Friday-June 26, 2020
Eighth Grade-11 AM
Dear T-D Graduates,
Friday is your big day and there will be no rain but lots of sunshine. Please make sure your families bring lawn chairs and/or blankets to better enjoy the Field of Dreams. Graduates will, of course, be given seating. Your guests might also wish to wear a hat to help ward off the sun. Water will be available.
Grade Eight should meet at the White House by 10:30 AM. At 11 AM, each student will walk separately to the presenter to receive their diploma. Masks must be worn at all times by everyone. The ceremony will last about 45 minutes.
Seniors should meet at the Fleming Winter House by 3 PM. At 4 PM, each student will walk separately to the presenter to receive their diploma. Masks must be worn at all times by everyone. The ceremony will last around an hour.
For both ceremonies, social distancing and the wearing of masks will be mandatory for all graduates and their families.
For any family or friends who wish to avoid crowds or the heat, I’m happy to invite you to view both ceremonies on a live stream. You can access this via T-D’s Facebook Page-Groups-Alumni and Friends.
Let’s hope 2020’s Graduations are over the moon!
Very truly yours,
Douglas E. Fleming, Jr.
Dear T-D Family,
Sometimes patience pays off. T-D’s prediction of a June 26 Graduation is now a reality. Not virtual, not a drive-by, but live and, furthermore, live with up to 150 guests. The 150 is the Governor’s number.
Both Grade 8 and T-D Seniors will be in their caps and gowns, seated six feet apart and wearing masks. Because of the guest limitation, however, the two classes will graduate separately.
Grade 8 will graduate at 11 am. Each eighth grader can bring 10 guests. Amaliya Atamalibekova will be the Eighth Grade Speaker.
The Senior Class graduation will commence at 4:00 pm. Because there are twenty seniors graduating, each student can only have six guests. This will keep T-D within the 150-person mandate. Sophia Ventresca will be the 2020 Valedictorian. Four members of T-D’s Board of Trustees will be on hand as well as several faculty members.
All guests should bring lawn chairs and/or a blanket to more comfortably enjoy the campus al fresco.
I am very pleased that the date is now solid and that students, families, and friends can all cheer, salute, and congratulate the students who experienced a year like no other.
Additional Graduation Ceremony details will be forthcoming.
Excited to see our families on June 26,
Douglas E. Fleming, Jr.