2020 Graduation Guidelines for Seniors

  • 2020 Seniors Graduation Attendance and Participation Guidelines

    • Participation in your graduation ceremony is voluntary.
    • The following health and safety guidelines must be observed at all times:
    • Tickets will be available for pickup on the day of graduation (5/29/2020) from 8 AM - 1 PM only @ Edge Middle School (front driveway). Each senior, or a member of their family, must pick up their own ticket. Senior’s name should be easily visible on the passenger side dash and a staff member will deliver the ticket to the vehicle.
    • All graduates and staff are required to wear the face-covering provided by CHS during the entire ceremony. Graduates may lower their masks for the official graduation photograph after leaving the stage. 
    • Attire: Because this will be an outdoor ceremony, we’ve amended the dress requirements for 2020 to “Sunday Best"
      • Ladies:  Dress or dress pants, blouse, and flat-soled shoes
      • Gentlemen:  Slacks, shirt and tie, and dress shoes or cowboy boots
      • Note: No heels of any kind, including wedges, may be worn for safety reasons on the football field. Flat soled shoes only.
    • Caps can be decorated but must meet the 75/25 rule and be pre-approved (deadline for approval is 5/22/2020). Please send a picture of your cap to melissa.crabtree@communityisd.org for review and approval.
    • All graduates will park in the visitors' parking lot. If possible, seniors should drive themselves to graduation. Do not carpool with other seniors. If you are being dropped off, your ride will be allowed to drive to the visitors' side parking lot next to the tennis courts, but only graduates may park in this lot.
    • When you arrive, you must wait in your car for your temperature to be taken or until a CISD staff member instructs you to report to the tennis courts
    • Go to the bathroom before you leave your house. Restrooms will be available for emergency use ONLY and only one person is allowed in the restroom at a time. CDC guidelines dictate that restrooms must be cleaned after each use. We realize that this may be inconvenient, but the safety of our guests is the first priority.  Please plan accordingly.
    • No Food or Drinks allowed in the stadium or on the tennis court
    • In the event weather-related conditions make it unsafe to conduct the ceremony on Friday evening, the Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony will be postponed until Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at 10 AM, Community High School, Braves Stadium. Announcements about any changes or delays will be communicated via Blackboard messaging, text alert, and posted on the CHS website, Facebook, and Twitter.
    • The graduation ceremony will be live-streamed online. CHS will provide the links to the live-stream and the full graduation video will also be available online after the event.
    • As issues surrounding COVID-19 remain fluid, CISD will continue to monitor the situation and follow all state and county guidelines for any possible changes to the graduation ceremonies.
    • Seniors, we know you are going to be excited to see your classmates and teachers. It is very important that you maintain a safe social distance (6 feet) and refrain from hugging or grouping together for photos.

    HEALTH SCREENING

    Do you have any of the following new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19? cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills or repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit, or known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 if exposure to the active confirmed case occurred within the last 14 days

    Regrettably, if you answered yes to any of the above for the safety of everyone, you may not enter the graduation event.


    Política de asistencia y participación en la graduación para estudiantes de último año (Seniors)

