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Class of 2020 Commencement & End of Year Information Page


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Class of 2020 Commencement & End of Year Information Page


Senior Awards Night Thursday, June 11th at 6:00 PM on Facebook Live

Join us on Facebook Live for the unveiling of Class of 2020 scholarship and award recipients. All scholarship and award checks will be distributed through a scheduled pick up at the high school after the event is held. Specific dates and times to follow.  

Class of 2020 Commencement Day – Friday, June 26th

Motor Procession of Graduates & Issuing of Diplomas – 2:00 PM

The Motor Procession of Graduates will feature an honor guard of vehicles leading our graduates through a brief parade route through Southampton Village. The procession will end at SHS where graduates will briefly exit their car for a photo in front of our anchor and then walk across our outdoor stage to receive their diploma, all while parents get a front row view of this experience from their vehicles. 

Each graduate will receive a special car pass prior to the event. This pass, which serves as your ticket into the event, will have parade staging directions, parade routes, and diploma distribution steps listed on the back. Each graduate is permitted one passenger vehicle for the event (sorry, no party busses, limousines, helicopters or personal jets allowed!). Family members and/or special persons are encouraged to join graduates in their car and serve as the driver (as graduates will be exiting vehicles during the issuing of diplomas). We encourage all graduates and family members to decorate your vehicles for this special event. Don’t forget to wear your cap & gown for this experience (Ok, you can wear shorts and flip flops under your gowns for once!).

*Please note that only graduates will be allowed to exit vehicles during the distribution of diplomas. Parents/guardians must remain in their vehicle for the entire duration of the event. 

Virtual Commencement Ceremony – 7:00 PM

Southampton High School will present its formal Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony via a secure online platform inclusive of student speakers, graduation addresses and student musical performances. Students and family members will also be able to interact with one another through a moderated live chat throughout the event. Southampton students and parents will receive a unique website address and password for viewing prior to the event. This website and password is shareable with family and friends across the globe so that everyone can tune into this monumental event! A link for playback of the Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony will be available beginning the next day. We encourage students to wear their caps and gowns during the virtual ceremony! 

Important Dates

Tuesday, May 26th - Distribution of Lawn Signs, Caps/Gowns & Yearbooks 

All seniors, or their parent/guardian, are asked to come to SHS between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM where staff will be distributing lawn signs, yearbooks and caps/gowns. Please follow the directions of SHS security as you enter the front bus loop as they will direct you towards the drive thru pick up lane.