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Graduation Celebrations: Honoring the Class of 2021

4J high schools will hold both virtual and in-person graduation ceremonies

Cue up “Pomp and Circumstance”—on repeat. Due to COVID restrictions, 4J high schools can’t hold traditional indoor, in-person commencement ceremonies for all graduating seniors at the same time. Instead, high schools will hold multiple ceremonies online and outdoors.

Every high school will hold a virtual graduation ceremony honoring all graduating seniors at the school. The virtual graduation ceremonies will be live streamed on Thursday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. The IHS graduation ceremony will be live streamed after the comprehensive high schools. There is no limit on spectators, and families and friends can watch from any location.

To honor our students’ and families’ wishes to have a safe and in-person graduation during the pandemic, high schools also will hold in-person commencement events for students who choose to participate.

Larger high schools will hold multiple events to comply with limits on the number of participants. The four comprehensive high schools (Churchill, North Eugene, Sheldon and South Eugene) will each hold two ceremonies on the same night, each with half of the graduating senior class.    

In-person graduation ceremonies will be held on the following dates:

Eugene International High School Friday, June 11, 7:00 Sheldon stadium
North Eugene High School Saturday, June 12, 2:00 & 4:00 North Eugene Swede Johnson Stadium
South Eugene High School Monday, June 14, 5:30 & 7:30 South Eugene stadium
ECCO Tuesday, June 15, 7:00 Arts & Technology Academy turf field
Sheldon High School Wednesday, June 16, 5:30 & 7:30 Sheldon stadium
Churchill High School Thursday, June 17, 5:30 & 7:30 Churchill stadium

The number of spectators will depend on Lane County’s risk level at the time of the event:

Extreme Risk Members of the graduating class only (no on-site spectators)
High or Moderate Risk Each graduate will receive two tickets for guests
All Risk Levels Graduations will be live streamed for an unlimited number of viewers

All of the events will be outside, rain or shine. All participants and spectators must wear face coverings consistently and correctly, and must maintain 6 feet of physical distance from people not in their immediate household. Staff, students and families are encouraged but not required to be vaccinated.

High schools will communicate to seniors and families about graduation event plans and how students will be scheduled to participate. The link to the live broadcast will be posted on school websites and shared to families before the event.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

 

Learn More:

Signs of Success: Celebrating Seniors
Virtual Graduation Stream Links (coming soon)
On-Site Graduation Stream Links (coming soon)

4J COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
Wear Your Face Covering
Keep Your Distance
4J Health & Safety Protocols

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