2020 Graduation Ceremony

published May 18, 2020

GRADUATION 2020

 

Update on May 19, 2020: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health situation, the Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony is being postponed until July 26.  The event is planned for 1:30 at the Tyson Event Center.  However, as we have seen in recent weeks, circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly changing, and we will continue to monitor the situation.  If necessary, plans to cancel the ceremony will be communicated by Friday, July 10, 2020.  

 

Due to the flexibility in dates and the fluidity of the public health situation, the venue for the ceremony may be different than the Tyson Event Center.  If an alternate venue is necessary, please understand that seating and attendance may be limited.

 

Please know we understand and value the importance of this milestone for our students and their families; we will continue to do all that we can to make it a reality while prioritizing the health and safety of all involved.


As we continue to navigate our current closure guidelines, questions regarding prom and graduation continually come up as top-of-mind discussion points.  We understand the importance of these events in the lives of our students and want to assure you that the conversations we are having about our ability to continue them as planned are not being taken lightly.

 

PROM

 

Per the current Directive Health Measure from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited until at least April 30th.  Given that our prom date of April 25th falls prior to that deadline, high school and district administrators agree that the necessary course of action is to cancel prom.  We understand the disappointment this will cause for our students and all those who have worked tirelessly to plan this special event.  However, we must remember that this is in the best interest of protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, families, and our community at large.  We sincerely appreciate the efforts of all who have dedicated their time, talent, and treasure to planning for prom, especially the Junior Class Officers and parents of the Post Prom Committee.



GRADUATION 

UPDATE on April 2, 2020:  Last night (April 1, 2020), Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts issued a directed health measure “all schools to operate without students in their buildings until May 31, 2020. Extracurricular activities are also canceled statewide."

With this new information, we are going to follow our previously communicated plan to move to our next option of High School Graduation on June 14, 2020.

As communicated on March 27, 2020: At this time, plans for our Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony remain as previously scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the Tyson Event Center.  However, as we have seen in recent weeks, circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly changing, and we need to remain flexible. Knowing that, we are committing to the following responses:

  • If required, plans to reschedule the ceremony for Sunday, June 14, 2020 will be communicated by Friday, May 1, 2020.
  • If further required, plans to reschedule the ceremony for Sunday, July 26, 2020 will be communicated by Monday, June 1, 2020.
  • If further required, plans to cancel the ceremony will be communicated by Friday, July 10, 2020. 

Due to the flexibility in dates and the fluidity of the public health situation, the venue for the ceremony may be different than the Tyson Event Center.  If an alternate venue is necessary, please understand that seating and attendance may be limited.

Please know, we understand and value the importance of this milestone for our students and their families, and we will continue to do all that we can to make it a reality while prioritizing the health and safety of all involved.