Senior Awards Night

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Turners Falls High School Events

Senior Awards Night – 6:30 PM in the Gym

(Seniors should report to the Cafeteria by 5:45 PM with their Caps and Gowns)

Senior Awards Night &Graduation will be held in the gym.

Entry is by ticket ONLY, if you do not have a ticket you will not be able to enter.

6 Tickets will be given to each senior for each night.

It’s first come first serve eating;

Please keep this in mind when making arrangements with your family.


This plan is contingent upon the approval of The Montague Board of Health.

If something changes you will be notified by TFHS.


***The following are the guidelines we will need to follow for

Senior Awards Night and Graduation

Issued by the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards and

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

COVID-19 Safety Standards for Commencement and Graduation Ceremonies Held by Colleges and Universities, K-12Public and Private Schools Effective as of March 22, 2021 Updated April 28,

If Graduating students are indoors and masked, they must be seated 6 feet apart.  Whether indoors or outdoors, all other attendees must be seated 6 feet apart and wear masks, except for members of the same household/group. Ceremonies should be kept as brief as possible. No food or drink permitted.  No communal gathering or reception either before or after the Commencement. Attendance must be limited to faculty, administrators, speakers, and graduates and their guests only. Guests are limited to no more than 6 guests per graduate.

Staff must confirm that all guests entering the Commencement have complied with registration and ticketing requirements. Ticketing helps ensure that guests and graduates have been screened for COVID19 symptoms.

Contactless registration/ticketing is encouraged. Graduates and guests, as well as faculty, administrators, and speakers, must attest at the time of registration/ticketing that they will not attend the Commencement if: They are experiencing any symptoms such as fever (100.0° and above) or chills cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle/body aches runny nose/congestion, new loss of taste or smell, or nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. They have had “close contact” with an individual diagnosed withCOVID-19 and have not completed the required quarantine period. “Close contact” means living in the same household as a person who has tested positive forCOVID-19, caring for a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, being within 6 feet of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more, or coming in direct contact with secretions (e.g., sharing utensils, being coughed on) from a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. They are currently required to self-isolate or quarantine by their doctor or a local public health official.

Graduates and guests, including faculty, administrators, and speakers, will be required to disclose to the college, university, or school if they test positive for COVID-19 after the Commencement for purposes of cleaning/disinfecting and contact tracing.

Staff or attendants must monitor entries and exits and limit occupancy at all times to ensure that: All Commencements must have staggered timed entry and exit for all participants and attendees in order to avoid crowding before or after a ceremony. On the dais/platform, faculty and distinguished guests are seated or standing at least 6 feet apart from each other. Graduates are seated or standing with appropriate distancing: If outdoors and masked, at least 3 feet apart from each other. If indoors and masked, at least 6 feet apart from each other. Guests who are not part of the same household/group must be seated at least 6 feet apart from other guests. Guests who are members of the same household/group are permitted to sit together and less than 6 feet apart. Graduates may be invited to walk across the stage individually and turn their tassel in lieu of receiving the diploma. Alternatively, diplomas and awards may also be distributed if bestowing the awards and diplomas is done cautiously (e.g., placing each diploma and award on a table as the graduate walks by to retrieve it).

Graduates must wear their face coverings at all times, except for designated photograph locations. Commencement speakers may remove their face coverings during their remarks only, provided that there is at least6 feet between the speaker and the audience.

Singing and the playing of brass and wind instruments is discouraged. Singing is not allowed indoors. For Commencements involving outdoor singing or the indoor or outdoor playing of brass or wind instruments, special distancing must be followed:

Disinfect shared equipment, including microphones and podiums, before use by another worker or graduate. Prohibit any mutual touching of equipment without sanitation between uses.