Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced today that all SPS high school graduations will be celebrated virtually through pre-recorded school-specific videos in the coming weeks and in-person, by appointment in small groups, in mid-July.
“While this year’s graduation is not what any of us envisioned earlier this school year, nor would it ever be our first choice for celebrating this milestone for our students, it is the safest, most equitable option we have during this ongoing health crisis,” said SPS Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero. “After careful consideration, including reviewing our survey results, speaking with student and building leaders, class advisors and the Board of Education, as well as conferring with Stamford’s health, safety and security officials, this hybrid option is our best choice.”
The pre-recorded virtual graduations for each school will closely align with that school’s typical graduation ceremony and reflect its unique personality. The in-person, small group by appointment only, event will be limited by the most recent state and health department guidelines.
The exact dates for the release of the video and the in-person sessions will be shared with each school community by the end of the week.