WEYMOUTH– Superintendent Jennifer Curtis-Whipple and High School Principal Alan Strauss regret to inform the Weymouth High School community that the graduation ceremony scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7 has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.
Weymouth school officials were made aware that a football camp that was not permitted by the Weymouth Public Health Department recently took place in South Weymouth. This camp has no affiliation with Weymouth Public Schools. Reportedly, the camp was attended by students from multiple communities, including Weymouth. Given that the camp took place in town, and the as-of-yet undetermined risk for a potential COVID-19 cluster that could occur as a result of the camp, and in conjunction with a recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Weymouth, district leadership made the decision to cancel Friday’s in-person graduation out of an abundance of caution.
“We are disappointed that we cannot celebrate our Class of 2020 as planned and we know that this will be disheartening news for our senior students and their families,” Superintendent Curtis-Whipple said. “However, given the significant safety concerns posed by unauthorized large group events, we feel that canceling our in-person graduation is the safest course of action to protect the health of our students and the surrounding community.”