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Graduation will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021. Ceremony 1 at 5:30pm. Ceremony 2 at 7:30pm
*IMPORTANT SENIOR INFORMATION 

*IMPORTANT SENIOR INFORMATION 

5/4/2021
Please see the attached documents for important information regarding End of the Year Information and Graduation Ceremony Participation Requirements.
 

End of the Year Information for Seniors 2021.pdf

YCHS Graduation Ceremony Participation Requirements 20-21.pdf

*Cap & Gown Information as of 5/4/2021
 

*Cap & Gown Information as of 5/4/2021
 

The Herff Jones website to order Caps & Gowns is currently down due to fraud activity.


If you still need to order your Cap & Gown, please email sgonzalez@herffjones.com with the following information: 

Name, Address, Height, Weight, Gender, and School Name.

 

Students also have the option to borow a Cap, Gown & Tassel for the ceremony.


If you would like to borrow, please fill out the link below:

https://forms.gle/Qv23yL8KNfXsieqh6

*Graduation Ceremony Sign Ups

*Graduation Ceremony Sign Ups

May 3, 2021

Greetings to the YCHS CLASS OF 2021 and their Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Nearly 700 responses were submitted in our second survey on the preferred model for graduation. 71% of respondents favored a two ceremony model as it affords more tickets for spectators than a one ceremony model. Of the 71%, a majority favored the 2 ceremony model with 5 tickets to be provided to each senior for their family.

With that, YCHS will host two graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021 on June 4, 2021 at Honker Stadium! 
  • Each senior will be provided 5 tickets for family guests. 
  • Tickets will be distributed on the first day of graduation practice—Wednesday, June 2nd. 
  • Additional important Senior information will be sent out later this week.
 
 Ceremony 1 at 5:30 pm  
 Ceremony 2 at 7:30 pm 

Please click the link below to submit your preferred ceremony time. Seniors who do not submit their preference by May 10, 2021 will be assigned a ceremony. Please only one submission per graduate. 

YCHS will honor as many requests as possible, while staying within the required COVID-19 guidelines, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Click this link to submit your preference:   https://forms.gle/wxqsiPnWRcFqNbPQ9

Students and families will be notified of which ceremony they are assigned to on Friday, May 14, 2021.
 

Sincerely,

YCHS Leadership
It’s A Great Day To Be A Honker!
*Graduation Survey #2

*Graduation Survey #2

4/23/21
 
YCHS has heard from students and families regarding graduation and now we are surveying one last time to get additional input. Your participation is very important in our decision making. Please click the link below to access the survey and complete by 11:59pm on April 30th.  
 
 
Thank you for your participation!—Mr. Pogue
 
 
YCHS Leadership
It’s A Great Day To Be A Honker!
*Cap & Gown Information

*Cap & Gown Information

We are excited to announce our ability to have an in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021.
 
 
or by phone: (530)343-1637 
or by email: sgonzalez@herffjones.
        
Students also have the option to borrow a Cap, Gown & Tassel for the ceremony. Items will need to be returned prior to receiving your diploma. If you prefer to borrow a gown, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/c4LVacDVuNByMmsc9
 
If you have any questions, please email kspencer@ycusd.org.
*Ceremony Information and Guidelines

*Ceremony Information and Guidelines

April 20, 2021
  
Dear Class of 2021, and their Parent(s) and Guardian(s),
  
Attached you will find additional information relating to the COVID-19 guidelines our school is obligated to follow relating to an in-person graduation ceremony. These guidelines explain why the decision to host two graduation ceremonies on June 4th was made. Please review these attachments if you have questions or concerns. In general, the size of our in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021 is determined by the COVID-19 county “tier” status (Purple, Red, Orange, Yellow) implemented by the State of California. Each tier is allowed a percent of the facility’s total seating capacity. The YCHS stadium has a total capacity of 4115 persons; this includes both sets of bleachers.
 
  • If Sutter County is in the Purple Tier, we are allowed 100 persons or fewer—there would not be an in-person graduation in Purple Tier
 
  • If Sutter County is in the Red Tier, we are allowed 20% of capacity or 823 persons.
 
  • If Sutter County is in the Orange Tier, we are allowed 33% capacity or 1371 persons.
 
  • If Sutter County is in the Yellow Tier, we are allowed 66% capacity or 2743 persons.
 
We expect, and are planning for, Sutter County to be in the Orange Tier in the planning days leading up to graduation. To remain within the capacity guidelines of Orange Tier, YCHS had an option to host one or two graduation ceremonies.
 
  • With one ceremony, each student would get 2 tickets for guests to attend; 400 students, 800 guests plus support staff.
 
  • With two ceremonies, each student would get 4-5 tickets for guests to attend; with either 800 or 1000 guests plus support staff. (See Options A & B below)
Students and families were surveyed on their desire of one or two ceremonies and ticket numbers. The survey overwhelmingly showed that families and senior students desired more tickets—not less. 313 persons responded with 69.2% of respondents indicating a preference for two ceremonies and more tickets, 28.8% of respondents indicating a preference for one ceremony and less tickets, and 1.9% of respondents indicating they do not plan to attend an in-person graduation.
 
With that information, YCHS announced the plan to host two ceremonies with students getting 5 tickets for guests. Of course, this is dependent on our county tier status and being in Orange Tier. If we stay in Red Tier, students will get 3 tickets. If we are in Yellow Tier, YCHS could quickly adjust to one ceremony for all students and allow 5 tickets each. However, the likelihood of Sutter County being in Yellow Tier at that time is not high. It is more likely Sutter County will be in Orange Tier.
 
In the Orange Tier there is another set of possible options to consider:
 
  • Option A: each graduate will be able to have 5 tickets for guests to attend; 200 students, 1000 guests plus support staff.
 
  • Option B: each graduate will have 4 tickets for guests to attend and the senior class will be present for both ceremonies but the guests will rotate in and out. Ceremony 1 guests will see Ceremony 1 students graduate.  Ceremony 2 guests will see Ceremony 2 students graduate.. The Class of 2021 will have the option of being present for both ceremonies.
 
*YCHS will survey students and families on this option later in the week
 
I understand this is mixed news but it is certainly better news than we had a year ago and the opportunities that the previous Class of 2020 had. They had no in-person graduation ceremony at all. YCHS is excited to host this special event and will make both ceremonies traditional in nature with caps and gowns, a processional and recessional, speeches, recognitions, walking the stage, certification of the class by a YCUSD Trustee, music, performance, and decorations. Graduation for the Class of 2021 will be a night to remember!
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Robert F. Pogue
 
Robert F. Pogue, Principal
Yuba City High School
Home of the Honkers!