What a fun evening for our seniors!
In order for your child to attend, we MUST have a permission slip filled out.

You can download and print the permission slip here.

Dear Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2019:

Graduation day is set for Thursday, June 13th, 2019 ! In keeping with a Lyme-Old Lyme tradition, all graduates are invited to attend a Safe Grad Party. THIS WILL BE THE LAST EVENT THAT THE CLASS OF 2019 WILL BE TOGETHER!!

For many years the Lyme-Old Lyme community has provided the LOLHS’s Senior Class with an all-night, substance and alcohol free, activity-packed party on the night of graduation. The Safe Grad Party is a FREE event held in a secret location and is a fun alternative to private parties where drinking and driving might occur. We need your help as a community to keep all of our graduates safe on this memorable night so attendance is strongly recommended.

The Safe Grad Party Committee has partnered with LOLHS leadership and the Board of Education to ensure that we create a safe environment for our graduating children. Due to an unfortunate event that occurred when one of our students was driving home after the Safe Grad party, a strict no-driving policy for students after the Safe Grad party has been established. The Board of Education requires all graduates that participate in the Safe Grad Party will be picked up the next day and signed out by a responsible individual who has not attended the party (e.g. a parent, neighbor or friend). This will prevent the operation of a motor vehicle by graduates who may be suffering from sleep deprivation. Students ARE NOT allowed to drive themselves to or from the Safe Grad Party. Implementation of this policy has been mandated by the Board of Education. 

To enable us to enforce the strict No Student Driving Policy for this event, please follow these student transportation instructions:

  1. Students MUST remain at LOLHS from the start of the graduation ceremony until they depart for the Safe Grad event.  There will be a reception, hosted by the Junior Class immediately following graduation for graduates and families. Then, a dinner buffet for the graduates will be provided and will begin at 7:45 p.m. After which, they will board the busses for the Safe Grad Party. 
  2. Pick up for the partygoers will be on Friday morning between 4:30- 5 a.m. The location for the pick up in the local Old Lyme area will be communicated to you via an email from the Safe Grad Committee by 3 a.m. on Friday, June 14.

To attend the Safe Grad Party, parents/guardians must complete the enclosed Safe Grad Party Permission Form and return it to the LOLHS office no later than Friday, May 31th, 2019. 

We are looking forward to continuing the tradition of the Safe Grad Party for our graduates. We hope that your son/daughter will participate in what is sure to be a memorable evening for all students that attend. Please contact us if you have any questions at tracymcglinchey@comcast.net or betsy_danes@yahoo.com

Sincerely,

Tracy McGlinchey, Betsy Danes and
The 2019 Safe Grad Committee