Graduation Information & Schedule

Dear WHS Class of 2021 and Families,

 

There is tremendous excitement around the fact that we are able to hold a live, in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021. To ensure that none of our graduates miss out due to COVID exposure in school and subsequent quarantine requirements, we have made the decision—with the support of Superintendent Seegmiller and the district—to move the last day of school for WHS seniors to Friday, May 14. Students may choose to continue to participate in school athletics and activities beyond this date.


Students need to be cautious on activities they choose to participate in after May 14. If an unvaccinated senior is exposed to a COVID-19 individual in any setting, including, but not limited to, school athletics, club athletics, social interactions (parties, etc), employment, etc. then they will need to quarantine based on guidelines. Anyone that needs to quarantine, or tests positive for COVID-19, starting on or after May 14, will not be eligible to attend the graduation ceremony on May 22. We will be shifting all Class of 2021 in-school celebratory activities to May 14.

We are excited to see your graduate walk across the stage on May 22!

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs. Scallon



Here are some important dates and information about graduation for the Class of 2021:

    • September 10 (A Group) or 11 (B Group) - Seniors will receive information from Josten's to be measured for caps and gowns and to learn about other graduation products that they can order.
    • September 15 (B Group) and 17 (A Group)  - Students place orders with Josten's. They will be outside the Activities building from 2 - 4:15 pm. Students who missed these order days can order online at jostens.com.
    • Sunday, November 1  -  CLICK HERE for Senior Baby Ad information
    • Sunday, November 1 -  Senior pictures due. CLICK HERE to submit senior pictures online
    • TBD- Baby pictures for Senior Awards Night are due to the Senior Class sponsors.
    • Friday, April 30 - Seniors will receive cap and gown in advisory class. Graduating Class picture in cap and gown at WHS football stadium. Meeting with the administrators for instructions about the graduation ceremony.
    • Friday, May 14- Last School Day. 
    • Friday, May 14 - MANDATORY graduation practice at 2:30 pm at the WHS football stadium.  Any exceptions must be cleared with Mrs. Scallon ahead of time.  Students who do not attend the practice and have not been excused by Mrs. Scallon will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.
    • Friday, May 14Senior Awards Night at 6 pm in the WHS football stadium. This ceremony has been moved outside to allow family members to attend.
    • Monday, May 17- Last day to get PLATO coursework completed in order to count towards graduation.
    • Wednesday, May 19 -  All fines must be paid and all books and Chromebooks must be returned in order to participate in the graduation ceremonies.
    • Wednesday, May 19 - Baccalaureate Program at 7:00 pm Virtual - Link to follow. Sponsored by the Windsor Ministerial Association.  For more information, please call Pastor Emily Flemming at (970) 686-2368.
    • Saturday, May 22 - Graduation Ceremony at 12:30 pm at The Events Center at the Ranch.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year, a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the graduation ceremony. Parking will be limited, please make arrangements to have one car per family - graduates will need to be dropped off at the Events Center. Seniors must report no later than 11:30 am.
    • Questions should be directed to Jenny Condell, Administrative Secretary by phone at 686-8111, or by email at jenny.condell@weldre4.org.


IMPORTANT REMINDER:

Seniors!  Do not participate in activities that could jeopardize being able to graduate (i.e. NO Senior Pranks, NO camping on the football field, etc.)!

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Graduate Tips for Wearing Your Cap & Gown:

 

  • Cap - Should be worn so that the mortarboard is level, and not cocked to either side or placed on the back of the head.  The crown of the cap should come to approximately 1" above the eyebrows.  The deeper portion of the crown is the back.
  • Gown - Should be pressed and worn with dark shoes.  Women should not wear flowers, pins or other jewelry.  A simple straight dress without a high neckline gives the best results.  Men should wear a dress shirt and tie (optional) that will compliment the gown.  Coats may be left off for comfort.
  • Tassel - Should be worn on the right side before the diploma is conferred.  It is customary to change the tassel from the right to the left side after the diploma is conferred.  Your class officers will direct you when to do this during the ceremony.
picture of gown