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Class of 2020 Information

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It is with great sadness that all high schools in the State of Ohio will not be able to conduct a traditional graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020. The Board of Education, administration, and staff at Canfield High School will make every effort to make your commencement a memorable, exciting, and safe event for everyone involved.

While we mourn the loss of this school year’s many traditions, we wish to embrace this extraordinary situation to honor our seniors in a unique and creative alternative graduation! Although this pandemic has created many obstacles throughout this year, we are trying our hardest to give our graduating class a personal and memorable, albeit unconventional, graduation. These unprecedented times call for unconventional methods and we are ready to make that happen!

Even though our custodial staff has worked diligently to sanitize our buildings, we have decided that it is in the best interest of everyone involved to not open our high school or stadium for any graduation festivities, including photos. We have chosen to abide by the Governor’s Order, to keep all schools closed, until May 29, 2020.

Additionally, we are obligated to adhere to directives of the Ohio Department of Education and local health officials to keep all stakeholders safe. We appreciate your understanding during this unprecedented time. We are doing our best given the limitations that often change day to day. In an effort to help you plan for graduation please mark these important dates on your calendar:

  1. On May 12, 2020, the Canfield Educational Association (CEA) will deliver caps/gowns/tassels, honor cords (if earned), and graduation signs. More specific information will follow.
  2. Traditionally diplomas are distributed by our Board of Education members. We will keep this tradition.  On Friday, May 22, 2020, from the hours of 2:00 7:00 p.m. Board members will personally distribute diplomas to our graduates at their place of residence. (This is the address of record listed at the school.) Once the routes are set, we will have a better timeline on when a Board member may be at your home. Any student wishing to opt out should email Mr. Moldovan. Again, more specific information will follow.
  3. On Friday, May 29, 2020, a “jumbotron” will be broadcasting our remote graduation ceremony starting at 7:30 p.m. in the high school upper parking lot. The Canfield Police Department has graciously offered to assist us with this event.  One car per family (graduate included), will be allowed. Specific directions for this event will be released soon.

With your understanding and cooperation, we hope to create a commencement that will be memorable and safe for everyone.


Q: Where can I find information regarding updates for the senior class?

A: In an effort to make communication the most concise for the senior class, all official information will be posted to the school’s website. Some of these updates found on the website will occasionally be posted on the senior class Instagram as well.


Q: What about final exams? When is remote instruction finished for seniors?

A: There will NOT be any final exams for seniors this year. The last day of remote instruction for seniors will be May 15.


Q: How will I get my final transcript from CHS?

A: We will develop a plan to take care of all the bookkeeping issues, including transcripts. We will update all students as soon as we know anything.


Q: Will we have a senior picnic?

A: At this time, we must follow the Governor’s order and will not have a picnic.


Q: What is the Instagram account that the senior class officers created?

A:  @canfieldseniorclass2020; This account is being used to recognize the seniors’ future plans and communicate relevant information directly to seniors during this time. Please make sure, both parents and students, to follow the Instagram page to receive any important senior announcements. 


Q: My child is not listed on the Instagram account, how do I add them?

A: Please message the senior class Instagram @canfieldseniorclass2020. If you do not have an Instagram account then and only then please email Sydney Kinkade at to be included. Please message or email your senior picture, intended college, and intended major. This is only for pictures in regards to decision notifications for college NOT virtual graduation pictures. 


Q: For the virtual graduation ceremony, what photos will be used?

A: Photos and/or video will be taken during the diploma distribution to be used in the virtual ceremony.


Q: I forgot to submit my senior yearbook photo, what should I do?

A: If you have not submitted a yearbook photo, please contact Mr. Graff via email at


Q: Will there be a senior countdown?

A: The senior countdown will be displayed on the sign in front of the school soon and will end on May 29th which is the official graduation date.


Q: Will there be a slideshow video to celebrate our seniors?

A: Yes! The senior class officers are putting together a video to celebrate the seniors similar to the one that would be shown at the junior-senior banquet. Please send any group pictures of the class of 2020 to the email Pictures from elementary school to high school are welcome! 


Q: Which students will be selected to speak at graduation?  

A: A letter went out to all cum laude members on May 4, 2020.  As is tradition, two students will be chosen to speak at graduation from the cum laude society.  If you are interested in speaking, please submit a 2-3 minute speech. Your speech must be the final version. You must be dressed appropriately and it must be filmed horizontally. All submissions must be sent to Mr. Holben at by 3 p.m. on May 11, 2020.  No late entries will be accepted.  A committee will review the entries and two students will be chosen on May 13, 2020.


If you have further questions, please email We will make every attempt to answer within 24 hours.