May 5, 2020
Dear GHS Seniors and Senior Parent(s)/Guardian(s),
As principal of Gulf High School, I am determined to do everything I can to present you with your diploma in person, on stage, and in a cap and gown – just as we envisioned all along. As you know, the traditional ceremony has been delayed due to health and safety concerns regarding the pandemic. I share your disappointment.
I would like to share with you two important dates for your upcoming Class of 2020 graduation. We have finalized plans for your traditional graduation at a later date. Our graduation has been postponed to Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Yuengling Center on the campus of the University of South Florida.
Additionally, we will have a virtual graduation on our regularly scheduled date of Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 11 a.m. The virtual event will include many of the elements of a traditional graduation, including Pomp and Circumstance, speeches from your classmates, and acknowledging each graduate individually. Of course, nothing can take the place of a traditional graduation, but we will take great care to ensure that it is appropriate and memorable. Please gather the family (virtually as necessary) and prepare for June 3rd. Then, we will all look forward to another grand event on August 12th.
I look forward to celebrating with you on your accomplishment. Specific details for both events will be released shortly.
Jeff Morgenstein, Principal