Windham High ready to celebrate

CARL RUSSO/File photoWindham High's class of 2020 enjoyed a senior salute parade in June and will celebrate graduation in two ceremonies at the high school on London Bridge Road on July 24, with safe distancing and other safety rules governing the ceremonies.

WINDHAM — Graduates in the Windham High class of 2020 will join other school districts in the region to enjoy a unique way of saying goodbye to their high school years.

With some districts relying on remote ceremonies and other plans put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, Windham school officials have planned a commencement ceremony this week that will support safety and also keep families and students in mind hoping to have a memorable sendoff.

Windham High hosts its graduation ceremonies on Friday, July 24 with two events planned, 3 and 6 p.m. to help keep numbers low and to maintain safe distancing among graduates their friends and families.

Ceremonies are planned for the school's athletic field.

The class of 2020 will be split alphabetically into two groups. Each family will receive a mailing from the school giving instructions, a parking pass and four tickets for invited guests to attend.

When people arrive on campus Friday, they will be instructed as to where to park and how to safely exit vehicles.

Seats will be arranged on the field in groups of four and kept socially-distanced apart.

Graduates will be directed to the turf field upon their arrival. All attending Friday's ceremonies are encourage to wear masks.

"We are looking forward to seeing everyone so we can celebrate our amazing Windham High School class of 2020," school principal Stephen Sierpina said in a letter to families.

Graduating seniors also received a celebration car parade earlier this summer and were able to drive around the school, greeted safely by teachers and staff.

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