Dear Class of 2020 and Parents/Guardians,
It is with great sadness that all high schools in the State of Ohio will not be able to conduct a traditional graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020. The Board of Education, administration, and staff at Canfield High School will make every effort to make your commencement a memorable, exciting, and safe event for everyone involved.
While we mourn the loss of this school year’s many traditions, we wish to embrace this extraordinary situation to honor our seniors in a unique and creative alternative graduation! Although this pandemic has created many obstacles throughout this year, we are trying our hardest to give our graduating class a personal and memorable, albeit unconventional, graduation. These unprecedented times call for unconventional methods and we are ready to make that happen!
Even though our custodial staff has worked diligently to sanitize our buildings, we have decided that it is in the best interest of everyone involved to not open our high school or stadium for any graduation festivities, including photos. We have chosen to abide by the Governor’s Order, to keep all schools closed, until May 29, 2020.
Additionally, we are obligated to adhere to directives of the Ohio Department of Education and local health officials to keep all stakeholders safe. We appreciate your understanding during this unprecedented time. We are doing our best given the limitations that often change day to day. In an effort to help you plan for graduation please mark these important dates on your calendar:
- On May 12, 2020, the Canfield Educational Association (CEA) will deliver caps/gowns/tassels, honor cords (if earned), and graduation signs. More specific information will follow.
- Traditionally diplomas are distributed by our Board of Education members. We will keep this tradition. On Friday, May 22, 2020, from the hours of 2:00 p.m.to 7:00 p.m. Board members will personally distribute diplomas to our graduates at their place of residence. (This is the address of record listed at the school.) Once the routes are set, we will have a better timeline on when a Board member may be at your home. Any student wishing to opt out should email Mr. Moldovan. Again, more specific information will follow.
- On Friday, May 29, 2020, a “jumbotron” will be broadcasting our remote graduation ceremony starting at 7:30 p.m. in the high school upper parking lot. The Canfield Police Department has graciously offered to assist us with this event. One car per family (graduate included), will be allowed. Specific directions for this event will be released soon.
With your understanding and cooperation, we hope to create a commencement that will be memorable and safe for everyone.
John Tullio, Superintendent
Mike Moldovan, Principal
Dave Wilkeson, Board President
Traci DeCapua, Board Vice President
Nader Atway, Board Member
Matt Campbell, Board Member
Jennifer Kluchar, Board Member