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Review Graduation Update

Graduation Week for the Class of 2021 is here! This update includes reminders regarding events for the week and inclement weather plans, hoping they are not necessary.
Thank you to our Pine-Richland High School PTO for hosting the Senior Breakfast on Friday, June 4th. Thank you to Coach Dave for sharing reflections and goals for the Class of 2021. Our seniors enjoyed time socializing together and there was a ‘buzz’ in the air as the students saw the chairs set up on the field. Many seniors were heard sharing their excitement that Graduation Day is approaching! Graduation for the Class of 2021 is Friday, June 11th and we are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to celebrate every graduate in the Class of 2021!
As a result of the easing of restrictions around gathering limits and mask-wearing, the following guidelines will be in place for the graduation ceremony:
●       Graduates will be asked to wear their masks indoors in the high school auditorium while preparing for the procession.
●       Graduates will have the option to wear or not wear their masks outdoors as they transition to the stadium and throughout the full ceremony.
●       We will space the graduates out during the procession and have seats physically distanced on the field.
●       Spectators will be asked to wear their masks to their seats and while moving around or using the restrooms.
●       Spectators can remove their masks while seated with their families.
Each graduate will receive eight (8) tickets. If there is a need for additional tickets beyond eight, please contact Mrs. Kathy Morrow ( or 724-625-4444, ext. 1600) in the high school office.
We are excited to announce Senior Selfie-Stations across the district at each of our buildings from Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13th. The staff and PTO at each of our schools are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2021 and their families to visit the schools and take the time to share and make memories at the designated Selfie Stations. STA will have a bus parked at our stadium from Wednesday, June 9 through Sunday, June 13. Be sure to include the high school campus on your tour of Pine-Richland and capture a few memories as you celebrate your Graduation!    
Inclement weather plans:
●       Senior Scholastic Recognition - Wednesday, June 9th @ 7:00 p.m.
In the event of inclement weather on Wednesday, June 9th, the awards ceremony will be moved to Thursday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m. In the event of inclement weather on Thursday, this ceremony will need to be held in the high school auditorium. Each senior attendee would receive two tickets for family members.
●       Graduation Ceremony - Friday, June 11th @ 7:00 p.m.
In the event of inclement weather on Friday, June 11th, the graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 12th at 10 a.m. In the event of inclement weather on Saturday, the graduation ceremony will be held on Monday, June 14th at 7:00 p.m. We would continue to move the ceremony to the following day until weather conditions improve.
Stream the Ceremony
You can see the event live on PRTV or by streaming from a device of your choice. Visit for streaming details. Additional details on where you can access PRTV on your cable channel provider at the bottom of that page.
Mrs. Nancy Bowman, Principal
Mr. Rob Puskas, Assistant Principal
Mr. T.J. Salopek, Assistant Principal
Dr. Stephanie Svilar, Assistant Principal
 Graduation Week Schedule for the Class of 2021
Tuesday, June 8
Graduation Rehearsal, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Pine-Richland Stadium
Caps and Gowns will be distributed following practice in the high school lobby.
Senior Scholastic Recognition Practice, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Pine-Richland Stadium
Wednesday, June 9
Graduation Rehearsal, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Pine-Richland Stadium                       
Senior Scholastic Recognition, 7:00 p.m., Pine-Richland Stadium
Friday, June 11             
Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony, 7:00 p.m., Pine-Richland Stadium
Schedule of events for June 11, 2021
5:00 p.m. - Students will be notified if the ceremony has been delayed or moved to Sat, June 12. (This alert will be made if necessary via the rapid automated call system.)
5:30 p.m. - Doors to the stadium open.
6:00 p.m. - Students will report to the high school auditorium for attendance.
7:00 p.m. - Graduation ceremony begins.