Slideshow, Graduation and Parade information

Ignacio School District

Seniors & Families

We are incredibly excited to announce that our graduation proposal has been approved by San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH). We have been waiting for this approval before releasing this information to avoid repetitively changing plans. 

There will be three components of our celebration of the class of 2021. These will include the presentation of the senior slideshow, the graduation ceremony, and the senior parade. Each event is outlined below.

Senior Slideshow

We will be holding a Baccalaureate the evening of Friday May, 21 beginning at 7 p.m. on the football field in order to view the senior slideshow. There will be a large projector screen setup on the field. Seniors may invite up to five guests for this event.

We will enforce social distancing and follow all protocols, including masks, regarding COVID. 

As outlined in the Graduation Ceremony section, families will choose pods (seating areas) beforehand using a Google Survey that will be sent out in the coming weeks. Each pod will be provided with three chairs. Please bring either a blanket or a camp chair for the remaining two members of your group to sit on.

Graduation

The ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 22 at 10 a.m. on the Football field. Guests may begin arriving at 9:15 a.m., no earlier.

Each senior will be limited to five guests. Seniors will pick up five tickets prior to the day of graduation to hand out to their guests. Guests must have a ticket to be admitted to the ceremony. Tickets cannot be reprinted and are non-transferable, so be careful not to lose these.

All guests must adhere to the COVID protocols including wearing a mask at all times on campus and maintaining social distancing.

All guests will sit on the football field facing the bleachers. The stage will be placed on the track. Each family group will be provided with three chairs. You may bring either a blanket or camp chair for the two remaining guests.

Families will sit in the designated circle marked with their name on cones. There will be a survey sent out with a diagram that will allow you to choose your (pod) area in the coming week. This will be a first come first served basis. Bleachers will be reserved for handicapped persons.

Family members may take pictures from their pod area. They may not get up and move around to take pictures. We will have professional photographers taking pictures throughout the entire ceremony including when the seniors walk in and exit. We will send these photos to each family free of charge. All families will have the opportunity to take pictures with their senior when exiting the field.

Senior Parade

Seniors are encouraged to decorate their cars for a parade that will take place immediately following the ceremony. When seniors arrive, we will direct them to park in the vehicle drop off/pick up zone in front of the high school office.

Once the graduation ceremony is over, seniors will be released individually. We will call their name, and at this point, families will join their senior and exit the field. Our photographers will be available to take pictures of families and seniors as they are exiting.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., seniors will return to their cars and begin exiting the high school to drive down Goddard Ave., (Main Street). They may either drive their own cars or ride with their families.

Families may either leave to join the other spectators along Goddard, or they may join their senior in the parade in no more than one additional vehicle.

There will be staff members at all events to help direct you. By following the above guidelines, we will be able to hold a graduation ceremony that is the closest to normal. If the COVID restrictions become more-strict closer to graduation, or if there is rain, we will implement plan B which will be to have a drive-up graduation like last year. There will be a mandatory rehearsal on Wednesday, May 19 at 2:15 p.m. We will be sending out more information on this closer to the date. 

IGNACIO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION INFORMATION

Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2021!

Go to the Ignacio School District Website at www.ignacioschools.org

Click on:

  • Schools Tab (top of page)
    • click High School
  • High School Files (on the right)
    • 1) Graduation Letter 2021
    • 2) Football Field Layout

MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal: May 19, at 2:15 p.m.

Baccalaureate/Senior Slideshow: May 21, at 7 p.m.

Graduation: May 22, at 10 a.m. (Limited to 5 tickets per senior)

Senior Parade: Immediately following Graduation. Downtown, approx. 11:30 a.m.

If you have further questions, please contact the senior sponsors at: agullion@ignacioschools.org or jbassett@ignacioschools.org

All guests must adhere to the COVID protocols including wearing a mask at all times while on campus and maintaining social distancing.

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