2021 Graduation Information
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Information Update 2-26-2021
Dear Class of 2021 Families and Students,
Thank you for allowing us the time to learn and grow this year as we determine the impact of COVID-19 on our school day, style of instruction, athletics, and the traditional events that we hold each year. We have remained engaged in a discussion since the beginning of the year about the traditional end-of-year senior events and are now ready to share our plans. I know that there is always a desire from everyone (myself included) to have plans set in stone and a guarantee. Unfortunately, with the ever-changing nature of restrictions and requirements, it is difficult to provide this degree of certainty. Since we have waited a little longer for this announcement, we are able to make better plans that more closely resemble the desires of students and parents as we celebrate our seniors and recognize their accomplishments. It is important to note that we want our seniors to have all the recognition and events they deserve and that we will follow guidelines and restrictions recommended and mandated by the Governor’s office and the Wayne County Health Department, as keeping everyone safe and stopping the spread of COVID-19 remains a priority. With some of the options listed below, we will only use that option if it allows us to honor, recognize, or celebrate the entire group that we have traditionally and will make adjustments to spectators or additional participants if it allows us to keep a more traditional feel. I want to note that I’m extremely grateful to our senior class for their flexibility, creativity, and constant communication as we make these preparations.
Please see below for a list of senior end-of-year activities:
Downriver League Academic Top 10 Breakfast
Plan A: In person; April 23rd , 7:45 am; Crystal Gardens; 2 guests per student.
Plan B: In person; April 23rd, 7:45 am; Crystal Gardens; students only; live stream
Plan C: Virtual celebration, release date TBD
Senior Honors Night
Plan A: In person; May 6th, 6:00 pm; CHS Auditorium; 2 guests per student
Plan B: In person; May 6th, 6:00 pm; CHS Auditorium; students only; live stream
Plan C: Virtual celebration; release date May 13th, 6:00 pm
Senior Decision Day
Plan A: In person; May 7th, 12:30 pm; CHS Auditorium; students only; live stream
Plan B: Virtual celebration; release date May 14th, 12:30 pm
Plan A: In person; May 27th, 6:00-11:00 pm; The Bentley; seniors plus date of their choice
Plan B: In person; May 27th, 6:00 – 11:00 pm; Marauder Stadium; seniors plus date of their choice
Plan C: In person; May 27th, 6:00-11:00 pm; The Bentley; seniors only
Plan D: In person; May 27th, 6:00 – 11:00 pm; Marauder Stadium; seniors only
Senior Last Full Day of School
Only choice: May 21st
Students who have an 83% or higher and 3 or less absences (court, quarantine, funeral, and school related do not count) will not be required to take a final exam
Hours 1, 3, 5: May 24th
Hours 2, 4, 6: May 25th
Cap and Gown pick up, Commencement rehearsal, Senior Breakfast
Plan A: In person; June 2nd, 9:00 am; CHS Auditorium, Marauder Stadium;
Plan B: Senior drive-thru cap and gown pickup; June 2nd, 9:00 am.
Seniors Visit Elementary Schools/Shumate (optional for Seniors)
Plan A: In person; June 2nd, after cap and gown pickup; official times for each building TBD
Plan B: Drive-thru arrangement, date TBD.
Plan A: In person; June 4th, 6:30 pm; Marauder Stadium; # spectator tickets dependent on State of Michigan capacity guidelines; live stream
Plan B: In person; June 4th, 6:30 pm; Lake Erie Metropark (or similar venue); # spectator tickets dependent on State of Michigan park capacity guidelines
Plan C: In person; Date/Time TBD; Marauder Stadium; groups of students graduate at different times
I can’t wait to celebrate our seniors and sincerely hope that we are able to achieve the first plan of each one of these events. We will, as always, continue to share more information as we receive more guidelines from local and state health agencies and as plans become official.
Carlson High School