Class of 2021 Year End

Senior Assembly

June 1, 2021

1:00 p.m. in the DHHS Gym

Final Assessments

June 2, 2021 

Assessments for seniors will be given in Career and Technical Education, Art, Music, and World Languages classes on June 2. English, Math, Science, and Social Studies assessments will be given on June 3 and 4. The schedule for these assessments will be posted in classrooms and on the DHHS website.

Class of 2021

Senior Awards Night

June 2, 2021

The annual awards and scholarships presentation will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in the Dining and Assembly Hall. Due to space limitations, only Class of 2021 students are invited to attend. We are in the process of notifying the students, and their parents/guardians who will be receiving awards and/or scholarships at this event. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be livestreamed and recorded.

Obligations and Food Service Balances

June 2, 2021

In order for seniors to receive graduation tickets and their caps and gowns, all financial obligations must be cleared up. This includes such things as lost or damaged texts or Chromebooks, library fines, parking tickets, class dues, and activity fees. If there is a question regarding this, please contact Mrs. Evans in the Main Office at 203.245.6350 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. To check your child's obligations, parents/guardians can log in to Infinite Campus and find this information within the Fees category. Please be advised that diplomas will not be mailed home to seniors with outstanding negative balances on their lunch accounts. If you are not sure of your account balance, visit our District website Food Service Page or go directly to the MyPaymentsPlus website to login to your account. 

Yearbook Distribution

June 2, 2021

2:00 p.m. Dining and Assembly Hall

Senior Awards

June 2, 2021

6:00 p.m. Dining and Assembly Hall

Chromebook Returns

June 4, 2021

Graduating seniors should return their Chromebooks and chargers to the LMC by Friday, June 4th. Please make sure that you leave your device with a staff member – DO NOT leave any equipment in the LMC unattended. If your Chromebook is not properly checked back in, it will be marked as lost and this could impact your ability to collect your cap and gown for graduation.

Senior Prom

June 5, 2021

6:00 p.m. Anthony's Oceanview

Prom Details

Senior Make-up Exams

June 7, 2021

Cap and Gown Distribution/Graduation Name

June 8, 2021

Caps, gowns, and tickets for admission to graduation will be distributed at Daniel Hand to those seniors who have no obligations on June 8 between 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Please note, that seniors who have any obligations will not receive their cap and gown or graduation tickets. At this event, students will also meet briefly with Mr. Bodner and Mrs. Whitcher to ensure the correct pronunciation of their name for the graduation ceremony. Students can also share as to how they would like their name read. For example, "Robert" may prefer "Bobby" or a student may wish to have their middle initial or full middle name read aloud during the ceremony.

Senior Brunch

June 11, 2021

The annual senior brunch is scheduled for June 11 at Woodwinds in Branford from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Seniors will assemble in the Dining and Assembly Hall at 8:15 a.m. prior to boarding the buses. No students are permitted to drive to this event. Upon arrival back at DHHS, students will report to the Madison Green for graduation rehearsal.

Saving your Google Files Before You Graduate

Complete BEFORE September 1, 2021

Class of 2021 - You've done some great work throughout your academic career in the Madison Public Schools - work you should be proud of and that you may want to take with you when you graduate. Because your Google account will be suspended after you graduate, you will not have access to your files. So in order to save your work, you have a couple options.

Instructions to Move Google Files

Graduation Rehearsal

June 11, 2021

Rehearsal is scheduled for Friday, June 11 on the Madison Green at approximately 11:30 a.m.

This is our only rehearsal and is mandatory for all seniors to help ensure a pleasant and meaningful graduation ceremony.


Daniel Hand High School

Commencement Ceremony


Graduation Ceremony Information

Friday, June 11, 2021 6:00 p.m.
Madison Town Green

Graduation will take place on Friday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m. on the lawn of the First Congregational Church. Each student will receive three (3) tickets for seating. These tickets will ensure you have a seat in the gated area. Reserving seats during the afternoon of June 11 is prohibited. Gates will open at 5:15 p.m. Graduates should report to the Green by 5:15 p.m. Special handicapped seating will be available. Please call Mrs. Marino at (203) 245-6350 to make accommodations in advance.

Inclement Weather

In the unfortunate event of thunderstorms, graduation will take place on Saturday, June 12, at 4:00 p.m. If the weather forecast predicts thunderstorms during the evening on June 11 and during the day on June 12, graduation may take place earlier in the afternoon on Friday, June 11. In either case, parents/guardians will be notified by an E-Notify message and an additional notification will be posted on the DHHS website

Video / Livestream

Our TV production students do an outstanding job in recording, editing, and broadcasting the event on local cable television. The event will be livestreamed on the NFHS network (link will be provided) and after the conclusion of the event, broadcasted on local Cable TV.


In addition, Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch will provide professional photography services for each graduate as they receive a diploma. We have found that providing these services for families allows everyone the opportunity to enjoy the event from the audience and minimizes the need to get to the front, which often blocks the view of others. Register to be notified when event images and proofs are available at Simply click on Find your Event, complete the Search Criteria, and enter your information. Complimentary proof sets will be mailed home within 14 business days. You may place an order or obtain answers to questions at or 1-800-426-9533. For your information, as a gift from the Class of 2021, all graduates will be receiving a 5 x 7 photograph from the graduation ceremony.

Nite In Hand

June 12, 2021

Nite-In-Hand is organized and run by a dedicated group of parent/guardian volunteers. The tentative start time is 7:00 p.m. on June 12. This is a community-sponsored party for the graduates. Only those members of the Class of 2021 who graduate may attend.