O'Neil to host in-person Moving-Up Ceremonies

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Edmund J. O’Neal Middle School of Excellence will celebrate promotion of eighth-grade scholars in two in-person Moving-Up Ceremonies on Friday, June 25.

The ceremonies

The ceremony for students whose last names begin with the letters A-K will be held from 10-11 a.m.

The ceremony for students whose last names begin with the letters L-Z will be held from 1-2 p.m.

Both ceremonies will be held in the school gym.

Each student is allowed to have up to three guests. Members of the O’Neal faculty, staff and administration will be at the ceremonies, as well.

Requirements for walking across the stage

Students must be passing a minimum of three core classes (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies) with an average of a 65 or higher. Students also must be in good behavioral standing.

Health and safety precautions

The school will continue to observe guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All students and guests will have their temperatures taken when they arrive, and one person from each family group must provide a phone number for contact tracing when the family group arrives at the door. In addition, all guests will complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire. Families will be seated in pre-marked sections in the bleachers that are six feet apart. Students will be seated in chairs six feet apart.

Students may temporarily remove their face coverings while crossing the award area or having their photo taken.

Between the two ceremonies, maintenance staff will clean and sanitize the bleacher area and all chairs.

If you have any questions, please call Timitra Rose at (518) 475-6600 or email her at trose@albany.k12.ny.us.