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Graduation 2020 - UPDATED (5/22/20) Victor J. Andrew High school

Friday, June 5th starting 2pm on the campus of Victor J. Andrew High School

PARADE FORMAT -

Staging Location - Prairie View Middle School

Due to the number of graduates wishing to participate, we will have the following schedule with six motorcades. Students will register for their choice of "launch" time in Skyward Arena Scheduling - Student Section (search Nolting). There is a cap of 95 students per launch time, so please have multiple options that work for you. If you do not have a skyward account active, please email smaza@d230.org with ID, First/Last Name, Launch Option 1, 2 & 3 and we will schedule for you and respond via email. Registration is now open!

Launch 1 - 1:25-1:40 arrival at Prairie View / 1:45 launch / 2:00 diploma presentation - 95 open spots

Launch 2 - 2:25-2:40 arrival at Prairie View / 2:45 launch / 3:00 diploma presentation - 95 open spots

Launch 3 - 3:25-3:40 arrival at Prairie View / 3:45 launch / 4:00 diploma presentation - 95 open spots

Launch 4 - 4:25-4:40 arrival at Prairie View / 4:45 launch / 5:00 diploma presentation- 95 open spots

Launch 5 - 5:25-5:40 arrival at Prairie View / 5:45 launch / 6:00 diploma presentation - 95 open spots

Launch 6 - 6:25-6:40 arrival at Prairie View/ 6:45 launch / 7:00 diploma presentation - 95 open spots

All families will have ONE VEHICLE (we will allow longer vehicles, but out of respect for graduates and our aim to keep a ceremony ending prior to 8:30, no RVs, stretch limos, or trucks designed for commercial use - again, this is more about other people and their experience). Students received a car sign at Senior Check Out.

Due to the nature of the event, we cannot allow families to have multiple cars. We have 535 graduates / vehicles included to drive and honor our graduates, we cannot (based on social distancing criteria and community safety) allow a second car.

Extended family are invited to cheer on their graduate at Kiwanis Park (175th Ave) or the park at 92nd Avenue. The route will include 175th street to Cambridge Place to 171st street onto campus.

Graduates will be asked to ride on the passenger side and to wear their cap and gown, plus any cords or other materials they've been provided.

The format will be as follows:

- Students will exit vehicle and lineup in front of the building (lakeside). Again, student must be riding on the passenger side! We will designate a lineup that is socially distanced.

- Families will be following their graduate in their vehicle as they prepare for their name / diploma presentation.

- Students will cross a stage and receive their diploma. As we will be in phase 3, we recommend a mask be worn, but will allow for students to remove their mask while crossing the stage. Parents will be in their vehicle in front of the stage (approx 12 feet) to watch the ceremony. Mr. Nolting will issue diploma cover (in proper PPE). No shaking hands. Professional photographers will take a picture

- Students will exit the stage and walk to a station to receive their diploma. Family vehicle will drive to meet there (about 25 yards from the stage). Students will receive diploma packets and re-enter vehicle (to maintain pacing, no pictures at that station, please).

- Families can leave the campus at that time - their portion of the ceremony is complete!

We ENCOURAGE cars to be decorated AND graduates can message on their caps (this year only). Additionally, our Class Council have provided family message signs at checkout - those signs will be posted on campus during the ceremony. Please return your sign to a drop off bin in the front of the school from 9am - 3pm daily.

Families can bring cameras or video taping devices, but individuals may not leave their vehicle. Noise makers, flowers, balloons, etc are ALLOWED this year. Graduates must wear cap and gown while on stage. At this point, we are unsure if we have video streaming for this event.

A virtual ceremony, including student speeches, school song, and recorded announcement of our graduates will be produced and provided as a commemorative for all parents and graduates. This is being professionally created by JV Studios. Additionally, programs and tickets will be provided for keepsake items.

This is a rain or shine event (except for severe weather). The stage will be moved to a covered area at the front of the campus and umbrella coverage will be provided for graduates.

Credits:

Created with images by Good Free Photos - "A see of college graduates at the commencement ceremony. If you use this photo, please consider crediting https://www.goodfreephotos.com , not required but always appreciated." • Jen Theodore - "Macro shot of teen girl with manicured fingernails holding scrabble letters spelling the word SENIOR in the palms of her cupped hands. This was my first shot during a senior portrait session a few years ago and taken spur of the moment in the parking lot at Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan, Wisconsin." • Ali Abdelbari - "untitled image" • Jasmine Coro - "Congrats!" • Jonathan Daniels - "untitled image" • Yasir Slash - "untitled image"