On Monday, April 20, Governor Mike DeWine closed school buildings for the rest of the school year. Within his message, he also stated to continue social distancing and avoid mass gatherings. We recognize the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our students, especially the Class of 2020. Following Governor DeWine’s announcement, the Ohio Department of Education came out with specific guidelines for graduation. Our administration is working to ensure we follow guidelines and simultaneously create a memorable experience.
We are holding our seniors near and dear to our hearts. Although there is disappointment in not being able to follow our school traditions, our goal is to create a memorable keepsake for them in light of the circumstances. We intend on giving each student in the Class of 2020 an opportunity to be recognized and honored for his/her tremendous accomplishments. Lisbon plans to graduate seniors “individually” on the original graduation date, Sunday May 24. Each senior, along with five family members, will be able to enter the building on this date for his/her individual graduation. Each senior, wearing his/her cap and gown, will be given an opportunity to walk across the stage and receive a diploma. After receiving the diploma, each graduate will have his/her picture taken by Magic Moments. At that time, the graduate and their family will immediately exit the building to allow the next graduate to be recognized.
The entire ceremony will be videotaped, along with speeches and recognitions that are part of our traditional graduation ceremony. Following the ceremony, a DVD will be edited and copied for each graduate to keep. The graduation presentation will also be posted on all our social media platforms and school website for future viewing.
The week of May 18-22, graduates and their families will sign up for their “individual” graduation time slot to come into the building. We know that all of these plans are different than in the past, but we are committed to making graduation special for all of our seniors and showcasing their hard work and accomplishments throughout the past 13 years.
Further Graduation Clarification:
Important Information Regarding Graduation
Those attending graduation are encouraged to wear masks or other forms of facial protection and gloves, but are not required to.
Those attending graduation are asked to monitor their self health, following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention