Seniors and Senior Parent(s),

As your principal I am determined to do everything I can to present you with your diploma in person, on stage, and in a cap and gown, just as we envisioned all along. As you know, the traditional ceremony has been delayed due to health and safety concerns regarding the pandemic. I share your deep disappointment.

I would like to announce two important dates for your upcoming Class of 2020 graduation. We have finalized plans for your traditional graduation at a later date. Our graduation has been postponed to Friday, August 14 at 3pm. at the Yuengling Center on the campus of the University of South Florida.

Additionally, we will have a virtual graduation on our regularly scheduled date of Friday, June 5 at 3pm. The virtual event will include many of the elements of a traditional graduation, including Pomp and Circumstance, speeches from your classmates, and acknowledging each graduate individually. Of course nothing can take the place of a traditional graduation, but we will take great care to ensure that it is appropriate and memorable.

I look forward to celebrating with you on your accomplishment.

Ric Mellin – Principal