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COMMENCEMENT 2024

Dear Parents/ Guardians:

Please review this letter with your child, as it provides important details regarding Graduation Rehearsal, scheduled for Friday, June 21st  at 7:30 a.m., as well as Graduation. ALL GRADUATING SENIORS MUST ATTEND REHEARSAL

Graduation Rehearsal: Bus transportation will be provided. Students are to follow their regular AM. Bus schedule and report directly to the Auditorium upon arrival to school. It is anticipated that Graduation Rehearsal will conclude at approximately 9:30 a.m. (THERE WILL BE NO BUS TRANSPORTATION AFTER 11:15 a.m.) STUDENTS WHO CANNOT ATTEND REHEARSAL DUE TO AN EMERGENCY MUST CALL THE MAIN OFFICE AT 631-345-9200 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO PICK UP THEIR CAP AND GOWN, INVITATIQNS AND RAIN DATE TICKETS.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

1.      Receiving a cap and gown for your child does NOT guarantee their graduation.

2.      In order  to participate  in  our  graduation  ceremony,  students  MUST  MEET  ALL  NYS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.

 Graduation Day: Commencement will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Students must report to their assigned classroom NO LATER THAN 4:00 p.m.
  • Students will return to their assigned classroom at the conclusion of the ceremony to pick up their diploma.
  • Traffic will be challenging. Please arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. so that your graduate will be on time. The ceremony will begin PROMPTLY at 5:30 p.m.
  • Handicapped-accessible seating will be available.
  • A photographer will be present to take pictures of each graduate as their diploma is presented to them.  Every parent/ guardian will receive proofs via email and through a direct mailing and will have an opportunity to purchase additional prints. Therefore, parents / guardians, relatives and friends should not leave their seat to take pictures. Please respect the significance of the occasion, as well as the rights of others, to view the ceremony without obstruction.
  • You will be able to view the High School’s Commencement ceremony via the livestream link at https://livestream.com/longwoodcsd1/graduation 2024.
  • Longwood High School and its grounds are, by law, a "smoke-free" environment. We ask that all spectators observe the ban on smoking including the use of any type of vaping device and electronic cigarettes.
  • The rain date for Graduation is Friday, June 28th at 5:30 p.m. if weather conditions prevent the scheduled ceremony on Thursday. If that is the case, an automated notification system will be utilized to notify all seniors of this change. Rain-date tickets will be distributed at Graduation Rehearsal and are to be used ONLY if rain prevents an outdoor ceremony on Friday, June 28th. In that case, graduation will be held in the Gymnasium at 5:30 p.m. Due to fire regulations, gymnasium seating is LIMITED to two ticket holders. Additional seating will be available to two additional ticket holders in the auditorium and additional classrooms, where the ceremony will be simulcast in our air conditioned facilities.

Your child has been working toward this day for many years. It is a joyful passage into adulthood marking an important milestone in life. We ask that you be respectful, either as a participant or an observer. The ceremony should be enjoyable, not tarnished by inappropriate or immature behavior. Please stress to your child that you will not tolerate any actions that will embarrass parents, relatives, or Longwood High School.

Congratulations and thank you for your support.

Sincerely, 
Sam Ahmed, Ed.D.
Principal

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