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Hawks’ Last Flight: Class of 2021 Graduation



Hawks’ Last Flight: Class of 2021 Graduation

We’re taking the Class of 2021’s graduation outdoors!

Bishop Hendricken High School is proud to announce Hawks’ Last Flight: The Class of 2021 Graduation Celebration, taking place on Friday, June 18, 2021 at Aldrich Mansion.

Sunday, June 6, 2021 @ 4pm
RAIN DATE: Saturday, June 12, 2021 @ 4pm
Hayden Stadium

Celebrate the Class of 2021 Senior Mass outdoors on the turf of Hayden Stadium. Each graduate will receive 2 guest tickets. All families will be spaced out and seats will be assigned. Mass will be streamed live for friends and family members. Anyone with a split family should contact Ms. Jackie Levesque at jlevesque@hendricken.com.

Thursday, June 8, 2021 @ 1:15pm
Pepin Gymnasium

This is a mandatory rehearsal for all seniors. Graduates will receive their entry ticket for Hawks’ Last Flight at this rehearsal.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 7pm
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet

Seniors and their dates will enjoy a special, safe prom before graduation in historic Pawtuxet Village. All current COVID-19 guidelines will be followed in compliance with the Rhode Island Department of Health and Rhode Island Department of Education.

All attendees — seniors and their dates — will be tested with a BinaxNOW COVID-19 antigen test by vehicle-load prior to entry. This is mandatory for all on the evening of the prom. Any positive result in a vehicle will require that all occupants (unless exempt from quarantine) be sent home. More details on specific protocol will be communicated to seniors and their parents.

Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 8:30pm
RAIN DATE: Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 8:30pm
Doors open at 6:45pm
Aldrich Mansion

We’re taking the Class of 2021 graduation outdoors! Bishop Hendricken High School is proud to announce Hawks’ Last Flight: The Class of 2021 Graduation Celebration, taking place on the back lawn of Aldrich Mansion and overlooking Narragansett Bay. This drive-in graduation ceremony will feature live addresses from Fr. Marciano ’75, Mr. DeCiccio ’03, valedictorian, salutatorian, and a special keynote graduation speaker. All graduates will walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, as well as graduation medals (if applicable). More information on special plans coming soon.

All graduates will be permitted 1 vehicle-load and must be present in that vehicle. Vehicles must be standard passenger: a car, SUV, or pick-up truck. No RV’s, party buses, campers, limousines, trailers, box trucks, cargo vans, or any other vehicles will be permitted.

All of the evening’s visuals will be projected on movie screens and all audio will be transmitted via your vehicle radio’s AM/FM dial, as well as a PA system. The ceremony will be streamed live for friends and extended family. More details coming soon.

+ Graduation Materials
  • Cap, gown, tassel (distributed in May)
  • Graduation announcements (distributed in May - these are NOT TICKETS and may NOT be used to enter graduation)
  • Behavioral expectations (detention, etc.)
  • Final exams
  • Financial responsibilities must be met in order to have your son walk in graduation
  • Senior yard signs (distributed in April)
+ Senior Video for Hawks' Last Flight

A video including all graduates will be produced for Hawks' Last Flight: The Class of 2021 Graduation Celebration. Please select 2 pictures of your son -- one from his youth, and one recent photo -- to be submitted via the Microsoft Form below by Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 12pm. All photos must be appropriate.

+ Graduation Dress Code
  • Proper fitting and appropriate mask
  • Dress shirt
  • Dress pants
  • Tie
  • Shoes (no sandals, sneakers, etc.)
  • Socks
  • Cleanly shaven
  • No earrings
  • No sunglasses on face or top of head
  • No decorations on any part of graduation attire
+ Senior Vaccination Guide

Seniors are fully eligible to participate in the COVID-19 vaccination clinic taking place on campus on Monday, May 10, 2021 in order to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Participation in this on-campus clinic will ensure seniors are fully vaccinated for prom and graduation, and therefore, don't face the potential of quarantine. For more information, email response@hendricken.com.

In order to avoid the possibility of any graduate being quarantined around prom and graduation, we strongly encourage seniors to be fully vaccinated by these dates. To be fully vaccinated a minimum of 14 days prior to prom and graduation, graduates should abide by the following dates...

  • PFIZER: Receive dose #1 on or before May 10, 2021. Receive dose #2 no later than May 31, 2021.
  • MODERNA: Receive dose #1 on or before May 3, 2021. Received dose #2 no later than May 31, 2021.
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON: Receive dose no later than May 31, 2021.
+ Senior Prom Quarantine

Any positive case traced to prom will result in a quarantine for all in attendance. Our hope is that comprehensive testing for entry, as well as full vaccination for as many as possible will eliminate this possibility. Those who fit 1 of the following criteria will be exempt from a resulting quarantine...

  1. An individual is fully vaccinated (14+ days following the final dose in a vaccine series)
  2. An individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 and remained asymptomatic within 90 days
+ Senior Event Videos for Purchase

Each year, senior event videos capture moments from the Senior Mass, Senior Prom, and graduation. If you'd like to purchase a video, complete the below order form.