Principal Announcement – 5/26/20

Posted on May 26, 2020
Categories: Principal Message

Greetings Viking Family,

It is with a heavy heart that I send these closing updates regarding our graduating seniors for the Class of 2020. Every year, our faculty and staff take great pride in making sure that our senior activities such as Prom and Graduation are memorable events for all; we share in your disappointment and frustration in not being able to hold these events this year.

There are several items that need to be addressed and we believe this communication will answer some of your most pertinent questions.

The School District of Philadelphia has allowed us to distribute caps and gowns at Northeast High School during a very specific window of time. Students will visit the school by appointment only June 6th and 8th. Students will pick up caps and gowns according to their last name from 8am to 1:45pm. Check student emails for appointment times.

June 6th last names beginning with A-S

June 8th last names beginning with T-Z

Grades close on June 4th for seniors. Shortly after, The School District will mail the High School Diplomas to each student.  The school district will be hosting a city wide virtual graduation on June 9 at 11 am, details were shared via student emails.  Northeast High School will be hosting our own virtual graduation on June 10, details to follow.

The yearbook company is experiencing delays due to the Coronavirus Pandemic so we are unsure of the exact arrival date for yearbooks, but we are hopeful for the end of June. We will certainly  share this information as soon as we know something. Hopefully you will be able to pick yearbooks up at a later date. Mailing yearbooks is only a back up plan due to the cost of postage.

Refunds from Prom, trips, etc. will be issued upon the reopening of schools.  If students owe money to the school, the school will subtract any monies owed from any refund (prom, trip, dues) owed to the student.

Thank you all for being so patient and flexible. We are glad that students have completed high school and look forward to helping in any way possible as they transition to bigger and better things.

Best Wishes,

Omar Crowder