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NHS 2017 GRADUATION INFORMATION
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Graduation

NAUGATUCK HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2017

DATE: Wednesday – June 14 (Raindate: Thursday– June 15)
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: NHS Football FIELD

TICKET INFORMATION 

Tickets are not needed for the outdoor ceremony.

All students will however be issued 2 tickets that will be valid for the indoor (bad weather) ceremony if needed. Those tickets will be issued at the final rehearsal Wednesday morning-June 14th.

INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN

Every attempt will be made to have an outdoor ceremony. If the weather forecast calls for a light rain with no thunder/lightning, we will hold graduation outdoors. In this event, please dress appropriately and bring umbrellas, in order to be comfortable during the outdoor ceremony.

If there are more severe weather conditions predicted with thunder/lightning, we will postpone the ceremony until Thursday- June 15th. The decision to postpone will be made by 2:00 p.m. We will notify families on our website and through school messenger if weather conditions cause us to implement any aspect of this inclement weather plan.

In the unlikely event that it rains on Thursday as well, we will hold graduation indoors. Students will receive two tickets for entry into the main gymnasium.

PARKING & SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION

On-site parking for graduation is extremely limited. Graduates and their guests are encouraged to use off-site parking and shuttle bus service to and from Naugatuck High School.

Parking and shuttles are free of charge. Shuttle buses will be running from the General DataComm parking lot (6 Rubber Avenue). The shuttles will begin to run at 5:00PM until the start of ceremony at 6:00PM and return to the parking lot starting at 7:00PM until 8:00PM.

Off-site parking will also be available at the upper parking lot located on Millville Avenue. You will need to walk down the path to the football field.

GRADUATION SPEECHES

Again, this year one senior will be selected to deliver the Senior Speech at graduation (in addition to the Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Class Essayist) Students who are interested in doing this, should note these instructions:

·         Interested students should write the speech they would like to deliver and submit it by email to Mrs. Saam by 2:00 PM on June 1.  

·         The content of the speech should be reflective and positive in tone. 

·         The length of the speech should not exceed 2 minutes.

·         If chosen, you must agree to deliver the approved speech with no changes.

·         Each student’s speech will be read by a panel of staff members.

·         The criteria for selection will be based on content and message.

·          Please email speeches to: jan.saam@naugatuck.k12.ct.us

SPECIAL NEEDS Information

Handicapped Parking:  On-site parking will be provided for individuals with handicapped plates or permits from the Connecticut Motor Vehicles Commission.  Handicapped parking will be located in the lot closest to the gymnasium. Golf cart “shuttle service” will be available from this parking area to the field. 

Special Needs Drop-Off:   A drop-off site for individuals with special needs or limited mobility, who do not have official State plates or permits, will also be available.   Those dropping off are to follow the bus loop (bear right upon entering the grounds, go around towards the Auditorium then look for the drop off sign). Once special needs passengers are dropped off, the driver can then park the vehicle in regular parking.  Golf cart “shuttle service” will be available from the drop-off site to the field. 

Handicapped Seating:  Special seating will be provided for individuals who use wheel chairs, walkers, or who have mobility issues. Signs indicating handicapped seating locations will be visible. The seating will be located near the concession stand. There is NOhandicap seating available on the grandstand bleachers.  Family members may accompany and sit with individuals who require this special seating.

 GRADUATION DVDS:

DVD’s of the ceremony will be available for purchase. To order a DVD, email George Macary at george.macary@naugatuck.k12.ct.us.

GRADUAtion Attire: 

 Ladies: Dress, skirt or dress pants. Low heeled or no heeled shoes are mandatory due to the turf field.

Men: Shirt, tie, dress pants and shoes. Absolutely no Jeans and no sneakers.

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER:

Please be advised that professional still photographers will photograph each graduate receiving their diploma.  Information will be sent to the graduates on ordering instructions from the photographer, Rockwell Studios.  You will be able to purchase these photos directly from the vendor should you choose to do so.

NHS will stream the graduation live. An email will be sent to parents and guardians a few days before with the link.

Grad nite 2017:

Naugatuck High School
Wednesday June 14th starting at 10:00 pm. Doors will close at 11:00 pm until 6:00 am Thursday morning.

Please NOTE: Grad Nite will be held Wednesday, June 14th, even if the graduation ceremony is postponed to Thursday. Grad Night is only opened to seniors who have completed their graduation requirements by June 14th.

CONTACT: 

If you have any questions or concerns about Graduation 2017, please contact Michele Russell at michele.russell@naugatuck.k12.ct.us or George Macary at george.macary@naugatuck.k12.ct.us  

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