Dear Senior Class Families,
As we announced last week, graduation for the Class of 2020 will take place June 10 through June 12. We are excited to now share more details about our graduation events, which will be held outdoors at the Bailey Field parking lot and the Bruton High School parking lot and allow each school’s graduates to come together for this important milestone.
Based on feedback obtained through a parent/student survey and ongoing community conversations, a planning committee comprising staff, students and parents identified the following priorities for a meaningful graduation experience: provide an opportunity for graduates to celebrate with their peers and walk across the stage, allow parents and families to attend and/or witness the ceremony, and hold the events in June if possible.
Our administrative teams have developed a drive-in commencement ceremony that will incorporate the criteria listed above, especially the opportunity to come together as a class, and maintain many traditional components of commencement ceremonies - student speeches, medallion presentations, and a collective turning of tassels. Included in this message are initial details of the ceremonies, the ceremony schedule, and some questions and answers related to graduation. We will provide more specific information as our planning moves forward.
I know this is not the end to your senior year you expected. You have experienced a year unlike no other and you have risen to the challenges with a resilience that serves as an inspiration to future classes. I am proud to serve as your superintendent and know you all have bright futures ahead of you.
Victor Shandor, Ed.D.