Updated Senior Information - 5/15/2020

  • Dear Seniors and Families,
    We continue to be very proud of you, Class of 2020! Although the pandemic has brought disappointment due to its impact on this special time that should be a celebration of so many wonderful accomplishments. This time has also given us greater perspective, strength and appreciation as well! We have been working closely with our Senior Class Officers, PAC, PTSA, District Leadership, the IEF, Booster Club, iAsk, our Village, the Irvington Police Department, the Recreation and Parks Department, Bridge Street Properties and all of our community partners to plan and offer end of year opportunities and experiences.
    Today's communication reviews some of the information that was shared in earlier blasts: April 29th and May 8th and provides additional important updates regarding traditional end-of-year events such as graduation activities. There are a number of items that require action. Please review this blast carefully and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  
    Many thanks,
    Ms. GM
    Prom: Unfortunately, this year we are unable to host a traditional prom. Upon review of the Senior Survey and following up with senior class officers, the collective feedback we have received is that a virtual alternative is not desired.  
    Senior Class officers will coordinate with Ms. Ippolito, the Senior Class Advisor, to host a class-wide Kahoot! on Wednesday, June 10th. Ms. Ippolito and Senior Class Officers will share details on the Seniors Class of 2020 Google Classroom page.
    Senior Awards & Scholarships: A list of students receiving Senior Awards and Scholarships will be shared with the community via a blast on Tuesday June 9. This will also be highlighted in the Graduation Video, and awards will be handed out at our Live Graduation Car Parade on June 20th. 
    Live Graduation Car Parade Event June 20th!!!
    Students and their families will be asked to arrive at the Riverfront lot at 9am (1 car per family). In partnership with the Irvington Police Department, there will be a car parade on Main Street and up Heritage Hill where celebrants and their families can see the beautiful personalized lawn signs. Students will pick up diplomas, Senior and Athletic Awards, personalized cupcakes sponsored by the IEF and goodie-bags provided by iAsk while being cheered on by teachers and staff as they drive through!
    Photographers and videographers will be on hand to capture these special moments, which will be highlighted in our Graduation Video, which will be released at 8pm on June 20th! The IEF is also sponsoring a live stream of the Graduation Car Parade. Details to follow regarding how to access this live stream!
    Graduation Video: IHS will celebrate commencement with a Graduation Video that will be shared with the community on Saturday, June 20th at approximately 8pm. Details regarding where you can watch the event will be shared as the date approaches.
    Caps & Gowns: Graduation caps, gowns and tassels will be delivered directly to each student's home address via UPS. All packages are expected to be delivered by June 5.
    If you have any questions, please contact Ms.Ippolito, Senior Class Advisor.
    If there are any issues related to your delivery, please reach out to our vendor, Oak Hall directly at 800-456-7623 or customerservice@oakhalli.com
    Cap & Gown Photo Project: As part of the graduation celebration this year we are asking students to send a photo of themselves in their caps and gowns- read below for details. These photos will be highlighted in this year’ graduation video. Please contact Mr. Skyler Mosenthal with any questions.
    Decorate Cap - Once you receive your cap, please get creative in customizing it! Decorations, quotes, and/or message must be school appropriate
    Ms. Ippolito and your class officers are working on a fun way to connect via Instagram around this exciting activity and they will share more information directly with you through the Seniors 2020 Google Classroom page. Thank you in advance! Please click on the image below for some ideas.
    Submit Cap & Gown Photo - Next, submit a photo of yourself wearing your   cap and gown via an upload to the Cap and Gown Photo assignment on the Seniors Class of 2020 Google Classroom page.  
    Deadline for ALL cap and gown photo submissions is on or before Wednesday, June 10th.
    Family Celebration/Applause Montage for Graduation Video: It’s time to cheer on our grads! We are asking for families to send in a short video cheering on the
    1) Horizontal format: Take the video holding your device sideways / horizontally. This is crucial for editing
    2) 8 Seconds or Less! Thanks in advance for being concise.
    3) Cheering on The Class of 2020: we are specifically asking for videos to include footage of families applauding The Class of 2020 at large to show solidarity (please save individual shout-outs for another time). There will most likely be a soundtrack playing over the montage, so the more visually exciting the video, the better!
    4) Submission: Please upload videos to the Family Celebration/Applause Video assignment on the Seniors Class of 2020 Google Classroom page no later than Tuesday 5/26/20 at 11:59pm. Questions? Contact Mr. Skyler Mosenthal.
    Memory Lane Photo Montage: As we shared, in partnership with our Yearbook advisor Mr. Pat DiBenedetto and our students involved with the yearbook, we will be sharing a video that captures images of each senior. Please submit the following for inclusion in our Memory Lane Photo Montage which we will share with you in advance of graduation and highlights of this Montage will be featured in the Graduation Vido:
    1) A photo of your younger self! Preferably K-3.
    2) A photo of you in your element! Whether it be showing your school spirit
    at an event like homecoming or Color Wars, or showing off your future
    college apparel/future dream occupation.
    Please email your photos by May 20th to Irvingtonhsybk@gmail.com
    Please be sure to include your full name in the email subject line.
    Personalized Signs: In partnership with PTSA and the Booster Club we have worked together to create an opportunity to honor our students by creating personalized lawn signs, which will create a Senior Portrait Gallery to celebrate the Class of 2020 that will be displayed on Heritage Hill Road on
    June 20th. Students will be given their signs as a keepsake at the end of June. There is no charge for this sign. The PTSA also just shared this link regarding how to order a personalized sign for your home by May 21st for all interested. 
    Custom Cupcakes: It’s time to celebrate YOU, seniors! The IEF is sponsoring this sweet treat from Riviera Bakery. We’re taking custom orders, so please use this Google Form to select the type of cupcake you prefer on or before Tuesday 5/26/20 at 11:59pm. This form is also available through the Seniors 2020 Classroom page. Questions? Please contact Mr. Skyler Mosenthal.
    Yearbooks:  The Herff Jones Yearbook production plant just recently reopened. Mr. Dibenedetto and Mr. Resendiz will share more details regarding production and distribution as they become available.