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May 13, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dear Whittier Union graduating students and families:

As we approach the final weeks of the 2019-20 school year, I know many of you have questions about our plans for commencement for the Class of 2020, originally planned for June 1-3. 

Based on current CDC and Los Angeles County public health orders to maintain social/physical distancing to limit the health threat posed by COVID-19, we are postponing our graduation ceremonies until late July (schools will announce their planned dates).

This postponement will give seniors time to make up any classes necessary during summer school and move us further away from the restrictions currently in place, which include a ban on large public gatherings. We are hopeful these restrictions will be eased. Diplomas will still be conferred when students have completed all requirements to be eligible to graduate.

We are working closely with our school ASBs and senior leaders in our Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council to gather input into the planning of these celebrations.

On behalf of our Board of Trustees and our dedicated principals, teachers and staff, I am deeply grateful for the support of our Whittier Union families, along with the strength and resilience of our students in the face of adversity.

Our individual school sites will provide more information once details are available.


Martin J. Plourde


Reduce the risk of the spread of any virus by adhering to the following measures:


  • If you are sick, stay home.


  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.


  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Wear a face covering when in public spaces. 


  • Limit close contact with others, especially those who are sick, and stay 6 feet away from others.


  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).


Again, we continue to receive regular information from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Los Angeles County Office of Education. 


We will continue to update information on our website as it becomes available at:  www.wuhsd.org/coronavirusinfo/

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