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Updated: June 25, 2024

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Wednesday, June 24, 2024



This year’s graduation will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2024 on the High School Football Field at 6:30 PM. Gates to access the field will open to guests at 4:30 PM. Students should arrive & check in to the Auditorium by 5:00 PM. Graduation begins PROMPTLY AT 6:30PM.  If there is inclement weather, please see instructions in italics below.

Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal will be Monday, June 24, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. Please report directly to the Auditorium to be checked in so that rehearsal can begin promptly.

  • 11:30 AM - At rehearsal check-in you will receive a yellow index card with you name and seat assignment for the auditorium.There will be a QR Code on the index card.Scan the QR Code with your cell phone and complete all fields.

At rehearsal, you will receive (2) graduation invitations that will be used in the event that graduation needs to be held indoors due to inclement weather.

Important information for Graduation Day - 5:00 PM ARRIVAL:

  1. We strongly encourage you to get dropped off at the High School, rather than taking your own vehicle on graduation day.
  2. You should arrive already dressed in your cap and gown. Do not carry pocketbooks, cameras, phones, etc. Graduates and guests are NOT permitted to wear high heels on the artificial turf field. 
  3. CHECK-IN: In the Auditorium Lobby, where you will receive a yellow card with your name and assigned seat number for the Auditorium.  Please do not lose your yellow card.
  4. After checking in you will be directed down the hallways adjacent to the auditorium to the stage where you will take your graduation picture with a diploma cover and then take your assigned seat.
  5. Caps can be decorated - nothing should be hanging from or sticking up from the cap. Anything inappropriate will not be permitted and will have to be removed before the ceremony. 
  6. Cords and sashes from outside honor societies/clubs are not allowed to be worn for graduation here at Connetquot High School. BOCES cords ARE permitted to be worn.
  7. During the graduation ceremony as you approach the stage you will hand your YELLOW card to a Faculty Member who will announce your name as you walk onto the stage for the presentation of your diploma.
  8. The ceremony will be live streamed for family and friends that cannot attend:

  1. If there is inclement weather on Wednesday, June 26th, the administration will decide by 2:00 p.m. to postpone the ceremony and an Ed Alert will be sent out. The rain dates are as follows:
  • 1st rain date -Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 6:30 PM
  • 2nd rain date - Friday, June 28, 2024 at 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM
  • 3rd rain date - Saturday, June 29, 2024 (Time and Location TBD)

The graduation ceremony will start promptly at 6:30 PM.

10.  Procession Lines – Class of 2024 Advisors & Top 25 Students (in rank order) will lead the procession out to the field, followed by all graduates in alphabetical order.

11.  Graduates must walk in line, one behind the other so that there are no gaps in the line. You will wear your cap straight on the top of your head with the tassel on the FRONT RIGHT SIDE.

12.  When the procession begins please follow directions from Mr. Sidman, Ms. Laux, Mr. Modica, Ms. Neckin, faculty members and chaperones.

13.  After entering the field and taking your respective place on the field, you are to remain standing and silent. 

14.  Remain standing as the Senior Choral Members proceed to the microphones in front of the stage to sing the National Anthem.

15.  The next portion of the program will consist of speeches and presentations by Administrators, Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Class President.

16.  At the conclusion of these speeches, the graduating class will then be called to begin receiving their diplomas. 

17. When your name is called to receive your diploma, please take the diploma cover with your left hand and shake hands with your right hand.  Remember to look the presenter in the eye when shaking hands.

18.  After the last diploma has been awarded, the Senior Class President will lead the class in moving the tassel, symbolizing your passage from CHS.  When she does this, you are to move your tassels from the right side of your cap to the left side of your cap. This is to be done in unison.  When this has been done, the Principal will lead a round of applause.  YOU MUST REMAIN SEATED until you are instructed to stand.

19.  You will stand and face the audience, then Mr. Moran will introduce you for the first time as the Alumni of the Class of 2024.

20. The band will then play the recessional music.  Please remain at your seat until the guests on the stage and next to the stage have departed.  Mr. Sidman, Ms. Laux, Mr. Modica, Ms. Neckin, faculty members and chaperones will direct the graduates to leave the field in the same way they came out at the beginning – Class Advisors leading the Class of 2024 from the field back through the doors and into the LARGE GYM, where tables will be set up by guidance counselor name and you will pick up your diploma.


We are all excited to celebrate this momentous occasion with you!