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Dear Class of 2020 Students and Parents/Guardians:
Congratulations on making it to the home stretch of your Senior year of high school.  We are extremely proud of your hard work and dedication.  We look forward to celebrating you as you become graduates from William Penn High School and we have some important updates to share.

Calendar:

  • May 26, 2020 – Senior Awards
  • June 5, 2020 – Last Day of School for Seniors
  • June 8, 2020 – Drop Off Materials, Obligations and Pick Up of Cap and Gown/Tee-Shirts
  • June 13, 2020 – Virtual Graduation
  • June 16, 2020 – Diploma Pick Up

Senior Awards:

  • The William Penn Senior Awards Ceremony will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30 pm.  
  • The event will be broadcasted on our social media pages with administrators, staff and community members presenting the awards. 
  • Award certificates will be distributed when students receive their diploma or by mail.  
  • In order to watch the event, please visit: http://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/williampenn/

June 8, 2020 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm:
Drop Off Colonial Property and Obligations:

  • Seniors can report to William Penn to return their Chromebook, books, calculators, uniforms, obligations, and other Colonial items.
  • Seniors will also be able to request personal belongings by clicking  https://bit.ly/WPstudentmaterials.  The deadline to fill out this form is June 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm.  These items will be packaged for pick up on June 8.  
  • All students need to remain in their cars and following instructions from staff for dropping off and picking up items.

Cap and Gown / Senior T-Shirt Pick up

  • On June 8th seniors can pick up Cap and Gowns and senior t-shirts.   This is an update from the original announcement stating that students would receive their cap and gowns during the diploma distribution.

Virtual Graduation:

  • The virtual graduation ceremony will be held on June 13th at 6:30 pm.  
  • The graduation ceremony will be kept with as much of the tradition of the previous years’ graduation ceremonies from William Penn High School. 
    • The Board President, Superintendent, Principal, and Student Leaders will start the ceremony with short remarks.
    • Ms. Brewington will then read the names of all of the graduates while pictures are streamed across the screen for parents, family, and community members to view and celebrate!
    • In order to watch the event, please visit: http://www.colonialschooldistrict.org/williampenn/
    • The graduation will also be streamed on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Due to the CDC guidelines and the Governor’s restrictions, the entire ceremony will be broadcasted online.  

Diploma Pick Up from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm:

  • On June 16th, the Class of 2020 graduates will be able to pick up their diplomas from William Penn High School. 
  • Students will be directed to specific lines and must remain in their cars.  
  • All student obligations need to be met in order for students to receive their diploma.
  • For your safety and ours, we ask that there be one car and one family member per graduate to retrieve the diploma. 

Graduation Pictures:
We are working with the photography company to plan and secure a date for official senior graduation pictures.  Once LifeTouch Photography confirms a date, we will be sending out information for appointments.  The photography company will work with families to share pricing and photo package information.

Yearbook Information:
Online orders for the 2020 yearbook have now been extended until May 30th.  You can place your order at Jostens.com.  The cost of the yearbook is $80.  We have less than 100 copies left so place your orders soon!!!  Distribution dates will be announced once we receive the shipping confirmation from the production company.

As the 2020 school year comes to a close, we are excited to celebrate and honor the Senior class for a job well done! As with all of the Colonial graduates who came before you, we expect that you carry on the tradition of dignity, perseverance, and strength. In addition, remember “Once a Colonial, Always a Colonial!”

Thank you,

Ms. Lisa R. Brewington, M.Ed.
Principal
William Penn High School

Senior Update 05.18.2020 on Letterhead