July 2, 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.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,
Christian Junior/Senior HIgh