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Class of 2021: Graduation Information & More

Update: 4/6/21

Good morning Class of 2021 Hawks families,

I wanted to make sure to pass along to you all some updates with regard to our CPHS Graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 12 2021.

We will have an outdoor stadium graduation. The event will run from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on Saturday, June 12 2021.

This will be an exciting first for our school as we have historically held the graduation ceremony in the main gymnasium. With current COVID guidelines, we believe we can host a safe, memorable, and celebratory event outdoors. The view of the Blue Mountains during a summer time sunset, will hopefully provide a beautiful backdrop for our amazing Seniors. We will plan and anticipate for kind weather.

With our current COVID Phase 3 guidelines, we believe we can invite for each senior graduate roughly between one to six family members to watch. We are still finalizing the logistics but we envision that each graduate will be able to provide between 1-6 tickets for families to be provided designated viewing spots from the Football Field and Track areas. This means that families should plan to bring foldable lawn chairs or picnic blankets to use for their seating. The stadium bleachers will be held for the student graduates seating.

As we get closer to this event, and as details become finalized, I will communicate with the seniors and their families on ticketing information and provide a visual map/layout of the event.

We will also have a live stream of the graduation ceremony for those who cannot attend the ceremony in-person.

I also wanted to share that we are working on celebrating the Class of 2021 through individualized student graduate banners that will be displayed throughout the campus. We do not have a current timeline for when these banners will be up, but our goal is to have these installed for the weeks leading up to our stadium graduation.

Seniors should plan that their last day of academic classes will be Thursday, June 10th, and that we will have our Senior Breakfast and some version of the Senior Walk the morning of Friday, June 11th. Immediately following will be a Graduation Ceremony rehearsal as well.

We are also working with Walla Walla University on a potential Baccalaureate ceremony. I will share those details with you as well as they become available.

Thank you, and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at

Update: 3/11/21

If you could not join us for our Class of 2021 Parent Night Virtual Event, here is a video recording of the meeting.

I plan to send another update in early April, anticipating some guidance from OSPI to high school principals on graduation ceremonies in late March.

We have a Graduation Planning Team who is brainstorming scenarios, but I believe our best bet is to plan for an outdoor ceremony in our stadium, where we can maximize attendance by maintaining distance in an outdoor environment. I will send out confirmation of our plan as it becomes available.

Update: 3/1/21

There will be a Class of 2021 Parents/Guardians Evening Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00pm. Principal Aguilar will share information for seniors and their parents on Graduation plans and status, call for senior party parent committee, and answer any questions you may have.

Zoom Details below:

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Due to the COVID health and safety guidelines, we are unable to provide graduation ceremony details at this time. We can tell you that we will hold our Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 12th 2021. The exact time and location of the ceremony will depend on information the school is given on COVID guidelines in the next few months. As these pieces of information are shared with the school, we will send the Class of 2021 and their families this information as well.

Stay tuned for more information as Graduation details become available!

Senior Class Quote: "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."

-(Christopher Robin) A.A. Milne  

   Class of 2021, College Place High School, Go Hawks!