*URGENT* Class of 2020 Graduation

*URGENT* Class of 2020 (In Person) Graduation has been CANCELLED
Posted on 07/30/2020
In Person Graduation Cancelled

Dear Members and Families of the Class of 2020:

 

Early this morning we learned that some members of the Whitman-Hanson Regional School District community were potentially exposed to COVID-19. Due to this, Superintendent, Mr. Szymaniak and Principal, Dr. Jones, have consulted with both the Hanson and Whitman Boards of Health in an effort to ascertain the feasibility of holding an in-person graduation ceremony that would be safe for all who attended. After discussion concerning the amount of risk present and an abundance of caution, the decision has been made to cancel the in-person graduation.

 

This was an extremely difficult decision. We cannot imagine the feeling of loss our graduates must be feeling and are incredibly disheartened in our inability to make this event occur. Please know that we are currently making plans to offer a virtual event to air at 6PM, Monday, August 3rd on YouTube, Facebook, and the WHRHS website. We will provide these as they become available. WHCA will also air the video. Information will be given concerning this as it becomes available.

 

To make our virtual event happen we need a picture of all senior students in their graduation regalia by 8PM tomorrow, Friday, July 31st. These pictures will be used for the virtual graduation (please use a pose that is appropriate), can be taken with a cell phone, and must be submitted using this link.

 

We would like to offer our most sincere and heartfelt apologies to the Class of 2020 and their families. We all know that they have been excitedly planning and looking forward to the promise of an in person ceremony. We are so disappointed that we will not be able to offer our seniors the milestone celebration they all deserve.  

 

We wish the Class of 2020 the very best and even in the face of this latest setback; urge them to stay strong and keep moving forward.

 

We will be in touch next week with arrangements in regard to diplomas.

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Jeffrey Szymaniak                                                        Dr. Christopher Jones

Superintendent of Schools                                                            Whitman-Hanson High School Principal

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