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San Juan Unified high schools to hold virtual graduation ceremonies

Celebrate the Class of 2020! with caps and diplomas


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After spending the last several weeks gathering input and researching options, San Juan Unified high schools have made the decision to move forward with virtual graduation ceremonies for the graduating Class of 2020. Each school's virtual ceremony will be available for streaming via YouTube on the date and time of the schools’ graduation (see schedule below). Ceremonies will include student and staff speakers as well as a display for each graduating senior.

Making sure that every graduating senior is recognized for their accomplishment is a top priority for each of our high schools. In light of the COVID-19 situation and current social distancing orders, a virtual option for graduation ceremonies ensures the health and safety of our students, families and school communities. The district will continue to monitor health restrictions and guidelines and schools may consider other in-person events later in the calendar year to honor the class of 2020 if circumstances change.

In order to make this year’s virtual ceremonies a success, work must begin soon, including making sure our graduates have items such as caps and gowns, cords, and other items tied to graduation. Each high school will be contacting its seniors in the coming weeks to arrange for item pick-up and provide further details about the preparations necessary to participate in this year’s graduation events. 

We hope that all of our seniors and families will participate to commemorate this important moment in their educational journeys. We also encourage you to share your Class of 2020 photos, videos and memories with us on social media using #SJGrad2020. 

Congratulations again to the graduating Class of 2020 - we look forward to celebrating you!


Graduation schedule:

Thursday, June 4

  • Bella Vista High School, 10 a.m.
  • La Vista, 7 p.m.
  • Mira Loma High School, 7 p.m.

Friday, June 5

  • Casa Roble Fundamental High School, 10 a.m.
  • El Camino Fundamental High School, 7:30 p.m.
  • Encina Preparatory High School, 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 6

  • Del Campo High School, 10 a.m.

Monday, June 8

  • Mesa Verde High School, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 9

  • Meraki High School, 6 p.m.
  • El Sereno & La Entrada High Schools, 7 p.m.
  • Laurel Ruff Transition School, 10 a.m.
  • Rio Americano High School, 6 p.m.
  • San Juan High School, 7 p.m.