Class of 2023 important dates to remember

Class of 2023 important dates to remember
Posted on 05/19/2023
This is the image for the news article titled Class of 2023 important dates to rememberA message from C-R High School Principal, Brett Barr: 

Dear Parents/Guardians and Seniors: 

It’s hard to believe that graduation is right around the corner! This letter provides important information as we near the finish line. 

The graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, June 23, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. on the High School Athletic Field. In the event of light rain to moderate rain, the ceremony will still take place. Please be prepared for a variety of elements such as rain, heat, wind, etc. In the event of dangerous weather (lightning, high winds, heavy rain, etc.), the ceremony would be moved to Saturday, June 24, 2023 at either 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m., depending on the weather forecast. Any shift to the Saturday date will be announced to students and families via email, telephone call, and text message. 

Graduation on the High School campus is a substantial undertaking. The large number of graduates, family, and friends in attendance presents challenges for vehicular traffic flow, parking, and access to facilities to ensure an enjoyable graduation experience. Please carpool when possible. Handicap parking areas are available on the east and west sides of the building. In the interest of safety and courtesy to others, strollers, book bags, camera tripods, or other large items are not permitted on the Athletic Field. 

Graduation rehearsal (including the class picture) is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2023 immediately after cap and gown distribution. Students must enter through the Hall of Flags (A3) entrance. Rehearsal will start in the Theatre. All students must attend the graduation rehearsal. 

Graduates will be given four (4) general admission tickets for the Athletic Field. If a graduate does not need the four allotted general admission tickets, please offer them to another family in need or return them to my attention. There will be limited availability to receive a fifth general admission ticket. We will use a lottery method if necessary to distribute any extra tickets. Bleacher seating will be available as well, with no ticket required. Please contact Mrs. Ferguson in the High School Office at 518-234-3565, Ext. 1001 or [email protected] by Friday, June 16, 2023 if you are in need of any extra general admission tickets. 

The entire ceremony will be live-streamed so that students’ friends and family can watch from the comfort of their own homes if they are unable to attend. More information on how you can access the livestream will be made available on our district’s website. 

Graduates are expected to arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2023 and assemble in the High School Gymnasium. Please enter through the Physical Education Hallway (B1) entrance. Only graduates will be allowed inside the building. Athletic Field gates and bleachers will open for admission at 6:30 p.m. Family and friends holding general admission tickets must enter through the main Athletic Field gate located on the left side of the home bleachers. A ticket must be presented to enter the general admission Athletic Field seating area. Any children old enough to require their own seat must have a ticket. Please retain your ticket for re-entry should you need to leave the specific location once admitted. 

A separate correspondence from the Senior Class Advisors discussing end-of-year activities is on the backside of this letter. We are looking forward to a memorable graduation ceremony! 


Brett W. Barr 
High School Principal 

Class of 2023 

Dates to Remember 

Dear Parents/Guardians and Seniors, 

We are in the home stretch! The following end-of-year activities have been planned for the Class of 2023: 

June 8 Senior Walk-through at Ryder and Radez Elementary Schools. Seniors, please wear your Senior T-shirt. Buses will leave the Main (Flagpole) Entrance at 1:10 p.m. and return to the High School. 

Yearbook distribution and Ice Cream Social in the Cafeteria, immediately 

following the walkthrough. 

June 9-13 Final Exams 

June 14-22 Regents Exams 

June 20 Senior Class trip to Lake George Million Dollar Beach/Dinner Cruise. Buses will leave the High School at 10:30 a.m. and return at 10:30 p.m. (No Self-Transportation is allowed) Permission slips and money ($25) are due on June 9th, 2023. 

June 22 

MANDATORY: Cap and Gown Distribution from 11:30-12:00 Students must enter through the Hall of Flags entrance, Door A3. Place your name inside the cap and do not use any inappropriate materials/images to decorate the top of the cap

**Receiving your cap and gown does not necessarily mean you are certified to graduate. If you have questions, contact your guidance counselor. 

MANDATORY: Graduation Rehearsal 12:00-2:30 p.m. Graduation rehearsal will run from 12:00-2:30 p.m. at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School immediately following Cap and Gown Distribution. All seniors must attend the rehearsal. Participation in the rehearsal is required and guarantees participation in the graduation ceremony. 

Graduation tickets will only be distributed at rehearsal. Please refer to Mr. Barr’s graduation letter (Paragraph Five) on the front side of this correspondence for graduation ticket details. 

The Senior Class picture will be taken at the rehearsal

June 23 GRADUATION CEREMONY at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School at 7:00 p.m. Seniors must meet in the High School Gymnasium by no later than 6:15 p.m. Please no gum and please dress up! Wear dress shoes and dress clothes under your graduation gown. Please leave all personal belongings at home or in your vehicle. 

If you have any questions, please call us at 518-234-3565 or email one of the class advisors. 

2023 Class Advisors: 

Mr. Weiss (Ext. 1162) [email protected] and Mrs. Nichols (Ext. 1166) [email protected]