Graduation Update 2020

Graduation Update 2020
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First of all, thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this process as we worked our way through the obstacles as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The plan was to have a traditional graduation at Ratcliffe Field, unfortunately that is not a possibility as a result of the current restrictions in place by the State of Michigan.  The Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony will still take place on Sunday, July 19 at 12 noon, but it will be hosted at South Haven High School in partnership with the services of TPC.   TPC Technologies Inc. is an established event production service that will provide video production, sheltered stage, audio, and two large video screens for drive-in type viewing.      


Important Graduation Dates

July 17 at 12pm    Graduation Practice at SHHS (REQUIRED ATTENDANCE - STUDENTS)

July 19 at 12pm    Graduation Ceremony at SHHS


Graduation Ceremony at South Haven High School 

*The Graduation Ceremony will be hosted live at SHHS and graduates will be able to sit with their fellow classmates and will be able to walk across the stage (facial coverings required).

*Parents and family members will be able to attend and view the live ceremony from the parking lot in their vehicles and can listen to the ceremony on their FM dial.  

*Each student will be allotted two cars to be admitted in the parking lot (car tags will be distributed at graduation practice).

*Parents/Family will use the SE entrance to the parking lot (NW entrance will be barricaded). 

*The parking lots will open at 10:30am for Parent/Family Parking. 

*The Graduation Ceremony will also be live streamed on the SHPS Facebook Page. 
Clarifications/Modifications for Graduation

*Entrance Change to Elkenburg (3 police officers to work the gate)

*SHPD will work the gate on Elkenburg Street

*Staff will direct vehicles to parking locations

*Parking Pass #1 will be placed in Parent Parking Lot and Parking Pass #2 in Parent/Family Parking Lot

*TPC live stream of the Graduation Ceremony via SHPS Facebook Page

*Tune in to FM radio station 89.1 to listen to the Graduation Ceremony

*Geskus Photography will be provided (parents will be able to see the proof before opting to purchase) and since there is video of the event - still pictures can be captured from the video.

Students will be given link at Grad Practice

*Staff Section will be located on East side of the stage


Students must attend Graduation Practice on Friday July 17th at 12pm in order to participate in the Graduation Ceremony on July 19th.  


If a student cannot attend graduation – they are encouraged to have a family member walk in their place (the designated family member must attend the Graduation Practice on Friday, July 17th at noon.  

If a student/family are not planning on attending please email Mr. Williamson ( 

Please be aware that modifications may need to take place based on health and safety guidance from State and local officials.  We will communicate any changes as we receive updated information. 


Ryan Williamson
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