iGrad Graduation Ceremony Information
2021 Graduation Update: February 5, 2021
Graduation time is near and excitement looms around the corner! We are excited to announce Commencement updates. iGrad’s staff and administration will honor and celebrate our graduates on Friday, June 18, 2021 at Kent-Meridian High School. Seniors who have met graduation requirements are invited to participate.
We are all experiencing the impact of COVID-19 in our own unique ways, and we look forward to experiencing a new normal sooner than later. Please know that iGrad will provide each graduation participant with a new cap, gown, and tassel at no cost. In addition, there will be no cost for invited guests who are attending.
To ensure we can follow state and county social distancing guidelines, we must use a nontraditional ceremonial approach. We will require students and families to select a graduation arrival time using an online scheduler. Students can invite up to four guests. A glimpse of what may happen at the staging area includes students walking up to the stage in their cap, gown, and tassel, receiving an iGrad diploma cover, crossing the stage, moving the tassel from right to left, and pausing to have a professional photo taken. Our videographer will record all students crossing the stage and will create an iGrad Graduation Ceremony video that will be released later via a link for community viewing. Additional information and details will be provided as we approach graduation.
Please note that Public Health officials continue to advise us that gathering in groups -- even with people we know -- may spread COVID-19. The safest action, especially for students, families, and staff in a high-risk medical category, is to avoid large gatherings and find different ways to celebrate.
King County just moved to Phase 2 under Governor Inslee’s Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery plan and we know that communities may be moved forward or back depending on how COVID-19 transmissions rise and fall. We will continue to monitor guidance from Public Health officials and plan accordingly.