Cape High students and families will enjoy the first graduation party and graduation ceremonies live since 2019.
The senior / junior ball is scheduled for Sunday May 23 at the Baywood Clubhouse, using the ballroom and a large tent in the garden to socially distance and allow as many students as possible to attend, said director Nikki Miller.
Miller said Lisa Kammerer of SoDel Concepts, which operates the Clubhouse in Baywood, contacted her in the fall to put a date in the books in case a spring prom was possible.
“As this is a very busy season for Baywood and they are incredibly generous to us, using their facility on a Sunday made the most sense so that they could still have events already planned,” Miller said.
And there will be dancing, says Miller.
“Using Baywood’s COVID plan guidelines and ours, we will allow the dancing,” Miller said. “Of course, we will need our socially distant students, and they will wear their masks at all times.”
The festivities begin at 2:00 p.m. with the walk scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Families will not be allowed to watch the walk in person as in the past, Miller said, but a link to a live stream on YouTube will be available. on capehenlopenschools.com, on Schoology and on district social media accounts
Seniors will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets, set at $ 15 per person, on Monday, May 3, through the PayPams app. Ticket sales will be extended to juniors from May 4 to 7.
Two outdoor graduation events will take place on Tuesday, June 8. The ceremony for students whose last name begins with AK will begin at 4:00 p.m., and for students whose last name begins with LZ, the ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m.
“While we would love to have a degree with all of our graduates together, we recognize the importance of maximizing the number of guests for each graduate,” Miller said. “As we know, the culmination of graduation is something a whole family shares with the student. We’re excited to be able to share with the Class of 2021 in person their accomplishments and can’t wait to see them cross the stage on graduation day!
Each senior receives five guest tickets, and only ticket holders and graduate students will be allowed in the stadium and on school property, Miller said. Details on campus entry and exit, parking and seating will be provided closer to the date, she said.
Both events will be broadcast live and recorded, Miller said, and will also be available on capehenlopenschools.com, Schoology and the district’s social media accounts. In case of rain, the events will take place at the same times on Wednesday June 9. There will be no guest speaker this year, she said.