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REMINDER | NFA Graduation & End of the Year Information for Seniors

June 2023

Dear Parents and Students,

The Newburgh Free Academy Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Academy Field at 5:30 PM, Thursday, June 22, 2023.  The rain date is Friday, June 23rd at 5:30 PM.  In the event of inclement weather on Friday the ceremony will be held in the NFA Auditorium.  To ensure this graduation ceremony is a momentous occasion, it is important for everyone to adhere to the following procedures:

High School Senior Device Collection

Students should return Chromebooks, chargers, hot spots and any other devices that have been signed out when they are no longer being used. Please remind students of the collection dates and times to support the Technology Department. Please see below for the collection schedule for each campus. 


NFA Main:

Seniors only return devices to the Eagle’s Nest


NFA North:

Seniors only return devices to Mrs. Holmes in the Library 


NFA West:

Seniors only return devices to the cafeteria


Cap and Gown Distribution

All seniors may pick up their cap and gown on Wednesday, June 21st at the NFA Main Campus Cafe B (Roe Street) as follows: You must have your ID.

Students with the last names:


Cap Decoration 

Graduates will be allowed to decorate their caps for the Class of 2023 NFA Graduation Ceremony.  Please refer to information on the district’s website for guidelines.   If guidelines are not followed, caps may be removed prior to the ceremony and students may graduate without a cap.


Senior Picnic

The Senior Picnic will be held from on Wednesday, June 21st from 11am-2pm at NFA Main Campus back plaza.  


Graduation Tickets

Graduates will receive four (4) outdoor tickets and two (2) indoor tickets for the ceremony which they will obtain when they pick up their cap and gown. 

Auditorium seating is available for an outside ceremony only. Requests for up to two (2) auditorium tickets are available by written request only (email correspondence will NOT be honored). The ceremony will be televised live in the auditorium. These tickets are only honored for auditorium access. Ticket requests must be submitted in writing to Ms. McKnight at NFA Main Campus, Ms. Alvarez at NFA North Campus or Ms. Esposito at NFA West Campus by Tuesday, June 13th. Please include graduates name, ID number and a home/work/cell number.


Handicapped Seating   



Graduation rehearsal


Graduation Evening   

The Academy Field Gates will open at 4:00 PM for guests. The Ceremony begins at 5:30 PM.  Graduates must report to their assigned room  location by 4:30 PM 


Parking:  Parking is available in the following parking lots




Inclement Weather Scenarios

Thursday, June 22nd ceremony

Rain in the morning/Clearing for the evening: 

Rain in the morning/ Rain for the evening:  


Friday, June 23rd ceremony

Rain in the morning/ Clearing for the evening: 

Evening rain: 

            There is a limit of two tickets only. Additional tickets will not be permitted.


Additional Important Information regarding Graduation Day

Live Streaming - All graduation  ceremonies will be live-streamed to the Newburgh Schools YouTube Channel and the NECSD Facebook page.

We are looking forward to a wonderful and momentous graduation on Academy Field.

See you on Academy Field.  Congratulations Class of 2023!




Susan Valentino & Matt Doddo

Newburgh Free Academy Co-Principals

ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Team at communications@necsd.net. We’d love to visit your class or event and/or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district!

Date: 2023-06-14 09:10:43 AM


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