Senior Announcements

Procedures To Attend Graduation 2021

  • Updated June 24, 2021

Hello Seniors,

Below are instruction for attending Graduation in person or remotely.

Click the button below to view the full details. You will need an HSforCTEA account.


  • May 25, 2021

Hello Seniors,

We will be distributing senior items on Monday, June 21st by appointment only (see attachment for appointments). If you cannot keep the appointment listed, please email Ms. Ortiz directly to set up a new date and time to pick up your items. You may not come at an alternate time on 6/21.

What will you be picking up?

  • Senior apparel

  • Cap and gown, tassel, stole, and diploma case

  • Graduation tickets

  • Honor roll cords (if you are on honor roll)

  • Yearbook & pen (if purchased)

Where will we receive our items?

  • Upon arrival, please form a socially-distant line. Items will be distributed at the back entrance of the auditorium, which is the corner of 104th Street and 95th Avenue.

Can we decorate our graduation caps?

  • Yes, but only school appropriate decorations.

Please note that if you lose your graduation tickets, we will not issue you any replacements. Tickets are extremely limited so keep your tickets in a safe place.

There are no strollers or balloons allowed at the graduation and every human being, regardless of age needs a ticket to enter.

We would like to inform you that our graduation ceremony will be held on the Great Lawn at St. John's University. You will be walking through a lot of grass. Keep this in mind when choosing your footwear. We highly recommend wearing flats for the ceremony.

Please see the attachment for your appointment time.

Mr. Dimella will be sending out a letter soon outlining all the requirements and logistics of our ceremony.

Thank you,

Click the button below to view the appointments list. You will need an HSforCTEA account.

  • May 14, 2021

Dear Class of 2021,

Please accept this notice as your confirmation for the Class of 2021's commencement ceremony! Our event will be taking place.

Seniors, please check your hsforCTEA email for a link to our official graduation attendance form. We are collecting information from those who plan to attend the in-person ceremony. This form must be completed by the student, using your CTEA email address. The deadline to complete the form is Monday, May 24th. If you do not complete the form, tickets will not be available to you. Parents, discuss this with your graduate. Each family will receive 2 tickets. If the situation arises where we can offer each family 1 additional ticket, your child should indicate if your family needs the 3rd ticket or not. If we are able to provide the 3rd ticket, we will email the student directly. Do not include the graduate in this count. Also, we kindly ask that you do not email any staff member regarding additional tickets. We will not be accepting any requests at this time.

If you do not plan on attending in-person, you DO NOT need to complete the form.

We will be in touch soon with all the details regarding the ceremony and also information on senior package distribution.

Thank you all and have a wonderful weekend.

Click the button below to complete the request. As stated above you will need an HSforCTEA account.

Prior Correspondences

  • April 19th, 2021

Dear graduates, parents and family of the class of 2021,

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we take this opportunity to inform you of our plans for an outdoor graduation ceremony for the class of 2021. Our graduation will take place at St. John’s University Queens campus, from 2 pm – 4 pm on June 24, 2021. This event will take place rain or shine.

St. John’s University

80-00 Utopia Parkway

Jamaica, NY 11432

We have secured this venue for up to 1,000 attendees. Currently the CDC allows a maximum of 500 people for outdoor ceremonies (with proof of negative Covid test results) and has not yet issued guidance on outdoor gatherings of 1,000 people. St. John’s staff feels strongly that the CDC will soon lift the current cap of 500 people for outdoor events. (Currently 500 people is the max, which would not be able to accommodate our class of 260 graduates).

Only if the CDC lifts the guidelines to allow a capacity of 1,000 guests outdoors will we have our ceremony.

Click the button below for more information on Graduation, Senior Packages, and Diplomas & Transcripts!

I encourage you to check here often, as we frequently update this website. If you have any questions, check here first, and if you cannot find what you are looking for you can email me. This applies to students as well as parents and guardians. Please adhere to all deadlines, as we will not honor late orders.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me at

Thank you,

Alyce Ortiz

Payroll Secretary | School Treasurer | Senior Activities Coordinator

HS for CTEA 27Q650

94-06 104 Street, Ozone Park, NY 11416

718-846-6280 x. 1181