Vandegrift graduation ceremony Thursday, July 9

From Leander ISD at 5:06 May 1:

2020 Graduation Dates and Possible Scenarios  
Our hearts go out to the class of 2020 and their families, who have watched cherished traditions altered or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Our students’ safety and health is our top priority. After consultation with students and families at all six high schools and guidance from our public health partners, we are moving 2020 graduation ceremonies to July 9–11 at the HEB Center. We feel this plan gives our graduates the best shot at a normal ceremony while giving our schools flexibility to meet the standards set by our local, state, and national public health experts.

Thank you to our high school principals and school families for researching every available option, providing ideas, leading discussions, and developing a plan to best serve students and families during this historic health crisis.

Thursday, July 9 

9 a.m. – noon    CPHS 

1 – 4:00 p.m.     VHS

Friday, July 10

9 a.m. – noon     LHS 

1 – 4:00 p.m.      RHS 

Saturday, July 11

9 a.m. – noon     VRHS 

1 – 4:00 p.m.      GHS 

New Hope High School will have a virtual graduation and graduates will walk with their traditional school in July. 

The graduation ceremony will follow one of the following three scenarios, each of which allows for a different celebration based on guidance from health officials, logistics and our ability to produce both an in-person and virtual experience. We will communicate to families the chosen scenario no later than June 19. Please visit our support site for FAQs about the scenarios. 

Scenario 1: Full ceremony

-Traditional ceremony 
-Full audience
-Live stream

Scenario 2: Limited seating with full ceremony 

-Provide all elements of ceremony
-Set number of tickets and guests 
-Audience seated according to social distancing guidelines
-Live stream

Scenario 3: In-person experience for seniors recorded for full virtual experience

-Shortened ceremony with pre-recorded speeches
-No audience, though parents may watch their senior receive diploma
-All footage captured and produced for post-ceremony video 

We love our students and want nothing more than for our seniors to be together as a class as their journey with us comes to a close. The Class of 2020 will be historic in so many ways, and we salute our seniors’ resolve, resiliency, and loyalty during these challenging times.

Path to Assessment and Graduation 2020  
As students and parents look toward the close of the 2019–20 school year in late May, we want to provide information related to course credit, graduation requirements, state assessment and summer school. Please visit our support site for complete information by grade level. Questions may be directed to your child’s teacher and/or counselor.

Student Materials Pick-up/Drop-off is May 18–22
As we prepare for the end of the 2019–20 school year, we understand students have materials at campuses they need to pick up, and may have items they need to return. As each campus is unique, principals will be creating ways this can be done May 18-22 while strictly following health and safety protocols. At no time will students or parents be allowed to enter a school building. Medicine distribution will continue to be coordinated by the campus nurse.  Please be on the lookout for communications from your campus or visit our support site for more information on pick-up procedures.