Did you miss the senior class meeting? Here’s what you need to know

Administration has planned a good deal of events to close out the school year and make things special for seniors

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Joya Haskin

There is a lot to celebrate when it comes to Mead High’s class of ’21!

On Friday, Apr. 2, Principal Rachael Ayers and Assistant Principal Alain Valette hosted a meeting with the senior class about important upcoming dates.

There was a letter sent out to seniors about what was discussed in the meeting; below is a summary of key details.

This information also applies to any early graduates.

The administration staff wants students to remember that “all events are subject to change if [they] receive updates from [Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment] (CDPHE) or [St. Vrain Valley Schools] (SVVSD)”.

Upcoming events for seniors:

Apr. 19 – Graduation Invites Collection: Seniors should collect their graduation invites during lunch on this Monday. Virtual students should contact the office about how they should collect their invitations.

Apr. 23 – 4.0 Grad Luncheon: Each senior will be allowed two guests that will sit with them in designated, socially-distanced seating. Special invitations will be sent out to seniors that qualify.

May 1 – Delivering Graduation Yard Signs: Continuing what was started last year, seniors will receive yard signs to display that they are graduating as part of the Mead 2021 graduating class.

May 12-14 – Senior iPad Collection: In-person seniors will be turning in their school issued iPads during their English classes Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13. All school day Friday, May 14, seniors that are virtual or part of LaunchEd will be able to turn in their school-issued iPads. You will have to turn in your charger cord and block along with your iPad. When turning in your iPad, it should be at least 50 percent charged (preferably more so), and you will have to sign out of your Apple ID.

May 14 at 6:30 p.m. – Senior Sunset Celebration: Seniors will pick up their caps, gowns, and yearbooks at this celebration. Seniors will be split into two groups for the event that will remain socially distanced — the groups have not been determined yet. Seniors will also have the opportunity to get their yearbooks signed by individuals within their group. There will also be a dinner, picture station, senior awards and regalia distribution, and a showing of the senior slideshow at the event. This is a senior student-only event.

May 15 at 9:30 a.m. – Senior Car Parade: Mead High School Boosters is working on planning a senior car parade like what was done last year. The parade will most likely start at the high school and move towards the town of Mead. There is not a lot of information for this event yet, so keep an eye out for more details to come.

May 15 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Senior Prom: The event will take place at Mead High School’s football field. Seniors will be separated into small groups of 10 students — which have not been decided yet — that will stick together throughout the night. There will be three dance floors spread throughout the field. This event is only for Mead Seniors, and no exceptions can be made.

May 17-21 – Senior Final Checkout Sheets: Seniors will have to go through final checkouts before graduation. Final fees will be paid, and a meeting with counselors will be made. Sheets are due before graduation.

May 18 – Last Day for Seniors: All outstanding fees should be paid, all technology should be returned, and all school books and items should be returned to teachers. Any final exams for the semester will be determined individually by teachers. Seniors will still be expected to come in for any in-person AP tests.

May 26 at 6:00 p.m. – Virtual Senior Awards: This is a pre-recorded video that will go live at 6 p.m. Valedictorian, salutatorian, scholarship winners, and students planning to enter military service will also be announced during this event.

May 29 at 9:00 a.m. – Graduation Ceremony: This will take place on the Mead High School football field. Graduates will be allowed to have four guests that will sit with them on the field, and groups will enter and exit the field together. There will not be a rehearsal for the graduation, but a video will be sent out that will discuss protocols.

More information about events will be sent out closer to each individual event.

If you are quarantined over an event, you are not allowed to attend.

If you have any additional questions, email Alain Valette at [email protected].