items to go home in the bags.

  • All other items from the locker must be thrown away in the closest garbage can.

  • Students must not socialize with each other (sorry!).

Upon exiting, students can pick up their yearbook in the quad near the senior tree. We will have tables set up organized by last name. We will also have a station to drop off textbooks. Once your yearbook is collected students need to leave campus immediately. No hanging out, no socializing in groups and no yearbook signing. Sorry!!

11th Grader Yearbook Pick Up and Textbook Drop Off

All juniors who ordered a yearbook can drive to campus and pick up their yearbook in the SAUNDERS LOT on 6/16. You may also drop off your textbooks at the same time and location. We will have a drive-through so you won’t need to get out of your car. YOU MUST ARRIVE DURING YOUR DESIGNATED TIME.

Last Name A-H 9-10am

Last Name I-Q 10-11am

Last Name R-Z 11-12pm

Students must wear facemasks and will not be allowed to exit their vehicle. After receiving their yearbook students must leave campus immediately and will not be allowed to socialize, hangout, or sign yearbooks.

If you have any questions, please contact Nate Severin -

A Message from SOAR (Students Organized for Anti-Racism) - Wear A Mask

Hello! It’s amazing that it’s already the end of the school year and that we have another graduating class to say bye to, all while so much is happening in the world. This post will be our last of the year as we drift into the summer months.

First of all, we appreciate everyone who has reached out to SOAR in the wake of all the protests wanting to learn more about antiracism and about what it means to be a racial being in this world. We encourage you to keep learning! Follow us on Instagram, @dhs.soar. We also have a new SOAR website. As time goes on, you’ll see much more resources for you to learn more about how to be antiracist. Remember that change starts within each and every one of us first in order for us to be able to dismantle the white supremacy in our world.

Secondly, with graduation in just a few short days, we hope you will join the SOAR team in continuing to don your face mask and to maintain social distancing guidelines. In case you are not aware, black and brown people are infected and dying from COVID-19 at higher rates than white people. There are many, deep-seated reasons for this. If you don’t know why, please click on the links to educate yourself about the racial disparities of COVID cases between white people and communities of color. Something to think about: Why does Marin--especially in our area--have all this open space? Why don't we have affordable housing? What has Marin done and continue to do that allows us to have this privilege?

SOAR asks that you acknowledge your own privilege to be able to social distance comfortably, safely. Don’t let your privilege “blind you” from others’ lack of access to care and safety. Be compassionate and aware––just because you or your family are not at risk doesn’t mean that others are in the same situation. Protect the safety of others by wearing a mask and staying 6 feet away from people; ask permission to enter their space. Bottom line: think before you act.

It’s a difficult time for everyone, so how can you use this time to make other people’s experiences better? How can you help those who are suffering economically, mentally, or physically? How can you volunteer your time safely? We hope you’ll use the summer to continue learning and thinking about ways to help others.




#SayHisName #SayHerName

Your DHS SOAR Team. (Students Organized for AntiRacism)