- CHS Senior Day
- Class of 2021 Caps/Gowns/Announcements Order Form
- In Person Graduation
- Senior Yard Sign Orders
If you were unable to attend our Senior Day activities on Thursday, April 1st, we will be hosting a makeup day to make sure that students can complete their handprint for the Senior Mural and pick up their cap and gown. The event will take place this Thursday, April 8th beginning at 2pm. The event will be from 2pm-4pm.
Seniors should plan to enter the building through Door #5 (Athletics Doors). They should report to the Cafeteria to complete their commencement ribbon. Students will then transition to the mural outside the school store. After that, Caps and Gowns will be available for pickup.
Students can report any time between 2pm-4pm on April 8th.
Graduates will participate in the following activities:
- Pick up their caps and gowns
- Place their handprints in the senior class mural
- Pay outstanding fines and fees
- Voter registration information
- Senior ribbon decoration
- Sign up for Military Cords - if applicable to the student
- Early graduates can still return textbooks, Chromebooks, musical instruments, library books & materials, art supplies and other classroom kits
- Receive their graduation packet/reminders
To ensure that we complete the process in a safe way, we will have students report on April 1st, 2021 based on assigned sessions. This allows for a limited number of students in one space, ensures social distancing, and we can be efficient with the process. Students should plan to report on their assigned time based on alphabetical last name. See the session times based on alphabetical last name below:
Morning Session: (9:00 - 10:00AM A-D: 108) & (10:00 - 11:00AM E-K: 112)
Afternoon Session: (1:00 - 2:00PM L-R: 118) & (2:00 - 3:00PM S-Z: 111)
Entrance to the building for Seniors: Seniors should plan to report to their assigned session by alphabetical last name (SEE ABOVE). Students should report through the Athletics Door-Door #5. They should report directly to the Fieldhouse. While in the Fieldhouse, students will pick up their cap and gown. Following Cap and Gown pick-up, students will report to the cafeteria via the 400 hallway (senior hall). Once in the cafeteria, students will complete the additional tasks listed above and prepare for their handprint. Students will be dismissed from the cafeteria in groups of ten (10) to complete their handprint. Once they complete their handprint, students should exit through door #5.
Fines and Fees: Students are strongly encouraged to pay any outstanding fines or fees online through Infinite Campus. If needed, fee collectors will be onsite to receive cash or check payments for fines/fees. Outstanding fines and fees can be viewed online and students will receive an update from our business office prior to April 1st, 2021.
Use this link to order: https://www.mwscholastic.
Important Information about Caps and Gowns: ***Please note: Students planning to pick up their caps and gowns on April 1st must have their account balance fully paid. Outstanding payment balances not paid in full by March 24, 2021 will not receive their Cap and Gown on the distribution date - Thursday, April 1st, 2021. All unpaid items will remain at Midwest Scholastic, and once paid will be delivered later in April.
You may pay at mwscholastic.com and click on ‘Pay Invoice’ at the top of the page. If you have ordered a Class Ring, the balance is reflected in the above amount as well.
Any questions regarding your payment? Please email Midwest Scholastic at email@example.com.
Dear Members of the Class of 2021 and Families,
I am pleased to share that this week, the Board of Education gave the high schools approval to plan a face-to-face graduation ceremony with safety protocols! With this announcement, we are able to begin to make plans for what commencement will look like and what parameters and safety protocols will be in place. To help you, I am sharing some questions that I have already been asked and answers, based on what I know at this time.
When and where will commencement take place? Craig will hold its commencement on Thursday, June 3, at 7:00 p.m. at Monterey Stadium. In the event of inclement weather, commencement will be moved to Saturday, June 5, at 11:00 AM at Monterey Stadium. We will not move graduation indoors because we are unable to socially distance in a building with this number of graduates and guests.
What safety measures will be in place? Over the next few weeks we will develop a more solid plan that outlines how graduation will be operated. It is safe to assume that masks will be required of all participants, social distancing will be enforced, we will have a limited number of guests, and graduates and guests will be expected to monitor their health and not attend if they have a fever or COVID symptoms.
Will the commencement ceremony look like it has in past years? While it is too soon to have a solid plan to share, there will be changes. In order to safely distance graduates and guests we will be using a larger portion of the stadium and the layout of graduation will look different. Options being considered include graduates sitting on the football field, changing the location of the stage, or possibly using the home and visitor sections for seating. Things that are typically done during a ceremony such as shaking hands with graduates, walking with a partner for the processional, and gathering in small groups for photographs will most likely not be a part of the ceremony. We know for certain that each graduate will have an opportunity to walk the stage and be recognized individually and as a member of the Class of 2021. More details will be shared as we develop a safe commencement ceremony plan.
Right now COVID numbers in Rock County are low. What if they go up? Will we still have graduation? At this time, Rock County’s active COVID cases and transmission rate are low and have been trending downward. Given this, a face to face modified graduation is possible at this time. The Rock County Health Department makes recommendations based on these trends and the SDJ uses this information to make decisions. It is possible that a face to face commencement could be cancelled if COVID numbers or transmission rates increase.
Will there be a limited number of guests? Yes. We will be issuing a limited number of tickets to each graduate. Currently, the SDJ allows two spectators per athlete at sporting events; graduation may follow a similar guideline. We must first complete calculations to determine how many can be safely socially distanced at Monterey Stadium and will allow as many guests as possible.
If guests are limited, will the event be livestreamed? Yes. The sound company that we normally work with is able to provide this service. Details will be shared well in advance of commencement.
Are seniors required to attend? Each year we have a segment of our student body who chooses not to attend commencement. Those who do not attend June 3rd will be able to pick up their diploma at Craig beginning on Monday, June 7.
Will seniors receive graduation signs? Yes! This was a great way to recognize our graduates in the community last year and we want to do that again. Each senior will have one sign provided and additional signs can be ordered by going to this website.
I am excited about the opportunity to have a live commencement! I will continue to provide updates to you as we develop our plan. Please feel free to contact me if you have additional questions.
Alison Bjoin, Craig Principal
ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF CRAIG CLASS OF 2021 STUDENTS
Craig High School Staff will deliver 1 yard sign to each graduating senior.
The address provided when seniors were contacted by Student Services will be used for this delivery.
If parents/guardians wish to purchase ADDITIONAL signs, you may do so by following the link to the MMPR Store.
Additional signs cost $6.