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Graduation 2020

Countdown to Graduation

Graduation is a very important milestone that marks the end of 13 years of education. Here at Channel Islands High School, we recognize the remarkable achievements of our students and make a mission of giving this achievement the greatest fanfare that we can muster. The unique challenges presented to this graduating class have not caused us to waver in that mission. The Raider family, instead, pushes forth with creativity, hope, diligence, and most importantly love.

To the Graduating Class of 2020, congratulations on the hard work and perseverance that have brought you here. We will celebrate you in as many ways as we can.

Each member of the Senior class will receive a lawn sign declaring them a graduate of Channel Islands High School. Students may place them out on the lawn, in a window, to decorate their car.

These lawn signs were distributed in Early May but anyone who has not picked one up and wishes to do so may come to campus during working hours on Wednesdays and request one from the front office staff.

The 2020 Channel Islands Graduation will, in part, constitute a video montage of Senior pictures with information about student accomplishments (see To-Do list below); speeches by our valedictorians, student leaders, and Mr. Adams; and video of the presentation of colors and the alma mater.  This video will be released to be viewed by our Raider family on Graduation Day, June 16th on the school’s Facebook page and website. 

To further complete the graduation experience, on June 3rd-5th, we will be inviting graduates and their families to a photo session on the actual, fully-decorated graduation stage set up in the gym. Students will have their name read by counselors, walk the stage in their cap and gown, and receive their diploma. Parents can hand their student their diploma on stage, and students can decorate their caps. Professional photos will be taken of graduates on the stage, and each student will receive a free 8×10 copy of their picture on the stage. Further professional picture packages can be bought on site from Oscar’s Photography. There is no obligation to purchase photos at that time. 

Note: Students will receive their diploma cover this day. The actual diploma will be issued on June 16 to all seniors who complete the requirements to graduate from high school. Participation in this event is open to all seniors but participation does not mean the student has completed their graduation requirements.

Dress: Graduates should dress in cap and gown, wearing their stole and any honor cords. If a student did not order a cap and gown, they can dress to impress and still participate in the photo shoot. Family members participating in the photo shoot should dress as they would during their student’s graduation ceremony.

Safety and Social Distancing

There will be a waiting area outside the gym which will keep families 6 feet from each other. Families must stay within the marked waiting spots and will move toward the gym. Please wear masks in consideration of other families. 

Family members will enter and move through the gym on the left. Graduates will enter and move through the gym on the right. Only 8 graduates and their 4 family members will be in the gym at any time. 

Families will exit through the back of the gym.

Appointed Times

To help prevent long wait times and mass gatherings, we have created suggested time frames. Find your time below. If a date and time does not work for a family, we will photograph a graduate when they arrive. No one may arrive after 7:55 pm.

June 3

3 – 3:25

Aaron – Alonzo

3:30 – 3:55

Alvarado- Ayuyao

4 – 4:25

Bactad – Bernal Ponce

4:30- 4:55

Berrelleza – Cayetano

5 – 5:25

Cazares – Costilla

6:00 – 6:25

Covarrubias – Escutia

6:30 – 6:55

Esparza – Flores

7:00 – 7:25

Fonseca – Garibay

7:30 – 7:55

Buffer time for waiting families

 

June 4

3 – 3:25

Garnica – Grasida

3:30 – 3:55

Guerrero – Hernandez Torres

4 – 4:25

Herrera – Lacambacal

4:30- 4:55

Laderas – Lopez Ortiz

5 – 5:25

Lozano – Marcial

6:00 – 6:25

Marin – Medina

6:30 – 6:55

Melena – Mosqueda

7:00 – 7:25

Munoz – Orozco

7:30 – 7:55

Buffer time for waiting families

 

June 5

3 – 3:25

Ortega – Perez

3:30 – 3:55

Pimenta – Ramirez Ortiz

4 – 4:25

Ramos – Rivera Duran

4:30- 4:55

Robles – Roper

5 – 5:25

Roque – San Diego

6:00 – 6:25

Sanchez – Solorio

6:30 – 6:55

Soria – Valerio

7:00 – 7:25

Vallejo – Zuniga

7:30 – 7:55

Buffer time for waiting families

The culmination of a student’s high school career is the receipt of a diploma, qualifying them for the topmost opportunities of adult life.

Diplomas will be distributed on Graduation day June 16 at the start of the Graduation Parade. Appointment times will be sent out prior. Students’ diplomas will be held until all debt is cleared. Non-graduates will be notified prior to this.

On June 16th tentatively from 2-4 PM, we will hold a parade of our graduates. Students can arrive in their gowns, decorate their cars, and wave majestically to all onlookers as they drive a pre-determined path around the campus (and maybe the local neighborhood once we set parameters with the city).

Students will arrive by car coming in on Dallas Dr coming eastbound off of Channel Islands BLVD.  Entering the campus, staff will be lined up along the fence to cheer and their diploma will be available as the students drive down to the front office and gym. From here, students will drive a pre-determined route.

1 Graduate per car, with ID. Decisions have not yet been made about allowing parking on campus or along Raider Way, but parking will be first come, first serve.

Further details will be revealed while we work with the City of Oxnard to devise the best implementation concerning public health.

Senior To-Do List

All seniors need to fill out the following form if they want to have specific information about their activities and future plans included in the Virtual Graduation montage. Form

Senior Check Out will occur June 8 and 9.

Students should meet at the gym starting at 9 AM, respecting social distancing of course.

June 8: Last names starting with A – L

June 9: Last names starting with M – Z

During their appointed time, seniors will

  • return their books,
  • clean out their locker,
  • pay their debts,
  • return or buy their Chromebook.

Students should bring their books, money, Chromebook and charger, and $5 if they plan to buy their Chromebook.

Failing to do a checkout will lead to a hold on the diploma.

In order to make sure you get your cap and gown in time for graduation, orders must be made before May 8.

Cap, Gown, Customized Stole, Tassel – $50 

Place orders using the following link:  https://bit.ly/RaiderGradGear

Jostens has arranged a wonderful program that allows graduates to borrow graduation cap, gown, stole and tassel instead of purchasing one!

To borrow a graduation cap & gown: Call 1-800-567-8367 and speak to a representative to make the arrangements (Spanish speaking employees are available by phone). 
Or email: jeff.zavala@jostens.com
Please tell them graduate’s name, school name, Student ID, height and weight for the correct size gown.

In order to receive your cap and gown in time for graduation, you must order them by May 8th.

Please Note: Students who are borrowing a cap/gown/stole/tassel MAY NOT DECORATE THEIR CAPS. The decorations will damage the cap. Caps are not sold separately. If students want to decorate your cap they MUST purchase your graduation gear.

If a family has already purchased graduation gear and wants to return them – students must bring all four items to CIHS the day after graduation to pick up their diploma. They must turn in all four items, clean and undamaged. A voucher will be given to them and a reimbursement check will be mailed over the summer.

Have you spoken to your teachers?
The last day of Distance Learning classes is June 5th. If you are not on track to pass a class, make sure that you have communicated with your teacher about what you could possibly do.
Plan to buy your Chromebook?
Bring in $5 on checkout day and make sure you have filled in the appropriate form
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