* March 16, 2021 Update Email
March 16, 2021
Dear Parents and Class of 2021:
I hope this email finds you safe and well.
I have been meeting with the senior officers, senior class advisors, Ms. Flores and Ms. Mondesir, regularly since the beginning of February, and last week, I began meeting with the senior parents. During our meetings, I am sharing communications and plans for events or celebrations that may occur despite the circumstances we find ourselves in one year later. There is a reason to celebrate the Class of 2021, their tenacity, diligence and positivity, and we will do our best to make these events a success.
I am happy to share the following information that is available at this time.
OPTION 1: Hold commencement exercises at Clarkstown South. In order to accommodate two guests per graduate we will need to hold seven separate ceremonies over two days.
OPTION 2: Hold commencement exercises at Clarkstown South. Have two separate ceremonies for seniors only without any guests.
OPTION 3: Hold commencement exercises at Boulder Stadium. The Boulders have reserved the week of June 21 for school graduations and can accommodate up to 1,000 participants. This means that we can have one graduation for all students as well as two guests for each graduate.
For each option above, we will be looking into live-streaming services, as well. I am discussing these options with parents and the student representatives. I will keep you up to date if regulations change or final decisions are made. Finally, if you have yet to order a cap and gown, please email Ms. Gordon at (email@example.com).
Finally, all of my email communications are posted on South’s Home Page. Please look for the link with the label “Class of 2021.”
In the meantime, stay safe, wear masks, and remain socially distant. We will get through this together.
Principal, Clarkstown High School South