Creswell High School students will still have an opportunity to walk across the graduation stage and receive their diploma and awards during a staggered three-day long event. Graduation itself will be a recorded virtual event with all the traditional elements on June 5 at 7 p.m.
Based on students’ last names, they will reach out to staff members to schedule a time to show up at the school with their family (up to four additional members) on June 1, 2-7 p.m.; June 2, 2-7 p.m. and June 3, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The staff to contact include: Angela Dennis (A – F) – 541-895-6038; Tristy DuFault (G – L) – 541-895-6025; and Risa Bryant (M – Z) – 541-895-6027. The best times to call are between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. starting on May 11 and must be completed by May 27.
During the walking days, seniors in their cap and gowns will enter through the East Gym Hallway doors to the commons and then walk across the school stage to receive their diplomas. Afterward, any awards can be picked up and there will be two additional photo opportunities. Social distancing protocols will be maintained and masks are not required.
On May 21, graduation materials will be distributed between 1-3 p.m. in the school parking lot. Seniors are asked to bring a copy of how they would like to design their mortar caps to show one of the administrators for approval. Chords will also be distributed at this time.
Senior Awards and scholarships will be held virtually over Zoom on May 28. A link will be sent the night prior through email, and should only be shared with immediate family because the school will have to monitor everyone attending for security reasons. The event will start at 6 p.m.
“We want to thank you as we continue to work on a plan to celebrate this significant moment in your lives,” Principal Adam Watkins said. “We want to recognize and celebrate you best as possible during this crisis.”