Class of 2021
Commencement ceremony - Friday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. (tentative plans)
The date for this event has not changed, but we continue to plan using the most up-to-date guidance from public health officials. It is
our goal to balance safety with providing as traditional an experience as possible for our students and families.
The following is some preliminary information we hope will help you with your planning.
Graduation (Friday, June 11) Dan Patch Stadium
Our goal is to have as traditional of a graduation ceremony as we can at Dan Patch
Stadium. We are fortunate in that our tradition is to host graduation outside each year
so we feel good about this event. At this time, we are awaiting guidance from the state
as to how many spectators we will be allowed to have in stands. With that in mind we
are looking at two options. Both options would be video live streamed as well.
One Ceremony Option (7PM)
● A traditional format with approximately 700 students on the field (we
already spread students out 6 feet apart).
● We may need to limit spectators due to current restrictions. Our goal is to
allow at least two spectators per student, though this might not be possible
with one ceremony.
Two Ceremonies Option (4:30 & 7:30)
● With this option we would split the class into two groups (about 350
students per ceremony).
● This would allow us to guarantee two spectator tickets per graduate.
Graduation Rain Date (Tuesday, June 15)
In case of rain on June 11, we will reserve June 15 as a backup date instead of moving
the ceremony indoors. Under current restrictions, an indoor ceremony would not be
possible due to current safety requirements.
Optional Distanced Diploma Pick Up (Monday, June 14)
We understand that some graduates may be hesitant or unable to attend an in-person
graduation. For those who want to pick up their diploma in a smaller setting which
allows students to walk across a stage in their cap and gown and take a picture, we will
have that option available. This will be similar to the format we used for graduates last
year, and we will offer this option regardless of the ceremony format.
Please understand that this remains a fluid situation and plans could change as we
continue to follow all MN Dept. of Education and MN Dept. of Health requirements.
Updates will be provided as we learn more details.
The 2021 Senior Lock-In will be held at Valley Fair on Wednesday, June 9, from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
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