[The following letter has been shared with families via ParentSquare and was originally posted on May 11, 2022]
Updated June 3, 2022 – New dates & information as noted below
Dear Families of the Class of 2022:
As the end of the year quickly approaches, our thoughts turn towards graduation and other year-end milestones our seniors have been looking forward to for a long time. While the pandemic has taken away some of these rites of passage, class advisors Paula Colvin and Laurie Capece are working tirelessly to provide as many opportunities as possible for our graduating seniors, while keeping within the constraints of ever changing mandates.
While we have unmasked in school, COVID cases have been rising again, therefore, it is important to understand our plans remain fluid. While it is important for our seniors to graduate as an entire class, we want to reduce the risk of spreading COVID during a large gathering. We will hold an indoor graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 25, at 10:00 a.m. For that to occur we will streamline the ceremony and limit the number of guests. However, all graduates will receive six (6) tickets for graduation. More details will be forthcoming as plans continue to unfold.
Based on student input, the class has created a week of senior activities and celebrations they so greatly deserve. Mark your calendar and save these dates for you and your graduate.
Saturday, June 4:
Junior-Senior Prom – 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Old Tater Barn, Central Bridge. This is a formal/semi-formal event. Please dress accordingly. All students will take school transportation.
Tuesday, June 7:
Awards Night – 6:30 p.m. Jr. – Sr. High School Auditorium. This will be a ceremony for seniors and undergraduates. Letters will be mailed to students receiving an award.
Sunday, June 12:
Senior Day Trip – A visit to Lake George will include Six Flags, go-karts at Fun Spot, laser tag and miniature golf. All students will take school transportation. Rain date to be determined.
Monday, June 13:
MUD – Moving Up Day is back!
Tuesday, June 14:
Yearbook Dedication and Distribution – 8:15 a.m. Jr. – Sr. High School Auditorium.
NEW DATE: Athletic Awards – 6:30 p.m. Jr. – Sr. High School Auditorium. Awards will be presented for spring sports and annual all-sports, as well as memorial awards. Families and friends of varsity sports teams are invited to attend!
Wednesday, June 15:
Senior Breakfast – 9:00 a.m. Jr. – Sr. High School Cafeteria.
Cap & Gown and Graduation Tickets distribution – Six (6) tickets each
Thursday, June 16:
Senior Bowling – 8:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Iroquois Lanes, Canajoharie.
NEW DATE: Boat Cruise and Dinner – 5:00 p.m. Students will enjoy the scenery of the Mohawk Valley as they cruise the Erie Canal. This will be followed by dinner at school at 7:00 p.m. All students will take school transportation.
Friday, June 17:
NEW DATE: Senior Car Parade – 6:00 p.m. Parade route is being finalized.
Tuesday, June 21:
Senior Walk Through at Harry Hoag – 10:00 a.m. Graduates will report to the elementary school wearing their gowns (NO CAPS). Please make sure gowns are wrinkle free!
Senior Picnic – Wiles Park. Following Senior Walk. Fun, food, and games!
ADDED EVENT: Thursday, June 23:
Baccalaureate Celebration – 7:00 p.m. Our Lady of Hope Church, 115 Reid St., Fort Plain. This will be a voluntary, inspirational celebration honoring our seniors as they reach the end of this phase of their academic career and look to their next journey. Students should arrive at 6:30 p.m. Please wear gowns (NO CAPS).
Friday, June 24:
Graduation Rehearsal – 10:15 a.m. Harry Hoag School Gymnasium.
Saturday, June 25:
Graduation – 10:00 a.m. Harry Hoag School Gymnasium. Graduates report to the cafeteria in cap and gown by 9:15 a.m.
Update: COVID is still here. While we do not require masks at any of these events, they are recommended when indoors. Social distancing will be in effect during baccalaureate and graduation.
Graduation is a formal event steeped in tradition. It is expected that all seniors will wear appropriate attire under their caps and gowns. Seniors are asked to refrain from wearing sneakers, flip flops, jeans or shorts. Caps may be decorated as long as they are school appropriate.
In recognition of the Class of 2022, please check out our Senior Spotlight on this website, our Facebook page and on ParentSquare. We have been highlighting our seniors with their photo and information they have shared. Our seniors are also proudly displayed on our high school lobby video screen.
As plans continue to unfold, we will reach out to you with additional details and/or changes. To stay connected please check Parent Square for updates. For any questions, please reach out to class advisors, Paula Colvin or Laurie Capece.
Deborah Larrabee, Ed.D.