    • La participación en su ceremonia de graduación es voluntarily.
    • Deben observarse las siguientes pautas de salud y seguridad en todo moment:
    • Los boletos estarán disponibles para ser recogidos el día de graduación (29/05/2020) de 8 AM a 1 PM solo en la Escuela Secundaria Edge (entrada delantera). Cada estudiante de gradación, o un miembro de su familia, debe recoger su propio boleto. El nombre del  estudiante debe ser fácilmente visible en el tablero del lado del pasajero y un miembro del personal entregará el boleto al vehículo.
    • Se requiere que todos los graduados y el personal usen una máscara / cubierta facial en todo momento. Se proporcionarán cubiertas faciales al personal y a las personas mayores cuando lleguen. Los graduados pueden bajar su máscara para la fotografía oficial de graduación después de salir del scenario.
    • Atuendo: Debido a que esta será una ceremonia al aire libre, hemos modificado los requisitos de vestimenta para 2020 a "Sunday Best".
      • Damas: vestido o pantalón de vestir, blusa y zapatos de suela plans
      • Señores: pantalones, camisa y corbata, y zapatos de vestir o botas vaqueras.
      • Calzado: No se pueden usar tacones de ningún tipo, incluidas las cuñas, por razones de seguridad en el campo de fútbol. Zapatos con suela plana solamente.
    • Calzado: No se pueden usar tacones de ningún tipo, incluidas las cuñas, por razones de seguridad en el campo de fútbol. Zapatos con suela plana solamente.
    • Las gorras se pueden decorar, pero deben cumplir con la regla 75/25 y deben ser aprobadas previamente (la fecha límite para la aprobación es el 22/05/2020). Envíe una foto de su gorra a melissa.crabtree@communityisd.org   para su revisión y aprobación.
    • Todos los graduados estacionarán en el estacionamiento de visitantes. Si es posible, las personas mayores deben conducirse a la graduación. No compartir el viaje con otras personas mayores. Si lo dejan, se le permitirá conducir hasta el estacionamiento del lado de los visitantes al lado de las canchas de tenis, pero solo los graduados pueden estacionarse en este lote.
    • Cuando llegue, debe esperar en su automóvil a que le tomen la temperatura o hasta que un miembro del personal de CISD le indique que se reporte a las canchas de tenis.
    • Ve al baño antes de salir de tu casa. Los baños estarán disponibles SOLO para uso de emergencia y solo se permite una persona en el baño a la vez. Las pautas de los CDC dictan que los baños deben limpiarse después de cada uso. Somos conscientes de que esto puede ser inconveniente, pero la seguridad de nuestros huéspedes es la primera prioridad. Por favor planifique en consecuencia.
    • No se permiten alimentos ni bebidas en el estadio o en la cancha de tennis.
    • En caso de mal tiempo, la Ceremonia de Graduación de la Clase 2020 se pospondrá hasta el sábado 30 de mayo de 2020 a las 10 AM, Community High School, Braves Stadium, si el clima lo permite. (en caso de que los dos horarios de la ceremonia programada se cancelen debido al mal tiempo, no habrá una ceremonia de graduación en persona)
    • Como los problemas relacionados con COVID-19 siguen siendo fluidos, CISD continuará monitoreando la situación y siguiendo todas las pautas estatales y del condado para cualquier posible cambio en las ceremonias de graduación.
    • Personas de la tercera edad, sabemos que estará emocionado de ver a sus compañeros de clase y maestros. Es muy importante que mantenga una distancia social segura (6 pies) y se abstenga de abrazarse o agruparse para tomar fotos.

    EXÁMENES DE SALUD

    ¿Tiene alguno de los siguientes signos o síntomas nuevos o que empeoran de un posible COVID-19?

    tos, dificultad para respirar o dificultad para respirar, escalofríos o temblores repetidos con escalofríos, dolor muscular, dolor de cabeza, dolor de garganta, pérdida del gusto u olfato, diarrea, sensación de fiebre o una temperatura medida mayor o igual a 100.0 grados Fahrenheit, o se conoce cerca contacto con una persona confirmada por laboratorio para tener COVID-19 si la exposición al caso activo confirmado ocurrió dentro de los últimos 14 días

    Lamentablemente, si respondió afirmativamente a cualquiera de las preguntas anteriores para la seguridad de todos, no puede ingresar al evento de graduación.

Graduation Student Expectations

  • The following guidelines and procedures are part of the graduation contract signed by each senior and their parents:

    A student’s graduation ceremony is a time to honor academic achievement. Students and family look forward to the culmination of years of hard work in a formal ceremony in which everyone may enjoy and celebrate. The commencement program for the District shall be conducted according to the following guidelines:

    1. Participation in a commencement program shall be voluntary. Students must sign the Commencement Participation Commitment Contract. To participate, a student must meet all state and local graduation requirements.

    2. Misconduct, distractions, defiance of commencement procedures, and/or lack of compliance with dress requirements shall not be allowed. Walking the stage is a privilege not a right.

    3. Approval for graduation cap designs will only be given consideration for College, Trade School and Military. The deadline for graduation cap designs to be submitted for approval is May 18th.

    4. Students shall comply with the commencement dress code. The dress code for the boys is as follows: dress slacks with a white shirt and tie, dress shoes or boots ­ no athletic shoes or sandals, facial hair must be neatlytrimmed. facial piercings are not allowed. (nose, eyebrow, lip, etc.) The dress code for the girls is as follows: dress, skirt or dress slacks, dress shoes ­no athletic shoes. Facial piercings are not allowed. (nose, eyebrow, lip, etc.)

    Inspection shall be conducted before the processional. Those students in violation shall be summarily removed from the program participation. All policies relating to student conduct that are applicable in the school shall remain in force until the end of all commencement activities.

    The school may hold a student's diploma and require the student to complete community service hours for misbehavior at the commencement ceremony before the diploma is given to the student.

    A student is not required to participate in the commencement program in order to receive the diploma.

    CLICK HERE to download the graduation contract.

Cap Designs

  • The deadline for graduation cap designs to be submitted for approval is Friday, May 18, 2018. Please note that the largest and most visible portion of the cap design must be dedicated to the graduate's college/university, trade school or military branch. Other appropriate personalizations and sentiments may be included along the edges or on the corners of the cap, as long as the largest portion of the cap design is dedicated to celebrating the next academic institution or military branch destination for the graduate.