FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Randy Barber
BVSD Chief Communications Officer
720-561-5823
Randy.Barber@bvsd.org

BVSD Celebrates the Class of 2020
Randy Barber

Graduations delayed by COVID-19 scheduled July 20-25


BOULDER - The Boulder Valley School District will be holding 15 ceremonies over the course of the week to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Class of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the ceremonies for our eleven high schools, which are normally scheduled in May.
 

Monday, July 20
Boulder High School | 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. | Christian Recht Field (Boulder H.S.)
Arapahoe Ridge High School (Drive Through Graduation) | 12:30 p.m. | Arapahoe Ridge High School

 

Tuesday, July 21

Broomfield High School | 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. | Christian Recht Field (Boulder H.S.)

New Vista High School | 6:30 p.m. | Christian Recht Field (Boulder H.S.)

 

Wednesday, July 22
Centaurus High School | 8:30 a.m. | Christian Recht Field (Boulder H.S.)

Peak to Peak Charter School | 5:30 p.m. | Christian Recht Field (Boulder H.S.)

 

Thursday, July 23

Fairview High School | 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. | Christian Recht Field (Boulder H.S.)
Boulder Universal (Virtual Graduation) | Noon

 

Friday, July 24

Monarch High School | 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. | Christian Recht Field (Boulder H.S.)
Boulder Prep Charter School | 5:30 p.m. | Christian Recht Field (Boulder H.S.)

 

Saturday, July 25
Nederland High School | 9:30 a.m. | Nederland Middle-Senior High School Football Field

 

We welcome the media to cover the BVSD’s graduation ceremonies
Members of the media will only be allowed into the event if they show their media credentials. They will need to wear a face mask at all times and keep at least six-feet of social distance from themselves and participants. Please do not attend, if you feel ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19. Finally, you may park in LOT A.

 

Direct any questions to BVSD’s Public Information Officer: Randy Barber 303-507-6694.


Delaying the ceremonies from May to July allowed the situation with COVID-19 to improve significantly. Boulder and Broomfield counties are currently under the Safer at Home plan, which does allow for life-rite ceremonies including graduations. With the additional time, district administration worked closely with our partners in public health to determine safe ways to conduct the commencement exercises. 

BVSD requested and successfully received a variance, which includes the following health precautions:

Ticketed Events
In order to meet current health requirements, each graduation is a ticketed event. It is not open to the general public and graduating seniors had the opportunity to request a ticket for themselves and up to two guests from their household. 

Self Screening
In accordance with state and local orders, all in attendance should do a self-administered health screening before the event (anyone with COVID-related symptoms​should not participate). 

Face Cover
All participants will be required to wear a face cover upon arrival, throughout the course of the ceremony, and upon departure from school grounds. 

Physical distancing
All participants will be required to maintain appropriate physical distance upon arrival, throughout the course of the ceremony, and upon departure from school grounds. 

Seating
Students will enter, sit with and exit immediately after the ceremony with their 2 guests. 

No Congregating
Groups will not be allowed to congregate before or after the ceremony to ensure the health and safety of all attending. 

High Risk Students who are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 or share a household with someone who is at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should consider participating via the live streaming. 

 

A full list of our graduation livestreams is available at: https://www.bvsd.org/calendar/graduation-2020