Graduation update from Superintendent Gannon

Dear Class of 2020 Seniors and Parents,

Over the past twelve weeks, we have been actively working with our student representatives and administrators and listening to feedback from the community to come up with contingency plans for graduation. We have continued to discuss many iterations as the state guidance has evolved. On Sunday, June 7, Governor Cuomo announced that he will allow in-person graduation ceremonies with a maximum of 150 total attendees (including graduates, their families, district stakeholders and event staff).

To accommodate our graduates and their families while adhering to these guidelines, we have planned eight ceremonies spanning two days, Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27. Graduates will arrive at a designated time (organized by last name) for their ceremony. Specific details, including safety guidelines and the schedule of these events, will be emailed to students and their families by the end of the week.

Please note, to adhere to the maximum of 150 attendees per ceremony, graduates will be allowed two guests.

A professional photographer will be present to photograph all of the ceremonies.

At 7 p.m. on June 27, we will release the pre-produced virtual graduation video on the district YouTube channel.

As always, thank you for your continued cooperation, patience and support as we worked through this ever-evolving situation to give our seniors a celebration to remember. We could not be happier to share this news with you and we are so excited to be able to see your students cross our stage.


Kyle L. Gannon
Superintendent of Schools

Damian Switzer
QHS Principal