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Letter #6 to the Class of 2020 - Graduation Details, Chromebook Return, Parade

June 1, 2020 -- Dear Class of 2020,

Commencement is almost here!

We are so very proud of your resiliency and commitment to completing your classwork and preparing for the next steps in your future (college, workforce, and military).

Class of 2020, you FINISHED STRONG! Tiger Nation is proud of each and every one of you!

In this letter are a few last-minute details about graduation. Please see the graduation schedule and plan to arrive at the main entrance parking lot 10 minutes before the graduate is scheduled to be on the stage. Please make certain you are on time so you are respectful of the other graduates and their families. 

When you arrive at the parking lot, school staff will direct you and your family to the auditorium where you will walk across the stage and receive your diploma.

Four family members/guests may accompany you. The number includes children/babies who are being carried. We want to keep everyone safe and comply with the Board of Health approval of our plan, so we must limit the number of guests in the auditorium.

PLEASE NOTE: In order for students to participate in the ceremony, they must meet all graduation requirements.

The Commencement ceremony will be recorded and available on YouTube on or about June 23, 2020.

Seniors may not participate in the graduation ceremony if they have not returned the Chromebook they borrowed from the district. Seniors need to return the Chromebook to Delisle IT (Door #7) on Monday, June 1, 9:00 a.m. - noon or Tuesday, June 2, 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Please check your fees tab on Infinite Campus. All fees must be paid online. If your fees are not paid and you have met your graduation requirements, you will be allowed to participate in the ceremony. However, you will not receive your diploma and your transcript will not be released until your fees are paid.

The Class of 2020 has not been able to have the same experience as other graduating classes due to COVID-19. Therefore, the Administration has approved the senior class request to decorate their caps for the ceremony. However, there are guidelines that must be followed. We have no additional caps to provide if the decorations are not appropriate or if the cap is damaged.
Only the flat, top area of the mortarboard may be decorated. There may be nothing hanging down from any of the sides of the cap.
It cannot contain any advertisement, symbols, abbreviations, initials, words, slogans, patches, or pictures that: refer to drugs or controlled substances, tobacco, alcohol, or weapons, affiliation with gangs, anything of a sexual nature or which threatens the safety and welfare of any person.
It cannot be obscene, profane, vulgar, or lewd.
It cannot include numbers other than the graduation year.
It cannot make noise. No bells, horns, or anything that makes noise.
The administration will reserve the right to disallow anything that is not considered appropriate for the commencement ceremony.

This event is to honor and celebrate the class of 2020, seniors are invited to ride in their vehicles for the parade. The route will follow the same roads as the Homecoming Parade.
Date: Monday, June 22, 2020
Line up time: 5:15 p.m.
Start Time: 6:00 p.m.
Start Location: Fairfax Elementary school - line up on Scarborough
Parade Route: Travel north on Lee Rd. Turn right onto Tullamore Rd. Turn left into municipal lot #5 where the parade will end.

The parade is for the class of 2020 only; parent/guardian may accompany students in cars to assist if driving.
Graduates should wear their cap & gown
Graduates may decorate their cars acknowledging the Class of 2020
Police will block off streets for the parade
Spectators will be able to watch from the sidewalk or the grass area on Lee Rd. between Meadowbrook and Tullamore. Please practice social distancing and wear face masks.

The yearbook should be available by early September. There are many unknowns in the production and printing this year. Students will be notified when the yearbooks are ready for pickup from Heights High. The information will also be posted on the CH-UH website and social media.

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