GLEN ROCK, NJ - There will be an in-person graduation ceremony on July 30 for Glen Rock High School seniors, according to a letter from principal John Arlotta, communicated minutes ago, after the governor decreed in-person ceremonies could proceed.

The district is continuing its plan to hold a virtual graduation ceremony on June 18 to provide "a sense of finality for the Class of 2020," and because "students, parents, and staff may not be available to participate in the rescheduled traditional ceremony on July 30 and deserve, like all graduates, to be recognized on June 18." 

Governor Phil Murphy had canceled in-person ceremonies statewide per executive order earlier this spring to avoid large gatherings that state health officials warn could spread cases of COVID-19.

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Arlotta said the proposed alternate date of September 26 is now canceled.

"Details, dates and times for the distribution of caps, gowns and announcements will be shared by the end of this week," Arlotta said. 

"As we move forward with planning and developing details for the virtual graduation ceremony, we will continue to communicate to students and families. We are all very excited and look forward very much to celebrating the Class of 2020 on June 18 and July 30," Arlotta said.