8th Grade Promotion 2021

Grade 8 Promotion School: Hillside Middle School Date: Monday, 6/14, 2021 Time: 4 pm Where: Gill Stadium, 396 Valley St., Manchester ● Wednesday, June 16, 2021 is the last day of school for all students. All students are expected to continue participating in learning until the last day of school. ● All students/families are responsible for transportation to the event. We will not have bussing available. ● Each grade 8 student will receive one ticket for SIX guests to attend. Please fill out the following form, by Tuesday, June 8th, to secure your seats: https://forms.gle/X5p4x26gNeVhhw4PA

● In person students will receive their tickets on Friday, 6/11, as long as the form above has been filled out. ● Remote students/families can pick up their tickets at Hillside on 6/10 or 6/11 (7am-3pm). Tickets will only be given to those that have filled out the google form. Just a reminder that these dates are also the Chromebook drop off dates. ● All six guests must arrive at the same time to enter the venue. Please wait by your car until your entire party is ready to enter. Arrival times will be listed on your ticket and your help at being prompt will allow us to social distance at arrival. ● Tickets will sent home/available for pick-up ● Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and be prepared with sunscreen and store bought water bottles for the event. ● No Food or Drinks (except store bought water bottles) will be allowed at the event. ● No Smoking will be allowed at the event. ● The event is expected to last approximately one hour in length. ● If your student will not be in attendance at the promotional ceremony, please include that information in the form provided.

● For anyone who can’t attend in person, ceremonies will also be broadcast live on Manchester Public Television. ● Our academic awards will take place on the morning of 6/14. This event is only for students. Remote students will be allowed to attend. Team teachers will be informing their students what time their academic awards will take place so they are aware when to come into the school. This portion will be recorded and sent to families. COVID-19 protocols will be in place during all middle school promotion ceremonies. These are similar to protocols in place to help prevent the spread of the virus in schools.

The following protocols will be in place at each event:● Cleaning: Seating and touch points will be sprayed down between events ● Health screening: All entering must complete COVID-19 screening, including temperature checks. All are reminded to stay home if you’re sick – as a reminder, this will broadcast on Manchester Public Television. ● Masks: Face masks will be required when it is not possible to maintain distance of 6 feet ● Physical distance: All are asked to maintain physical distance from others whenever possible ● Hand sanitizer: Sanitizing stations will be available.

As always, please reach out with any questions.

Sincerely, Sara Loughlin

Hillside Middle School promotion ceremony

When: 4 p.m. Monday, June 14; no rain date

Where: Gill Stadium, 396 Valley Street.

Tickets: 6 per family; school will distribute groups of six tickets to students randomly