FHS graduation spread over two days
In keeping with social distancing guidelines during this COVID-19 pandemic, the graduation for Franklin High School’s Class of 2020 will take place over two days.
According to the school’s website. Students whose last names begin with A-N, will receive their diplomas on Thursday, May 28. Students O-Z will pick up their diplomas from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 29. Both will be at the school.
The seniors can check the website for the schedule of when they need to be at FHS for the pre-recording of graduation. They are to arrive five minutes early, and only two guests may enter with each to see you receive your diploma in person. You will need to wait in your vehicle until it is your turn to enter the building. The ceremony will broadcast via youtube at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 5.
The students are also reminded that they may pick up their caps and gowns from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. Herff-Jones will set up a test on the front lawn, and will help as they drive through the bus loop. If payment must be done then, the cost is $40; bring exact change.
The seniors must have a cap and gown to march and receive their diploma.
Dress code will be enforced. For the males: 1. Dark, solid dress pants (navy blue or black) 2. Dark, solid socks (navy blue or black) 3. Black dress shoes 4. White dress shirt 5. Dark solid tie (navy blue or black) 6. No sunglasses. Females; 1. White dress or pants 2. White dress shoes (no flip flops) 3. No sunglasses 4. No long or large hoop ear rings. If a senior is not in compliance with the code, he or she will not be allowed to participate in graduation.
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