Cranston West High School Graduating Senior Class of 2020
I am a parent of a graduating senior at Cranston West High School. While we realize that no commencement ceremony decision has been made, we are also acutely aware of other high schools, colleges and universities that have cancelled their commencement ceremonies altogether or are currently planning on executing a virtual graduation experience. This petition is an attempt to get ahead of any decision making and let the administration know that having our hard working students participate in an actual graduation is not only important but a crucial part of their high school journey. High school graduation is a momentous occasion and simply cannot be cancelled outright or done online. This petition is asking that commencement be postponed to a later date, possibly in the late Spring or Summer months when the risks surrounding this virus have subsided. Our children have worked hard to earn this privilege. Please take the time to sign this petition if you are in agreement. And also take the time to pass it forward to as many people in the Cranston West community as possible, including students, faculty and administrators. Thank you for your time.