UPDATED - Class of 2020 Graduation

posted Jun 25, 2020, 7:32 AM by SWR5 Web Sites   [ updated Jul 10, 2020, 6:54 AM ]
The class of 2020 graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 9, at 7:00pm. With the increase of Covid-19 cases locally, graduation will look different than in previous years in order to be as safe as possible and to follow the guidelines of the health department. Please understand that this is not how the district wants to do graduation, but how we must do it in our current situation.

Graduates, please email Mr. Roller at ericroller@swr5.net if you DO NOT plan on attending so that we can better prepare. Also, if you have a family member that needs handicapped seating, please let Mr. Roller know that via email.

The guidelines for graduation are:
  • Graduation will take place in the HS Parking Lot at 7:00pm on Thursday, July 9.
  • Each graduate will be allowed 10 family members. There will be no sharing of that number.
  • PLEASE car pool as much as possible, including graduates riding with their family. This will help conserve parking and allow people to have a better view of the ceremony from setting up lawn chairs around their vehicles.
  • Graduates will have socially distanced seating.
  • Please practice social distancing as much as possible.
  • School policy still applies on hair, piercings, clothes, etc.
  • Graduation will be broadcast live with a link on the school website, www.swr5.net. The link will appear at least 15 minutes prior to graduation starting.
  • Graduates will throw their hats from their socially distanced seat and will be dismissed with their families.
  • Flowers will be provided as in the past, but graduates will hand them to their family members after leaving, not during the ceremony.
  • There will be no congregating in the school or on school grounds.
We know these guidelines aren't what our graduates want or what the district wants. We are sorry. Unfortunately, these are the guidelines we must follow.

Additionally, graduates will be able to access their school issued email accounts until after graduation so they can receive emails from Mr. Roller and/or others.

As the world has shown us, things can change over the next few days. Please be flexible, patient, understanding and kind. It is deeply appreciated.