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

May 11, 2020


Dear Families and Members of the Holland 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 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 in the auditorium, 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 in the auditorium 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. If this situation changes, we will amend our plans.


In the coming days, Ms. Wardell will be contacting parents of our 8th graders with specific instructions.


Sincerely,
Stephanie Snyder
Superintendent