Howell HS Offers Creative Plan For Their In-Person Graduations
In-person graduations are officially allowed to take place in New Jersey as of July 6th and schools are putting plans in motion on how to celebrate the class of 2020.
Howell High School just recently sent out an email to all their students, parents and staff members about their new plan for their graduation ceremony....and it is a good one.
According to the email, "the input [they] received from members of the Class of 2020 stated they wanted one last time to be together with their classmates."
However, when town residents learned that only students would be allowed to attend, people were not happy so the school district is mixing things up.
The Class of 2020 will be divided into separate groups so the number of people gathered together at one given time is much less. This way, parents and guardians can attend.
The ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, July 28th (rain date: July 30th) and Wednesday, July 29th (rain date: July 31st). It is still being organized on who will graduate on which date.
The only catch is that each graduate can only have 2 guests attend and all must confirm so that the crowd can be controlled.
EVERYONE must be wearing a face mask at all times but being that Gov. Phil Murphy just passed a new rule in regards to face masks outdoors, it's not the biggest surprise.
This is kind of genius. Things may not be exactly the same but when all is said and done, this plan allows parents to watch as their kids take that momentous graduation walk.
Maybe other Jersey Shore towns should copy this system for in-person graduations, especially for the bigger graduating classes.
Great job, Howell.
You can take a look at the email that was posted on Facebook HERE.