It's graduation weekend, and due to state regulations (because of the COVID-19 pandemic), several school districts in Cortland County are providing video streams for each graduation ceremony happening this weekend for family and friends of graduates not able to attend.
Cortland High School will be holding a walkthrough/drive-in graduation ceremony on Friday, June 26th starting at 5pm.
Students and their family members/guests will drive through the school’s parking lot, as they reach the brand new auditorium, where graduates will walk through the stage and receive their diploma.
In order to minimize the wait time for families and graduates, families have been given one of four times to arrive at the school. Everyone attending received windshield placards to indicate their “flight number,” according to the school district. The arrival times for each flight are as follows:
- Flight #1- Arrive and line up at 5:00pm
- Flight #2- Arrive and line up at 5:45pm
- Flight #3- Arrive and line up at 6:30pm
- Flight #4- Arrive and line up at 7:15pm
Each graduate is permitted to have up to six guests.
According to the school district, this ceremony will be live streamed, starting at 5pm.
Click here to go to go directly to the Live Stream. The ceremony will also be recorded, edited, and made available on the school’s website.
As originally planned, the McGraw Central School District will hold a Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Friday, June 26th at 6:30pm.
Each graduate is limited to four guests. However, the school district will also be live streaming the ceremony on their website for family and friends of graduates not able to attend.
Homer High School’s Graduation Ceremony is planned for June 27, 2020. Five ceremonies will be held to honor their graduates allowing a limited number of family members to attend. Should weather postpone a ceremony, it will proceed on the next day.
Each ceremony will be live streamed. The school asks to please tune in 15 minutes before each ceremony begins. Ceremonies will be viewable from a press box view on the NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/homer-senior-high-school-homer-ny) as well as a field level view on the Homer Central School District Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HomerCentral/).
You do not need an account for either website to view the live stream. The school invites those unable to attend due to crowd restrictions to view the ceremony online. Photographs and a digital presentation of the ceremonies will be available for viewing at a later date.
Ceremonies are scheduled throughout the day. Please see a listing of ceremony times and graduates participating in the ceremony in the table below.
|8:30 am Ceremony||Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Class Officers, Graduates Allbright - Corl|
|10:30 am Ceremony||Graduates Cotterill - Hartnett|
|12:30 pm Ceremony||Graduates Haynes - Marks Olmstead|
|2:30 pm Ceremony||Graduates Matthews - Seamans|
|4:30 pm Ceremony||Graduates Shine - Yacavone|
Should a ceremony be impacted by weather, rescheduling information will be posted at www.homercentral.org and the district’s Facebook page. Families will also receive a School Messenger call with this information.
Questions regarding graduation may be directed to the High School Administration office at (607)-749-1208.
According to Cincinnatus High School Principal Dave Phetteplace, the school will be holding an in-person graduation ceremony on June 27th at 11am on the school’s front lawn.
This year's graduation will be by invitation only, with tickets provided to each graduating senior to maintain the limit of guests as allowed by Governor Cuomo.
According to the Cincinnatus Central School District, the ceremony will be videotaped and then posted on the school's website.
Marathon High School's graduation ceremony will be an in-person drive-in theatre style event at Greek Peak. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 28th at 9pm.
The ceremony is for graduates and their immediate family only, according to Marathon School Superintendent Rebecca Stone. However, the ceremony will also be live streamed through the school’s website and Facebook page for everyone to watch.
Cortland Christian Academy
Cortland Christian Academy held their 2020 graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 6th.