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Information about 2020 Graduation Ceremonies

Families and Graduates of the Class of 2020!

It is with great excitement that we announce a revised Class of 2020 Commencement schedule! In light of the current pandemic, we have adjusted graduation ceremonies as listed below, with all ceremonies being held locally in our high school stadiums.

Table of 2020 Graduation Ceremonies

Goal:  An in-person graduation ceremony. Schools will allot a small number of tickets due to social distancing requirements. If Governor Brown relaxes social distancing requirements, individual schools may make adjustments to the number of tickets they allot based upon social distancing guidelines and stadium capacity. The graduation event will be live-streamed and available to those who cannot attend in person. We appreciate the students and families who have communicated their overwhelming preference for an in-person ceremony. It is important to our entire school community and we want to celebrate the Class of 2020!  With an in-person ceremony being our goal, we will make decisions around our graduation ceremonies based on the guidelines and directives from the Governor of Oregon.

If Necessary:  A smaller scale ceremony that will only include the graduates. The graduation event will be live-streamed. 

If Required:  A virtual graduation ceremony, including recorded speeches, video slideshow of every graduate, and turning of tassels.

As we move closer to our graduation ceremonies, we will assess the many factors that will go into guiding our decision around the kind of ceremony we can hold. On or about Friday, July 10th, we will decide on which kind of ceremony we will conduct. It is our hope that this timeline will allow time for families to adjust plans, as needed.

Diplomas will be distributed the day of the graduation ceremony, or through the mail shortly thereafter. Student transcripts noting June graduation dates will be available for students upon request. The June graduation dates on transcripts allow for seniors to complete all their necessary requirements for future college and career endeavors.

It is impossible to put into words how we all feel about the Class of 2020.  For a graduating class to lose so much of their senior year has brought us to tears. We want all of you to know how proud we are of all of you.  We want you to know that we will do everything we can to show our love and appreciation for the grace you have exemplified during this difficult time.  We look forward to celebrating all that you have accomplished! 

Sincerely,

Matt Casteel, Aloha High School

Bjorn Paige, Arts & Communication Academy

Andrew Cronk, Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering

Anne Erwin, Beaverton High School

Michael Crandall, Early College High School

Jill O’Neill, International School of Beaverton

Rachel Sip, Merlo Station Campus

Todd Corsetti, Mountainside High School

David Nieslanik, Southridge High School

John Huelskamp, Sunset High School

Matt Pedersen, Westview High School