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Final Walk Across Academy Field Details


Hello NFA Candidates for Graduation!

 

Below, please find updated information about the Final Walk Across Academy Field events that will take place on Monday, June 29th and Tuesday, June 30th. Graduates who registered to participate in the event should have received their assigned date and time via email. Those assignments can also be viewed by clicking here

 

As per the Guidance for Graduation Celebrations During the COVID-19 State of Emergency issued by Governor Cuomo and updated on June 14, 2020, we are required to limit the number of persons allowed on school property during a given time.  We have structured a plan for small groups of students and four (4) guests to come down to the field and be part of the pomp and circumstance. 

 

The NFA Class of 2020 Virtual Recognition, complete with speeches from our Valedictorian and Salutatorian, as well as Superintendent Dr. Padilla and featuring the Newburgh Free Academy Madrigals singing our School and Senior Song has been shared on our website, social media pages, and YouTube page. This link will remain available for you to share and view as often as you would like. 

 

Below, please find information about the Final Walk Across Academy Field events. Please read and understand the guidance fully, so you are prepared for your arrival. 

 

Final Walk Across Academy Field Details:

Arrival for drivers: 

- Scholars should review their assigned date and time before arriving. Assignments can be found on our website by ID number and were sent to scholars via email. 

- Scholars and their four (4) guests should arrive 15 minutes prior to their assigned date and time.

- Scholars and their four (4) guests should arrive at the Gidney Avenue main entrance of Gidney Avenue Memorial School (GAMS) (300 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh, NY).

- Scholars will pick up their parking pass and continue as directed by security.

 

Arrival for walkers: 

- Scholars should review their assigned date and time before arriving. Assignments can be found on our website by ID number and were sent to scholars via email. 

- Scholars and their four (4) guests should arrive at as close to their assigned date and time as possible.

- Scholars and their four (4) guests should arrive at Newburgh Free Academy at the corner of Fullerton Avenue and Columbus Avenue. 

- Scholars will pick up their pass and continue as directed by security.

 

Here are the details of One Last Walk Across Academy Field:

- Seniors must arrive dressed in their cap and gown

- Timing is critical to this event. You will only be admitted to begin the process of the event at the time you are scheduled. We can not allow persons to enter early or late. 

- Students must have purchased their Cap and Gown prior to the event.  As per NYS guidance, there will be no Cap and Gown sales on June 29th or June 30th.

- There will be no visitors allowed in the stands or on South Street.

- Seniors will receive information about picking up their diploma in late July. This is a standard practice. Students who need diploma completion verification should contact their guidance counselor for a copy of their transcript. 

 

Field Passes:

- Seniors will receive their four (4) Field Passes when they pick up their cap and gown on Thursday, June 18th at NFA Main.

- No additional Field Passes will be given, access to the Field will be denied at the entrance for any groups over the limit. Please note, graduates dressed in the regalia who arrive at their designated time do not need a pass to enter the field.

 

Social distancing and mask requirements:

- All graduates and guests will be required to wear a face covering or mask that covers your nose and mouth while on school grounds. Masks can be removed for photos and must be put back on immediately following photos.

- Six (6) feet of social distancing will be required between your group and other groups.  

- Per NYS guidance, children under the age of two years old do not need to wear a mask.

 

Photos: 

- Professional photographers will be taking photos for purchase. Information will be shared at a later date.

- A district photographer will also be available to take photos of graduates and their four (4) guests as time permits.

- Guests and graduates are welcome to take their own pictures and video.

- Devices should not be shared outside of your household to take pictures of your group.

- Local media outlets have been invited and may be in attendance during various times.

 

Live Streaming:

- We plan to live stream these events. You can find more information on our website closer to the events. 

 

Guidance issued by the NYS Department of Health on June 14, 2020 will be followed. To view that guidance, please click here

 

Specific questions should be directed to emailed to Ms. Valentino. For general questions, you can respond to this email. 

 

*Cover photo was taken in 2018.


TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (amcdowell@necsd.net) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (csklarz@necsd.net).







Date: 2020-06-27 16:06:18





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