May 15, 2020
We know the Class of 2020 is anxious about graduation. We know that NYS is re-opening parts of NYS. However, this is being done in four phases. ECS is considering options for potential graduation ceremonies. However, the Governor has indicated in his executive order the following: Executive Order 202.28, which extended the provisions of Executive Orders 202.3, 202.4, 202.5, 202.6, 202.7, 202.8, 202.10, 202.11, 202.13, and 202.14 which each closed or otherwise restricted public or private businesses or places of public accommodation, and which required postponement or cancellation of all non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations, games, meetings or other social events), which together constitute New York On PAUSE, is hereby continued until 11:59 p.m. on May 28, 2020, unless later amended or extended by a future Executive Order;
Therefore, although we are optimistic about graduation, we do not know what will be possible at this time. We still need to be patient because the Governor will determine what we will be able to do for graduation. ECS will do what we can to provide the best graduation possible for the Class of 2020 based on the guidelines we are given.
Gary Furman, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools