July 2 update

July 2, 2020

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your support as we revise our plans for Graduation 2020. As I mentioned yesterday, this change was due to the County of San Diego Office of Health & Human Services contacting us to make a change to our planned ceremony. We had been planning to apply the outdoor worship service guidelines to our Graduation ceremony, but they said we must comply to the attached guidelines that are specific to graduation ceremonies. I wanted to follow up some additional information about our upcoming plans.

Here are the updated details for Graduation 2020:

Graduation date will remain next Friday, July 10 at 6:30 PM and will last 1- 1.5 hours.
This will include the traditional graduation ceremony and will still take place on the stage in the Generations parking lot where families will watch from their vehicles.
There will be two large LED screens to view the ceremony from a distance, and it will also be live streamed.
One car per graduate will be allowed, and families will need to remain in their cars at all times. If it is not possible for your family to ride on one car, please respond to this email with your request, and we will do our best to make special arrangements. Please be aware that our number of parking spaces in front of the stage are limited.
Students will come up on the stage in groups of 10 to accept their diplomas, and get their pictures taken. Students will need to wear masks at all times, but can take it off for pictures.
Students will go back to their family cars after they exit the stage.
Gathering on campus before, during or after the ceremony will not be allowed.

When: July 10 at 6:30 PM

Where: 2100 Greenfield Dr. El Cajon, CA 92020. Please enter at the front gate to check in with your graduate and immediate family in the car.

Will graduates be accepting your diplomas on stage? Yes, grads will be called to the stage in alphabetical groups of 10, to accept their diplomas in a non-contact format.

Will students needs to ride with their families? Yes! When entering the parking lot families will be greeted and graduates will need to be in the car. We have limited seating so If students is not in the car, and arrangements have not been made in advance, you will not be able to park in the lot in front of the stage.

How will you know my student has arrived? Please write your senior’s last name on a piece of paper and place it on your dashboard before you enter. This will help us to know who is in attendance.

Can I bring my extended family? Unfortunately only immediate family can attend, and we can only accommodate 1 car per student. If it is not possible for your family to ride on one car, please email your request to kathy.alesi@christianunified.org.

Are there restrictions on vehicles? Most cars and trucks are acceptable. No motorhomes or oversized vehicles please. Larger trucks and vans may be placed in the back row so visibility for others is not affected.

Can graduates wear leis? Yes, they are welcome to wear Leis!

How will families take photos if they have to stay in their cars? A photographer has been hired to take Graduation photos of each graduate, and they will be sent to your family free of charge after the ceremony.
Attached you will find the County of San Diego Office of Health and Human Services “Drive-In or Drive-Thru Protocol for Commencement Ceremonies.” We appreciate your support and adherence to these guidelines. I am looking forward to celebrating this memorable day with you and your graduates!
Thank you for your support and partnership,
With Gratitude,
Susan Lanz
Christian Junior/Senior HIgh

Family Statement of Faith

  • The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant, plenary, and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.  For purposes of CUSSD’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, Shadow Mountain Community Church is CUSSD’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through the shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection on the third day, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and In His personal pre-millennial return to rapture His Church before the Tribulation and His glorious appearing to set up His Millennial Kingdom.   
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith, apart from works by the merit of the shed blood of Christ, and that the born-again believer is eternally secure in Christ.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer.
  • We believe life begins at conception.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning; the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25.)  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4.)  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that the Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior. The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, gender identity issues or other deviations from Biblical principles is a sin that is offensive to God (Matt. 5:18-19; I Cor. 6: 9-10, 19-20; Eph. 5:3-5; 1 Thess. 4:3-8).


We expect our students to be:

Influential Christians who:

  • Accept the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
  • Apply Biblical principles as the foundation for moral and spiritual living.
  • Develop and maintain an informed Biblical worldview that shapes their lifestyle choices.
  • Demonstrate God’s love through acts of service and sharing the gospel.

Investigative Learners who:

  • Master a body of knowledge, vocabulary, and skills.
  • Understand, analyze, and order relationships among facts.
  • Assess their needs and apply appropriate strategies to learn concepts and skills.
  • Actively use the tools of learning throughout their lifetime.

Perceptive Thinkers who:

  • Identify, analyze, discriminate, prioritize, and apply information.
  • Have the ability to solve problems by thinking independently and logically.
  • Make responsible and well-reasoned decisions.
  • Actively seek and apply absolute truths.

Effective Communicators who:

  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately understand, interpret, and exchange information.
  • Communicate with eloquence, creativity, and persuasion in writing and in speech.
  • Develop and utilize artistic expression.
  • Proclaim and defend the gospel with wisdom, wit and respect.

Quality Producers who:

  • Demonstrate a growing knowledge of curriculum.
  • Develop their God-given talents and abilities.
  • Display standards of excellence in all pursuits.
  • Work well with others toward a common goal.

Responsible Citizens who:

  • Respect and submit to authority.
  • Actively protect and promote freedom and democracy.
  • Enjoy God’s creation and live as good stewards within it.
  • Recognize and contribute to meeting the needs of others.    

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