CLOVIS (KSMX)- Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Clovis High School made the announcement that graduation will be conducted virtually this year, while carefully observing public health orders.
Per the press release, the final footage of graduation will be released after the June 19 deadline for seniors to meet graduation requirements. A special community airing of the graduation ceremony will take place at multiple locations across the City of Clovis.
Between 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, through Friday, May 29, seniors will be given appointments to go to Clovis High School in staggering numbers and will be individually filmed receiving their diplomas. That footage will then be compiled into a virtual graduation production.
In the coming days, notifications will be communicated via the student’s school email, Skyward Family Access, and to the parent’s email address listed in Skyward of the dates and times, seniors will need to report to the High School.
The administration announced that in order to accomplish a successful ceremony that adheres to public health orders, it is critical that students and family members observe the following requirements when they arrive on campus:
- Family members and others who transport seniors to the school are NOT PERMITTED to exit their vehicles and are required to wait in the parking lot.
- Students are required to wear a mask while on campus or any time they are outside their vehicle. Students will be permitted to remove their mask when being filmed and receiving their diploma.
- No one is permitted to enter any buildings on campus.
- As soon as students have concluded the virtual graduation filming process, they are required to leave campus immediately. The estimated time each student will be on campus is ten (10) minutes.
“With careful planning and cooperation, the District and Clovis High School leadership are confident graduation will be a memorable and celebratory event for our seniors. While all would prefer the tradition of an in-person graduation for the Class of 2020, much care and planning has gone into this strategy to ensure our seniors are celebrated and honored for their achievements and efforts.”
Seniors will also be given a special, early release opportunity to receive yearbooks and school pictures they have purchased. This early release is for seniors only due to the fact they will not be returning in the fall and may relocate for college over the summer.