Operation Graduation Class of 2021
In a typical year, the mission of Operation Graduation is to host an After Ball celebration for the graduating Seniors of Jamesville DeWitt High School. As we all know, this school year is anything but typical. Due to the shifting requirements due to COVID protocols, it was decided that hosting our event at Strike n' Spare was pointless if the kids can't have a Senior Ball. Fortunately, the Administration was very open to allowing a Ball if we could figure out a way to do so safely for our Seniors. As budgets only go so far, it was decided that the Operation Graduation Committee would be better off throwing our time, talents and money to helping our kids have an amazing Senior Ball. This page will try to provide Seniors and their parents with updates on the Senior Ball, keeping in mind that we may change in response to those requirements. Please keep checking this page for updates.
DATE & TIME: Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 7pm - Midnight
LOCATION: JD High School. We've rented a huge party tent and everything we need to throw a great party right on school grounds!
WHO MAY ATTEND: This event is only open to JD Seniors. Guests/Dates outside of the Senior class will not be permitted this year.
ATTIRE: Semi Formal/Formal. We want this to be an affordable event for all of our Seniors so wear what you already own, what you bought for Jr. Prom and didn't get to wear, borrow from a friend, or have fun shopping for something new. Seniors should dress in what makes them feel their best!
COST: Tickets & pre-registration will be required. More information to follow.
COVID PROTOCOLS: Masks will be required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test will be required to attend. We hope that the COVID testing will be held for all Seniors who need it right at the High School a few days before. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Dinner, photos, activities, great prizes and hopefully some dancing. Most of all, an opportunity for all of our Seniors to get to spend an evening together for the first time all year!
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP: To those of you who have already made monetary donations, thank you so much! We will still gratefully accept donations, either by check, Venmo or Paypal. Please see below for donation information.
We will also be looking for food & drink donation information.
If you work someplace that would be willing to make a prize donation that we can give away that evening, please send us an email with the details.
You can also help by encouraging your Senior to attend. We know that this time of year, and this year in particular, some of the kids are just ready to move on from high school. We'd love to get record attendance at this year's Ball so that the kids really get a chance to spend time together.
Since there will be no official After Ball party this year, you can also help by encouraging your Senior to be safe & responsible after they leave the Ball. We want all of our Seniors to get home safely, with nothing but great memories of time spent with classmates and friends.
If you have any questions or donation items, please send us an email at email@example.com