May 21, 2020
Dear ASD Seniors and Families,
I want to thank the Class of 2020 and Senior Advisors for working together to discuss options for graduation this year. While we all agree that being together to celebrate in person is our top choice, state and local guidelines regarding social distancing prevent us from gathering together at this time. We are hopeful that the celebrations that we have planned will show our graduates how much we acknowledge and admire their accomplishments.
Our first celebration will be a virtual graduation on June 8th at 7:00 PM. This virtual graduation ceremony will include many of the same components as an in-person graduation. Announcement of awards and scholarships will also be part of this virtual ceremony. You will receive an email shortly with a link to view the graduation and everyone will be able to celebrate the seniors from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
We will begin the distribution of caps, gowns, diplomas and a special Grad Gift package to each of our seniors during the week of June 1st. We are asking each of our seniors to put on your cap and gown and hold your diploma when these packages arrive. The ASD staff bringing these items to your home will take a picture that will be used in our virtual graduation.
We are also working on additional plans so that our seniors will be able to celebrate together. Please save the date of December 16th, 2020 for our in-person graduation ceremony on the campus of ASD. We are planning a very special event to honor this amazing class of seniors.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020 - we look forward to celebrating you and everything that you have accomplished. We are so very proud of you!
Director of Education