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May 20, 2020 - Beginning Our Plans for a Virtual Graduation

This was the May 20, 2020 Graduation Update

Dear High School Parents, Staff and Students,

At the requests of our students, we have been trying to hold off on making any final decisions about graduation until the last possible moment so that we can design an experience that gives them as close to a traditional experience as possible during this unprecedented time. 

At this time the directive from the state is that districts may NOT hold an in-person, ensemble graduation ceremony and that we need to plan for a Virtual Graduation for June 19.

With this directive in mind, we are proceeding with plans to prepare a Virtual Graduation ceremony. We will post further details about this Virtual Graduation and other senior recognitions on our school websites by the end of the day Friday. 

This is not the end of our graduation planning. We are also considering what we can ADD to these virtual graduation plans in the future, but in order to design a program worthy of our amazing students, we have to START NOW on creating our Virtual Graduations ceremony.

This week’s information will include:

  • An overview of our Virtual Graduation plans to date and about how we plan to feature each student in this virtual ceremony.

Other updates will be anchored on this page as it is finalized, including:

  • Information on cap and gown deliveries;
  • Details on yearbook pickup;
  • Details on locker cleanouts; and
  • A running list of any updates or additional features or events as we continue the school year.

As you know, we have incredibly talented digital media experts in our district. We are confident that we can create a moving and meaningful Virtual Graduation Experience that appropriately celebrates the excellence and resilience of this very special Class of 2020.