Due to current restrictions preventing mass gatherings, San Angelo ISD is planning two graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 - a virtual ceremony in May and an in-person celebration in June.
Virtual Graduation Ceremony
San Angelo ISD will provide virtual graduation ceremonies for Central and Lake View High Schools and a diploma drive-through pick-up on Saturday, May 30th in lieu of a traditional ceremony. Both virtual graduations will be broadcast on Suddenlink Ch. 4 and live streamed on the internet. After the original broadcasts, the virtual graduations will be available for viewing daily on Channel 4 until June 13, 2020 and on our district social media platforms. Students will be certified as graduates during these ceremonies. Graduates will receive their diplomas in a drive-through event following the conclusion of each virtual ceremony.
Lake View High School Virtual Graduation Broadcast and Diploma Pickup
9:00 am - 11:00 am
- Lake View Virtual Graduation Broadcast will air at 9:00am
- Lake View High School Diploma pick-up will commence immediately following the end of the virtual graduation broadcast. Please come at your leisure.
Central High School Virtual Graduation Broadcast and Diploma Pickup
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
- Central High School Virtual Graduation will air at 11:00am
- Central High School Diploma pick-up will commence immediately following the end of the virtual graduation broadcast. Please come at your leisure.
San Angelo ISD has also secured the weekend of June 26th - 28th for a celebration event that will be very similar to a traditional graduation ceremony with social distancing protocol. During this ceremony, graduates from both high schools will have the opportunity to walk across the stage in cap and gown individually in front of their classmates. More information on our June graduation event is coming soon.
We will continue to update students and parents with more details about these events through our website, social media accounts, SwiftK12, and directly from their high school campus.
Frequently Asked Questions
With graduation quickly approaching, we know that many of you have questions. View answers to some of the most frequently asked questions below.
Upon arriving at the diploma pick-up, all vehicle passengers will be asked a series of questions concerning symptoms for COVID-19 before you are able to continue through.
Will we allow kids/family to ride in the back of a pick-up? What is city rule on riding in a pick-up?
According to Chapter 10, Article 10 of the City of San Angelo Code of Ordinance, it is unlawful for any person to ride in any portion of a vehicle not intended for the use of passengers.
How many can ride in a car with the graduate?
Due to social distancing and TEA guidelines, all cars should have 5 passengers plus the graduate seated on the front passenger side. Please follow all city ordinances concerning passengers in vehicles.
Can families and friends park along the route or in parking lots to cheer graduates?
Due to current TEA guidelines and for the safety of our students, staff, and community, we are not allowing family or friends to park or stand along the route. TEA guidelines state only 1 car per graduate will be allowed through the diploma pick-ups.
Will we allow trailers?
We will not allow cars or trucks pulling trailers through the diploma pick-up.
What kind of vehicles are allowed in the diploma pick-up drive-through?
For the safety of our students and staff, please refrain from driving in any oversized vehicles, including cars pulling trailers, trolleys, livestock, etc.
Will the drive-thru diploma pick-up be filmed or aired live?
We are not filming or live-streaming the diploma pick-up.
Can more than one senior, not related, ride together?
Due to social distancing guidelines, only seniors within the same household may ride in the same vehicle for the diploma pick-up.
If there are two seniors from the same household, can they ride together, if so where do they sit?
If two graduating seniors are in the same household, they may ride in the same car together - each sitting on the passenger side of the vehicle (one in the front and one in the back).
Can families decorate cars?
Car decorations will be allowed as long as they comply with city ordinances. We also encourage families and friends to decorate the route of the drive-through with signs prior to May 30th to show our love and support for the seniors.
Are we allowing cars or bystanders on the pick-up route?
Due to current social distancing guidelines and for the safety of our students, staff, and community, we are not allowing bystanders on the pick-up route. 1 car per graduate will be allowed through the diploma pick-up.
Will there be a DVD made of the Virtual Graduation?
Please email the communications department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What can we do for families without cable or internet to help them view the ceremonies?
If you do not have a cable or internet at home, you may park at any of the elementary or middle schools to access WiFi to watch the graduation videos. If your family also does not have access to a device, please contact your campus to get access to one.