Current Riverton High School graduation plan

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The following is the current graduation plan shared by Riverton High School Principal John Griffith for the Graduating Class of 2020:

The ceremony is scheduled for May 17th at 12:00 pm.

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Our goal was to create a walking across the stage moment for the Graduating Class of 2020 while maintaining social distancing. We believe by removing the guest speaker, band and choir performances, and valedictorian speeches, we will be able to accommodate a ceremony that is timely and an honor for our seniors. 

Students will park in the back parking lot between 11:00-11:15 in alphabetical order. Their name will be written in chalk on their spot. RPD will lead them around the school and help them park. 

We will label 150 parking spots. Each senior will be assigned a parking spot in alphabetical order (although that will not be where they park). They will be allowed to decorate their spot (with chalk) and their vehicle following school guidelines. Guests are limited to who can fit into their vehicles safely.  

h/t John Griffith

The ceremony will be broadcast on KTAK 93.9 and live-streamed on the Riverton High School Facebook and on County 10’s Facebook/County10.com page.

Each valedictorian will have a recorded 60-second speech for the ceremony. 

RPD and the Senior Class Sponsors will direct traffic up to the stage. The student will exit the vehicle (vehicle pulls forward to picture stop),  take their diploma (check name on tape), and walk across the stage. The student will be the only one allowed to exit the vehicle. Families can take pictures/videos from their vehicles of their graduate walking across the stage. RHS and Randy Lehman will also be taking pictures. The vehicle will pull forward and the student will get back in and return to their parking spot. We will do this for each senior. 

After all the seniors are recognized, seniors will exit their vehicle and flip their tassel upon being instructed to do so (this is where the silly string and air horns can come out).

The RPD will direct traffic to Sunset where they will exit the parking lot and go on a parade through town. 

h/t John Griffith

Safety precautions: 

  • Only the student will be allowed to exit the vehicle.
  • All FCSD #25 staff will wear masks and gloves and maintain social distancing.

One car per senior will be allowed in our parking lot for the graduation ceremony. WHY? We want the ceremony to be seen by all our graduates and their close family members. If we crowd the parking lot, we risk graduates not being able to see and it will add to traffic issues.  

Do not come near the high school during the ceremony, please watch it at home on Riverton High School Facebook or County 10’s Facebook/County10.com. WHY? We are concerned about streaming. While the radio will be live, there will be up to a six-minute delay for streaming. 

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