Here is a quick update on the current plan for each of these:
Senior Awards Night. Senior Awards Night will be done virtually on Wednesday, June 10th at 6:00 p.m. Families of senior students who are being awarded scholarships or receiving special awards will be notified of the specific information in the next few weeks.
Senior Drop-Off / Pick-up. Senior Drop-Off/Pick-Up will occur during the week of June 8th- June 12th. A specific schedule of when students should report in small groups will be distributed by the first week in June. This will be the time that senior students return Chromebooks (if they borrowed one), obtain student records and medications (if necessary), return books (including library books, classroom books/textbooks), calculators, as well as other school property before they can officially sign-out. Yearbooks will be distributed during this time also. Again- this process will be carefully scheduled in accordance with applicable health guidelines.
Senior Prom. We have tentatively reserved Friday, July 31, 2020 as an alternate date for the senior prom. Again- this is contingent upon state health guidance and the number of people permitted in any venue at one time. We will update you as information becomes available but would urge all to avoid making any financial commitments, plans, or substantial investments in that day at this time. We really need additional clarity from state officials on health guidance before proceeding with this plan. This is a very challenging healthcare situation that changes by the day.
Graduation exercises. We have three plans for celebrating graduation with you – and they are both contingent upon social distancing and health guidelines issued by the state of Massachusetts. First, we are moving forward with plans for modified graduation ceremonies on Saturday, August 8, 2020 (Sunday, August 9, 2020 as a rain date).
› Plan A: The school would hold four (4) separate graduation ceremonies that day recognizing each Academy. This plan can only move forward if health guidelines allow for events of 300-400 people as our plan involves both students and two (2) adults to join them. The ceremony would be held outside on the football field as originally planned and we are looking at live streaming capabilities to reach others at home.
› Plan B: We have discussed simply having graduates on property too if the guidance allows for events of up to 150 people. The ceremony would be held outside on the football field as originally planned and we are looking at live streaming capabilities to reach others at home.
› Plan C: If health guidance prevents large gatherings of 100 or more at that time, we will opt for a drive through ceremony along the back of the school where students could receive their diplomas from school officials.