June 21, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians of 8th Grade Students,

We are excited to hold our annual Moving Up Ceremony with all our 8th graders that have met the requirements to move on to the 9th grade. We are very proud of everything that our 8th Grade students have accomplished despite the unique challenges they faced during their time at TMS. They’ve grown as people and students and they are well prepared for the next steps in their education. To make sure we are celebrating safely, we will adhere to all up-to-date NYS guidelines regarding outdoor gatherings.

Date and Location:

Location: Troy School District Softball Field (behind THS)

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021

Time: A-L – 12:15 p.m., M-Z – 2:15 p.m.

Rain date – June 25, 2021 (A-L @ 9a.m., M-Z @ 11 a.m.)

Student requirements to attend the Moving Up Ceremony:

Passing all core subjects – Math, ELA, Social Studies and Science.


Due to limited space, each student participating in the Moving Up Ceremony will be allocated two guest tickets. Tickets will be distributed to PURPLE students on 6/21 and GOLD students on 6/22 during the school day. Remote students can pick up their tickets on 6/21 or 6/22 from 3:30-4:30 pm in the lobby. Due to COVID restrictions, we cannot offer additional tickets.

Dress code

Please choose dress clothes that reflect the age of the students and the importance of the ceremony in which each student is participating.

● A conservative dress (any color, please NO gowns, dresses with bare backs, midriffs, or tiny spaghetti straps and no fresh flowers).

● A dress shirt with tie or polo shirt and dress pants (jackets are optional)

● For safety reasons, shoes must either have a closed-back or a strap across the back.

● No hats.



Parking will be available in the Troy High parking lots.


The Gates will open 15 minutes in advance of the ceremony. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY. The student moving up, and their two guests, are to arrive together. The seats will be assigned alphabetically by the student’s last name for each student and their two guests. The students’ seats will have their names on them.

***Everyone must remain seated during the entire ceremony. Due to COVID regulations, please do not leave your seat to take pictures.***

Live Stream

The ceremony will be live-streamed on Troy City School District’s YouTube Channel.


At the conclusion of the ceremony, everyone will be dismissed by rows. Please be considerate of the social distancing guidelines. If you would like to take pictures, please do so away from the ceremony location (i.e. in front of TMS or THS).