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2020 Graduation Plan


May 18, 2020

Hello Senior Families,

This is the first of several communications regarding the graduation ceremony for the class of 2020.  We want to make you aware that we have two goals:

  1. Provide a safe event that celebrates the accomplishments of our senior class.
  2. Stay within the COVID-19 guidelines mandated by both the state and Butte County. The county requirements are as follows:
    1. A minimum of 6 feet between vehicles.
    2. Each vehicle contains only members of the same household. (If there are vehicles in the procession that are not in compliance, they will be removed from the line and those graduate names will not be read.)
    3. Attendees are required to stay in their vehicles for the entire program, with the exception of a single location where each graduate may exit the car for a professional photo and receive their diploma. 
    4. Public restrooms are not available, and may not be utilized.
    5. No in-person congregating of students, staff, or family members before or after the drive-in event is allowed.

Due to the current pandemic, we will be hosting a drive-in style graduation to honor the Class of 2020.  Below is the schedule:

Oroville Adult Education, June 3rd 4pm-5pm

Prospect High School, June 3rd, 5pm-7pm

Las Plumas High School, June 4th, 4pm-7pm

Oroville High School, June 5th, 4pm-7pm 

The drive-in will occur at the Viewing Area on Arlin Rhine Memorial Drive, behind the Municipal Auditorium. Students are welcome to wear their caps and gown but it is not required. In addition, families are welcome to decorate their vehicle but it is not required. Only one graduate per vehicle will be announced (except for siblings).   

More information will be coming soon including a path of travel, general time slots by last names for graduates’ cars to line up, picture purchase information, and diploma pick-up location.  

Despite the current health situation worldwide, we are looking forward to hosting the most realistic and safe ceremony to honor the graduating class. We hope you will consider joining the celebration of these accomplished young adults. Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we navigate this uncharted territory.


Dr. Corey Willenberg, Superintendent

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