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Virtual Graduations Offer New Approach to Celebrating Grads Where Families Can Customize the Fanfare at Home per their Individual Customs and Traditions
 

ELK GROVE, Calif. – May 15, 2020 –  The Elk Grove Unified School District announces its virtual graduation ceremony plans for the Class of 2020. Due to the current Sacramento County Public Health Order of social distancing and to avoid scheduling events with large crowds, Elk Grove Unified moved forward with virtual graduation ceremonies to celebrate the District’s more than 4,500 graduates.

In his graduation speech to the graduates, Superintendent Christopher R. Hoffman shared, “Class of 2020…you will always be remembered as one of the most amazing groups of students who witnessed first-hand a global crisis with the threat of the novel coronavirus. We aren’t out of the woods yet, but there is no one I’d rather walk forward with into an uncertain future than the Class of 2020.” 

The virtual graduation ceremonies will be posted online and will take place starting Tuesday, June 2nd through Friday, June 5th. How to access and watch each event will be posted on each school’s websites and the District’s website at least the day prior to the scheduled ceremony. Associate Superintendent for Secondary Schools, Craig Murray added, “I am very pleased with our virtual graduation productions and while we usually record the graduation ceremonies every year, this year’s presentation is very unique.” 

Depending  on the guidance and consultation of county public health and safety experts, Elk Grove Unified still intends to hold an in-person graduation ceremony and continues to plan, examine and discuss multiple scenarios for creating such an event. The District realizes that students and families will want to plan to attend an in-person event and whether the event will be held in June or July remains to be determined.

Recordings of any one of the comprehensive high schools (nine) or alternative high schools (five) graduation ceremonies scheduled from June 2, 2020 to June 5, 2020 are available for purchase. Visit EGUSDGrads.com to complete an order form for a DVD and pay $20.00 (plus a $1.50 shipping and handling fee). Blu-Ray recordings are available at $30 per disc (plus a $1.50 shipping and handling fee). 

Each high school ceremony will be posted on the Elk Grove Unified School District’s YouTube Channel at the designated times listed below. Additionally, all EGUSD graduation ceremonies will air on Comcast Cable Channel 15 or stream online at secctv.org at the times listed below. Each ceremony will be archived on the Elk Grove Unified YouTube channel for on-demand viewing.

 

EGUSD High School Virtual Graduation Schedule:

 

Tuesday

June 2nd

Wednesday,

June 3rd

Thursday,

June 4th

Friday,

June 5th

9:00 AM

 

 

 

Calvine HS

11:00 AM

Valley HS

Sheldon HS

Monterey Trail HS

Rio Cazadero HS

1:00 PM

 

 

 

William Daylor HS

3:00 PM

Elk Grove HS

Florin HS

Cosumnes Oaks HS

Elk Grove Charter

5:00 PM

 

 

 

Las Flores HS

7:00 PM

Laguna Creek HS

Pleasant Grove HS

Franklin HS

 

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.

 

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Eventbrite.

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