Message from Superintendent and President of the Board of Education

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Hanover Park School District serves Hanover Park High School and Whippany Park High School

Dear Students and Parents of the Class of 2020

We hope this message finds each of you healthy and safe. We fully understand your hope and wish to have a “normal” graduation, or as normal as is possible given the current situation we all find ourselves in. We want to assure you that the Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools, and the Administrative team continue to look at different ways of celebrating the Class of 2020.

With the most recent statements issued by the State Department of Education and the New Jersey State Police Colonel regarding graduations and other celebrations, we continue to move forward with the plan for a virtual graduation. We believe this is the best way of celebrating the Class of 2020 graduation under the current Executive Order issued by the Governor.

That being said, we continue to go over plans/modifications of the current graduation plan in case the Governor should change or remove the restrictions currently in place. Any modification or enhancement to any plan must be shared with and approved by the local municipalities Police Chiefs, Offices of Emergency Management, and Boards of Health. To clarify any misgivings you may have, the Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools, and Administrative team do have additional plans.

We ask for your patience and also your confidence that we will do whatever we can to celebrate the Class of 2020 as much as we are able and within the guidelines that would be in place at the time through the Governor’s Executive Orders.

Maria C. Carrell
Superintendent of Schools
Hanover Park Regional High School District

James J. Herbert
Board of Education President
Hanover Park Regional High School District