Class of 2013 Graduation
Saturday, June 22nd
4:00 PM

Dear Seniors and Parents:

    At this time, I would ask you to review carefully the following points related to graduation:

1.    The required graduation rehearsal for graduates will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 17th in the High School Auditorium.  Caps and gowns as well as graduation tickets will be distributed at that time.   Tickets will not be necessary if the event is outside.  If weather is sufficiently inclement, graduation will occur in the auditorium and entry tickets will be required.  Due to occupancy limits on that space, we are able to give only three guest tickets per graduate for the auditorium. However, guests without tickets will be able to view the ceremony in real time on CCTV in the air-conditioned Mini-Theatre or in the cafeteria.

2.    Attendance at rehearsal is mandatory.  If you have any question about the rehearsal or caps and gowns, please contact Ms. Wescott or Mr. DiGennaro.

3.    Only students who have fulfilled all academic and behavioral requirements will be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony.

4.    Appropriate attire for young men includes a shirt and tie, dress slacks and dress shoes.  Appropriate attire for young women includes a dress, skirt or dress pants, and dress shoes.  It is recommended that young women wear low heels for comfort and safety as high heels can sink into the turf on the field.  Jeans, shorts, sneakers or flip-flops are not appropriate dress.  A graduate dressed inappropriately will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.

5.    Financial obligations for lost books and/or equipment must be satisfied before the end of the business day on Friday, June 14th.  Students who have not met these financial obligations will not be able to pick up their cap & gown at rehearsal.  All financial obligations must be met prior to graduation day.

6.      If graduation is held outdoors, we will provide transportation service from our parking lot to the football field for those unable to walk.  Furthermore, chairs for the elderly will be provided along the track in front of the stands.  After the program ends, everyone is invited to share refreshments available near the main entrance of our school.

7.         In case of rain, the graduation will be held in the Locust Valley High School Auditorium.  The commencement exercises will be televised in the air-conditioned mini-theater and in the student cafeteria to accommodate those who do not have auditorium tickets.

8.         Bestowing of Diplomas
At the graduation ceremony, students receive only a diploma cover.  The actual diploma will be available at the High School immediately following the ceremony.  

9.    There will be a photographer on site to take pictures during the ceremony.  Each student will be photographed with Dr. McGuire as he or she receives the diploma.  Lifetouch Photography will post the pictures at  There is no obligation to purchase any pictures.  Information on how to order pictures on-line will be included in each student’s graduation folder.

Graduation is a special event for the graduates, their families and the school community.  Let us all work together to maintain the dignity appropriate to the ceremony.

Thank you for your cooperation and support.


Kieran McGuire, Ed.D., Principal                

Alyssa Wescott and John DiGennaro, Graduation Advisors