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So far so good as high school opens again

Housatonic Valley Regional High School graduation will take place on the front lawn of the school on Thursday, June 17.

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School Principal Ian Strever reported to the Region One Board of Education that the reopening of the high school is proceeding well.

The regional board held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 3.

Strever said that 262 students, representing 83% of the student population, were attending school in person as of April 22. (The school reopened April 19.)

Some 55 students (17%) chose the remote learning option.

The high school graduation will take place on the front lawn of the school on Thursday, June 17. Strever said the Class of 2021 wished to have the most traditional graduation possible. Strever said the details will be ironed out as far as masking, social distance and how many people will be allowed to attend.

The school has rented a large tent for a two-week period in June, for graduation and other events.

Coming up: On Friday, May 21, the baseball fields will be dedicated to the late Ed Kirby as part of a game vs. Thomaston.

And on Wednesday, June 9, the Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter of the National Honor Society will induct 14 new members, using the large tent on the front lawn, which will allow the school to invite current members as well as immediate family. 

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