NPS Revision to Graduation 2020

NPS Revision to Graduation 2020
Posted on 07/13/2020
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Last month, after surveying students, we shared with you plans for Norwalk High and Brien McMahon High schools to celebrate graduates via a “drive-in” format at Calf Pasture Beach. The Center for Global Studies and P-TECH Norwalk would hold on-site graduates on each school campus.

Since that time, plans to reopen the state have been modified, with the expansion of indoor dining put on “pause,” while other states continue to see a rise in COVID-19 cases. And as you may have read in the news, a similar drive-in graduation in nearby Chappaqua resulted in over 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

With all this in mind, we have made the decision to change our plans for drive-in graduation at the beach.  Instead, each school will plan its own “drive through” graduation, at its own campus. In response to the feedback we received from CGS and P-TECH students, those schools will not have individual graduation ceremonies this year, but will instead participate together with their fellow graduates from Brien McMahon and Norwalk High.

The dates will remain the same as originally proposed.

Norwalk High School and P-TECH Norwalk

Drive-through Graduation Date: August 3

Ceremony Time: To be determined

Location: Norwalk High

Rain Date: August 5


Brien McMahon High School and Center for Global Studies

Drive-through Graduation Date: August 4

Ceremony Time:  To be determined

Location: Brien McMahon HS

Rain Date: August 6


Like you, we had all hoped that the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis would no longer be an issue this summer. But while our state has been a nationwide leader in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, we know that this public health threat is still active. Our goal is always to keep the health and safety of our students and staff in mind.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding in these difficult times. Our administrators, teachers and staff look forward to celebrating with you in a safe and appropriate way.