146th Mynderse Academy Commencement

MYNDERSE ACADEMY GRADUATION UPDATE

The Class of 2020 will have two graduation ceremonies which allows each graduate 2 guests to join them on Friday, June 26th.

Graduation rehearsal will be held at 10:00 AM on June 26th.  All students participating in graduation must attend the mandatory rehearsal. Students and staff must wear a face covering and practice social distancing during the rehearsal process. 

Below you will find essential details associated with the celebrations:

    • Graduates will have received 2 guest tickets on Monday, June 22nd, that must be presented to enter Bracht Field.
    • All graduates will be present for both graduation ceremonies and will need to be at the entrance of Mynderse Academy no earlier than 5:30 and no later than 5:50 PM 
    • The first ceremony will begin at 6:00 PM 
      • The first half of the graduates (divided alphabetically by last name: Adams-McConnell) will be presented with their diplomas.
      • Graduates and their guests should park in the Student Parking Lot.
      • The Bracht Field parking lot (west end of field) will be for handicapped parking only.
      • Guests must use the main entrance to Bracht Field (west end zone) and must sit in the chairs labeled with their graduate’s name.  Gates will open at 5:30 PM.
      • Guests must exit Bracht Field through the gate at the far end of the field by the tennis courts.
    • The second ceremony will begin at 7:15 PM
      • The second half of the graduates (divided alphabetically by last name: McIntyre-Winfield) will be presented with their diplomas. 
      • Graduates and their guests should park in the bus loop, MA staff parking lot, and the parking lot behind the MS off Mynderse Street.
      • The Bracht Field parking lot (west end of field) will be for handicapped parking only.
      • Guests must use the main entrance to Bracht Field (west end zone) and must sit in the chairs labeled with their graduate’s name.
    • Upon arrival guests will need to remain 6 ft. apart as they approach Bracht Field. Once at the entrance to the field, guests will present their ticket and be directed/escorted to their seats on the turf with a minimum of 6 feet between each family in all directions.
    • After introductions and speeches, each graduate's name will be called and they will cross the stage to receive their diploma.
    • The district will provide a photographer to take pictures of each student and will make photos available digitally. Students will be able to briefly remove their masks for a photo.  Parents are able to take photos as well but must remain in their seats.

 

  • Per the NYS Health Department restrooms and refreshments will NOT be available

 

  • In the event of rain or other weather concerns, the ceremonies will be held on Sunday, June 28th at 11:00 AM and 12:15 PM.

Safety Precautions that must be followed by all attending:

  • To promote safety, all in attendance must take their temperature the day of graduation.  Anyone with a fever of 100.5 or higher (per Department of Health Guidelines) is not permitted to attend or take part in the graduation celebration (please note that SFCSD reserves the right to take the temperature of any/all participants upon arrival).  
  • All graduates, their families, and participating staff must wear masks or facial coverings and avoid all contact with non-family members.  (The district will provide every senior with a mask at graduation rehearsal, mentioned above). 

 

GRADUATION WILL BE LIVE STREAMED VIA FINGER LAKES 1.  KEEP AN EYE OUT IN THE COMING DAYS FOR HOW TO ACCESS THE LIVE STREAM.