Hunterdon Central Regional High School Class of 2020
Date: tuesday, june 23, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Stewart Field
All tickets will be distributed to students at the Senior Meeting on June 17, 2020.
All graduating students will be issued 2 RED tickets that will be valid for the outdoor and/or indoor (bad weather) ceremony. Additionally, students will be issued 3 GREEN tickets that will be valid for the outdoor ceremony only. If the ceremony is moved in indoors, the green tickets will be invalid.
A limited number of "Standing Room Only" tickets are available if graduation takes place outside on Stewart Field. There is a limit of 2 extra YELLOW "Standing Room Only" tickets per student.
To request extra "Standing Room Only" tickets, please download, print and complete the Standing Room Only Ticket Request Form and submit it to the 11/12 House Office by Friday, June 5.
Inclement Weather Plan:
Every attempt will be made to have an outdoor ceremony. If the weather forecast calls for a light rain with no thunder/lightning in the morning, we will hold graduation outdoors at 10:00 AM. In this event, please dress appropriately and bring umbrellas, in order to be comfortable during the outdoor ceremony.
If there are more severe weather conditions with thunder/lightning in the morning, we will postpone the ceremony until 1:00 PM, in an attempt to have the ceremony outdoors. However, if severe weather conditions persist and an outdoor ceremony is impossible, the graduation ceremony will be held indoors at 1:00 PM.
We will notify families by phone, listserve and the website if weather conditions cause us to implement any aspect of this inclement weather plan.
Parking & Shuttle Transportation:
On-site parking for graduation is extremely limited. Graduates and their guests are encouraged to use off-site parking and shuttle bus service to and from Hunterdon Central.
Parking and shuttles are free of charge, and riders need only to show a graduation ticket or their cap/gown to ride. Off-site parking will be available at:
- 3M Company (500 Route 202, Flemington). Use the Route 202 entrance and park in the lot to the left, as you enter the property. All guests who live on this end of town are encouraged to use the 3M location.
- Hunterdon County Justice Complex Juror Parking Lot (entrance is off Capner Street in Flemington)
Please be aware that these businesses are open on graduation day, so be sure to park in designated areas:
Shuttles will begin to depart the off-site parking lots at 8:30 AM and will run continuously until 9:45 AM for the 10:00 AM graduation ceremony.
In the case of a delayed ceremony at 1:00 PM, shuttles will begin to depart from the off-site parking lots at 11:30 AM and run continuously until 12:45 PM.
Return shuttles will operate after the ceremony from the drop off point (Transportation Building/Bus Parking Lot) to the off-site parking lots. Shuttles will begin to leave once the bus is full, after the completion of the ceremony, and will continue to operate until all riders are returned to the off-site lots.
Shuttles cannot transport babies/infants, car seats or strollers.
Please note: Due to pedestrian traffic, the campus inner-roadway will be closed on Graduation Day. Graduates are not permitted to park on campus; they should be dropped off or take the shuttle. Please plan accordingly.
Each year, one senior is selected to deliver the Senior Speech at graduation (in addition to the Valedictorian.) Students who are interested in doing this, should note these instructions:
- Interested students should write the speech they would like to deliver and submit it by email to Mr. McIsaac by 2:00 PM on May 15, 2020. Please submit both a written document and video of your delivery. The video should be of you giving the speech as you would on graduation day. The video should be done as a private YouTube video.
- The content of the speech should be reflective and positive in tone.
- The length of the speech should not exceed 2 minutes.
- If chosen, you must agree to deliver the approved speech with no changes.
- Each student will be asked to do a live audition before a panel of staff members during the week of May 18.
- The criteria for selection will be based on content and delivery.
Special Needs Request:
Hunterdon Central will provide accommodations for graduation guests with special needs. Please download, print and complete the Graduation Special Needs Request Form and submit it to the 11/12 House Office by Friday, June 5, 2020, if you require handicapped parking, special needs drop-off or special needs seating.
Handicapped Parking: On-site parking will be provided for individuals with handicapped plates and placards from the New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission. A photocopy of these documents must accompany your request. Handicapped parking will be located in lot A-1, by the Fieldhouse. Limited golf cart & shuttle service will be available from this parking area to the stadium. A special blue placard to gain access to this lot will be issued to those who apply.
Special Needs Drop-Off: A drop-off site for individuals with special needs or limited mobility, who do not have official State plates or placards, will also be available. The drop-off site will be in Parking Lot A1, located behind the Fieldhouse, next to the Polytech Building. Once special needs passengers are dropped off, the driver can then park the vehicle in regular parking. Limited golf cart & shuttle service will be available from the drop-off site to the stadium. A special pink placard to gain access to the drop-off site will be issued to those who apply.
Handicapped Seating: Special seating will be provided on the Turf Field for individuals who use wheel chairs, walkers, or who have mobility issues that would prevent them from using bleacher seating. Due to limited space, only one family member may accompany and sit with individuals who require this special seating. Please note: the turf gets quite warm on hot, sunny days.
Graduation on HCTV & Graduation DVDs:
Graduation 2020 will be broadcast live on HCTV - Comcast Channel 27 on the day of graduation. The ceremony will also be posted on Hunterdon Central's Youtube Channel, on the District website, and rerun on Channel 27 the week following graduation. The HCTV - Channel 27 weekly schedule is posted here.
Please be advised that professional still photographers will photograph each graduate receiving their diploma. Information will be obtained from the graduates at the commencement ceremony for a subsequent mailing of proofs and ordering instructions from the photographer, at a later date. You will be able to purchase these photos directly from the vendor (Milan Rose).
Flowers are available to pre-order and pick up on campus the day of Graduation. Click on the link for more information. Graduation Flowers
If you have any questions or concerns about Graduation 2020, please contact Vice Principal Richard Schneebeli at: firstname.lastname@example.org