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Cheshire High School grad ceremony set for Aug. 2

Cheshire High School grad ceremony set for Aug. 2



CHESHIRE — The school district has announced that Cheshire High School graduation ceremonies will be held Aug. 2 at the school. 

The ceremony will take place on the school’s the turf field, according to a letter posted online.  

The decision comes after the district surveyed parents and students on a variety of options, including a virtual ceremony on June 11 and a drive-in ceremony at the Farmington Polo Club. 

“...We have a decision,” Cheshire High Principal Mary Gadd said in a letter posted on Facebook. “We had a total of 199 student responses and 316 parent responses (and) 72 percent of students and 69 percent of parents selected the option to postpone graduation until August.”

The second choice was a drive-in ceremony at the Farmington Polo Club, Gadd said.  If the school district is unable to hold its traditional ceremony at the high school on Aug. 2, the ceremony will be held in some form at the club on the same date. 

The high school will also livestream an awards ceremony on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Information on how to view the ceremony will be shared with parents and students on Monday. 

On Wednesday, Southington School Superintendent Tim Connellan said about 75 percent of recent survey respondents indicated they would prefer to postpone graduation until August, rather than hold a remote virtual graduation or attend a drive-thru ceremony at a venue like the Farmington Polo Grounds. 

Connellan is  proposing setting a new graduation date for Aug. 7. The Board of Education was expected to consider the recommendation Thursday night.


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