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Graduation Announcement

Graduation Announcement

New information regarding a drive-through graduation on Sunday, May 17

Dear Parents,

As a result of our current situation, our daily lives and routines continue to experience unexpected change. After much discernment, Saint Xavier has decided to make a change in our previously communicated graduation plans. Because of the uncertainty of being able to have a face-to-face graduation ceremony in August or on any of the dates in the fall, we have chosen to conduct a drive-through graduation on Sunday, May 17, 2020. While I am sure this decision will be met with varied emotions, we felt this was the best decision for our graduates and their families.  

In order to host this event on campus and to create an environment that is safe and complies with social distancing requirements, it is imperative that everyone in attendance follows all directives outlined here.

Drive-Through Graduation Plan 

1.     Logistics

a.     Date:  Sunday, May 17, 2020 (Rain or shine)

b.     Time:  10 am to 2:00 pm (Students will be assigned a specific timeframe to attend the event. You must adhere to your assigned time.

c.      The graduate and his parents are expected to enter campus at the main entrance. Once on campus, all vehicles will be directed to the senior parking lot and required to form a carpool line. We will have St. X staff members available to assist with directions.  

d.     Once the event begins:

i.     Vehicles will be directed to a large tent where only the graduate will exit the vehicle.  

ii.     The graduate will walk under the large tent to receive his diploma case and have his picture taken. (The graduate is expected to be dressed in shirt and tie, clean shaven, and wearing his cap with tassel and gown.)  

iii.     Following the picture, the graduate will receive a copy of the class composite, return to the vehicle, and exit campus.  

2.     Schedule

Below you will find the planned schedule of events along with other pertinent information. The event will be livestreamed for families via the school’s Facebook page.

a.     Graduation Introduction

                                               i.     Opening Prayer  

                                              ii.     Principal’s remarks  

                                             iii.     Student Speaker  

                                             iv.     Alma Mater  

                                              v.     Blessing  

                                             vi.     Video of Faculty/Staff sharing their final message with students

b.     Graduation Drive-Through Ceremony

In order to keep this event on time, safe, and compliant with the executive orders of the governor, we have divided the senior class into eight manageable groups. It is imperative you follow the plan and arrive at your scheduled time. As stated, the graduate will be the only one allowed out of the vehicle.   

 

Group

Students’ Name

Time

1

Ty Albers—Mason Brown

10:00 to 10:30 am

2

Nicholas Brownlee—Cameron Donlon 

10:30 to 11:00 am

3

George Doyle—Colton Happel 

11:00 to 11:30 am

4

   Justin Harden—Ryan Kleine-Kracht 

11:30 to 12:00 pm

5

       Mayon Konijeti—Bryan Monteith 

12:00 to 12:30 pm

6

      Zachary Moore—Dalton Robertson

12:30 to 1:00 pm

7

        Russell Rogers—Trey Sullivan 

1:00 to 1:30 pm

8

       William Sullivan—Jacob Young

1:30 to 2:00 pm

 

3.     Additional information

a.     Diplomas will be mailed to your home.  

b.     A digital link of the photograph will be sent to you at a later date.   

Finally, while we realize this event will be very different, we are happy to have a chance to give the seniors some form of the celebration they have looked forward to, and we sincerely hope that the event is a joyful one that can be shared by the family, either in-person or virtually. Either way, it will be a unique memory shared only by this band of brothers who have weathered a spring unlike any of their predecessors.

Sincerely, 

Francisco M. Espinosa, Jr.

Principal