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C.H. Yoe Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony
05/13/2020

To the Cameron ISD School Community,

Cameron ISD has developed its graduation ceremony plans in accordance with the guidelines and restrictions provided by the Governor of Texas, the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Department of State Health Services and local government and health officials. As a result, the district will take every precaution to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 before, during and after the graduation ceremony of the Class of 2020. If the current climate changes and the Governor of Texas amends his current order, and restricts outdoor in-person graduations, we will postpone our graduation ceremony until a later date. You will receive clear and timely communication in the event there are any changes.

Below are the details of the graduation ceremony of the C.H. Yoe Class of 2020:

Date- Friday, May 29, 2020

Time- 8:00pm

Place- Yoe Field

 

Graduation Details:

  • Each graduating senior will be limited to five (5) tickets for their family or guests. No other guests will be allowed in the stadium.
  • Seniors will enter the stadium, exit the stadium and be seated on Yoe Filed in a manner to practice social distancing.
  • District staff and school board members will be practicing social distancing.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available at all entrances to the stadium.
  • Prior to attending the ceremony, participating students and attending family members and guests will be screened (via questioning) by school system employees for any of the following new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Chills
    • Repeated shaking with chills Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Diarrhea
    • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19 if exposure to the active confirmed case occurred within the last 14 days

Those found with any of these signs or symptoms will be excluded from the ceremony.

 

  • Graduation rehearsals are not permitted and will not take place.
  • Six (6) feet of spacing is required between all participants at all times, with the exception of the family members and guests of the graduates. The five guests of the graduate must sit together in assigned seating area in the bleachers, however, each group, although sitting together must maintain at least six (6) feet from any other family or guest group at all times.
  • Assigned seating areas will be randomly drawn and communicated to families prior to the ceremony. Guests are asked to proceed directly to their assigned seating areas upon arrival. If the family members or guests are young children, they are to remain with their family or guest group at all times, and should not be left unattended.
  • School employees at the ceremony will be limited to the number necessary to logistically support the ceremony.
  • The district is requesting that all participants consider wearing face masks or face coverings when they are within six feet of others that are not a member of that person's household. The graduates will be provided with face masks designed for them by the district.
  • The graduates will exit Yoe Field after the they toss their caps. Families and guests will remain in their assigned seating areas until after the graduates have exited Yoe Field. The families and guests will then be dismissed and can join their graduate in the parking lot. No one will be allowed on Yoe Field after the graduation ceremony.
  • The ceremony will be broadcast via Facebook Live.
  • The music for the ceremony will be pre-recorded, the band will not be in attendance.
  • The use of masks and gloves during the ceremony is precautionary in an effort to protect the health and safety of all participants. The district thoroughly thanks you for your understanding, your willingness to comply and your commitment to provide a wonderful celebratory ceremony for our graduates and their families.

We look forward to the Class of 2020 graduation! This is an excellent class of students and young adults. Their future is very bright. I have been impressed with this class and I cannot wait to see what their futures hold. The district will continue to communicate the latest updates and any necessary information.

Kevin Sprinkles

Superintendent


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