Graduation & End of Year Information
You are finishing your senior year at Hunterdon Central under unusual, challenging circumstances. We admire and salute your perseverance, achievements, and positive attitude! It's been an honor working with you for the last four years. We wish you much happiness, many adventures, and fulfillment in all your future endeavors!
This webpage includes information on Graduation 2021 and Senior Events. It will be updated with new information as we move closer to the end of the school year, so check back often. We'll also be emailing any updates or new information to our seniors and their families.
If you have any questions about Graduation 2021 or any end-of-year activities, please contact Class of 2021 Vice Principal Jessica Long: email@example.com
Hunterdon Central Regional High School Class of 2021
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM
At this time, we are planning for one traditional, in-person ceremony on Stewart Field.
Weather delays may push the start time to later in the day or evening. More information will be posted and sent in the event of this contingency.
We are also creating alternative plans in the event that mandated, health-related protocols are enacted by the State that would require other options. Please note that we will use emails to students and parents, as well as this webpage, to communicate specific information and any necessary updates to our plan.
The information posted below assumes that we will be able to offer a traditional ceremony on Stewart Field. It is subject to change if circumstances change. Stay tuned for emails and check back often!
Graduation practice will be directly after school on Thursday, June 17, from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. Participation in practice is required for attendance at the graduation ceremony. Remote students who plan to participate in the live graduation are required to participate in the in-person practice.
Hunterdon Central is using E-tickets for Graduation 2021.
Graduate families may register for 5 tickets, which may be used for an outside ceremony on Stewart Field. In the event of inclement weather resulting in an indoor ceremony, only 2 tickets per graduate family may be used. Ticketing will open during the week of June 14.
Detailed information about E-tickets will be sent to parents and students prior to the opening of E-ticket registration. Click on the link to register for tickets.
PLEASE NOTE: THE PASSCODE TO REGISTER FOR TICKETS IS YOUR SENIOR'S STUDENT ID NUMBER.
E-Tickets for Graduation
Due to the recent cases of COVID-19, the Hunterdon County Department of Health is making these recommendations for Hunterdon Central’s graduation ceremony:
- People who are unvaccinated should remain masked during the entire graduation ceremony. This includes staff, students, and attendees.
- Distancing between students will be increased during the ceremony.
- A link to submit a Graduation 2021 Symptom Assurance Form has been sent to the HCRHS email address of every graduate. The form must be submitted by graduates before they enter their gowning rooms
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 with a limit of two guests.
We will notify families by phone, listserve and the website if weather conditions cause us to implement any aspect of this inclement weather plan.
Graduation 2021 will be live streamed on Hunterdon Central Television's Live Youtube Channel.
It will also be aired on Comcast Channel 27 beginning on the evening of June 22, and posted on Hunterdon Central's Youtube Channel.
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.
You will be able request “handicap” seating when ordering graduation tickets online.
Special seating will be provided on the turf/track that surrounds Stewart Field for individuals who use wheel chairs, walkers, or who have mobility issues that would prevent them from using bleacher seating. (Please note: the turf/track gets quite warm on hot, sunny days)
If a family member needs to accompany and sit with an individual requiring special seating, please order a “handicap” ticket for yourself. Please note that only two tickets will be issued for each graduate.
Only provided, for individuals with handicap plates and/or an “official” state placard.
Please display your official placard before entering the HCRHS campus.
Please enter from Junction Road and proceed to parking Lot A-1, by the Field House.
*Limited golf cart “shuttle service” will be available from the parking area to the stadium.
Individuals with special needs and limited mobility can be dropped off at the Intersection of parking Lot A and A-1, located behind the Field House, next to the Polytech building.
*Limited golf cart “shuttle service” will be available from the drop-off area to the stadium.
Once the passengers are dropped off, the driver can then park their vehicle in regular parking.
Seniors who were interested in being considered for Senior Speaker at this year's graduation ceremony, were given this process:
- Submit a copy of your speech to Mrs. Montalbano by 2:00 PM on May 14, 2021. Speeches may be submitted as a digital copy via email or a hard copy dropped off in the 11/12 House Office.
- Both prose and poetry submissions will be considered.
- The speeches should be generally positive and speak to both universal themes and the specific experience of the Class of 2021.
- Speeches must run no longer than 3 minutes when read aloud.
- Five finalists will be chosen from the submissions and invited to present to a faculty panel during the last week of May.
- If seniors have any questions about this process, please reach out to Mr. Ebner or Mrs. Long.
Students have been assigned staggered alphabetical times on June 16, between 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM, to pick up caps & gowns. Chromebooks must also be returned at this time.
Remote students may wait until Friday June 21 to return Chromebooks, if needed.
Central Spirit Day attire, such as a red or black t-shirt (instead of a dress or dress shirt).
We recommend dark pants and dress shoes or sandals under the graduation gown, but are not requiring them.
NO - casual wear such as jeans, shorts, bathing suits, sneakers, flip-flops etc.
Please contact honor society advisors for information on distribution.
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).
Graduation flowers are available to pre-order and pick up on campus when families arrive for graduation. Bouquets will also be available for purchase the day of graduation.
Please use this link to pre-order a bouquet for your 2021 HC graduate: Graduation Flowers Pre-Order Information
Many of our local businesses are celebrating Hunterdon Central Graduates during the week of June 17 - June 23. Click to view information: Senior Week
The Class of 2021 parents have created an Adopt-a-Senior Program to recognize Class of 2021 students. Please click on the link below to read about the details and join the program.
Disclaimer: This program is parent-run. It is not HCRHS affiliated. Participation is voluntary.
Parent Organized Parade
Monday, June 21, 2021. Decorate your car day! Drive down Main Street in Flemington from 1:00 - 3:00 PMin our parade. Start from the rotary and drive down towards the monument then circle back and do it again. This has been approved by the town police department. No decorations may be placed on the front window or on any window or part of the vehicle which will prohibit safe driving.
Disclaimer: This program is parent-run. It is not HCRHS affiliated. Participation is voluntary.
A Senior Ball was held on Thursday, June 10, from 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM at Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, PA. Information was shared with seniors by the Senior Class advisors, on the Class of 2021 Google Classroom site.
Click to view details about Senior Prom and safety protocols for the evening:
Chromebooks must be returned on June 16. Students will be assigned staggered alphabetical times on June 16, between 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM. Remote students may wait until Friday June 18 to return Chromebooks, if needed. Please remove all stickers (except name) and wrap and secure power cords with velcro or rubberbands.
All student obligations must be cleared by June 16, 2021.