Graduation For The Class of 2020
Dear Eighth Grade Families,
My thoughts are with you and your families as you continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and the many ways your lives are impacted. I appreciate your emails with graduation suggestions and your patience as the administrative team and I work collaboratively to set a plan to honor and celebrate your children's accomplishments and St M years. I am pleased to share the following:
Surprise: Special delivery, by a St M faculty member, hand-delivered to each graduate’s home. Graduates will be notified the day of delivery.
Digital Media Campaign: Help us showcase the Class of 2020 by sharing where your graduate is heading to high school. Please take a close up photo of your child (cell phone ok) either wearing a tee-shirt or holding a logo/sign representing the chosen high school. If possible, take the photo outside or in a well-lit area. Once completed, email your child’s photo to Andrea Amore in the Communications Office, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit photos by Friday, May 8.
Date: The proposed date is June 24, Independence Golf Club, 600 Founders Bridge Blvd., Midlothian, VA 23113. (Note: we are also holding an alternative date of July 29 in the event that social distancing mandates extend through the end of June.)
The dinner includes a ceremony with the presentation of awards and diplomas. The class picture and the “filling” of the Class of 2020 time capsule precede the ceremony. Invitations, which will note the RSVP date and cost of the dinner per person, will be forthcoming to graduates and parents.
Students’ Dress Code: Formal dress (white dresses for girls; coat and tie for boys)
Class Video: As part of the evening festivities, Sandy Brooks is creating a year-end slideshow for our graduates. At the beginning of the year, many of you submitted candid pictures to include in the yearbook and slideshow. To ensure all of our students are captured throughout their elementary and middle school years, you are invited to submit additional pictures (up to 8) via Shutterfly by April 30th. Should you have any issues, please contact Sandy Brooks at email@example.com or 804-399-7745. Please use the following link to submit pictures: https://stm8thgrade20192020.shutterfly.com/200.
Format: June 24
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Class picture, class capsule, and alumni welcome
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Graduation ceremony
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Meet and Greet
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner, class gift, and closing remarks
We have received inquiries about a class outing. This event is planned by parent
volunteers and does not fall under school supervision. If you decide to move
forward with an outing, please comply with the distancing guidelines set by
While end of year celebrations are certainly different due to the pandemic and distancing guidelines set by Governor Northam, we look forward to this being an evening of coming TOGETHER to remember time-honored traditions and special times shared throughout the years with you and your graduates.
Robert E. Gregg III
Head of School