Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration and Ceremonies Guidance

Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration and Ceremonies Guidance - May 11, 2020

Dear Families and Members of the Delaware Valley Regional High School Class of 2020,

By now you are most likely aware we have received guidance from the New Jersey Department of Education and State Police regarding graduation celebrations and ceremonies. The guidance memos from the NJDOE and NJSP are attached for your use. Our first priority is and always will be the health and safety of our students and staff.
 
Our message regarding graduation thus far has been consistent: we are planning multiple scenarios for the 2020 graduation ceremony including a fully virtual "graduation" tribute, a traditional June graduation on the field, or something in between. The form that Graduation 2020 takes is not a decision we are permitted to make on our own. With the exception of the fully virtual graduation tribute, all activities will be developed and carried out in conjunction with Governor Murphy's orders and input from the Hunterdon County Department of Health. 
 
At this time, it has become apparent that our traditional June graduation ceremony on the field is not a likely possibility. Our virtual graduation tribute will definitely be a part of this year's ceremony or celebration. The attached memos do indicate that graduation drive-bys or drive-thrus, our "in-between" options, are not permitted at this time. Please know that we have been planning for months, and our plans remain in place. In the event that the social distancing and gathering restrictions are lifted, we are prepared to carry out this option on very short notice.
 
Again, we will not know if this "in between" option will be a possibility until we receive further direction and clearance authorization from the NJ Departments of Education and Health and the State Police. 
 
Mrs. Olcott will be sending a separate notice describing the special plans that we have for you.
 
Warm regards,
Daria Wasserbach